Solid-state drive; a data storage device that uses solid-state memory for persistent data storage that can be accessed in the same manner as traditional block-I/O hard disk drives. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives ...

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SSD runs faster on Windows as compared to Linux [closed]

Windows 7 seems to install, boot and run much smoother & faster than each the three linux distros I have recently tried (Ubuntu 12.04 unity, Linux mint 13 MATE, and Fedora 17 on gnome 3.4). Why am ...
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Missing ssd storage space

I cloned my old HDD to a new HDD. My old HDD was 149GB with 6.8GB free space. The new HDD is 750GB. As you can see the new drive is much bigger than the old HDD. After the cloning was done I ...
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60 gb ssd how to partition? [closed]

I have just bought AMD fx 4100 machine with 60 gb ssd. I need to run win 7 , sql server & vs studio 2010 and later if it space allows dreamweaver and ms office. i have divided into 2 equal ...
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If an SSD overheats will it shut itself off?

I recently got an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. I knew they had very poor reputation when I bought it, but I wanted to get a drive with very high IOPS so I bought it anyway. Sometimes when the drive is under ...
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Migrating Windows installation from a dying SSD

My SSD seems like it is about to die. The SSD in this case is my boot drive, running Win 7 64bit. Whats the easiest way to migrate to a new SSD? Should I use a clone tool to clone the disk? If so ...
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GB Calculation on SSD. Am I just lucky?

I have recently installed a OCZ Vertex Plus R2 VTXPLR2-25SAT2-120GB 2.5 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 120 GB SSD. I figured I would have about 110 to 112 GB knowing that hdd/ssd ...
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Added SSD showing as System Reserved?

I have a 120GB SSD with my Win7 64 on it, a 60GB data drive. I just tried to add another 120SSD, plugged it al in, turned my PC on and it shows up as a System Reserved disk (E:) How do I just have ...
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Error: hd1 write error

I have a Acer Aspire S3 with Ubuntu 12.04 with / partition on 20 GB SSD and /home on 320 GB Hard disk. EXT4 in the two. I was using the Ubuntu normally and then it froze. I could not switch between ...
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How long will a Solid-State-Drive (SSD) keep its data while not in use? [closed]

Here's my usecase: once-and-only-once copy off photos/videos to an internal SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) put this drive in a well-ventilated, air-conditioned bank "safety deposit box" for safe ...
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HDD(storage) partitions and new OS

Okay, to my understanding.. considering this is how I have my PC set up: SSD [contains Windows 7 and program installations] HDD 2TB [solely storage, and split into two partitions, one being 100GB ...
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Does TrueCrypt work on systems where the user data has been moved to a seperate disk from the OS?

I have a desktop computer with a small SSD and a large hard drive... as a result, I have installed my windows OS on the SSD but have moved all user data and programs to the hard drive except for ...
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Remove OS, but keep documents

Yesterday I installed an SSD in my MacBook and kept my original HDD with a "data doubler" (replaces the DVD-drive with a hard-drive bay). That means I have my OS (and applications) on both my SSD and ...
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Is my SSD failing? Can it be saved if so?

I'm worried my SSD is failing. I store a few games and Windows 7 on it. Everything else is stored on my HDD. As of late, my computer will bluescreen after about an hour or two of being powered up. ...
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new SSD BOOTMGR is Missing

I got a new Crucial M4 128 GB Sata 3 solid state drive that i cloned my OS on to. I have a laptop with two 500 GB drives, one holding the OS and one holding data. I swap the os drive with the SSD and ...
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Dell XPS 8500 how to disable the msata ssd from being used as a caching device

Is there a way to disable the msata ssd to be used as a caching device? I want to install a regular SSD drive in sata 3 port and I don't want it to be cached by the msata. Otherwise it will make it ...
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How to encrypt dual boot windows 7 and xp (bitlocker, truecrypt combo?) on sdd (recommended?)

I would like to setup a dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP laptop/notebook computer where each operation system's partition is fully encrypted. I would like to do this on a SSD - a 128Gb Crucial M4. ...
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OS X 10.7 and 10.8 continuously going corrupt on several machines, disk unable to repair, requires clean install

I'm managing about a dozen iMacs varying in age from 3 years to 6 months. Every iMac has an afterparty 256GB Crucial M4 SSD, which have all been installed since roughly the beginning of the year. ...
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Should AHCI be enabled for an SSD?

I have ordered a OCZ SSD and it will be the first that I have installed. In prepping for it's arrival and install, I reviewed MSI web site to be sure I do as much right the first time as possible. On ...
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Zen ultrabook ux32v and disk drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine if an SSD fits into my tablet/notebook? I just bought a Zen ultrabook from Asus. very exciting to get my hands on one, and I did not give it much of a ...
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Which SSD controllers don't use compression?

I'm in the market for an SSD, but I haven't found any information on which SSDs do NOT use compression on the controller. The system it will go into requires full disk encryption (provided via ...
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Will 2 OCZ Vertex 4 SSDs work on Asus G73SW?

Good day, I've Googled this and I get contradictory answers on whether my laptop supports SATA3 or if it even can accept SSD drives at all. Some people say they installed an SSD drive but it runs at ...
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Sorting out mSSD acceleration on a Acer M3-581TG

I recently purchased a Acer Timeline M3 Ultra, it ships with a 500GB HDD and a 20GB mSSD to use as a cache (which works fine out-of-the-box) First thing I did when I got it was format the drives and ...
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Can I leave SSD unsecured?

I just bought a Samsung SSD 830 series for my desktop, but forget to buy a mount for it. Is it ok if I leave it connected, but not screwed in? Do I have to worry about short circuiting or any other ...
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HDD & SSD Linux: Hard resetting link

my current storage setup consists of two traditional HDD's and two SSD's in my Linux box, each two on their own RAID 1 array which is encrypted via luks. I have a story of sorts, rather than a ...
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Do SSD's really last 285 years? [closed]

Some Sold State Disks (SSD) have a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2,500,000 hours. If you divide that by the rough number of hours in a year you get 2500000÷(365×24) ~= 285 years before there is ...
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BIOS won't allow SSD as default boot drive

I've been using a Vertex3 SSD as my Windows 7 boot drive in IDE mode for a few months without problems with a ASRock A75M-ITX motherboard. Today, I ran the Microsoft fix-it to enable the AHCI ...
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SATA drive disappears every hour, back on hard reboot

I consistently lose one of my two SATA drives (one SSD, one HD) after (almost?) exactly one hour. Doesn't matter if the computer is at idle or the disk is being written to frequently. The machine is ...
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Should I use Windows write cache if I have RAID controller + BBU?

I have ARECA ARC-1231ML 2 GB Cache and RAID 0 with 4 A-data 30 GB SSD drives and sometimes Windows is checking filesystem during boot. I think the problem is that my system is using RAM as write ...
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Make ReadyBoost use SATA instead of USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable ReadyBoost on a second internal HDD? As far as I know, ReadyBoost only works on USB flash media. I have a 4GB SATA SSD, and I thought it would be interesting to ...
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HP Notebook NC8000 multibay 40 GB SATA installed disk seen as 9 GB in MultiWord DMA2

I've installed 40 GB A-data S599 SATA SSD in Multibay but it's being shown as 9 GB and works only in MultiWord DMA 2 mode (about 30 MB/s). How to correct this ? I'm using Samsung HM160HC 160 GB PATA ...
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How to set SATA password in AMI BIOS 0307?

How to set SATA password in AMI BIOS 0307? I can't find any possible option to do that, there is only supervisor and user password in Boot->security section. I have ocz agility 3 with sandforce ...
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installing 64gb ssd into laptop, will there still be space for hdd?

I'm considering considering the base model of Lenovo Y580, and install an 64gb ssd that I already have: http://www3.pny.com/64GB-OPTIMA-SSD-25-SATA-III-MLC-SSD-P2743C394.aspx There should be nothing ...
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Should I be worried about my SSD deteriorating from file transfers?

I'm a GIS analyst so I deal with huge imagery datasets daily (80GB+). Processing from our server is extremely slow so I copy files to my local drive before processing. I have both an SSD and an HDD ...
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How is TRIM Support Handled on an SSD Accessed by Two Different Operating Systems?

I have a Lenovo T410 ThinkPad running Windows 7 Professional as the host OS, and Windows XP Professional running as a guest OS under Windows 7 Virtual PC. I am thinking of installing a 128GB SSD to ...
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Is Sandforce SF-2200 hardware level Garbage Collection enough?

If I have a SSD with a sandforce SF-2200 controller do I need to worry about TRIM support? Is the hardware level garbage collection sophisticated enough to not worry about this?
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Does the Corsair Force GS have built-in Trim support at hardware level?

I'm thinking about putting this SSD into my Macbook Pro and I was wondering if Trim support is at the hardware level because afaik OS X doesn't support OS level trim? ...
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How do I determine if an SSD fits into my tablet/notebook?

I have a Lenovo X220 Tablet. My question is: How do I determine if an SSD, e.g. this OCZ Octane SATA III SSD will fit?
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Reinstalling Windows for ssd+hdd cache

I currently have windows installed on a small SSD with a TB HDD being used as a data volume. I want to use Intel's Smart Response Technology to allow the SSD to be used as a cache. Before I go ahead ...
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Windows 7 computer hangs for minutes at a time, brand new SSD

As a solution to a previous issue I had (Windows 7 computer hangs for a few seconds very frequently; disk I/O light stays on turing freezes), I replaced my presumed failing HDD with a brand new SSD (a ...
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“A disk read error occured” after installing Windows 7 from Samsung System Recovery Media on second disk (new SSD)

I have Laptop Samsung RC730 (NP-RC730-S02PL). I bought second disk - SDD OCZ Agility. I wanted to install Windows 7 from Samsung System Recovery Media which I got with my laptop. I also noticed that ...
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Added extra SATA 6Gbit/s SSD drive, Windows 7 doesn't detect device, USB 3.0 device now runs slow

Added in an extra SATA 6Gbit/s SSD drive to my Windows 7 machine. Now two 6G/s SSDs - main one 64GB and this new 256GB. BIOS can see both. However when I run Windows 7 disk management tool it doesn't ...
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Blinking white cursor while booting

I have a Dell Studio XPS desktop PC. Previously, I had a 600GB SATA hard drive with a working installation of Windows 7. I just bought a Crucial M4 128GB SSD and put it in my computer. I then backed ...
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What to install on SSD? [closed]

I have just added a SSD drive to my PC to boost performance and now I am deciding for each application whether to install on the HDD or on the SSD. Would you install Microsofts Visual Studio 2010 and ...
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dd/ddrescue style tool for SSDs that skips writes for identical blocks

I have a dd copy of a filesystem from a SSD I want to restore back to the same SSD filesystem due to a bad OS crash, putting it back into a known good state. 95% of the blocks will be the same, so to ...
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One SSD + two HDD in RAID 1: SSD performance hit?

My SSD based system is starting to feel slow and sluggish, but it used to be lightning fast. I tried to cleanup as much as I could, removed programs from startup, etc. However, one big change I did ...
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Should i keep /var partition on my SSD?

I have bought Samsung 830 SSD (256GB capacity). I have moved my Win7 system partition (128 GB) to the SSD, and now i want to install Arch linux on the remaining 128GB. I just don't know how to ...
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Setup for two SSDs and one HDD?

I currently have one 2TB HDD. In about a week, I'll have 2 SSDs; one that is 60GB and the other that is 128GB. I would like to setup Windows 7 and some Linux operating system. I am also a pretty big ...
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Operating system ejectable SSD

Why is my SSD, on which my operating system (Windows 7) is installed, showing as an ejectable device? I tried to eject it, half-expecting the drive to burst out of my case, but the device was - ...
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Using internal SSD for Linux Install

I have a Samsung NP530 ultrabook. I am planning to dual-boot the Win7 on it with Xubuntu 12.04. The ultrabook has a 500GB Hitachi HDD and a 16GB SanDisk SSD. I can see the HDD in BIOS, but not the ...
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Partitioning Scheme on HDD+SSD system

I have a fresh Samsung ultrabook with 500GB HDD and a 16 GB SSD. It came with Windows 7 installed. I am going to dual boot with Xubuntu 12.04. The following is the layout as seen from GParted. ...