Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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SSD Lifetime vs HDD lifetime

I never used a SSD . But reading so many articles about SSd performance , i'm thinking to change my HDD and to get a SSD. But i've read that the SSD's lifetime is short comparing to a HDD. My ...
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What files can I move to a small (16GB) SSD to speed up Windows 7?

I have a 16GB SSD. It's too small to install Windows on. A discussion about ReadyBoost made me think of putting it in my Core2 Duo with 4 gig of ram and put pagefile.sys on it. What else can be moved ...
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Reoccuring Issue with Windows Fails to Start After Shutdown

Recently I have completed data migration from Intel i330 120GB SSD to Intel 535 240GB SSD using Intel Data Migration Software. Intel i330 was my first SSD which I also used for data migration from my ...
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New PC with new and old drives

so I ordered parts for a new PC that should arrive soon and here's the situation : I want to transfer two drives with data on them from a non-working pc running windows 7 to a new computer that will ...
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WIll partitioning an SSD make it slower? [duplicate]

Having read a number of SSD reviews, in particular, of those made by Crucial (a.k.a Micron), I've come to the conclusion that partitioning an SSD is going to make it slower. Here is the logic: Those ...
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CPU Still Powercycles after swapping PSU > Reset BIOS > SSD won't boot but LIVE USB does

Running an Asus Z87-A and a Samsung 840 SSD (I disconnected the GPU and extraneous HDD). A few weeks ago I got a warning that the Mobo had detected surges (Computer is plugged into a APC UPS). I come ...
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Acer Aspire S7-391: No bootable device

After fixing the motherboard of my Acer Aspire S7-391 i tried to boot it from the stock SSD. However, i get a screen which lists the details of RAID Volume and Physical Devices. The last line says "...
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M.2+HDD or SSD?

I am searching for parts to build a new Linux desktop machine (this is my first build), and I am considering two options for storage. I plan on using Btrfs as my filesystem (I created a backup script ...
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Cloning sysprepped factory Windows 10 HDD to smaller SSD before first boot

I have ordered a new laptop computer with Windows 10. It comes with a 1TB HDD. I would like to clone the drive and move it to a 256GB SSD before first boot. This way, I can maintain the sysprepped ...
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dd clone HD to SSD?

I have a home machine running windows 7, and i'm wondering if it would work to do a dd if=/dev/${oldSataSpinningDisk} of=/dev/${newSSD} to clone the contents of the current system running on a SATA HD ...
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My Acer VN7 laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot

I have Acer VN7-791G-77GZ laptop and Crucial CT512M550SSD1 SSD drive. My laptop don't recognized disk drive on boot, but recognized it after reboot. Also laptop hangs after wake up from sleep. So, ...
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Installing Windows 10 on a Samsung 850 EVO SSD gets stuck at “Copying Windows files (0%)”

Recently, I acquired a Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB SSD to use for OS (Windows 10) installation. After creating a bootable USB installer (using Rufus) and booting from it, I can do the following things: ...
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Extremely slow Linux SSD

One of our Ubuntu Linux 14.04 workstations intermittently gets terrible I/O performance on its SSD. What's frustrating is that it's intermittent. Doing a full build of my C++ project should take 10 ...
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File system which supports trim command for shared SSD

I have a ~500GB SSD and I want to read/write on it from both of Windows and Linux. As far as I know, there are three choices for file system of shared drives: FAT32, NTFS and exFAT. FAT32: Not an ...
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Merge a cloud/virtual storage with a local?

When my local storage /dev/sda1 is almost taken, I would like to increase the size of a partition using storage space I have in the cloud e.g. dropbox, google drive or similar. Is it possible to do ...
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I need to move Windows 10 from a hard drive to a solid state drive [duplicate]

I recently built another desktop computer with 3 drives, one of which is from my old computer. I want to move my Windows install to the new solid state drive without losing all of my files on the old ...
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Software or Hardware?

Hi guys i have a Server 2008 R2 thats a supermicro Duel Xeon 1366 box 12gb DDR3, that i use for file storage and WDS and little Vmware Workstation 12 stuff.. The issue am having its loaded with 2 ...
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SSD 4k random read/write QD1…32 and IOPS values

I'm a video designer and have a lot of rendering programs. I decided to buy a 120GB SSD in my PC, and I'm searching for the best performance. The important thing for best performance in SSD must be ...
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Why are USB flash drives slower than SATA SSD's?

As a broad generalization current generation SSD's have write performance of around 500MB/s. Premium USB flash drives have write performance of circa 170MB/s, looking at Kingston Predator and Patriot ...
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Which hard disk should I put on SATA3, the one with the OS or the one with applications?

I bought 2 new SSD disks to put in RAID0 on my desktop computer. While installing them, I found out I have only 2 SATA3 ports. So, I have to choose whether to put the SSD with Windows 10 on sata3 or ...
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Windows 10 upgrade and SSD

Currently I have a laptop running Windows 7 on a HDD but I want to upgrade to Windows 10 on an SSD. Does anyone know if it is better to upgrade to 10 first and then migrate to SSD or to do the ...
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SSD Cache/Buffer for HDD RAID

I have three 3TB 5400rpm HDD's running on RAID 5 in my Ubuntu server VM as my NAS. I recently just hooked up this NAS Server directly to my Desktop via 10GB Ethernet cards and fiber optic cable (...
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Migrating from dual boot to triple boot

In my current setup, I have: 1 Crucial MX200 500GB SSD - Kali linux installed with grub bootloader, set as primary boot drive 1 Corsair Neutron XT 960GB SSD - Windows 7 1 Corsair Neutron XT 480GB ...
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Why is it called flash for phones / tablets and install for PCs

Lets say that you want to change your device's operating system.For a phone or tablet we would say "today I am flashing cyanogenmod" but for PCs "today I am installing Ubuntu" although flash is used ...
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Converting unused computer from HDD to SSD using bit copy

I am purchasing a new computer for someone - and it comes with Windows pre-installed on [a 500 gig or 1tb hard drive] - possibly a Dell or Lenovo system. Am I able to simply do a bit copy (using dd ...
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When does SSD static wear leveling operation occur, possible to measure?

Scenario: 1) New 60GB SSD Drive 2) Install OS and Programs 40G 3) Assume windows pagefile.sys file size is 16G 4) The bulk of the OS and Programs are rarely (if ever) updated for ...
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Upgrading my disks to improve access performance

My motherboard is a few years old (USB 2.0, SATA II etc), but before I make a big jump upgrading the mobo, cpu, gpu etc, I'd like to start with just upgrading my hard drives. My SATA drive is failing....
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A dual and single channel memory [closed]

My question is in regards to potential laptop performance. Please forgive my ignorance in advance for most of this is quite new to me. I am wanting to upgrade the DDR3 ram in my laptop and also have ...
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How to troubleshoot slow SSD

Windows 10 is unusably slow as soon as I try to do anything disk-based. If I look at task manager I can see 100% disk usage for speeds as low as 0.2 MB/s. What can I do to work out what's wrong and ...
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Clean usb install of windows 10 on a new ssd not working? Alienware aurora R4

Got a usb of Windows 10 home, Removed on ssd that had previous win 10 on. And have now got myself into a loop. I installed win 10 on the drive but it doesn't seem to regognise the drive unless I ...
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Windows 8 boot error 0x0000001 - diskpart doesn't detect SSD in IDE mode

My ASUS A75 Laptop randomly broke. Startup gives 0x0000001 Error. To repair i use the Win 8 DVD, but it only shows a black screen in AHCI mode (it shows the windows logo and loading circle but then ...
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Make my Old Hard Drive Not Bootable

Frequently my bios for some reason tries to boot to my old HDD instead of my new SSD. This is starting to get very annoying have to switch HDD priorities every time I restart my computer. Disk 0 (...
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Windows SSD Mounting Issue

I recently updated my internal SSD from a Radeon R7 120GB model to a Samsung EVO 850 250GB model, and whilst the clone and installation went well, the Radeon drive no longer wants to work with my ...
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Very long delete operation

Very often my files are deleted very slowly. Especially if I ask system delete large amount of files. For example I need to delete directory with size ~4Gb. Why I need to wait longer than one day? ...
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Will cipher /w:C properly wipe empty space on SSD drive?

On Windows you can use cipher /w:C to overwrite the blank space on a drive with random bytes. With SSD's there's lots of problems with secure deleting individual files because of the way SSD's do '...
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Benefits of HDD vs. SSD?

I'm thinking of getting a new computer but must decide between a HDD or SSD. Some people say HDD is better, others the opposite. So what are the relative benefits and shortcomings of each? Are there ...
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Can compression of folder be undone when it comes to slow?

I know that compressing save disk space on my hard drive and I know that it is mutch slower for read a file. However I will compress the C:\Users folder. Personal files are stored on a SSD drive. ...
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Installing Windows to a new SSD drive using recovery partition

I have a Samsung Notebook for a few years now, model NP305E4A, dualboot with Windows 7 (installed via 'recovery' partition) and Xubuntu 12.04. Everything is running fine, but I am considering to get ...
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Ntfs Error 55 without DriveName or DeviceName?

Today I noticed on System logs an entry originating from Ntfs, with id #55 notifying that a corruption was discovered on volume "??" (question marks) and the exact nature of the corruption is unknown. ...
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ubuntu 14 can't write to fresh ext4 external USB SSD

just bought a new SSD, formatted it with gParted to ext4 and can't copy files to it. Can't change permissions after gksu nautilus. I found solutions to this problem which involve working in command ...
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Samsung SSD 850 Evo not detected by BIOS

I have bought a brand new Samsung SSD 850 Evo 250GB. On P5VD2-VM SE motherboard is SSD undetected by BIOS, while on every other computer I tried, its working ok (I installed Win 7 on SSD and its ...
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No Bootable Device - Occasional error after installing Windows 10 to new SSD

Whenever I start my computer I get this error message: However to fix it I just need to restart my computer and I get a screen that looks like this: When I select the SSD everything boots up ...
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SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it

My Crucial M4 64 Gb SSD shuts down while trying to write or read specific data from it. It shuts down if set as system OS (win 7) disk in 3-5 minutes from start. It works fine with reading and writing ...
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Installing Windows 10 on SSD - asking about options

Recently my hard drive, with a dual-boot of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10, crashed on me. I could boot into Ubuntu, not Windows, and I saw in GParted that Windows 10 was practically gone. I managed to ...
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Windows 10 HDD to SSD for primary partition [duplicate]

Just upgraded boot partition to a 480gb SSD and its so much quicker, but.. Now my primary partition is divided as followed. [111.16GB System Reserved][224.53GB NTFS][111.333GB Recovery Partition] It ...
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BSOD after installing HyperX Fury SSD

I bought this Kingston HyperX FURY 120GB SSD, I installed it on my PC (specs below) and went for a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install on my SSD. The installation process was succesfull, everything ...
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What kind of wear does writing and deleting large volumes of data put on storage devices?

The title pretty much says it all. What kind of wear does writing and deleting large volumes of data put on an HDD? What about a SSD? Will it affect lifespan, speed, or efficiency? When I say large ...
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windows 10 hard disk usage 100 %, computer hangs

I own a Dell Latitude E7450 running Windows 10 on a 256GB SSD (SK Hynix SC210mSAA). Several times a day (in fact sometimes several times an hour), the disk usage jumps to 100% for 1 or 2 minutes, but ...
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How to use tmpfs and SSD for smart cache

I want to create fast logical disk under Linux for storing temporary files. This files I don't afraid to lost. On my machine I have 128Gb of RAM and 512Gb of SSD disk. So I want use 50% of my RAM as ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro 2012 drive to high performance SSD or buy new 2016 MacBook Pro? [closed]

What do you guys think would reap the highest performance improvements? I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with 1,024 gb hard drive memory 8 gb RAM 2.9 GHZ Intel Core i7 I am wondering (in terms of ...