Solid-state drive; a data storage device that uses solid-state memory for persistent data storage that can be accessed in the same manner as traditional block-I/O hard disk drives. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives ...

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SSD causes UEFI to load very slow on reboot (~15 sec)

I've recently bought an ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128 GB M.2 . It works fine , it's fast , but I have one issue with it . When I start the laptop , UEFI loads fast in a second or so , goes to my ...
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M.2 hard disk and 2.5 hard disk at the same time in laptops

Note: I am not looking for a recommendation! I am looking for a reason why M.2 and 2.5 disks are not supported at the same time. I am able to find only a few laptops that support M.2 and 2.5 disks at ...
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SSD RAID and NCQ - is there any benefit in this configuration?

Current situation My System (Fujitsu Celsius M730) is currently using the following disk Setup: Intel C600 series chipset SATA AHCI Controller Port0: Samsung SSD 830 (latest firmware) Port1: DVD ...
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Spanning volume disk usage

I have two SSD disks of 256GB and I want to create a single spanning volume of 512GB. I am using Windows 10. What I want to know is how will Windows handle this under the hood. Will the first disk ...
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Spanning volume disk usage

I have two SSD disks of 256GB and I want to create a single spanning volume of 512GB. I am using Windows 10. What I want to know is how will Windows handle this under the hood. Will the first disk ...
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Raid 5 Nas or Raid 5 with FreeNas?

I need to buy or build a Raid 5 NAS system that is somewhat reliable. 70% of its use will be for storage (such as for back ups), the remaining 30% will be for accessing files from the Intranet. ...
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Can I transfer Windows 7 to a different hard drive

As well as upgrading my graphics card I'm looking to get an SSD to add to my current 1TB Hard drive. I would ideally like windows to run from the SSD and I'd like to format the hard drive as it's ...
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Symbolic link - How does it work?

Using Windows 7 Overview- I have an SSD and HDD installed in my computer. I would like to have all data files (ie AppData) saved to the HDD, this way I avoid unnecessary read/writes to the SSD. ...
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Is it possible to run Windows 10 installed on a external HDD in different computers? [duplicate]

Super User community. TL;DR: I have MacBook Pro Retina 13" as my laptop computer, and also a desktop computer in my home. Desktop has AMD HD 6950 GPU, will I suffer performance? As I'm a developer, ...
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Successfully encrypted with Bitlocker but it did not install Recovery Console in startup partition

So I successfully encrypted my SSD on my laptop (older Dell Precision M6300). Everything went smoothly except that during the setup process, it could not install the recovery console on the new ...
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SSD won't show up in RAID utility but shows on Windows

I have two SSDs, installed on a ASUS z77v pro motherboard: A Samsung 840 and 850 EVO. My Windows 10 (64-bit) installation is on the 840. It works. It runs. I’m on Windows right now using it. But when ...
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SATA3 RAID 0 vs. SSD

I'm going to buy a new computer, and I'd want to know (in terms of performance) which option is better. Obviously, the best idea is to combine them (SSD for the OS and RAID0 for the data). However, I ...
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On windows 10 machine bootloader is on wrong drive

I have SSD with OS and HDD with files, but loading starts from HDD which i want to replace,but when i unplug it system wont boot(EFI console opens). I didnt do anything, installer did it ...
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Clean Windows 10 installation shows bad IOPS on Samsung 830 SSD

I just did a clean installation of Windows 10 Pro (fully patched) which was running Windows 8.1 Pro before. I have applied all settings suggested by Samsung Magician and got the following benchmark ...
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minimize windows swap file usage

I know completely disabling the swapfile is not a good idea, so i'd like just to minimize its usage, so that the memory pages will be swapped only when the physical memory is completely full. I know ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 does not recognize SSD

On a live CD it doesn't show up at all in fdisk or lshw, but it's showing up in BIOS and even works perfectly fine in Windows 10. I have no idea what to do. All of the search results indicate that my ...
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Does file sizes affect Wear Levelling in SSD?

Static wear levelling occurs in solid state drives for, iirc, keeping the cells healthy. This thing struck me: does written file size affect the WL? That is, will it be different (to the cells) by ...
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Can two SSDs run slower than one?

I'm planning to buy a new SSD to add to my current config so that I can finally stop barely squeezing one game at a time on the same SSD as my OS (currently I have a 120GB one) and it got me wondering ...
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Can I mix PCIe cards version 2.0 and version 3.0 in motherboard adjacent slots?

Motherboard specification for expansion slot is : Slot5 : PCI-E GEN3 x8 Slot(EE : x8/x4 with Slot6) Slot6 : PCI-E GEN3 x8 Slot(EE : x0/x4 with Slot5) CPU is E5-1620v2, PCIe lanes are coming ...
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Need windows session saved when switching OS HD between PC's

Recently I had an idea to increase my productivity so I could work with the same data and applications both on my business address and my home address. The idea: The idea was to use 1 SSD Hard Disk ...
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Need help to recover corrupted files from SSD

It would be really appreciated if someone could teach me how to recover/fix damaged data from a SSD. The wife uses a Samsung 850EVO 500G SSD with a SATA to USB 3.0 cable as a daily working drive. ...
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Solid State Drive became unresponsive after large file download - Is it dying?

Do some solid state drives have a hard time dealing with instructions when they have low free space? Or should I expect that the drive is at the end of its life (at just over 1 year)? Background: My ...
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UEFI, Windows 8 - installing SSD, removing HDD

I have a perfectly good laptop for work, HP ProBook 455 G1, the only problem is it's really shitty HDD! So I decided to buy an SSD. But, the problem is that this machine has to be fully functional ...
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Bitlocker eDrive + multi-boot possible?

Is it possible to activate the bitlocker eDrive encryption on a multi-boot system? I encrypted both my system and data partition using bitlocker on my Win8.1 system, that I want to upgrade to Win10. ...
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Computer freeze in Windows 10 after upgrade to SSD

I just upgraded my computer with an SSD. I installed Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD. When I boot into Ubuntu, the computer is working 100%, no problem, but in Windows one time that I ...
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I somehow renamed my Music folder to Pictures, How to chamge back to Music

I'm running Windows 10 64bit with an SSD as the boot device. I was trying to link a music folder on an HDD that is my files drive since the SSD is only 250 Gbyte. I got confused and somehow renamed ...
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Win8.1 freezes on boot with hypervisorlaunchtype=Off unless I briefly disconnect SSD

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (model 12943QG) from 2012, running Windows 8.1 x64. I've upgraded the laptop with a Samsung 840 PRO SSD of 512GB to use as the system drive instead of the tiny 128GB stock ...
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How will moving to an SSD effect my Windows product key [duplicate]

I have an laptop that I like to take to college, to friends to play games, etc. It's getting on a bit now and is starting to feel sluggish. The main limiting factor seems to be disk speed/use so I'm ...
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Migrating OS to SSD - User files

I have migrated my OS to an SSD that I have added in place of the optical drive, installed my previous programs etc and it all seems to work fine. Now I want to use my HDD as storage for my files, ...
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Samsung 950 Pro on PCIe or SATA waiting for better motherboard

Recently Samsung has released the 950 Pro series SSDs. If I understand well they are only available with M.2/PCIe connectors which are supported only by new motherboards. Is it possible to use the ...
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Windows 10 install don't recognize SSD

I have a problem with a SSD (Crucial BX100) bought last week and Windows 10 install. When I try to install Windows 10, the installation software don't recognize my SSD, I have a same windows as this ...
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Can I move $Windows.~BT to another volume?

I'm running windows 7 (x64) on a 90GB SSD for C:\ drive. Consequently I'm constantly running out of space. I've already moved user documents, pictures etc. to another volume using junction links, but ...
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How does SSD Overprovisioning work

I know that the purpose of the OP is to give the SSD free space to move blocks to when writes occur, and to give the GC some space to play with. But how does the SSD know that an unpartitioned area is ...
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Windows 10 Eating up Disk Space

I recently upgraded to Windows 10. It's been a pretty rocky road thus far. My current issue is Windows 10 keeps using up my SSD's disk space until it has none left and then complains I have no space ...
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I/O error new SSD w/ Windows 7

I searched around for this scenario, but couldn't seem to come across anything. I just bought a new 240gb SanDisk SSD, because my 128gb OCZ SSD died on me. I threw the new drive in, plopped a copy of ...
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Whether it is possible insert in Kingston SNA-DC/U hdd drive, but not ssd?

I have Kingston SNA-DC/U enclosure, it came bundled with ssd kingston drive. Whether it is possible insert in this SNA-DC/U enclosure hdd drive, but not ssd?
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Is SATA III 6 GB/s a bottleneck to i7 4th Gen Laptop processor

Should I consider upgrading my Sata 2.5" inch SSD from SATA to Nvme m2 SSD.I have a 512 GB Samsung EVO 850 (I get around 450 MBps read / 350 MBps write). Now that the new Samsung PRO 950(2.5 GBps read ...
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Is there a way in software to check what the controller on my SSD is?

I'm considering being bad and buying an off brand, chinese SSD that's insanely cheap, has no reviews and possibly one of those dram-less controllers. I'd like to science the heck out of it. I'd like ...
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How to upgrade SSD firmware on Intel RST RAID 0 member disk?

I have a random bunch of SSDs working in an Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID 0 to serve as my system drive. To setup an Intel RST RAID drive, in UEFI one must change the SATA controller to RAID, ...
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SSD suddenly won't boot, blinking cursor

I had a power surge and my SSD won't boot anymore. It gets stuck with a blinking cursor right after startup I'm still able to browse the drive when it's hooked up as a slave, so it does seem like the ...
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Windows 7 software raid 1 performance questions?

Recently my hard drive died, and I lost all my files and I am really sad. Right now I am making a software 1 raid between my 2250MBps/1850MBps Pcie 3 8x SSD, and my 1TB 170MBps/170MBps hard drive. ...
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How do I clean up the Add/Remove Programs List?

hoping you can help me with something. I'm running a fairly basic Boot SSD + Storage HDD setup for my PC, and I recently had my storage HDD fail on me. I've sent it to the shop to see what I can ...
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what kind of m.2 ssd does MSI GE62 Apache Pro-004 support?

I did a lot of research but the more I study about the M.2 slots the more i am getting confused. Can any one tell me MSI ge 62 pro 004 supports which m.2 ssd? The specifications page shows as ...
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Can I increase app performance by purposefully fragmenting its data on the hard drive?

Some popular apps and games have very many files that are not frequently used in normal operation, so there are large distances over which the hard drive needs to leap over to get to the next bits it ...
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Swapping out boot drive without affecting D drive

I need to change my boot hdd (C) to an ssd but most of my documents are stored on the D drive wich i will not remove from the system. Can i just replace the C with the ssd and install windows and the ...
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Change one disc to AHCI

I have one SSD that I'd like to use in AHCI mode, and two discs in RAID mode. Right now all discs are in RAID - the SSD, and two HDDs. I would like to change only one of them to AHCI? I found in the ...
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Windows 10 Dell Inspiron laptop incomplete shutdown

I have a Windows 10 installed on my laptop and it's not shutting down completely. I noticed it by accident, was using my laptop on battery and it was on 90% when i shut it down (didn't leave power ...
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How damaged is my SSD disc

It is known that after exceeding write procedure to particular SSD sector count this sector dies and is replaced with another one from reserved ones. Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I suppose it ...
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M.2 SSD Raid with PCI-E or SATA

I have recently bought Intel i7 6700k, Asus Maximus VIII Hero and Samsung EVO 850 M.2 SSD. I want to use SSD as a cache drive. So, I enabled RAID mode from AHCI. In BIOS there's this option: M.2 ...
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Choosing which system to run

I have two HDDs in raid-0, and one ssd. I installed windows on ssd partition (NTFS) first, and then I installed linux on the second ssd partition (ext4). Both through booting and with formatting ...