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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Ideal location for pagefile for workstation?

I have a workstation with 16GB of RAM, an 80GB boot SSD, and a software 4x 80GB array for scratch, running Windows 7 64-bit professional. The SSD is slower in sustained throughput than the array ...
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Defrag and symbolic links in Windows 7

I recently purchased an SSD, and for a few reasons not worth going into I had to install Windows on a traditional HDD and make symbolic links so "Program Files" actually goes to my SSD. I started ...
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Does newly formatted SSD get proper partition alignment?

When I create partitions on a new SSD using Windows XP64 SP2, are they properly aligned? The answer for XP was NO, so I'm having another question: How about (up to date) Ubuntu? According to ...
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SSD as OS drive or critical program drive

I have just bought a new PC and seperately bought a new SSD drive (crucial C300 real SSD 128GB) and wanted to know whether it was better to have the SSD as my primary OS drive with some critical apps ...
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Which hard drive should one install the OS on for the best program run time performance? (SSD or SATA) Does it matter?

I have just build a new computer and I acquired a SSD(64gb) for faster read/write performance. I also have a much larger SATA drive. I was wondering if putting the operating system on one or the other ...
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Can I replace laptop SSD harddrive with normal drive without voiding the warranty?

I have a Thinkpad w510 with a 128 GB SSD drive. However, I have found out that storage capacity of the SSD disc is insufficient. My question is: Is it possible to a get new laptop 500 GB harddrive ...
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How to run 2 SSD drives in RAID-0?

I am wanting to replace my Operating sytem hard drive with 2 SSD drives. Well possibly just 1 but I am curious about doing 2 in a RAID-0 setup for even more improved speed. What exactly would I need ...
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Where to put default setting from “/sys” folder in Fedora 18?

I have an SSD main disk and I want to use noop IO scheduler with it, like this: echo noop > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler But this setting gets lost after reboot. What is a right place to save ...
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Properly disabling Intel SRT

I just purchased a Dell XPS 8500 that comes with a 2TB mechanical HDD + 32GB SSD that is configured to use Intel's SRT. I'm planning to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu, but it seems like SRT drivers are ...
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Asus Formula I AHCI / Crucial CT256M4SD1 SSD boot issue

I have an Asus Formula I, the BIOS version is the latest 1402. I have 2 CD-Drive and 2 Regular Drives attached to the SATA ports. Now I've bought the Crucial CT256M4SD1 and want to use it as boot ...
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Why is my Crucial m4 SSD Harddrive so slow on an Asrock SATAIII 6GB/s Controller?

I bought a new SSD, the Crucial 128GB m4. According to AS SSD Benchmark it can have 415 MB/s read and about 175 MB/s write. I have an Asrock X58 Extreme Mainboard with 6 onboard SATAII connectors. So ...
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Can I move Windows 7 C:\Users more easily using 2 installs of Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I am trying to move my Windows 7 C:\Users folder off of my 64GB SSD onto another drive (A partition on an ...
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Solid-State-Drives for Improved Performance

I feel the need, the need for speed: I have a 14 MB SSIS package, and every time I run it in debug mode, it takes forever and a half to start executing. Most of the time is spent saving before it ...
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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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Will I get good performance boost from SSD for OS and programs if my data files remain on slower mechanical SATA HDD

Will I get good performance boost from SSD for OS and programs if my data files remain on slower mechanical SATA HDD? Large SSDs are still costly; I was thinking of buying a 80gb for my OS and ...
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Linux doesn't find root file system when booting

I bought an SSD and to try the speed improvement while leaving the current system intact, I cloned my old root partition (/dev/sda1) onto the SSD (/dev/sdb1) and added a new Grub boot entry: title ...
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Should I add 4gb RAM to my laptop? [closed]

I just bought a new laptop a month ago and while it already meets my requirements, there's always space for an upgrade! The laptop is HP ProBook 450 and these are hardware specs: Intel i5-3230M ...
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How to make the system detect hard drives as a designated block? (e.g. /dev/sde)

If I attach a hard drive to the system, and I want the system to recognize this device as a /dev/sde device rather than the default /dev/sdb. How should I do that? Thanks.
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Dell Studio 1555 upgrade to ssd, but cd-drive doesn't work

I have a 3½ year old Dell Studio 1555, that I'm trying to upgrade. I've decided to install a 120 or 200gb SSD harddrive, this seems pretty straight forward - so this is not my headache. The diskdrive ...
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Reusing pre-installed Windows8 OS after installing Ubuntu Linux alongside it

I've bought a laptop which came pre-installed with Windows8 (UEFI enabled). I've read in many places that if I install Linux alongside it, I could run my Windows8 virtualized (instead of using dual ...
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2.5" SSD in the optical drive bay - what about the performance?

I'm looking for a new laptop and I want one which has two hard drive bays for using both HDD and SSD. But I don't think most of the new models have two bays, so replacing optical drive seems as a good ...
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Delete OSX partition and join remainder to Windows 7 partition

I have an iMac 27" with a SSD that has OSX installed on it. I used Boot Camp to install Windows 7 partition. I found myself using Windows 7 more then OSX because I have a PC at work so I would like to ...
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Is there anything i need to do with the SSD to optimize?

Here at work we have a old image (2010) of Windows 7 that we install on all our clients. This is far fetch, but the new computers that are comming in have SSD and we are experiencing some instability ...
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SATA drive disappears every hour, back on hard reboot

I consistently lose one of my two SATA drives (one SSD, one HD) after (almost?) exactly one hour. Doesn't matter if the computer is at idle or the disk is being written to frequently. The machine is ...
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ssd running slow

I have a Kingston SSDNOW on sata 2. Doing a benchmark i get these results: As can be seen, the sequential write performance is terrible. Below even 100 MB/s. Also why do the tests labelled 4k show ...
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SSD Drive not being recongized in BIOS

Well I bought my first drive Mushkin Chronos 180GB and got it installed in my computer and loaded up. I went to windows 7 and initialized the drive and then I installed "SSDlife Free" and loaded it ...
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Cloning 2.5" laptop HDD and SDD fast over multiple laptops?

I noticed that simple USB -data-transfer may encounter heat-problems because the newer models have no separate line for energy as some XYZ-other-cord. Today, I received a box full of Seagate FreeAgent ...
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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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Installing Windows on one drive but Program Files on another [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the default program installation directory in Windows 7? I'm toying with the idea of getting a SSD to replace my main drive. However, due to the ...
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What diagnostics are safe to run on an SSD drive?

I have a MacBook Pro (late 2010) with a Crucial RealSSD 256Gb in it; 60Gb is given to the Windows 7 x64 BootCamp partition. I have a USB-attached 500Gb drive for (most) data. In the last day or so, ...
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If you have a SDD and a HDD, how to use them efficient?

SDD is better for reading data and a HDD is better for writing data. SSD are limited in size so I can only keep a select set of data on it... Should I install Windows on the SSD or on the HDD? ...
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Exchanging the HDD on a Windows 7 Notebook

I plan to buy a notebook that is equipped with an old magnetic disk drive and Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and eventually want to replace the drive for a new SSD, later. Is it possible to migrate a Windows ...
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IS the Intel 80GB X25-M SATA II MLC SSD - SSDSA2MH080G2R5 compatible with Dell D630?

IS the Intel 80GB X25-M SATA II MLC SSD SSDSA2MH080G2R5 compatible with Dell D630 laptop? somehow the pins look different..
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Increase performance of Samsung 830 256GB SSD

I have a Samsung 830 SSD in my notebook connected to a SATA interface. This is a rather old HP notebook nc8430 which means SATA is SATA I and not II or even III that disk supports. But SATA I still ...
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RAID Configuration 'seen' through

I have a RAID0 (striped) configuration with the following: 64GB SSD 128GB SSD 640GB HDD I'm turning my PC into a hackintosh, and the installer loaded properly, BUT The installer saw the ...
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Does EnhanceIO supports TRIM on SSD?

Does EnhanceIO supports TRIM on SSD? Or it has own implementation of similar technology?
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Why does a crucial m4 SATA SSD connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 dock achieve substantially less than the expected ~410MB/s?

I have an HP Elitebook 8470w connected to an Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Docking Station with a Crucial 64gb M4 SSD plugged into it. So why am I seeing un-cached sequential read speeds of only ~30MB/s? ...
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Install Windows 8 on a laptop with 20GB SSD?

I bought an Acer S3-391-6406 Ultrabook that's still being shipped to my house and I want to know the best way to optimize Windows 8 for it. Every laptop I own, I like to immediately wipe Windows with ...
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Can't install Windows 7 service packs with SSD and HDD setup

My computer has consistently failed to install sp1 for many months now, and I finally tried to install it manually. I got an error 'ERROR_NOT_SAME_DEVICE', I can only assume this is because of my ...
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Using FireWire 800, does it makes sense to use a SSD hard disk as opposed to a 7200rpm?

Does it makes sense to buy a SSD HD and use it with the Firewire 800 port? Or should I buy a standard 7200rpm one? Firewire 800 is slower than internal HD (am I right?) so I was thinking the ...
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Windows 8.1 file explorer is Super slow

I have a newish ( a couple of months old) laptop. i7 4700mq gtx765 8gb ram I'm using an ssd boot dirve and a HDD for storage. The computer has absolutely no problems running programs but it is very ...
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Windows 8 tablet keyboard dock hard drive

I've bought an ASUS TX300CA Windows 8 transformer tablet which has a detachable keyboard dock. The tablet is a Core i7 machine and has serious power - so I want to use it to do sporadic and ad-hoc ...
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How to optimize my SSD and HDD configuration [duplicate]

I have completed my first custom PC build. I installed Windows 8 Pro and I have a few questions pertaining to the OS and the way I should configure my hard discs. I have a 128 GB SSD that I installed ...
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SSD is detected under Win8 and in BIOS SATA Config but not in boot menu

I've got the following issue: My new SSD I put in my Asus N56VJ for the CD drive is detected and working under Win8. In the BIOS menu under SATA-Configuration it's listed as well. But it is not ...
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Hard Drive usage causing system lag [closed]

This is something of a complicated problem so I will describe it to the best of my ability. Recently, my computer (Windows 7 Pro custom rig w/ I7-2600k, Samsung 540 SSD, and GTX 480 GPU)has been ...
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HP EliteBook 8560w SATA compatibility

I know that HP EliteBook 8560w/8570w supports SATA III capable chipset. But this particular chipset has SATA III and SATA II capable channels. I wonder which channel has HP used to connect the hard ...
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How to encrypt dual boot windows 7 and xp (bitlocker, truecrypt combo?) on sdd (recommended?)

I would like to setup a dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP laptop/notebook computer where each operation system's partition is fully encrypted. I would like to do this on a SSD - a 128Gb Crucial M4. ...
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How do I add an additional hard drive to a Thinkpad W510? [closed]

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W510. The solid state drive (SSD) is only 120GB. My problem is that I want one additional hard drive. So my question is: How do I buy - preferable at Ebay - an adapter and ...
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Shrink hibernate partition on Windows 7

After a thorough discussion with Google we couldn't consent on this one. How can I shrink the Hibernate partition which was set up by Windows 7 OEM? My laptop has a harddisk drive and an additional ...
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Can I plug a single hard drive into the “SATA RAID1” socket?

My (6 year old) motherboard has 4 PATA socket, 2 SATA socket, and one socket labelled "SATA RAID1". Since I (sadly) have 4 PATA devices (including dvd-r), 2 SATA hard drives, and have just bought ...