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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Is it meaningful to deactivate the page file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Swap (Page File): Enable or Disable? I have read in some newsgroup entries that it is meaningful to disable the page file if a pc has a lot of memory (8-16GB). ...
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Windows 8.1 boot stuck

Booting system (Windows 8.1) on my laptop (ThinkPad T400) often stuck on screen with Windows logo. I can't do anything but "hard shutdown" by holding start button. Then I start it again and Windows ...
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How do I know if the drive in my notebook is an eDrive and thus uses bitlocker with no performance drop

I have this Toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. It supports some hardware encryption via BIOS and via proprietary Toshiba ...
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Linux: locking root filesystem to read-only

I have an industrial computer (read: no keyboard/mouse/monitor except during maintenance) which will control some machinery. The operating system will be Linux (I would prefer OpenSuSE, but it's not a ...
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Rebuild laptop and specify Windows 8.1 should use small SSD

My question is whether it's possible to rebuild a laptop with a 32GB SSD and 500GB HDD with Windows 8.1 making use of the 32GB SSD in some way to improve performance. For example: I've read about ...
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Testing new (refurbished) SSD

I got a Corsair Force GS 128GB, and popped it into the "dock" integral to the case. It's a SATA connector going to one of the motherboard headers, like any other internal drive. After initial ...
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4-bay NAS write performance RAID 5 + SSD vs RAID 10

I am planning on buying a new NAS (QNAP TS-453 Pro) for my Home Office. The NAS has 4 HDD bays and supports SSD Caching. Hence, I was wondering which setup would probably be faster in terms of write ...
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Msahci.sys is Corrupt (Windows 7 64 Bit SSD)

My computer did not restart correctly recently and afterwards it stopped being able to boot. The error on the system diagnostic says msahci.sys is corrupt. Currently, I can only access restore tools ...
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Scratch disks on solid state drives

For something like Final Cut Pro where you have scratch disks, is it absolutely a bad idea to use a solid state drive? There would be a lot of writing, but I'm thinking it would be less for video ...
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How can I see if Windows 7 is using TRIM for my SSD drive?

I recently upgraded the firmware on my SSD to support TRIM and upgraded to Windows 7. How can I tell whether Windows is recognizing the drive as SSD and using TRIM correctly?
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Encrypted SSD health

SSD require specific maintenance by the OS, such as the TRIM function. Can a full hard drive encryption or a partition encryption using programs such as TrueCrypt negatively effect an SSD drive?
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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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Are SSD's really reliable enough for power users?

TL;DR (though please read my full experience before jumping in with a quick answer.) A power user performs a certain amount of write cycles. Does an MLC SSD drive support enough write cycles to last ...
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SSD gone bad suddenly

Problem: A few days ago I had a crash in Windows 8. It was just freezing content by a little bit until the only thing that could move was the mouse pointer. I instantly got an idea it was something ...
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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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SSD Power OFF duration

I am trying to find the power OFF duration of the Delkin SSD. If a SSD is Powered ON and Powered OFF and then Powered ON, Can I know the Power OFF duration? Is there any Smart data with which I can ...
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Is it possible to simulate a SSHD

Is it possible to simulate a SSHD by using an existing HDD, a small SSD, and some disk caching software. Most caching software (Intel SRT, Nvelo's Dataplex, etc) seems hardware dependent, and the ...
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Samsung laptop slowed down

I have a notebook NP550P5C from Samsung. It has impressive parameters: 8 GB RAM Intel i7 3610QM @ 2,3 GHz 904 GB HDD with 8 GB SSD It runs Windows 8.1 64bit. It used to be very fast but after 22 ...
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80GB Intel SSD only allocates 54,49 GB

I have two same SSDs (Intel 80GB SSDSA2M080G2GC) and one of the drives now, only has 54,49GB storage capacity where the other still has the normal 74,53GB. The values are from the Management Console. ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Add Solid State Drive to Toshiba Satellite P755

I have a Toshiba P755 laptop, and I'd like to add a SSD to it. I don't know if it's possible (doesn't look like it has another SATA adapter) or if there are other solutions. Do laptops have space for ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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Attempting to clean install Windows 7 on brand new SSD failing with “The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible” error

I switched out the HDD in my laptop for a brand new Kingston M500 240gb SSD. I expected to be able to just stick in my Windows 7 pen drive and install to the SSD. When booting from the pen drive I'm ...
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Changed Program Files path but programs still install on C:\ drive

I have recently upgraded to an SSD drive (Intel 80GB) and I have a 500GB drive to which I have most of my data and programs installed. I have changed the following registry entries and rebooted ...
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Moving Program Files directories onto different hard drives (Windows 7)

I've recently purchased a new SSD, on which I've installed Windows 7 (64-bit). I have already moved my 'Users' directory off the SSD, and onto a 1 TB HDD (which will be where the majority of my ...
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Program Files on both SSD and HDD?

I've just installed windows on a friends PC, which is using an SSD for Windows and core apps (Photoshop etc), and a standard HDD for less critical apps and data. To do this, I installed windows on ...
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Windows 7 installation on SSD - space issue

I have just bought my new Lenovo Ideapad Y580 which has a 32 GB SSD (drive C:) and a 750 GB Hard disk (drive D:). Windows 7 came installed on the SSD (drive C:) of course. I started making ...
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Install Windows 8 on SSD and Program & Users on HDD

I have been dealing with a few problems while installing Windows 8 on my computer. On my old configuration, I had Windows 7 installed on my 60 GB SSD, and my programs and user data on my 1TB HDD, ...
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Can I simply cut and paste a programs' folder onto another internal HDD and still be able to run the program?

I have two internal hard drives in my computer. A 120 GB Samsung 840 SSD and a Western Digital Blue 1 TB hard drive. I have a few games installed on the SSD and I was curious if moving the games onto ...
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How to manually trim an SSD in Windows 7?

I would like to manually trim my SSD in Windows 7. Is this possible?
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New Computer, Windows XP Installation Not Seeing SSD HD (error 0x0000007b 0xf78d2524 0xc000034)

TLDR: Got a new computer and after failing at installing XP have come to the conclusion that system is not seeing my solid state hard drive [link to model below] So I unpack the new computer and ...
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Accessing HDD with Freedos installed from OS installed on SSD

I recently bought a Gigabyte P25W v2 that came with FreeDos installed on an internal HDD. As a promotional offer, I also received an mSATA SSD drive, which I installed immediately. I installed Windows ...
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SSD is acting strange in Asus K75VM laptop

I bought an Intel 530 SSD, 240GB, which supports SATA 3. The laptop is an ASUS A75VM-TY0877V, running Windows 8.1. There are not many drivers installed, as this is just a clean install (and yes, I am ...
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Move Windows 7 Hibernation file

I have an Acer Ultrabook. It came with a 20GB SSD and a 320GB, the hibernation file resides on the 20GB SSD. My old laptop had a 128GB SSD that I installed in to this ultrabook. To migrate ...
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Windows 7 “home” sub-directory relocation

I'm setting up a new rig dual booting Linux and Windows with an SSD + HDD filesystem. I have Linux set up how I want: Under Linux: / is a partition on the SSD. /home is a partition on the SSD. /var ...
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Change root '/' partition to another disk

I bought a new SSD and I want to transfer my current / directory there without loosing any data. I already copied the files to the SSD using a livecd but I don't know how to tell the system than now ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 on a 16GB SSD?

So I just got a small SSD to use. It's not big, but quite small - 16GB. However I think it'd speed things up in my old HP 8530W a LOT. But Windows 8 by default is way too big for that. Is there a ...
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How to place SuperFetch cache on an SSD?

I'm thinking of adding a solid state drive (SSD) to my existing Windows 7 installation. I know I can (and should) move my paging file to the SSD: Should the pagefile be placed on SSDs? ...
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How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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Windows 8.1 Factory Reset w/ Upgraded SSD and OS on that new SSD [closed]

Why I am doing this: I download the wrong graphics card driver update and now my graphics card has gone haywire. After trying several things with NVIDIA, including installing the right driver, and ...
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SSD garbage collection time

Let's assume I store sensitive information on a SSD and I want to erase it without secure erasing the whole drive. I erase or overwrite the file. The OS supports TRIM, so the block containing the ...
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What is Embedded Lockdown Manager

Embedded Lockdown Manager. I've just installed an ssd 240 GB drive to my system running win 8.1 and everything is fine but I've just noticed Embedded Lockdown Manager in my programs. I didn't install ...
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Various OS X problems installed on regular hardware after a month of solid work

i'm not really sure if hackintosh-related questions are allowed but I couldn't find a statement that it's clearly forbidden anywhere so, in case it is - sorry I have a 10.9.4 OS X Mavericks which ...
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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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fstab and cache- howto set for the best usage of SSD?

I have few questions regarding the fstab used for SSD optimalization. I found two versions of ho to set up some space for cache files tmpfs /home/user/.cache/spotify/Storage tmpfs size=10% ...
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swap\pagefile of 2 levels

Lets assume I want to assign 2GB to swap(linux)/pagefile(windows) on SSD, and 16GB more on HDD. Is that possible to use the space on SSD as level 1 of virtual memory, and the space on HDD as level 2 ? ...
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Does the following mean my SSD is about to fail?

[iceguru@stuxnet ~]$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda smartctl 6.3 2014-07-26 r3976 [x86_64-linux-3.14.21-1-MANJARO] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, ...
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Formatting the SSD with one partition or two?

I am preparing to format all my drives and install the Windows 8.1 now that I purchased the 850 Pro 256GB. What I'm trying to ask is: Is it better to create a partition only for Windows (around ...
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Is my SSD runing AHCI mode?

So I switched my BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI, and when I booted up in windows 7 it reinstalled the drivers for my SSD. But I can't seem to find if it's currently running in AHCI mode or not. I've ...
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safe to delete EFI system partition (win7) on old drive after cloning?

a while back I cloned my old installation of win7 from my HDD to a new SSD using the tools provided by Samsung (if I remember correctly). I know I should have done a clean new install, but that's not ...