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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How do I install an Intel SSD 530 series in my desktop PC? [closed]

I recently bought an Intel SSD 530 series. I have watched many tutorials and read the manual, but I'm not able to find a slot for the SSD and I also can't find where to plug in the cables. All I know ...
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Moving file system and changing default drive from SSD to HDD Windows 8.1

I recently built my first computer and installed Windows to my SSD. At first my HDD was not recognized so I wasn't able to configure it at all, but now that I have that worked out I would like for ...
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M.2 SSD not recognized by Windows 7 Ult installation

I've installed a Crucial M500 480GB SSD in the M.2 slot on an ASRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard. When i to install Windows 7 Ult on it the drive doesn't show. With diskpart it shows as drive 0. I can ...
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Installing windows 8.1 on drive letter A [SSD]?

I want to install windows 8.1 on my computer SSD and before I waste my time searching all over the install how to change the drive letter for the system partition, I would like to know if it's even ...
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Can't get PCI-e SSD to be recognized in Linux/Windows

I recently bought a Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCI-e 8x SSD to be used on my MSI 890FXA/GD70 mainboard. I currently have two disks on SATA (1TB and 2TB). The smaller of the two holds 3 operating systems ...
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What does 'Clear PK' do?

I'm in BIOS Setup on my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1 (yuck, sorry) and I want to get into setup mode in order to access the terminal from the system account. There is an option under the ...
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OS does not boot after cloning from HDD to SSD

After cloning some of my partitions to SSD (I only left the file partition not cloned yet) I can't boot from my new SSD. The screen is blank with the underscore blinking in the top left corner. The ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 Bitlocker showing fixed drives under Bitlocker To GO

I have 3 SSDs on my sever. One is the OS drive, and it encrypted without correctly using hardware encryption. The other 2 show up under Bitlocker To Go, rather than under Fixed Drive. In Disk ...
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I want to migrate my HDD to SSD but also want to completly wipe my C

So my end goal is to migrate my OS from my HDD to my SSD, and since i dont have any CD of my windows 7 (wasn't delivered with my pc, and I didn't make any backup). I have 1 HDD 2TB in my computer ...
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Windows 8.1+Debian 7.7 (GRUB) Dual Boot across two SSDs not allowing restoration of MBR for Windows

I've tried too many different things to list, but I'll explain the main ones. SSD 1 => Windows 8.1 (Primary Boot in BIOS) SSD 2 => Debian 7.7 GRUB is currently in place as bootloader. I've ...
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Freezing after startup with SSDs, Win 8.1

so i just bought a custom pc with the following specs:- Intel Core i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 7 G.skill Sniper 8GB (2x4GB) MSI R9-270x Gaming 2GB/OC Samsung SSD 840 Evo 250GB Seagate Barracuda 2TB ...
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mSATA size mismatch and inaccessible partition strangeness

Trying to do data recovery on an mSATA SSD from an Acer laptop... Kingston SMSR150S3/256GB First symptom was simply Windows not booting. Older history of the disk from when the laptop was purchased ...
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Is it woth for me to invest in SSD and RAM for my 3 1/2 years old laptop? [closed]

I have an Samsung Q330 Laptop that I bought in July 2011. The specs are: CPU: Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz GPU: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 310M RAM: 4,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-20) Storage: ...
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Recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage

Is it possible to recover deleted files in SSD/flash storage in ipad? I heard that it is not possible to undelete files in SSD in newer windows OS (windows 7 and 8), but older mac and ios does not use ...
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Free solution for tracking mac kext installs - managing security with disabled kext-signing

The goal is to track when kexts are installed and determine whence kexts came. For instance TRIM is disabled for 3rd party drives in OS X Yosemite. To use a utility like Trim Enabler one must disable ...
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64GB SSD has a 12GB Pagefile

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and it came with a 64GB SSD as the main harddrive (note: Surface only has this drive, like a tablet). I am trying to free up some more space on my harddrive and ...
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Why does a SSD have (a lot) higher mb/s with queue depth 32 then queue depth 1?

So basically in class (during a database course) we had to install and run CrystalDiskMark and analyse the numbers. The only thing I couldn't quite grasp is the fact that my computer (using an SSD) ...
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Pagefiling an unformatted SSD

Now, before you people start rambling on about how SSD are not anything like the RAM, I shouldn't be using it for pagefile because it'll get written on too much, etc etc. I already know about that and ...
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How can I enable “acceleration using solid-state hybrid drive”

My Laptop is a Lenovo Y5070-B that has an SSHD hard drive. SATA Controller Mode was in AHCI mode and it doesn't have RAID mode. There are only two options: AHCI and Compatible. When I set this option ...
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Cloning laptop HDD with two OSes to a SSD

I have a new SSD for my laptop. It's the same size as the current HDD in my laptop. What I would like to do is clone the HDD to the SSD. It sounds simple enough, but there's a twist. I have two OSes ...
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How to get data from dead SSD

Hello few days my OS SSD died and I wonder if there is any way to get some data from it. The disk light shines bright so I think power is OK. But It is not detected in BIOS neither in Windows using ...
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Changing PCIE/ m.2 SSD drive

I have this following PCIE SSD on my Lenovo Ideapad U530 20289. I would like to replace this SSD with much more capacity, so I could install windows on it. I went through few PCIE SSD and I found ...
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Can a single OS installation on a SSD be shared between a desktop & a laptop?

Recently purchased a SSD and was wondering if there was an Operating System that allowed you to swap between 2 different machines (multiple hardware profiles? in this case my laptop / desktop) ...
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W8.1 Reset Windows on SSD, safe to remove HDD?

Introduction Hello there! I asked a question here on SuperUser a couple of hours ago. In short, my computer boots into a black screen, even in safe mode. I've come to the conclusion that it would ...
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SSD and USB connections

Today I took apart my computer which housed two SSDs working as separate drives. Now I don't really need them in another computer and since they still have tons of life left, I want to use them as ...
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windows 8.1 freezing up permanently once a day or every other day

Desription I built a brand new computer and the past couple of weeks I have noticed it freeze up permanently once every other day, sometimes once a day. I have tried letting it sit to see if it ...
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Clone one SSD to another and change OS drive letter from G: to C:

How do I clone my existing Windows 8.1 installation to a new SSD and change the volume drive letter to C:? I have Windows 8.1 installed on SSD as drive G:. Every now and than I come across a program ...
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SSD replacement fails

I just got a new SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 256 GB) to replace the existing stock smaller Samsung SSD that was already in my Dell Latitude E6410 laptop. The new drive is only about 1/8" smaller than the old ...
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how to trim the SSD disk of an hybrid Linux soft RAID?

We are considering implementing an Hybrid Linux Raid with SSD+HD by using the "writemostly" flag that supposedly makes the raid write further to the HD than to SSD while maintaining the benefits of ...
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Samsung 850 Pro SSD compression

I intend on buying the Samsung 850 Pro SSD, to use as an external drive via USB and I am wondering if it uses any kind of compression, like SandForce based SSD drives? I am fairly obsessive about data ...
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SATA III vs. SATA II…getting two different pieces of information

I recently purchased the Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB to replace my (rapidly filling) 64GB OCZ Vertex 2. The drive installation went very smoothly - I was extremely happy with that. However, after I ...
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ERROR 2100 HDD0 boot error disk not found windows 8.1

today I started my ThinkPad T400 to do some changes in switchable graphics driver. During installation of driver of internal graphic card bluescreen error occured ...
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Cannot setup Intel RST

I bought an HP Envy Sleekbook 14 that has a 500 gb hybrid drive (24 gb ssd, ~470 gb hdd). The computer has Intel Rapid Storage Technology support, and it was working when I first booted it up. ...
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How to rebuild bootloader after migration to SSD (win8.1 x64)?

I've initially installed win 8.1 x64 in my hard disk. Αfterwards that I bought a M2 SSD, I installed win 8.1 x64 to it, too. Then I deleted the windows-related folders from the hard disk. The problem ...
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not to safely remove non-spinning drives will damage the hardware?

I know that if we disconnect a spinning drive without safe remove, the computer may be writing some data on it and it's spinning, so it may get damaged. But is it necessary to safely remove a flash ...
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Optimal location of pagefile on a system with two SSDs, with system drive faster than secondary drive

Background My laptop has three disk drives, two of which are SSDs. The system drive is a 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO, while the other SSD is a 64 GB Plextor M5M. Needless to say, the M5M is ...
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Cannot boot windows 8 from SSD

part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/k7z2Bm My SSD is listed in the windows 8 installation setup when I attempt to install (although the 3TB spinner seems to have 2 unallocated sectors for some ...
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How can I check my SSD without any OS installed?

I have a laptop with no OS installed, I try to install Ubuntu but it seems to found an error and it can't be installed. I have make some other checks without errors, and now I want to check the SSD. ...
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How do I determine if a hard drive will fit in my computer?

I noticed this question was asked quite a few times already in varying forms; however, I saw nothing that really answers my question... So here goes; I have an older Dell laptop that needs a new hard ...
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Simultaneous failure of 8x SSD's in raid 10 [closed]

My friend keeps arguing with me about putting SSD’s in raid vs HDD, I need to settle this. What are the odds of all the SSD’s failing vs HDD”s at once assuming they are from the same assembly line and ...
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What can I do when my UPS overloads?

I've got a sweex 650VA and the following hardware: i7 3770k 32 GB Ram z77 Extreme 4 MSI nVidia GTX 980 2 HDD 5.25 3 SSD 1 DVD RW All supported by a 700 W power unit. When I use particularly ...
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All USB Ports Stopped Working

This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped ...
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What is the theory behind securely delete files on a SSD?

Assume that I have a file which I want to securely delete in a ssd. If I do a regular detele and then fill all unused space with a random data file, would this works?
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new ssd boot failure

I recently bought a samsung evo 840 ssd and installed it in my asus n750jv in the free hd slot. So i have now two HD in my pc. I still have my original drive in it with my old os installed on it, ...
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Can't access laptop BIOS when SSD is plugged in

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours now. I recently bought a new SSD to replace the HDD that came with my laptop (Lenovo S510p Touch). I wanted a fresh install so I connected the SSD to ...
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OmniCppComplete vim plugin and SSD on Ubuntu

I want to develop some GTK+ stuff in C and I was in need of using some plugin for completions. I have personal reasons why I don't want to use YouCompleteMe plugin. I configured OmniCppComplete ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Linux file system divided between SSD and HDD [closed]

In order to achieve better price/performance ratio, I plan to divide my file system (Ubuntu 14.04) between SSD and HDD. Things that are "read mostly" (i.e. most of OS stuff) - should reside on SSD. ...
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Which SATA port to use for Intel SSD with Dell Optiplex 990?

I just bought an Intel 520 Series SSD and I have 4 SATA ports on my Dell Optiplex 990. SATA0 - dark blue, SATA1 - black and SATA2 and SATA3 - white. On the datasheet of Dell Optiplex 990 I can not see ...
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Replacing DVD with an SSD in an HP Pavilion-dv6 laptop?

I have a laptop HP Pavilion dv6-1149wm Entertainment PC, I'd like to replace the DVD writer, with an SSD, but I am wondering which adapter can fit, is this CADDY Adapter relevant for this?