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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Does SSD have any effect on overclocking?

Hi i just had a query in my mind- Do i really need to add SSD to OC ...I mean does it make any difference on the perfomance of the processor ? I would like to overclock my i7 and i have already spend ...
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Create Junction point for Program Files (x86) on functioning system

Recently I found that my lowly 128GB SSD was filling up to the point where I had to uninstall old games to install new games. That wasn't bad until I had to install some other applications for actual ...
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“swapfiles” taking 45 GB space on Mac… What's the fix?

My Mac's SSD is filling up and I figured its because of these files. Can I delete them ? What to do here?
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Dropbox - no local copy, possible?

Arch user here. I wanted to use DropBox to free some space from my SSD. Is it possible to use DropBox in the same manner as I am currently using their web interface? So, the question again: I don't ...
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Intermittent BSOD after installing SSD on Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio flip 15" hybrid laptop, model SVF15N12SN for about 3 months. A couple of days ago, I replaced the hard-disk with the a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (model MZ-7TE500BW). This was a ...
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ssd and rapid storage techology

i have one ssd (samsung evo 250 gb) ,on which is installed the the OS, and it's configured with samsung magician, which has AHCI mode enabled and it's linked to a 6gb/s sata interface. I have only ...
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What Windows 8.1 (x64) / Linux SSD/HDD setup should I use?

I have the following drives and their planned usage below. 120GB SSD - Arch Linux or Ubuntu (OS, programs) 240GB SSD - Windows (OS, programs) 1TB HDD - Split in half, one partition per OS ...
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What kind of website would benefit from an SSD powered hosting? [closed]

I've been hosting sites for quite sometime now on regular HDD servers, they pretty much do the job fast enough for me. I was wondering what kind of sites would typically benefit from SSD powered ...
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How to confirm that my SSD running as cache correctly?

I am using HP Workstation laptop, with a SSD as cache. I have installed a new Windows 8 on my laptop. There is nothing related to the SSD from software side so far I know, so I cannot know did my ...
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VirtualBox on SSD - Macbook Air

I have a MacBook Air with a 256GB SSD. I want to use VirtualBox to run a Linux distribution alongside with OS X. If I create, say a 20GB virtual hard disk in which to install the Linux distribution, ...
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Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
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Something about SSD

So, I read that a SSD requires ACHI for Communication. I checked my BIOS for that, and luckily I have it. My Question is that, suppose, if I buy a SSD that consists of 70 GB. And, suppose if I put ...
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What is the real amount of data written in an hibernate file

On a Windows 8.1 system with 32 GB of RAM + SSD with hibernation enabled, how must data is actually written to the hiberfil.sys file when the system is put in hibernation ? My question is relative to ...
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Adding a ssd to Asus N71JQ

I have had a Asus N71JQ for a few years. I was thinking of putting in an ssd drive in the hopes of speeding it up. Does anyone know if this laptop supports sata? I ask this because I googled for ...
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SSD seems to be causing a lock on folders and files in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I recently switched from an HDD to a SSD in a Windows 7 environment. Since then I regularly experience files or folders being locked from renaming or deleting. The lock may take minutes or hours - I'm ...
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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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Will fresh installing Windows 7 Pro on SSD affect user experience on data drive

I have a 128G SSD for my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) and a 1T HD for apps/doc/etc. I'm thinking of fresh installing my OS to Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB SSD. IF I fresh install my OS on the new SSD, ...
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What should I be looking for in a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)?

I am looking to buy a solid state hybrid drives for its balance between price and performance. I can only have one drive on my laptop. My two main uses will be to run applications and to archive our ...
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Are these unrepairable SSD errors indicative of a SSD hardware error?

Some time ago I got an Apple authorised reseller to replace the SSD in my early-2011 model MBP with a Samsung 512GB 840-series disk. About three months later, booting failed with this error: Please ...
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HDPARM Security Erase issue

I have bought a used Agility 3 SSD. And I wanted to wipe out data from my Linux box using hdparm. But it was not OK. Here are the steps I followed: # hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass 1 ...
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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… ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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PCI-Express RAID Controllers with TRIM Support

I've an AMD Athlon computer with Windows 7 and I'd like to set up an SSD Raid 0. Are there any PCIe RAID controllers with TRIM support available on the market? The only thing in this are that I've ...
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(solved) Mysterious and frequent activity on secondary disk, event when offline in Disk Management

Update (solved) The sound was coming from my speakers, that's all there is to it. While I go to cringe in a small hole for a few weeks I'd like to thank (and beg forgiveness from) everybody who took ...
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Copy only OS which isn't partitioned to SSD

I am using Paragon Hard Disk Managment to move Windows 8.1 from HDD to SSD. The SSD is smaller (120gb) and the HDD is bigger. Both is installed and running on computer. The problem is that windows ...
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How can I check my SSD lifespan?

How can I check the lifespan of my SSD? Is there a built-in feature on Windows 8? If not, what could I do to check it?
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“Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” - Exhauted all Solutions I can find/think of

Problem description: My PC refuses to boot to my SSD with Windows. This is a new PC that I just built. It gives the error "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot ...
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Make a partition with only Windows 8.1 in it. Already installed. And move it to SSD [duplicate]

I just bought a SSD and would like to migrate the OS from HDD to SSD. I tried easeUS Partition Manager but it says that the disk (120gb) isn't big enough. I think the problem is that I don't have a ...
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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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Receiving tech support for my SSD from the Manufacturer, however things got weird I think

I have an OCZ Vector SSD which I have owned for just over a year now. I have had some continuous stability issues with the drive which makes it almost impossible to host an OS for more than one power ...
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4 SSDs RAID 0 integreted vs dedicated controller

I've been thinking about setting up 4 SSD RAID 0 to gain performance in my home PC, and I ran into this review of PCI-E based SSD. If I use PERC H310 (8 lane PCI-E 2.0 RAID controller, which means ...
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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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MacBook Pro (2011) with new Samsung EVO 840 SSD freezing (beach ball) on Yosemite

I’ve been using Yosemite for quite a while on HDD which came with MBP and it worked just fine. I also have MacBook 2010 with Intel SSD and also running Yosemite with no problem. Now, yesterday I’ve ...
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How to to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?

Is there way to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?(without altering or modification the Windows Boot Configuration Data(BCD)) The same way as boot with bootable ...
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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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Dual boot and SSD

I've recently bought an SSD to install Linux and a few other things. My current OS is on another SSD and am hoping to use both SSDs at the same time. However, if I do install Linux on my new SSD (as a ...
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Disadvantages of partitioning an SSD?

A wise guy who goes by the name of NickN maintains a lenghty forum post on his views about building a powerful computer (directed towards playing Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, a very demanding piece ...
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Secondary SSD on Win7 - use for cache and VirtualBox VM (VDI)

Is there any problem with using secondary SSD for cache (pagefile) and one VM at the same time? Basically I only use secondary SSD for cache right now, but this leaves 40GB of unused space on it. Or ...
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How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...
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Second HD to Laptop with 128GB SSD: HDD or Hybrid

I have a Dell Latitude E6430 with a 128GB SSD and an optical drive. The windows installation and some other installations ate most of my space and I'm trying to decide what to do next. Are there any ...
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Where to report bug of BIOS of Ativ 4 Notebook to Samsung?

I'm looking for a place to report BIOS bug on Ativ 4 Notebook. After updating BIOS from version P01RBG to P08RBG my ssd is working only at SATA2 speed (up to 260MB/s). Before it it worked at up to ...
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SSD Performance testing in linux

I'm testing the performances of my new SSD card, and it seems I'm stuck with sata2 speed even if my controller is sata3. Here is the command I'm using. dd if=tempfile of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024 ...
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GPT damaged, two half-sized disks instead of one

I'm trying to help my father installing Gentoo instead of Windows on his new Acer Aspire S7 notebook. However, we are experiencing issues to partition the 120GB SSD disk. fdisk -l tells us we have ...
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Dell Laptop + Samsung SSD 840 Evo: Disk Read Error Occured

This is my second new brand new Samsung SSD 840 Evo as the first SSD had the same problem. I thought it would be the SSD corrupt, but i guess, probably its not cloned properly or partition was not ...
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Is it possible to duplicate a Mac drive as an imaging solution?

I need to image a set of MacBooks with new SSDs. I know I can take a DMG image and restore it, but I'm interested in possibly deploying using a drive duplicator. Would this work in a similar way as ...
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Doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a SSD - should I use RAID or AHCI?

when i first setup my computer about a year ago, i left it at the default AHCI when i installed windows 8. after doing so i was told by a computer tech that i should've just used RAID. i was confused ...
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how to find whether my hard disk is hdd or sdd

Where it is written that my hard disk is SDD or HDD.. I have tried searching msinfo32 Device manager Disk management I need to to see a word solid state drive or Hard disk drive in windows 7. It ...
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SSD Performance showing as 'bad'

Today I stripped down and rebuilt my PC (to get rid of surplus cabling, and to give it a clean since it was pretty dusty in there), and everything is running fine. Well, except my SSD (apparently). ...
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chkdsk restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...