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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Can't boot from new SSD on my laptop

I have a Samsung NP770Z7E laptop that came with Windows 8 pre-installed. Yesterday, I installed a SSD in place of the HDD, and put the HDD in place of the optical bay, that I don't really use. Now, ...
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How to create a Win7 read-only boot drive?

Long story short - I have Win7 installed on SSD which is my primary boot disk C: drive. I have another 2TB SATA IDE HDD as the D: drive which stores most of my programs and all my data. So far so ...
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What is Windows Automatic Maintenance? and How can I manually disable it? [duplicate]

It really frustrates me and I can't disable it! Automatic Maintenance seems to take forever and reaches 80% in CPU usage or more, if it's ran automatically it stops as soon as I touch the Touchpad but ...
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Can i delete windows 7 on a hard drive and keep my stuff and then access it on a new windows 7 on an ssd?

Qk let's say I have a hard drive with windows 7 and all my other stuff on it. I later buy a new SSD to put my Operating System on it. Can I delete windows 7 on the hard drive and keep the rest of ...
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SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
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Disable SSD Read-Cache Windows 7

I need to disable the read-cache in my SSD for benchmarking an application. Is this possible with Windows 7? I just found examples to disable the write-cache.
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SSD disk usage without TRIM, will it fail eventually?

I've SSD drive hooked on Mac via Firewire800 (could also be USB3). Will the drive wear out quickly due to fact that TRIM command cannot be used on FW800 (same for USB3)? SSD Primer tells that if/when ...
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Screwed up on clone job

Okay here is the short version of a long story... So I got a new SSD and I cloned my HDD to it, and didn't realize it but I managed to some how to make the system reserve partition over 9gbs big by ...
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Will a 7mm SSD fit in a 9.5mm laptop HDD slot?

I'm planning to purchase a Crucial M4 256G SSD. There are 2 versions though, 7mm and 9.5mm, at the same price on Newegg.com My current laptop is 9.5mm SATAII. However, I plan to purchase a new ...
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Is OPAL eDrive (Full-Disk Encryption) composable with Intel Smart Response Techonology?

I've just ordered a Haswell laptop with a 2.5" SATA hard disk. According to the service manual it has an mSATA slot (there are also Ultrabooks where a 24GB SSD is pre-installed and pre-configured as ...
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Which SCM is less disk intensive? (GIT vs SVN vs others)

I wonder which of the pouplar SCM's (especially I am interested in GIT, SVN) is less disk intensive. The thing is that, I was going to get an SSDisk (SSD) ) and they have limited write cycles. And I ...
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Windows 7 crash when install on SSD

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an SSD drive but the system crashes after the first restart during install. I've tried different SATA ports and a different brand of SSD drive but still get the same ...
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Got a BIOS message telling of SATA port 5 failure. How to tell which drive that was in Windows 7?

Got a BIOS message telling of SATA port 5 failure (some time after plugging a new healthy SSD into a 4-5 year old PC). How to tell which drive that was in Windows 7? The largest Channel number in ...
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Best VPS performance 1024 mb RAM on HDD or 512mb on SSD

I'm currently running 4 small websites on different cheap shared hosting providers and I'm looking for a different solution. I might put them on one single VPS. The shared hosting only offers 60mb ...
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Ubuntu SSD Disk gets slow

I have a new PC with a Samsung SSD830 with 256GB and installed Ubuntu 12 two weeks ago. I checked the disk alignment, but that was correct. From the first day it gets slower after a while of ...
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How to find out do I have MLC or SLC SSD? (model: TOSHIBA THNSFC128GBSJ)

Please help to find out is TOSHIBA THNSFC128GBSJ SSD MLC or SLC SSD?
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SSD vs HDD boot

I have a friend that has an Acer Aspire S3 laptop. After sending it for repair, the laptop came with the system (Windows 8) installed on SSD 18gb. The problem with such a small SSD is that it renders ...
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Alienware M17xR3 only 3gb/s speed with SSD

I have an alienware M17xR3 and a Samsung 830 SSD, I've had it for a while now but today I've installed Samsung Magician, and I've noticed the message that my maximum speed is 3gb/s and 6gb/s is not ...
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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 do I evaluate an SSD caching solution for home desktop use?

I've got a 30GB SSD that I would love to start using as a cache for my larger HDDs. I primarily want to improve apparent performance for general desktop use. I do the occasional massive DB migration ...
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What's the quickest way to move your Windows user account to another HDD partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move Users folder in Windows 7 to another drive in order to save space in SSD main drive? My user is placed on my SSD, which I want to move to my 500GB because my ...
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Clone a hard drive except for one partition?

My existing hard drive is 500GB with 60GB of programs, operating system files, etc. on one partition, and lots of data on a second partition. I want to clone the C drive to a new SSD I bought, but I ...
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Cloning HDD to SSD but Windows fails to boot

So I've got a laptop with a 300GB HDD which I want to replace for a 120GB SSD. The 300GB HDD will then act as a secondary hard disk. I've tried cloning my hard disk with EaseUS ToDo Backup and EZ GIG ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on a UEFI with GPT laptop?

I had Windows 8 (Single language) pre-installed on my new laptop ... and it has lags..i tried to make refresh or reset and it told me that (The driver is locked) So i managed to make a clean install ...
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AHCI mode with mechanical drive and SSD

My home- built system runs Windows7 Pro 32 bit. I bought an SSD and have installed Win 7 Pro 64 bit on it, and plan to use my old mechanical drive for data storage, etc. I set the SATA mode to AHCI ...
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hdparm -I does not work for logical volumes; HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(identify) failed: Invalid exchange

Does anyone know if hdparm works for logical volumes? [root@qlnx053 home]# pvdisplay --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sdb1 VG Name vg01_sas PV Size ...
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SSD and file recovery (on Windows 8)

Typical commercial "file recovery tools" are not usefull on modern SSDs, because the recovered file (if any) appears empty. Windows 8 sends the TRIM command to the SSD when a file gets deleted from ...
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Why is my computer constantly resuming from sleep?

My recently reformatted Windows 8.1 machine keeps resuming from sleep. This is an acute issue ever since I got my SSD (the reason for the reformat), as Hybrid Sleep is out and the system does true ...
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Does sudden cooling of SSD affects it?

I've got computer without chassis that lies simply in motherboard-box-package. I ventilated my apartment (opened windows at both ends), it's -10C(14F) outside and strong wind and pc not far from ...
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What does it mean when people talk about “misaligned” hard drives?

I have been reading about people talking about "misaligned" hard drives, and how they are trying to alight them again. Can someone explain what this concept is all about and why are people worrying ...
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Custom Build - SSD for OS and Raid 1/0 HDDs for Everything Else? [closed]

In a few months, I will be building a custom desktop computer. The purposes of this computer will be playing Minecraft, recording HD video, editing HD video (and ofc compressing/rendering it), and ...
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Windows 7 clean install taking up 71.6gb on my SSD [duplicate]

I installed windows on my SSD as the C:\ drive and it is 71.6gb used out of 111gb. I should note that when I select all the folders in C:\ and right click and view properties of all the folders in ...
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My hard drive is just randomly vanishing?

My second drive is just randomly vanishing. It's a SSD. I can be in console on the drive and all of sudden I get: Set-Location : Cannot find drive. A drive with the name 'F' does not exist. At ...
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Windows 8.1 fails to optimize System Reserved partition

I have Windows 8.1 Professional x64 running from a 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. Windows has divided the drive in to two partitions: System Reserved (350MB NTFS) C: (238.13GB NTFS) Whenever Windows ...
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What desktop computer hardware specifications are most important for database heavy applications?

I am purchasing a new personal desktop computer with the hope of improving performance for database-heavy applications (mostly data mining). I will want versatile hardware for all sorts of future ...
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changing path of program files doesnt work on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have an SSD drive with windows 8.1 and another regular SATA drive for none OS data. I want to put the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders on the SATA drive to preserve room and extend the ...
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Any solid reason to turn off Superfetch and Prefetch for SSD?

Microsoft or other places suggest to turn off Superfetch if you use SSD, like this one: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727880 But with Superfetch and Prefetch: There isn't any access write to SSD ...
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Can you manually “inject” drivers into a hibernated drive image?

Is it possible to manually inject new drivers and configurations into a hibernated Windows 7 drive image? I have a sector-by-sector drive image of a hibernated Windows 7 install. It's imaged from an ...
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What is Intel rapid start technology and how can i enable it?

I am wondering about Intel's rapid start technology. How can i enable it? Does it affect the start up and boot speed of my PC. Does it require any special hardware like SSD?
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Are these partitions properly aligned?

I was recommended to use Ubuntu instead of XP to partition my new SSD. However, I didn't find diskpar, so I used GParted. The partition table type is msdos, fdisk reports the following: Device ...
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Setting up dual-boot on 1 drive and storage partitions for 2 drives

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux (Ubuntu) on the SSD, split it by 60gb each or however close to evenly as possible. Then the storage HDD I want to ...
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Only latest used SATA port recognized in bios

I'm having a problem with my bios reading my harddrives. I have two harddrives with two separate Operating Systems on it. I'm trying to be able to choose which harddrive to load through the bios. When ...
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Starting with a 2010 standard build PC, how do I choose an SSD and set up dual boot Windows / Ubuntu on it?

There is so much info on the net; I am completely lost. All I want to do is set up a "decent" dual boot configuration on an SSD. What I have now: A desktop PC from Dell. It has one hard drive which ...
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What is the total SATA bandwidth of the Intel Z68 chipset?

Take a look at this page for the Intel Z68 chipset: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/mainstream-chipsets/z68-express-chipset.html In the diagram, the line connecting the chipset to the ...
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Migrate Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD Error

I’m trying to migrate my Notebook HDD (Asus q550lf-bbi7t07 with Windows 8.1 OEM) to my new SSD drive (SSD Intel 530 Series 240Gb). I tried to clone the original drive to SSD drive with many tools: ...
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Move AppData (via symlink?) to a different drive

I've been looking for ways to move AppData off my SSD but the symlink methods won't work since they attempt to make the link in the folder that my AppData folder is in. Since the folder exists and ...
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Split database index and table files with SSD?

I know in the good old days it was recommended that indexs and tables were placed on different drives to improve database performance. Is this still the case with SSDs when connected with SATA3? With ...
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State solid hard disk upgrade

Wha type of connector are mounted on SSD? I'm searching for a new notebook and I'm stuck on this choice. Could I buy a notebook with a classic HDD and then, upgrade it with a SSD?
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Is there fusion drive style solution there for Linux and Windows?

Is there fusion drive style (like in iMac where the SSD acts as storage space rather than cache) solution there for Linux and Windows?
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Slow Transfer Speed Between USB 3.0 Devices

I have an SSD installed, and when I'm transferring to or from an external HDD via USB 3.0 I get speeds of upwards 100mb/s. However if I'm transferring between 2 external HDDs both on 3.0 I get a ...