A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data with the intention of providing access in the same manner of a traditional block i/o hard disk drive.

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Diagnosing a failing SSD when no SMART errors are reported

I have an OCZ Vertex 2, SMART on it is reporting no errors and OCZ own diagnostic tool reports drive health as 100%. It is undoubtedly the drive though, first Windows 7 will hang mid-use and complain ...
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Intel SSD Toolbox options are disabled for SSD when Intel Firmware update works fine

I configured my BIOS to use JBOD instead of RAID because RAID does not support TRIM for SSDs. My laptop BIOS does not have any option for SMART or AHCI, it's just JBOD or RAID0 or RAID1. Bootable ...
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Is disk Format equivalent to TRIM on all blocks of SSD

I wonder what happens to SSD disk if I format it in Windows. Does it replace old data with new data or tells it to erase data just like TRIM command without filling anything instead ? I want to use ...
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Does Intel 320 SSD require TRIM?

My computer does not recognize Intel 320 SSD drive as SSD (Intel utility does not allow to TRIM it or read SMART data from it), but I can install and use it like any other drive. I've read that some ...
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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What is better to use for big swap as an extension of RAM: SSD or 15k HDD (Cheetah)?

I need to hugely extend RAM in the platform I can't do it. As a temporary solution I want to use swap for it. What is better to use for swap storage - an SSD or 15k HDD like Cheetah? I understand that ...
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Can I connect a SATA 3 cable to a SATA 2 connector, and through some hacks, receive SATA 3 performance?

I was looking around for an SSD. I found some SATA 3 drives, at the same price as SATA 2 drives. My motherboard however, can't handle SATA 3. Is there any way I can connect SATA 3 drive and get full ...
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Would using P2P like software damage my SSD?

I have heard some nasty comments about the constant use of P2P like software would seriously damage the normal hard drive, would it have the same level of negative effect on SSD? Thanks.
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Downloading from / uploading to external drive via SSD PC

Suppose I have a Windows 7 machine with a 256 SSD, and a secondary 2 TB HDD, as well as a NAS. Will my SSD always have data written to it first, since it runs the OS, even if I specify my download ...
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OCZ Vertex 3 SSD boot failure

Ok, so I just purchased and received a 120GB OCZ Vertex 3. I had Windows 7 on an .ISO file on my computer. I formatted a USB stick and configured it to be read as a CD so that I could install ...
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Best backup solution for multiple hard drives?

I've got many hard drives. However I cannot find a decent application to keep two partitions in sync (master-slave). I've got: 2x 2TB 1x 500GB (USB/External/Portable) 1x 500GB (Boot, Win7) 1x 400GB ...
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What should I change in grub.cfg to boot Chromium OS Lime off of a second internal drive?

I have Chromium OS Lime installed on my second internal drive (sdb) and can't seem to get it to boot. While it boots off of a USB when I try booting it from the second drive (SSD), it takes me to a ...
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Which partitions in a windows system should be placed on a SSD for optimum gaming performance?

I'm going to build my next gaming system. I do not care for the load time of Windows 7. It could take 15 mins, I'd just do something else meanwhile. So I'm thinking I put the SSD disc only for my ...
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SSD causes my Windows 7 installation to freeze

I have an ADATA S510 60GB SATA3 (AHCI mode) SSD, and an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO motherboard. Quite often my computer freezes for about 30 seconds, and afterward returns to its normal state. I'm more than ...
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Is my SSD hard disk broken?

In September 2009 I bought a Crucial M225 128GB 2.5" SATA-II SSD. I have been running Windows 7 64 bits in the SSD disk for two years. Last week I began to get some errors. chkdsk was delivering some ...
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How to mark drive as SSD in Windows 7

I have 2 SSDs in RAID-0 which is visible to Windows 7 Home Premium as one drive, which, I think, it does not detect as SSD because I don't see any sign of it - it detects it as "TOSHIBA RAID LD0 SCSI ...
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How to measure the health condition of SSD?

SSD is always aging as it's being used. There are some formulas for evaluating its lifetime. But is there any metric for measuring the health condition of SSD? I'm trying to find out how SSD become ...
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Windows Experience Index still low for Hard Disk with New SSD

My Windows Experience Index (Windows 7 64 bit) is still a 5.9 for Hard Disk - the same that it was with my 7200 rpm Hard Disk - although now I have a 160GB Intel 320 series SSD... See the image below ...
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How to set up OSes (Mac/Win/Ubuntu) on a SSD to promote its longevity (TRIM, etc.)

I recently bought an SSD (a 64GB Crucial M4 - which I believe has garbage collection, based on these specs) for my new computer. I've installed OS X 10.7.2 on it, and would like to reinstall this and ...
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Mounting my HDD as my C:\Users breaks my accounts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount second drive as c:/Users in Windows 7 I just finished my first build. I'm using a 60GB SSD for my programs and operating system. My goal is to mount my 500GB HDD ...
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Possible HDD error. Explorer seem to pause/stop/lock and dir using cmd seem to pause/stop/lock cmd

Reference: When I use the words pause, lock or stop I refer to a stage where a process seems to be in a never-ending-loop with no timeout. I have built a brand new pc, except for the hard drives. The ...
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Low performance on a Vertex 3 SSD

I have a new vertex 3 drive. I did a fresh install Win7 Ultimate x64, installed all the drivers, optimized the services for the SSD, and still it has 400mb/s read, 80mb/s write (using CrystalDisk ...
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My Intel 320 SSD - is encryption automatic?

So, I have just received an Intel 320 series SSD. They state that once I set my ATA passsword (through the BIOS), that encryption will then be active. I see no sign of this noted in the SSD Toolkit ...
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win7 laptop with SSD, 2 gig RAM: Should I use Pagefile or ReadyBoost?

Hi I just purchased an Asus 1215B laptop. It is dual core, and has stock 2 gigs of ram. Before the first boot ever, I imaged the drive, and restored onto a Corsair Force GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB ...
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Replace Hard Drive in Samsung NP900X1A - Need Disassembly Help Please

Need to clone and restore existing 64GB HDD onto a 256GB HDD, can't manage to gain access to the internals of this laptop. I checked with Samsung, they do not make manuals available nor will they ...
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Can I insert a SATA II (3Gb/s) drive into a SATA 6Gb/s slot?

The general form of this question is "Can a SATA II SSD plug into a SATA 6Gb/s port on a motherboard?" I am looking into building a PC, but I would like to get an SSD for my OS and some programs that ...
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Virtual Memory and SSDs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual Memory and SSD On a Windows 7 system, isn't it more beneficial to leave the page file ON the SSD versus moving it over to a HDD? I've heard some say if you move ...
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Intel SRT / RST gives “no boot device” error after two reboots

Background Per this thread on SuperUser, I've done the following in setting up a new system: Installed components Updated motherboard firmware Ensured SSD firmware was up to date Created a RAID1 ...
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Intel Rapid Storage / Smart Response SSD caching issue

Background Recently built my own PC. It works! Almost. It's been a while since getting into the guts of these things, so I'm familiar but may be missing something simple. FYI, I don't care about ...
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How to perform a low level disk copy? (Migrate Windows system from one disk to the other)

Currently, I have a SSD on my computer, I install my OS Windows 7 on it. Unfortunately, it's capability is too small (32GB), it gets full easily, I need to clean up files periodically, it's quite ...
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Battery life on netbook with Linux Mint 10 vs 11

I have bought a new SSD for my Eee1000HE, and want to run Mint on it (I prefer the look and feel over Ubuntu). I read somewhere that the version 11 ran on some newer version of the kernel that had a ...
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Most efficient SSD configuration for multitasking system?

Currently, I have a 2x500GB RAID 0 system. I’m thinking about an upgrade but I got held up by a few questions. I need at least 100-120GB for my system and apps and I'm looking for a technological ...
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SSD with fast and strong hardware encryption [closed]

I'd like to storage solution which is both safe and fast. I know these two have been mutually exclusive in the past. However, is the situation still the same with modern SSD disks Do any SSDs ...
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Incorrect capacity displayed on OCZ Agility 3 SSD

Just installed a 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD, put Windows, and other various applications on there. All working fine. However, when I look at the drive in Windows 7, it says that I have 1.5GB free, but ...
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Clean install Mac OS X Lion on new SSD

I'll be getting a Macbook Pro 13.3" (Pre-installed with OS X Lion) soon and I plan to replace the built-in HDD with a 128GB SSD that I already have. Since Lion doesn't come with any install disks, ...
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Can the HDD in a Sony VAIO SB laptop be replaced with SSD?

I want to replace the HDD in my Sony VAIO SB laptop, but I'm not sure if it's even possible. I know that the ODD can be replaced with an SSD (via a caddy) so that's my alternative. Are there any ...
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Confused About What PCIe2 Slots Are Compatible

I'm in the progress of updating my Workstation to speed up development on our database. I like the look of this drive OCZ 120GB RevoDrive 3 PCI-E SSD but am having trouble working out if is ...
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How long is the life of a memory stick? [closed]

I want to use some memory which is integrated in the motherboard, to make a ramdisk, so that the SSD won't be written to as an internet video buffer. But I doubt that life of the memory would be too ...
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Harddisk 2"5 inch ssd heat issue? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSD Heat Performance I want to know if a SSD hard disk 2"5 is a magnitude hotter than a conventional mechanical drive. Can I presume that a SSD hard disk is much faster ...
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Using TrueCrypt (software encryption) with an SSD

I use full drive encryption (FDE) w/ TrueCrypt on my laptop. I have a 2nd gen I7 with AES instruction support, so honestly I can't even notice a speed change on the system with it on. My question, ...
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Virtual Memory and SSD

While studying for the A+ Exam I was reading about SSD's and I thought to myself that if you had a mobo with a low RAM limit you could use a dedicated SSD purely for Virtual RAM. I looked up some ...
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RAID 0+1 Transfer speed and ssd / hdd combination

can you help me choosing a raid system? ive got raid0 on my last system (ssd) = fast transfer rates BUT they crashed and all data went into trash. isnt there a system that mirrors a raid0 ? (wiki ...
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SSD: NTFS vs EXT4

Always when I read about SSD usage under Linux, the advice is to disable journalling in Ext4 (or use Ext2), since it's too bad for your SSD. But in all articles about SSD tweaks for Windows, I never ...
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Can compressing Program Files save space *and* give a significant boost to SSD performance?

Considering solid-state disk space is still an expensive resource, compressing large folders has appeal. Thanks to VirtualStore, could Program Files be a case where it might even improve performance? ...
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How do I troubleshoot a 3DS Max crash during rendering?

When I'm rendering in 3ds Max, it starts to suddenly crashes and produces 3dsmax_minidump.dmp. I tried every patch, upgrade drivers etc. I'm using a Corsair Force 3 SSD ATA with 60GB, but there is ...
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Why can I not use the full capacity of my SSD?

I am using Paragon to migrate Windows 7 to an SSD. The C drive which should be migrated is a 100GB partition. During the process, Paragon formats the SSD to 80GB. Why doesn't it take the 100 GB? It ...
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Change programfiles variable on windows

I have built a computer for a user that asked me for "speed": an SSD was the obvious solution because what he means by speed is "fast boot time". This solved the problem, however the user is not ...
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Windows 7, SSD used space does not match total files space used

I have a 60GB SSD showing as 55GB in properties, installed with Windows 7 as c: drive. I selected everything in C drive and went to properties and it says 37GB but when I right click on the C drive ...
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Format Lenovo Recovery Partition on SSD After Making Recovery Discs

I have a Lenovo T520 notebook that came with a Q: drive labelled "Lenovo_Recovery". I created 4 recovery discs from this partition on DVDs. Now that I have the discs created, can I format my Q ...
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Hibernation in Windows 7 does not find the disk when resuming on RAID-0 Drive

I've been using hibernation on Windows 7 since I've have it, and it's been rock solid. Recently I got a new laptop with a couple of SSDs in a RAID-0 configuration and have installed Windows 7 on it. ...