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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Cannot get Sata 6gbs: ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN 3, OCZ Agility 3 60g in Raid 0

Setup: 2x OCZ Agility 3 60gigs (2.15 fw) - On the 2 new sata cables that came with my new mobo connected to the two sata6 ports and verified in bios ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN 3 (latest/only bios) Bios ...
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Reinstalling windows 7 on an SSD drive

I installed Windows 7 on a new OCZ Vertext 2 SSD drive. A few days later I decided to reinstall Windows 7 again. So I went through the normal installation process, deleted the partitons with the setup ...
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Hibernation in Windows 7 does not find the disk when resuming on RAID-0 Drive

I've been using hibernation on Windows 7 since I've have it, and it's been rock solid. Recently I got a new laptop with a couple of SSDs in a RAID-0 configuration and have installed Windows 7 on it. ...
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usb connected PNY SSD needs to be reformatted for use on XP. How to get the files to work without deleting whats on the SSD?

I have a PNY SSD that I'm connecting to my XP via usb. On first connect, a driver automatically gets installed by XP and the device gets recognized as a new hard drive. Unfortunately, when I try ...
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Any crucial information, about coping partition with installed win7 from hhd to ssd using GParted?

I have pretty old windows 7 installation on hdd, i can't install fresh windows on my new ssd, co i need to copy whole partition. I chose GParted to do it. Any crucial information about this? Will i ...
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How to install windows 10 and ubuntu on ssd without unplugging the hdd

Currently in my laptop I have Windows and Ubuntu dual booted on a 1TB hard drive. Now I have bought an samsung 850 evo 250GB M.2 SSD where I want to do the same thing , ubuntu and windows 120GB each....
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Laptop can't boot from SSD when HDD is connected

I've just installed a new SSD on my laptop instead of the previous HDD. When only the SSD is connected - everything works great (I've copied the OS and data from the HDD to the SSD). But when I also ...
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CoreOS HP410 RAID1 device not added (-19)

i face problem 'addition failed -19, device not added' > hpsa 0000:07:00.0: addition failed -19, device not added. > HP P410 controller SSDSmartPathCap- En- Exp=1 This hpssacli sees no ...
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New SSD Not Seen By Ubuntu 16.04 in LiveCD Mode or During Install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a brand new SSD, but the SSD is not being recognized. I'm trying to perform the install on an Acer Aspire 5100. It's running PhoenixBIOS. The BIOS recognizes the ...
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M.2 (or NGFF) SSD cloning, how to clone to a M-key PCIe SSD using an external USB connection?

The usual way I do this is connect two drives to a computer using the USB interface and a cloning software like FarStone. Afterwards I would install the new cloned drive in the laptop/computer. I have ...
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Why is my ssd's available space randomly changing?

I have a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 which currently has about 25GB free space. Once booted I can open My Computer and while doing nothing, watch as the free space randomly fluctuates until there is no ...
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GoodRAM CX240 S.M.A.R.T shows low values under LBAs written - how to interpret it?

I found information that Total_LBAs_Written attribute indicates amount of data written to ssd disk in 512B sectors. Whereas it looks legit on my Samsung PRO 850 and EVO 850 (around 30TB) GoodRAM CX200 ...
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New build keeps crashing

I recently build upgraded my computer with new mobo, CPU and ram. I kept the same PSU, GPU (GTX 670), case and drives. The new parts are i5 6600k, z170x gaming 5, and 16gb ddr 4 corsair vengeance. Os ...
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Windows 7 pro (64 bit) installation does not recognize Samsung EVO 850 SSD on an H81M-P33 board

So I got a new computer with the MSI H81M-P33 mainboard, plugged in my Samsung EVO 850 SSD (MZ-75E250B) into SATA and tried to boot from the Windows 7 CD. The installation fails to recognize the SSD ...
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Trim unmounted ssd

My SSD is currently in use as LVM storage for KVM machines. For administration I use virt-manager, it manages partitioning and passthrough of the ssd itself, so there is no real mountpoint in the ...
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SSD detected on my Windows but not detected on BIOS boot

My Notebook had problem with boot priority. So I have HDD on main port and I just added SSD for my second port (replace my CD/DVD drive). I had problem with my main port so i cant replace it for SSD. ...
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Slow SSD speeds when cloning disks?

I am making a disk-to-disk clone using CloneZilla where both source SSD and target SSD are connected to the computer using SATA-3. Both drives are from the same Vendor and have the exact same size ...
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External HDD for Games with an internal SSD?

I have an SSD of 250GB 2.5" (SAMSUNGS EVO 850) and the laptop have 1TB hdd. The problem I am facing is which one to put on the sata slot. I am planning to put the ssd in the sata slot and then buy a ...
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Windows equivalent of lvm-cache

I'm going to be using Windows 7 for a few months on a custom built x86_64 Intel-based platform with Z97 motherboard. Being an avid linux user, I was wondering: does Windows have any form of ...
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Kingston SSD toolbox doesn't see new SSD

I just installed a new Kingston 300V 120GB SSD. Windows 7 sees it and I can copy files to/from it. But the Kingston SSD Toolbox reports: No disks connected to system I also discovered on the ...
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Windows 8 feeling slow

I installed my Windows 8.1 x64 a few years ago. Usually I did re-setup the system once a year or so to make it fast again, but I don't have too much time for that right now. PROBLEM: The system ...
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Multiple hardlinks

I am running win 8.1 I have a 120GB SSD for c: I have an "old windows" folder on c: that I want to delete, so I tried and received a message saying I needed permission from the system, so I checked ...
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Trying to mirror a volume

I originally had my HD mirrored to another one, but then it said the plex was missing, so I took it out and checked it and it was dead. So i bought a 2TB SSHD to replace it. But now it's not letting ...
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Computer fails POST

I have a Dell XPS630i that fails The POST when powered on. I recently upgraded to an SSD with 64-bit windows 7 and after having some problems with the black screen of death (turned out that two ...
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How get PCI express configuration for SSD storage?

I am looking for updating my SSD in my laptop to a newer/faster one. The one currently in the laptop is the default one that came with the purchase. It is an m.2 ssd. The problem is that I am ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...
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SMART values for brand new drive

I'm trying to work out what SMART values I should be seeing from a brand new SSD. Having received one yesterday which is reporting quite a few power on hours (4803 = 200 days) and reboots (1136), but ...
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Partition with hard drive dissapears after reboot

I bought new Asus ROG GL552VW with SSD with M.2 and HDD with regular sata. I installed Windows 10 on SSD and I have empty NTFS partition on HDD. But after restarting Windows HDD partition dissapears ...
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Driver needed during windows installation

I just lately bought an Lenovo T560 and replaced the ssd with an samsung 850 pro ssd 512gb. Now I am trying to install windows 7 on it via usb and it works until I come to the partition part. My ...
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Issue installing Windows 10 on Samsung 950 Pro m2. SSD

I have recently purchased a brand new pc that which I have just finished building myself. The specs are as follows: Corsair 750D Case EVGA Classified 4-way motherboard 16gb(2x8) G.Skill trident Z ...
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Is using multiple SSDs in RAID 0 good for reliability?

I'm asking this because, unlike HDDs, the main lifetime limiting factor of an SSD is write cycles. By using RAID 0, it's effectively doubling the amount of write cycles usable, and theoretically ...
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Why is my SSD reported as only 128KB in size

I have a SanDisk mSATA SSD that is 16GB in size. In one computer it is reported as having only 256 512 byte blocks (thus being only 128KB in size), in both BIOS and Linux. In another computer it is ...
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SSD not showing up in left panel of windows explorer but is detected by disk manager and “Computer”

My SSD is working great. I have Windows installed on it. Disk Manager and "My Computer" recognize it. But there is a strange issue : It is not showing up in the left part of the Windows explorer : ...
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INACCESIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE after swapping out hard drive

I had a regular HDD in my laptop. I decided to switch it to a SSD recently. I put my old hard drive into a USB3 casing so I could boot to it still for programs I still need on the Windows side, and to ...
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Unable to mount WD SDD, GPT/sector boundary issue

I have a simple thing I want to do (mount a 4Tb WD drive via my hot-swap bay) but my OS (Debian Jessie) apparently isn't playing nice. Mount auto/vfat claimed I wasn't dealing with a valid block ...
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Cloned laptop HDD to SSD, but SSD says OS Not Found

The other topic is similar, as I have already read through it hoping it would help solve my issue, but it didn't. He had a BSD, I did not. He wanted to keep his other drive as a slave, I'm swapping ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for this ...
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Motherboard Recognizes Platter Drive; Consistently Fails with SSD (SMART HDD/SDD Failure)

System Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Hero (Bios 1701: latest bios) SSD: Corsair Neutron XT SSD Win 7 x64 / Win 10 x64 Issue After months of running without issue (Win 7 x64), my Corsair Neutron ...
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Does it make sense to create a raid array with SSD's?

We had a big problem in our local network at the school, many people were not able to login to their virtual machines. After a week our teachers found out that the problem was because of the raid ...
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How can I use my an SSD partition as a cache for a large HDD on Windows 10?

I have a 480gb SSD on with installed Windows 10 and Applications. However i also have a 2.5TB (and growing) steam/gog Game Library currently on a HDD that i'd like to cache with a >=256GB partition ...
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Switching from 1 SSD and 1 HDD to 2 SSD in RAID 0 and HDD

Current system: Windows 10, 1 SSD, 1 HDD, SATA set to AHCI mode in BIOS. How to switch to booting from two new SSDs in RAID0 and HDD? If I change the SATA mode to RAID in BIOS and configure 2 new ...
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Computer fails to sleep when booting from a NVMe SSD

Whenever I'm trying to put my PC to sleep, the screen goes blank but a power indicator stays on and all fans keep on working. I have a NVMe SSD installed on a PCIe card, and OS is installed on this ...
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hard drive lock, impossible to enter bios

This morning I have encountered a really unpleasant surprise. My notebook refused to turn on. I didn't drop it, haven't installed anything new and all of a sudden, throughout the night, it simply ...
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TortoiseSVN database locking errors after disabling Samsung RAPID mode

One of my users is getting database lock errors from TortoiseSVN after disabling Samsung RAPID mode. What's a good way to find out what programs had a file locked recently? Since it requires a ...
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Increase in SSD performance?

I have a 120GB Samsung 840 EVO and I'd heard they had an issue with decreasing performance. So I re-ran CrystalDiskMark on the drive and compared it to the numbers I ran when I originally purchased ...
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Looking to make a Male to Female M2 connector Flex cable extension adapter

I'm looking to make a flex cable for the M.2 connector as mostly used for SSD's. Mainly the 2240 size. There would be a male m2 side connecting to a female m2 side. I'm working on project that ...
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Cannot clear OverProvisoning partition after upgrading to Windows 10

My notebook comes with Windows 8. I bought Samsung SSD 840 Evo and allocated 20 GB for OverProvisioning. Then I upgraded to Windows 10 and saw that Windows created 450 MB recovery partition using some ...
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Regularly plugging in SSDs to increase data lifetime

I am aware that SSDs and flash drives lose data while unplugged. How much does plugging them in regularly (monthly or weekly) increase data lifetime?