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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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
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Swap internal HDD with SSD

I'm planning to swap my internal HDD with an SSD. My PC says my HDD is SATAII, is it possible to just plug in a SATAIII SSD and use the HDD as an external drive with a SATA/USB cable? Thanks for the ...
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Securely erase Intel SSD using Live Boot CD

So I am selling on a computer and wish to securely erase the HDD. I've booted into a Live CD (Ubuntu) and run the following commands: sudo hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/sda and sudo hdparm ...
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TRIM vs Writing Zeros: The same?

As to what TRIM does to SSDs, is the result the same as with writing zeros to free space? Eg: running cat /dev/zero > zero.file; rm zero.file on the drive?
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building a computer: GA-Z87X-UD3H does not recognize 2hdds 1 ssd and 1 dvd drive

I have never built a computer before and followed these instructions for the 1200 rig: http://lifehacker.com/5840963/the-best-pcs-you-can-build-for-600-and-1200 When I booted it up, I got the ...
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New Windows 7 install using SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage?

I've just finished building a desktop and would like to install Windows 7 to a SSD and then have the default storage (i.e. Program Files and User folders) on a separate HDD. I've searched for ...
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What will give the most increase in Virtual Machine performance?

Our IT staff has been given the task of improving the performance of all of the VM's used at our company. This includes those remoting into a hyper-v server and those using their own VM's on their own ...
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Cloning Linux and Windows from two separate disks to a single SSD

Backstory TL;DR: cloned OpenSUSE from /dev/sda2 to /dev/sdc1, Windows 7 from /dev/sdb1 to /dev/sdc2; formatted /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb1; reconfigured GRUB2 and installed it on /dev/sdc; OpenSUSE loads, ...
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SSD Extended Partition Misalignment

I have a drive that has primary partitions and an extended partition that contains several logical partitions. It looks something like this: Drive --> Primary P1 (Aligned) --> Primary P2 ...
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How to use the SSD for caching in Windows without Intel Smart Response?

My motherboard is Asus P8B75-M. It doesn't have Intel Smart Response. But recently I bought a SSD. Since I mostly use linux I have Linux installed in it. But can I use it to speed up Windows also? ...
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My Users folder is over 17GB but has almost nothing in it

I have an SSD boot drive with Windows 7 on it. I keep all (most) of my applications on my HDD. I keep getting a message telling me my C: drive is almost full. I go to find the problem and see my Users ...
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Dell Precision T3500 Intel Rapid Storange Technology shows no Acceleration option?

I have a Dell Precision T3500 with a 2TB HDD with my OS installed and a brand new 128GB SSD which is not formatted. The SATA mode is set to RAID in BIOS and the latest version of the Intel Rapid ...
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Samsung Series 9 Laptop won't recognize new SSD

I just bought a Samsung Series 9 laptop (np900x3g to be precise) and I wanted to upgrade it's SSD. I bought an msata ssd and installed it alright. It is also recognized in Bios but I can't get it to ...
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Computer Build for VM's: Slow behavior normal? [closed]

I've custom built a computer for work. The main idea (for security reasons mostly) is to use one VM exclusively for work (mainly 3rd party windows applications that work with PostgresSQL) and another ...
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Upgrading Laptop HDD to SDD

I have this Acer Aspire V5-471G Laptop with 466GB Seagate HDD using SATA 2.0(3.0Gb/s) interface. Now, I am planning to upgrade my HDD with a faster Samsung 840 EVO SSD which use SATA 3.0(6.0Gb/s) but ...
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SSHD + full encryption: performance boost?

SSHD on itself as I heard is pretty nice. But what if I would full encrypt the SSHD with Truecrypt or whatever? Do I get still some performance boost? I'm just asking because as I understood SSHD is ...
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Can't Boot From Hard Drive Turned External Drive

I had been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I recently got an SSD, so I removed the HDD and made it an external drive. I am unable to boot from the now-external hard drive, and I'm not sure why. ...
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Bad Block Handling in SSDs on Macs

I have a question about SSDs and bad blocks. I use a Mac and an acquaintance has an SSD installed on his Mac too. He used Scannerz (http://scsc-online.com/Scannerz.html) to confirm that the bad block ...
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Laptop, 1 SSD in main drive, 1 HDD in drive caddy, laptop freezing for several seconds

I have an asus N56V, i have recently added an SSD to speed up the boot time and application launches. I did move my HDD to a Drive caddy and took the dvd out. However recently i have problems with ...
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OCZ RevoDrive X2 runs at half speed

I have a OCZ RevoDrive X2 128GB in RAID 0 mode (two 55GB partitions) installed on my P55A-UD3 mainobard. I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64 bit and provided the OCZ drivers during install. When ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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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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Why won't my SSD boot when it's cold?

I know that some SSDs rarely have an issue with "cold boots" under certain firmware and software configurations. However in this case I have had two SSDs (different brands) that would literally not ...
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How do I check the wear level of a SSD

How do I check the wear level of an SSD? Are there general diagnostics tools or is it specific to the SSD? The SSD in question is the Samsung 840 EVO.
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After SSD upgrade, HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, boot hangs at start while in the HP ultra slim dock. Out of dock all works fine

I've upgraded to an SSD drive. I've cloned the original, installed the new SSD internally, all works great. But when I put the system in the associated ultra thin docking station, the system hangs on ...
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Loading in a new drive

I have a standard 1TB HDD in my computer right now that everything (including the Windows OS) is on. I want to purchase a SSD, install Windows on there and make that my primary drive. However, I want ...
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2100: Detection error on HDD0 black screen error lenovo thinkpad carbon x1

I am having an issue with this lenovo thinkpad carbon x1, It's about 3 months old. With normal use, It all of the sudden goes into a black screen saying 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Press ...
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Windows boot performance - 52 seconds to initialize drives?

I had an issue with my primary SSD and I replaced it with another from a different brand, and at the same time I reordered my other 2 mechanical (C=ssd, D & E=mechanical). Now, when I load ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD when waking from sleep if ATA HDD password set in BIOS

I installed Intel ssd 520 (180GB) into my HP 8560w notebook with Windows 8.1. The system works fine, if no HDD ATA password set. However I wish to take advantage of the encryption feature, so I have ...
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High I/O system hanging

I have a Fedora 20 box that i'm trying to import a massive amount of data in to postgres on (billions of rows). System spec: 16GB RAM, 6 core 3.2 ghz, 500GB RAID0 PCIe SSD Everytime I/O load gets ...
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SSD won't show up in Windows installer [duplicate]

I am experiencing anissue when installing Windows 7 64-bit on a clean 240GB SSD. My motherboard is a GA-MA785GMT-UD2H, BIOS detects the SATA drive and Windows 7 does detect the drive when booting off ...
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Can a Raspberry Pi be reconfigured to reboot automatically if the SDcard becomes unreadable?

I have a Pi out on a hosting environment. The pi would occasionally become inaccessible, but responsive to pings. My provider has been kind enough to reboot it a couple times and let me syslog to ...
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How to enable Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD Self Encrypting Drive with Intel RST RAID 0

I have an MSI GT60-2OD (Haswell MB, UEFI enabled w/o CSM) with 3 Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD drives in RAID 0 mode (Intel RST AHCI RAID Controller Miniport aka Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID ...
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Bad SATA cable suddenly? (MacBook Pro mid 2012)

OS X 10.9.2 Story SSD crashed due to kernel panic (Crucial M4). Data was still on it when I plugged it in via USB. Wiped and tried to reinstall via Time Machine, extremely slow transfer rate (est. ...
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Windows 8.1 clean install keeps failing with Oxc0000005 error

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD. I don't know where the error is coming from, I'v already tested several ...
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LSI SAS 2308 MPT2SAS Linux Read/Write performance

LSI SAS 2308-8e (6Gb/s per Lane) PCIe 3.0 card. Average Read/Write Raw performance for 4 SSDs is very low around 430 MB/s (Expected 2 GB/s).I am having Intel Core i3 with quad cores and 4 GB RAM. ...
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What's windows' reaction if TEMP folder location is removed? [duplicate]

What I'd like to know is what appends if the said RamDisk or the USB SSD is removed? I'm used with moving the TEMP/TMP folder to a faster drive. I used to do it on a RamDisk with a script and now ...
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OS on spinning drive, programs on SSD, will I see performance gains?

My work laptop runs windows 7 professional on a 7200rpm drive, which I feel is a bottle neck. Two programs I frequently use (they are always open) are Netbeans and Outlook, which seem to enjoy ...
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Need to move boot manager, but I cant access it

Ok, so I have a Windows 8.1 laptop with a 500GB HDD, and an mSATA slot. I put an ssd in the mSATA and installed Windows 8.1 to the new ssd. Now I want to wipe the old HDD and use it for storage, but ...
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MacPro 2008 will not recognize any of the bay drives. USB, FIREWIRE AND SSD all work from mama board

My MacPro will not recognize any of the 4 bay drives. The mama board seems fine as USB, FIREWIRE, SSD & DVD drives all work. I've reseated the cable to the drives twice. I want to use the ASD ...
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i5-4670 in a mITX build [closed]

I'm assembling a rig for multimedia production, running programs like 3Ds max and CSS Suite. Going for the i5-4670, no OC required :) My build only needs a SSD and a HDD. Will 450W be enough ? Can ...
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Access iDrive Bitlocker partition on different installation of Windows 8

This question is related to my attempts of getting Bitlocker to work with a Crucial M500 SSD's hardware encryption (i.e. Windows iDrive) - on Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo T440p. I have 2 SSDs in the ...
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Will SanDisk 64GB SATA Internal 2.5" SSD work with SATA II

Just a quick question, I have this motherboard asrock m3a785gmh and I'm planning to purchase a SanDISK SSD. Just want to make sure these two are compatible? I can not see a reason why they would not ...
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Dropbox like the old gDrive?

I really like Dropbox. I also liked the old gDrive a lot. Now that computers are using SSDs, and so far the cost for big SSDs are still high (at least for countries outside US, like Brazil), is there ...
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Hybrid Raid-1 HDD + SSD — Write Intent Bitmap

I am currently running a laptop with 1 HDD and 1SSD. I currently am using mdadm to put some partitions in a raid 1 configuration with --perfer-write set on the HDD. I have this working correctly ...
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How do I install Windows 8 on new SSD harddisk?

I bought a new Kingston V300 120GB SSD harddisk and want to install a fresh copy of Windows 8 in my laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E530c which has a key in BIOS for Windows 8 64 bit. I copied the ...
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How to determine SSD's Nand erase block size?

I recently picked up a Crucial M500 240GB SSD (20nm NAND) and I'm trying to figure out the best way to partition it. Currently, I'm using fdisk -cu starting at sector 2048. I believe the nand page ...
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Does SSD drive really speed up overall performance of computer?

Mostly when I talk to other people or check other discussions on forums, people insist that SSD ( Solid State Drive ) boosts overall computer performance big time. I however cannot fully understand ...
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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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Is Power Off Retract count relevant for SSD

Is Power-ff retract count relevant for SSDs? I have tested my SSD under various scenarios, hard power removal and kernel panic, but the attribute value does not change. Does anyone have any idea?