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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Regularly plugging in SSDs to increase data lifetime

I am aware that SSDs and flash drives lose data while unplugged. How much does plugging them in regularly (monthly or weekly) increase data lifetime?
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Linux Ext4 Filesystem Explanation Needed, 19 million One byte files equals 80+GB?

Here's the deal, I am dupe checking domains for my crawler, I have 145 million domains to dupe check on the fly. Storage Consumed: 80GB for 19 million files To do so, I am creating a directory ...
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Windows no longer boots, computer goes straight to BIOS

I built myself a PC about 3 years ago. I5-4670 H87-Plus mobo Asus GTX 760 Samsung SSD boot drive Seagate HDD (storage and non-essential programs) 8GB RAM Corsair RM650 PSU A few days ago, ...
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Windows 8.1 Slow shutdown [duplicate]

I have Kingston V300 SSD, Hibernate and Fast boot off. It takes 5 mins to shutdown but it happens every 2-3 days, it's becoming more frequent now. I desparately need help. When I only had HDD it was ...
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Dell dual HDD, dual boot, hide the two systems from each other

I have Latitude E6540 which I got from the company I work for. I installed an SSD in the optical bay to boot my own Windows image which I can use for whatever I want (unlike the company one). My ...
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SSD not powering on before other drives causing windows to not start

I am not a beginner/novice with computers, hardware and software. I just can't figure out how to fix this. I have installed a new mother board and plugged my SSD drive with Windows 10 already ...
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How to upgrade a Sony vaio SVE1511AENB laptop?

The laptop's specs are: 2 GB DDR3 RAM ( 2 slots available), 320 GB HDD, Intel i3-2328M processor. It is 3,1/2 years old, I want to upgrade it for strictly development work (Android Studio). Here I've ...
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MacBook Pro not recognising 1 (it's own) SSD

This MacBook Pro was upgraded with an SSD, few months after came back with the "Question Mark" Folder, done checks, replaced SATA cable. All good. Now back again with the "same problem". Done checks. ...
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Can't shrink windows 10 partition

I tried to shrink my SSD C: partition on Windows, but when I click on "Shrink partition", an error pops up saying "Parameter is incorrect". I don't get any more info. I tried defragmenting the disk to ...
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Any chance I can recover this video file?

So I had a MOV file I recorded. It was game-play form a game on my iPod. I spent forever timing it to music. Anyway, I saved it to my flashdrive, and plugged that drive into my windows machine ...
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TEAC HDR2500T PVR sync problems, using 1TB USB 2.0 Toshiba, is SSD faster?

All SSDs USB HDs these days get connected to USB 3.0 and are a waste to connect to USB 2.0. But I am asking if I need to buy a SSD for the TEAC with its USB 2.0 port as the Toshiba USB 2.0 HD possibly ...
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External Solid State Drives

How does the performance of an external SSD drive compare to an internal? I'm assuming the connection would be USB 2.0 - would that be the limiting factor in speed? Is it a waste of money? EDIT - ...
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Connect a M.2 (B & M) key SSD into a B socket

I have buy a sdd with socket (B & M) key, but my computer just have a B key socket. My question is if I can connect the ssd in this B socket, the ssd would work correctly?
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Is samsung 850 Pro 256 GB compatible with Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 - 7000 and I ordered Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD MZ-7KE256BW without checking if its compatible or not. Someone just told me that I might have compatibility issues. Dell says ...
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Install SSD on a Dell Inspiron 5721 Laptop [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 and I want to add a SSD and then move the operating system (Windows 8.1) and everything else over to it. Will these items work… http://hddcaddy.com/en/dell-hdd-caddy/357-...
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Samsung SSD is not visible in Bios

I have Dell Inspirion N5110 i7 , and I want to upgrade to SSD and I bought Samsung SSD PM810 2.5" 7mm 256MB SSD drive. Everythis is fine, I cloned my system drive successfully on to it, but I can't ...
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SSD 850 Pro into Dell Inspiron 15R

I'm planning to use a second Samsung 1TB ssd instead of my actual HDD in my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop (I already got a 256gb one installed in the optical drive bay). I would go for the 850 Pro but I ...
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Vertex 2 SSD is running faster than my Vertex 3 SSD?

I used Acronis Disk Director to do a direct clone of my C:\ windows 7 x64 drive from my Vertex 2 to my new Vertex 3 SSD (Just to show the drive software winstall everything is identical.) I ran a ...
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What's the difference between the Adaptec Hybrid RAID and MaxCache Using SSDs? [closed]

From this line of controllers http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/products/controllers/hardware/ Explained further here http://www.adaptec.com/nr/pdfs/product_overview.pdf My interpretation is as ...
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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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WD Velociraptor or Hybrid Drive (Seagate Momentus XT) for VMs, backups, storage? [closed]

I am looking to buy a second HDD for my laptop (I have two hdd bays). I already have a 256GB SSD, but that's not enough for Virtual Machines and incremental backups and general storage. I might also ...
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Windows 7 Drive Letter Changed on Data Drive and Can't Log In

I just purchased an SSD for my computer to install the Windows OS files and my program files on, and for my other hard drive for my user directory. I got it all working through an answer file in audit ...
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Why is moving/copying files to USB 3 so slow?

If I try to move a large amount of data, say 100GB, from my internal laptop SSD drive to my USB 3 SSD Seagate backup drive, the data rate runs very low (about 50KB/s) and it's calculated to take days. ...
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Why does 300gb Intel SSD (no partition) says available space is 239199mb?

I recently purchased few Intel 320 series 300gb. Some show correct available space, 279.39GB. However, some of them show 239.20GB is available. I tried "clean" commend in Diskpart, also tried wiping ...
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Why are smaller capacity SSDs slower?

I was reading this Tom's Hardware article on testing SSDs and came across the following claim: With SSDs, performance varies by capacity point. Smaller drives tend to be slower than larger ones, ...
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Does TRIMming too often reduce the lifespan of a SSD?

I read that Linux doesn't issue automatic TRIM commands (the discard mount option), due to performance problems. I've added fstrim -a in my crontab to TRIM once a week. Does issuing fstrim too often ...
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Hard resetting link after SSD firmware upgrade

System: HP Omen 15-5003nl OS: Elementary OS Freya 0.3.2 (and Windows 10) SSD: SanDisk A110 SD6PP4M-256GB-1006 SSD Firmware: A200906 Kernel: 3.19.0-58-generic I recently upgraded my SSD firmware ...
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Installing Windows 10 on a Samsung 850 EVO SSD gets stuck at “Copying Windows files (0%)”

Recently, I acquired a Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB SSD to use for OS (Windows 10) installation. After creating a bootable USB installer (using Rufus) and booting from it, I can do the following things: ...
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Windows pagefile size with large RAM and SSD

I just upgraded my Windows 7 machine from 12GB to 24GB RAM - both for running more VMs and for future proofing. My C drive is an SSD with 129GB formatted size. I was surprised to find out that the ...
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Cannot resize partition on HFS+ drive using disk utility

I purchased a 2 TB SSD and cloned everything from my old 1 TB hard drive. But now I keep getting "Your startup disk is full" errors. So I removed the hard drive and connected it to my other computer. ...
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Why does partition alignment affect hdparm -t /dev/sda

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB in my debian box, which shows disappointing performance beaureve:/home/martin# hdparm -t /dev/sda /dev/sda: Timing buffered disk reads: 242 MB in 3.01 seconds = ...
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PC Powering off during boot

My PC is performing strangely the past 2 days. If my pc starts up with a normal boot, restart etc. everything is fine. On the other hand if it is "fast-booting", the windows boot logo is displayed ...
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about bcache cache_lookup(): Can the last bkey in bset be hit?

I want to know whether the seach_key can hit the last bkey in the bset. I think that it can't be hit. void bch_btree_iter_push(struct btree_iter *iter, struct bkey *k, struct bkey *end)...
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Cannot shrink C: partition: Not enough space

I am trying to create a new partition on my laptop (XPS 12 9Q33, 128GB SSD) by shrinking the C:\ partition. However, despite the fact that it indicates there is enough space, it displays an error ...
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SATA3 RAID 0 vs. SSD

I'm going to buy a new computer, and I'd want to know (in terms of performance) which option is better. Obviously, the best idea is to combine them (SSD for the OS and RAID0 for the data). However, I ...
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Do I need RAID array to use ssd caching?

I have a 500GB Hard disk and a 32GB SSD, both shows as drive in the system. I want to be able to use the 32GB Drive for SSD-caching, via Intel Rapid Storage Technology. My Elitebook 840 g1 bios show ...
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Change Chrome's Default Cache Location

Here's the issue ... I have an ASUS gaming laptop and, for whatever reason, I've had the SSD drive fail on me three times. I want as much "churn" off this drive as possible (just to be safe), and ...
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Windows 10 freezes every 30 minutes

I own a Dell Optiplex 9020 (the small one) with a Intel Core i7 processor and a 120GB SSD with a fresh install of Windows 10. The problem is that Windows freezes after about 30 minutes of running ...
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Reoccuring Issue with Windows Fails to Start After Shutdown

Recently I have completed data migration from Intel i330 120GB SSD to Intel 535 240GB SSD using Intel Data Migration Software. Intel i330 was my first SSD which I also used for data migration from my ...
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Safe partitions to delete from old Windows install on second drive?

I recently bought a SSD and I installed Windows on it. Before the install I disconnected the Hard Drive (with Windows install) and repluged it once I was able to boot on the SSD. Then, I created a ...
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Why Centos still not using Latest kernel

As i have seen many changes and improvement in kernel 3.xx The improvement i like is dmcache which introduced in kernel 3.9 I have 3 server with centos installed on all machine Centos is still ...
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How to copy Microsoft Reserved Partition partition from hard disk drive to SSD using GParted?

I’m using GParted to clone all data from HDD to SSD on each Workstation in our Company. I got two problems there: How do I copy the Microsoft Reserved Partition? GParted marks this as unknown (...
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Is there any performance difference between M.2 and 2.5in SSD form factors?

I am currently looking at SSD options for a computer build. I have come across two identical drives that come in a traditional 2.5in laptop hard drive package and a M.2 board. Will there be any ...
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Can I reuse a SSD if I forgot the ATA password?

I want to use the hardware encryption of my Samsung Evo 850 SSD. I understood that I will have to set an ATA password in the BIOS. What happens if I forget the password (apart from the data loss) ? ...
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Ceph setup using ssd as journal

I been tasked to implement using ceph. Right now I followed some tutorials on the net. Most of them show basic setup. Does anyone here have experience setup ceph using hard disk and SSD? The hard ...
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Changing SSD drive what can I do with the old SSD

I currently have a 500GB SSD drive as my C drive which is nearly full and will be replacing it with a 1TB SSD. I'll be cloning the old drive but wondered how I can use the old SSD which is perfectly ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable”

Thanks for opening this, I'm helpless. I have a Lenovo E545 ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 off of the[Samsung 840 SSD that I installed when I bought the computer. Everything as run fine until I tried ...
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Replacing a MSATA SSD

I have a Lenovo U410 laptop with a faulty MSATA SSD. I want to replace this drive but I am not sure if there are any restrictions to it as you have with conventional SSD's (e.g. bus speed). What ...
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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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Do nas ssd drives used as cache consume nas drive bays?

My current understanding of ssd cache for r/w is that I need two ssd drives. If that is so, then a two bay nas, such as a synology 716+ drive is not appropriate for me. I would need a model with at ...