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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MSI H81M E33 Mobo - Now won't boot

Just bought myself a new bare bones system with the MSI H81M E33 Mobo. Droppped my current SSD into the system, and off it went happy as larry. Installed all MOBO drivers and all running well, but ...
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How to investigate problems of SSD with a sequential read speed of 0.1 MB/s? [closed]

Which is the checklist to check when an Hard Drive is going so slow? Are bad clusters suspected? Fragmentation? The cable? Trim not being enabled? What would you check as a professional guy? OS: ...
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Validate my plan to load factory.wim onto a new SSD without messing up the current installation

I have a Dell XPS laptop with Win7 Home Premium and just bought a 128Gb SSD drive. I'd like to start with a factory windows image on the new drive, but also don't want to jeopardize the current ...
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SSD encryption and backups

I'm looking to increase security by getting a popular 256 GB SSD that comes with 3D MLC and 256 bit AES encryption. That looks to be the ticket. But. . . I have a very sophisticated back-up system ...
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SandForce SF-1200: Is it worth secure-erasing to recover from performance degradation?

I have an OCZ Agility 3, 120 GB in a Windows 8.1 system. The drive is well used and only has a sequential write speed of about 80-90MB/s left. My question is: is it worth going through the trouble ...
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New SSD hdparm shows “frozen” - whether secure erase is needed before installing Linux

I have a new, unpartitioned(not touched*) Intel 330 180GB SSD on my Desktop to which I plan to install Debian testing. I use a 160GB Disk with Ubuntu to which, this SSD is now installed. I ran latest ...
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How to check SSD disk space in laptop

I have 8GB of SSD in my Lenovo Ideapad z510 laptop. How do I check how many GB SSD is installed in my system. Is this 8GB of Soled State Drive is being used for boot purpose? If yes, how much time it ...
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How to clone Windows HDD to a smaller SSD with Windows built in tool

I would like to move my OEM Windows from a big HDD to a smaller SSD. Windows 7 + SP1 has a built in toool. My problem is that it could not find a way for it to make an image file only of the used ...
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How do hybrid drives handle large files like hiberfile? [closed]

Short question: How does a hybrid drive handle large files which are occasionally used but only sequentially read/written, like hiberfile? Long story: I have 12 GB ram in my desktop, and due to ...
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SSD changes disk file system automatically [closed]

I'm using AMD Radeon R7 480Gb SSD. I don't know why, but yesterday laptop crashed. It stopped response and I turned it off manually (by holdin power button). After this I attempted to start system, ...
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Build external drive from memory modules?

I have a heap of memory modules (DDR2 2GB) I'm not using and was wondering if I could have any practical use for them in any other way. Is it for instance possible to attach them to some kind of unit ...
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Windows 8 slowly becomes unresponsive

A couple of months ago my PC randomly started freezing. By this I mean one program after another would stop responding, yet others would work. Frequently, but by no means exclusively, this happened ...
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How to install and use Windows 7 in a Kingston SSDNow V300

Few days ago I bought a Kingston SSDNow V300 240 GB SSD, and replaced my "old" notebook (ASUS S46C) hybrid disk (750 GB HD + 24 GB SSD). So, on Windows 7 installation I got 2 disks, first one (disk ...
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How do I install an Intel SSD 530 series in my desktop PC? [closed]

I recently bought an Intel SSD 530 series. I have watched many tutorials and read the manual, but I'm not able to find a slot for the SSD and I also can't find where to plug in the cables. All I know ...
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Moving file system and changing default drive from SSD to HDD Windows 8.1

I recently built my first computer and installed Windows to my SSD. At first my HDD was not recognized so I wasn't able to configure it at all, but now that I have that worked out I would like for ...
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Installing windows 8.1 on drive letter A [SSD]?

I want to install windows 8.1 on my computer SSD and before I waste my time searching all over the install how to change the drive letter for the system partition, I would like to know if it's even ...
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Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows

I recently bought a Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCI-e 8x SSD to be used on my MSI 890FXA/GD70 mainboard. I currently have two disks on SATA (1TB and 2TB). The smaller of the two holds 3 operating systems ...
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How can I enable “acceleration using solid-state hybrid drive”

My Laptop is a Lenovo Y5070-B that has an SSHD hard drive. SATA Controller Mode was in AHCI mode and it doesn't have RAID mode. There are only two options: AHCI and Compatible. When I set this option ...
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What does 'Clear PK' do?

I'm in BIOS Setup on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1 (yuck, sorry) and I want to get into setup mode in order to access the terminal from the system account. There is an option under the ...
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Windows 8.1 100% disk usage

Sorry to make another one of these posts, but I've dug through at least a dozen other threads and no other solution has worked for me. My problem also seems to be slightly different. As you can ...
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OS does not boot after cloning from HDD to SSD

After cloning some of my partitions to SSD (I only left the file partition not cloned yet) I can't boot from my new SSD. The screen is blank with the underscore blinking in the top left corner. The ...
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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Bitlocker showing fixed drives under Bitlocker To GO

I have 3 SSDs on my sever. One is the OS drive, and it encrypted without correctly using hardware encryption. The other 2 show up under Bitlocker To Go, rather than under Fixed Drive. In Disk ...
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I want to migrate my HDD to SSD but also want to completly wipe my C

So my end goal is to migrate my OS from my HDD to my SSD, and since i dont have any CD of my windows 7 (wasn't delivered with my pc, and I didn't make any backup). I have 1 HDD 2TB in my computer ...
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Asus ux31e zenbook SSD non-standard / cant upgrade hdd?

I bought a ux31e asus zenbook, and the drive crashed last week. I just cancelled an mSata ssd order because I fear asus has used a non standard ssd!!! what a bunch of crooks, ive lost all my respect ...
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Freezing after startup with SSDs, Win 8.1

so i just bought a custom pc with the following specs:- Intel Core i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 7 G.skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) MSI R9-270x Gaming 2GB/OC Samsung SSD 840 Evo 250GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB ...
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Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6450 with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6450 (!!!), believe it or not. Therefore, I see a good option as ...
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How to check the partition alignment on an SSD drive?

As I understand it, for SSD it's important to have partitions starting at the proper offset (i.e. correctly aligned). How can I check this offset under Windows Vista?
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Recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage

Is it possible to recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage in ipad? I heard that it is not possible to undelete files in SSD in newer windows OS (windows 7 and 8), but older mac and ios does not use ...
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HDD in optical bay spins down and up constantly [duplicate]

I've installed an SSD and HDD in the optical drive slot on my notebook. I'm using windows 8.1 x64, running from my SSD which is my primary drive. My problem is taht HDD spins up/down constantly, in ...
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Is it woth for me to invest in SSD and RAM for my 3 1/2 years old laptop? [closed]

I have an Samsung Q330 Laptop that I bought in July 2011. The specs are: CPU: Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz GPU: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 310M RAM: 4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20) Storage: ...
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System freeze after new SSD Crucial MX100 256GB

My system freezes within a minute after login after I new SSD Crucial M100 256GB. My freeze I mean the system gets not responsive and the Task Manager show Active Time 100% but read and write speeds ...
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How do I troubleshoot a slow starting application?

While I am very satisfied with the overall performnace, a few application (notably the Offics suite and the Teamspeak 3 Client) lately take about 10 to 15 seconds to start. During this pause, no ...
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How can I encrypt an Intel SSD?

I have an Intel 520 SSD and I'd like to encrypt it. How do I do this? It's already formatted and has my programs already installed. I saw that there are programs like TrueCrypt that do that but I ...
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Password protecting SSD drive

I have three hard drives in my computer, one SSD and two traditional hard drives. I just upgraded the SSD, the previous SSD was using TrueCrypt to encrypt it... which worked great. But this new SSD (a ...
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Is my disk drive (SSD) failing?

Just wanted to confirm my suspicions that I have a failing drive on my hands. So far here's what I've experienced: I initially got a BSOD while doing normal web browsing After rebooting; said there ...
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windows 8.1 freezing up permanently once a day or every other day

Desription I built a brand new computer and the past couple of weeks I have noticed it freeze up permanently once every other day, sometimes once a day. I have tried letting it sit to see if it ...
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64GB SSD has a 12GB Pagefile

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it came with a 64GB SSD as the main harddrive (note: Surface only has this drive, like a tablet). I am trying to free up some more space on my harddrive and ...
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Optimal location of pagefile on a system with two SSDs, with system drive faster than secondary drive

Background My laptop has three disk drives, two of which are SSDs. The system drive is a 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO, while the other SSD is a 64 GB Plextor M5M. Needless to say, the M5M is ...
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Why does a SSD have (a lot) higher mb/s with queue depth 32 then queue depth 1?

So basically in class (during a database course) we had to install and run CrystalDiskMark and analyse the numbers. The only thing I couldn't quite grasp is the fact that my computer (using an SSD) ...
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Can a single OS installation on a SSD be shared between a desktop & a laptop?

Recently purchased a SSD and was wondering if there was an Operating System that allowed you to swap between 2 different machines (multiple hardware profiles? in this case my laptop / desktop) ...
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Pagefiling an unformatted SSD

Now, before you people start rambling on about how SSD are not anything like the RAM, I shouldn't be using it for pagefile because it'll get written on too much, etc etc. I already know about that and ...
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How could I connect my spare mSATA SSD to my laptop?

So I have a laptop, a ThinkPad T500. With a couple of USB 2.0 ports, an UltraBay (DVD-RW slim drive), and an inner miniPciEx (as far as I know) connectors. Now... I have a spare mSATA SSD lying ...
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What is SandForce_Internal?

According to palimpsest on my new OCZ Vertex 3 120 GB SSD, S.M.A.R.T. attribute ID 234 is Uncorrectable ECC Count Number of uncorrectable ECC errors I've been watching this value, and it ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under ...
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Cloning laptop HDD with two OSes to a SSD

I have a new SSD for my laptop. It's the same size as the current HDD in my laptop. What I would like to do is clone the HDD to the SSD. It sounds simple enough, but there's a twist. I have two OSes ...
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How to get data from dead SSD

Hello few days my OS SSD died and I wonder if there is any way to get some data from it. The disk light shines bright so I think power is OK. But It is not detected in BIOS neither in Windows using ...
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W8.1 Reset Windows on SSD, safe to remove HDD?

Introduction Hello there! I asked a question here on SuperUser a couple of hours ago. In short, my computer boots into a black screen, even in safe mode. I've come to the conclusion that it would ...
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Changing PCIE/ m.2 SSD drive

I have this following PCIE SSD on my Lenovo Ideapad U530 20289. I would like to replace this SSD with much more capacity, so I could install windows on it. I went through few PCIE SSD and I found ...
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SSD and USB connections

Today I took apart my computer which housed two SSDs working as separate drives. Now I don't really need them in another computer and since they still have tons of life left, I want to use them as ...