Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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Drive needs to be formatted in Windows 7

After an improper shutdown, my Windows 7 stopped booting and instead displayed "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. Error code: 0xc000000e" When I plug the drive in as ...
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Boot Windows from mSATA Dell Inspiron 7720

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720, and it has a mSATA slot under a bottom cover. I installed a Crucial 32 GB mSATA in it, and it shows up in BIOS and Windows 8 as another drive (the "D" drive). However, in ...
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Hardware defect detection: Computer crashes after 1 hour

My config: i5 2500 Asus P8P67 Deluxe Asus HD6900 16 GB CORSAIR Vengeance Crucial SSD 60GB and 2 x 1TB HDD in Raid 0 Everything has been working fine for a year or so on Windows 7. Since Wednesday the ...
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Raid 0 with Sata 3 and MSata SSDs

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 laptop, which has an MSata slot for MSata SSDs. The laptop came with a Seagate 5400 RPM 1TB HDD which I put in an external enclosure and installed an AData SP 900 Pro SSD ...
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WD 3TB suddenly RAW formatted - but only whith seconardy Win7 install.%

After looking a bit on the web, I decided to take this problem here, in case somebody has already a solution, or to answer it myself, should I find the Answer. Setup is like this: ASUS Maximus V ...
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How can i extend my system drive?

I have Windows 7 installed on a basic volume on my 128GB SSD. I have now bought a 256GB SSD and want to add this space to my original 128GB SSD. How would i do this?
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How to make ssd my c: file? [closed]

i got new pc and i have 256GB Samsung 830 SSD and 2 TB HDD OS : Windows 7 Professional 64 bit after doing the hardware build, how to make the c: file my ssd and d: my hdd? can i do it with the bios or ...
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Disk encryption: advantages and drawbacks of hardware disk encription vs dm-crypt

I'm going to reinstall my system (Ubuntu) on a Samsung 840 pro SSD. This disk can do AES hardware encryption. I wonder what would be the drawbacks and/or advantages of taking this approach versus ...
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How do I perform a clean install with an SSD cache

I recently purchased a Sony Vaio T series Ultrabook that has a 24GB SSD cache that uses the ExpressCache software from DiskKeeper. It looks like this is an OEM only solution and I don't see any ...
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Mirror/back-up SSD to spare USB mounted SSD in case of Failure

I have my Windows 8 OS on an mSata SSD and an identical spare SSD mounted in a USB caddy. What is the best way to create a "mirror"/backup so that if my primary SSD fails I can just remove it and ...
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Is Windows 7 on a SSD slower if I use Windows integrated mirroring?

Yesterday I configured Windows software mirroring for my SSD and one of my HDD, because I don't want to loose any data from the SSD. Now Windows seems to be much slower. Is mirroring in Windows 7 so ...
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Low SSD performance

I have created 2 new volumes on the SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 256GB) from the previous OS installation before re-installing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on it. After installation of: Windows, all the latest ...
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Weird Windows 8 freezes on Intel SSD

I had a very annoying problem on my Windows 8 system recently. Once in an hour of active use system would suddenly hang for 10-40 seconds. System event log then would contain following records: ...
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Rapid SSD degradation

I have a Kingston mSATA SSD (Kingston SSDNow mS100 64GB mSATA Internal Solid State Drive SMS100S2/64G) I bought about 6 months ago. When I tested it with AS SSD Benchmark right after the first ...
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No Accelerate button/tab on Intel Rapid Storage window

I have an ASUS P8Z68 motherboard with a Corsair SSD as my primary boot drive. I have a TB standard hard drive as a secondary data drive. I am attempting to use an older Intel SSD as a cache on the ...
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How do I calculate an over or under-provisioning amount of space for my SSD?

In my proactive attempt to maintain my SSD’s performance and knowing that it degrades as it fills, a user should benefit from keeping a certain calculable amount or percentage of space “free” (Over- ...
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Is free space required on a SSD for performance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does low disk space affect SSD performance? Follow-up question: How do I calculate an over or under-provisioning amount of space for my SSD? After looking at some ...
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TRIM for Raid0 SSD Arrays, do I need to use Intel SSD Toolbox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is TRIM supported on RAID 0 configurations for SSD drives in Windows 7? I recently upgraded my computer due to a failed motherboard and decided to have some fun with SSDs. ...
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Intel 240GB installed and 15GB of partition created automatically

I got Intel 335 series 240GB. Installed it in my laptop using Intel Migration Software. During the process, it has created a partition with size 15GB. This partition is not assigned to any drive ...
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Macbook air SSD connection to PC [closed]

I wonder if the SSD with the connector shows below can be plugged it into my PC.
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Spilled Milk on MacBook Air, wondering what could be the issue with it and what I could do to fix it

I spilled milk on my MacBook Air about 2 months ago. I just took out the SSD and it works fine, though my macbook is still malfunctioning. (It doesn't start.). What potential issues do I have? I know ...
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What are those hidden contacts on Samsung SSDs?

Over many years and device generations Samsung SSD have featured a set of internal contacts. On the image below, i mean the row of 7 "plated holes" at the top center of the image. Can anybody tell me ...
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Highest effective transfer rate on SATA II

Assuming I have a SATA III SSD drive that has a throughput of >500 MB/s. What is a reasonable estimate of the effective throughput on a SATA II controller? I know that SATA II has 3.0 GBit/s ...
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Upgrading 4GB onboard SSD in my EEEPC4G

I own an Asus EEEPC 4G and have installed Windows XP on it. The 4GB internal SSD is almost full and it keeps giving me regular warning of disk full. I have tried everything under the sun to create ...
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SSD SATA III with motherboard SATA I [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is SATA 3 backwards compatible? Are SATA II and SATA 3.0 Gbps compatible? I want to buy SSD and connect it to my super old system: motherboard with SATA1 (yes SATAI = ...
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Whole working Windows 7 partition (on SSD) suddenly became “Unallocated Disk Space”

I have an HP 2540p with Windows 7 installed on a Plextor M3 SSD that sits in the upgrade drive bay (that used to house a DVD drive). The system has been working fine for months until this morning when ...
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Is it better to store the OS, data files or program file on a SSD? [closed]

If a system has one 120GB SSD what is the most efficient use of it? I heard since most programs make calls to the operating system it increase the performance of everything if you install the OS on it....
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Windows doesn't recognize SSD

I have a ASUS P5N-D motherboard and an SSD Disc OCZ Vector.I can see the SSD disc in BIOS, but Windows doesn't seem to recognize it. Why isn't Windows recognizing it?
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How to clone HDD to SDD and fix all potential performance issues

I want to clone my existing HDD with Win7 to a brand new SSD, ideally using dd on a live Ubuntu CD. The SSD is bigger, so no problems shrinking. The HDD has two partitions. My partition start offset ...
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BIOS does not detect SSD after graphic driver installation

I turned on my Windows 7 machine, checked my email, installed an auto-update to AMD Catalyst to version 13.1, installation proceeded as normal. I did not immediately restart, but then proceeded to ...
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Windows 7/8 installation fails on a SSD

Short story: I have recently purchased a SSD (Samsung 840 PRO, 512 Go) on which I wish to install Windows 8. However the installation fails to complete. It starts just fine (regional options, serial ...
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Why I Get BSOD When Running From Cloned HDD Before Windows 7 Startup?

So I have cloned with XXClone my Intel 330i 120GB SSD to my older WD 250GB HDD which I decided to make fallback external drive and placed in 2.5" HDD USB 2.0 enclosure case: After choosing first ...
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SSD appears to be full, it isn't (Windows 7, NTFS)

I installed windows 7 Pro x64 on a 128 GB Adata SX300 SSD yesterday (clean install after full format, SSD is brand new) and installed a bunch of programs and all available updates from windows update. ...
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RAM as SSD in OSX

Let's say I have a Mac with 128GB of RAM and no SSD. Could I somehow configure OSX to use the RAM as an SSD, i.e. as part of a Fusion Drive? Note: manually making a Fusion Drive is described here: ...
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What driver to get SD card read to work?

i've built a computer using coolermaster silencio 650 as the case. The case has an SD card slot on the top. I plugged in the usb cable for it, but it still won't detect any SD's that I plug in. I'm ...
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SSD disk not showing up in BIOS

My system disk, a Corsair GT 120, suddenly stopped showing up in BIOS. It has been working without issues before. I've checked the cables, the SATA port on the motherboard, the power cable. Tried ...
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My SSD is full, but the files don't add up to the capacity

I have a 64GB SSD (formated to 59GB) as my main drive (C:). Windows and Rainmeter both tell my it's full (55GB atm to be precise, but I already deleted stuff). The thing now is that when I open the ...
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Windows 8/7 in SSD/HDD

I just need some help with somethings. I've just bought the Dell inspiron 14z, with 32Go SSD, and 500Go HDD. Windows 8 is installed on it and I don't like it so I've decided to install windows 7 on it,...
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Where to put default setting from “/sys” folder in Fedora 18?

I have an SSD main disk and I want to use noop IO scheduler with it, like this: echo noop > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler But this setting gets lost after reboot. What is a right place to save ...
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SSD showing in DiskManagement but not in Window Explorer

I have got a new SSD (Corsair Force Series 3 120 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive) . I am trying to connect it using SATA to USB . Window is detecting the drive but not mounting it!! When I am trying to ...
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Does a hard disk wear?

I am running a server, and I moved it to a new partition and it became much faster. Now, after 1 month it's becoming slower. I defragment once a day. The server uses the disk a lot(about 10mb/second ...
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How to change which partition is the C drive after copying?

I bought an SSD. I want to make the SSD to copy the exact partition of my current C drive. After that I want the SSD to be my C drive. How would I do so?
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Temp folder in ramdisk

I have a computer with windows 8 x64 and 16GB RAM. I bought a SSD, but still want to get the last bit of performance out of my computer ;) Does it make sense to put my temp folder into a ramdisk? ...
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Migrating Windows to SSD

I've been following the various guides online for migrating to an SSD but I just can't seem to get my partition to shrink to a small enough size. I've run every defrag option in defraggler multiple ...
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Raid 0 (OS) + SSD Cache, what are performances like compared to pure SSD (OS)

I'm considering a RAID 0 setup with an SSD cache drive. Will I see a noticeable difference in speed with the SSD cache drive, will this even work? No I will not install the OS on the SSD. I'd prefer ...
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Using Linux, should I place commonly-used files on an SSD? [closed]

My home machine is using Linux, with a regular HD and an SSD. I want to get the most performance out of my system, by placing commonly-read files on the SSD. After running some diagnostics, I found ...
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Samsung Data Migration software isn't working

I just bought a Samsung 840 Series SSD. I am in trying to migrate my data from my current laptop's HDD to the SSD. I am using the Samsung Data Migration Software, however it is not working? I am not ...
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Throughput issues on newly built PC (according to Windows Experience Index) [closed]

I recently built a new PC running Windows 7 on an SSD and am surprised to see my Primary Hard Disk - Disk Data Transfer Rate scoring at a 5.9. My motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH and my SSD (...
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Samsung 830 Series vs 840 Series [closed]

I am fairly new in the world of SSD. I have a few questions. 1) I have a Dell XPS 14 laptop which I bought 2 years ago. Win 7, Intel Core i7, 8GB Ram, 2GB Graphics. I am wondering whether it will ...
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Correct misaligned encrypted partitions

I have encrypted my SSD with dm-crypt/LUKS to install an Archlinux in an LVM container. Here's a graph of the structure (it's in French but should be understandable): Now I realised I should have ...