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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Samsung laptop slowed down

I have a notebook NP550P5C from Samsung. It has impressive parameters: 8 GB RAM Intel i7 3610QM @ 2,3 GHz 904 GB HDD with 8 GB SSD It runs Windows 8.1 64bit. It used to be very fast but after 22 ...
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Macbook pro 2012: ssd in place of hdd and hdd in place of dvd drive

I cannot find anywhere answear to that. Is it posible to mount ssd in place of normal hdd and replace dvd with normal hdd. Everywhere i only find how to replace dvd drive with ssd but in that ...
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Change root '/' partition to another disk

I bought a new SSD and I want to transfer my current / directory there without loosing any data. I already copied the files to the SSD using a livecd but I don't know how to tell the system than now ...
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SSD Power OFF duration

I am trying to find the power OFF duration of the Delkin SSD. If a SSD is Powered ON and Powered OFF and then Powered ON, Can I know the Power OFF duration? Is there any Smart data with which I can ...
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Various OS X problems installed on regular hardware after a month of solid work

i'm not really sure if hackintosh-related questions are allowed but I couldn't find a statement that it's clearly forbidden anywhere so, in case it is - sorry I have a 10.9.4 OS X Mavericks which ...
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fstab and cache- howto set for the best usage of SSD?

I have few questions regarding the fstab used for SSD optimalization. I found two versions of ho to set up some space for cache files tmpfs /home/user/.cache/spotify/Storage tmpfs size=10% ...
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swap\pagefile of 2 levels

Lets assume I want to assign 2GB to swap(linux)/pagefile(windows) on SSD, and 16GB more on HDD. Is that possible to use the space on SSD as level 1 of virtual memory, and the space on HDD as level 2 ? ...
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Formatting the SSD with one partition or two?

I am preparing to format all my drives and install the Windows 8.1 now that I purchased the 850 Pro 256GB. What I'm trying to ask is: Is it better to create a partition only for Windows (around ...
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Make Windows boot faster on SSHD

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with a SSDH consisting of 500GB + 8GB. When I first installed Windows 8.1 the boot time was about 10 seconds. Now, after a two months of using it, the boot time increased to ...
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Removing GRUB when migrating to SSD

I have an SSD that I would like to migrate windows to. It previously had Ubuntu installed. After reformatting the hardrive, then using cloning software to clone the windows onto it, I tried to boot to ...
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Error installing Windows 8.1

I'm encountering the error Oxc0000005 when making a clean install of Windows 8.1 x64 on a Samsung 840 SSD (USB flash drive and UEFI Boot). I don't know where the error is coming from, I've already ...
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Sparse file performance on Windows with an SSD

Does anyone have any data or experience with sparse file performance on SSDs under Windows, with the NTFS filesystem? It seems like performance should be excellent since seek time is effectively ...
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Intel SRT OS Installation

I ve been looking around and read about SRT technology. Usually, if you have a large SSD, people recommend to put the OS on the SSD and ignore SRT and just use the HDD for data, because SRT uses only ...
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Effectiveness of Intel Rapid Response with Larger Capacity SSDs

The performance benchmarks that I've seen regarding the use of Intel Smart Response with ~60GB SSDs seem to indicate that Smart Response can provide overall better performance than an OS installation ...
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Vagrant failing on Booting VM

Update Found this post https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=63556 There are security issues with 4.3.16r95972. I upgraded to 4.3.17 r96342 and everything is ...
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Windows 8.1 suddenly booting slowly, ntfs event id 98 appearing in the system log for each drive

This morning my PC took much longer to boot than normal, 60 seconds instead of the usual 10 or so. Investigating the event viewer I see that now on every boot there's an ntfs event 98, example below, ...
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Win7/8 Boot flash drive which can reinstall old HDD system image to new SSD

I have a laptop that I simply want to re-image to a NEW SSD as-is, (instead of having to re-install Win7 & all my programs); so I created a system-image of the HDD from within Win7, to an external ...
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Can anyone assist me in determining why my ssds are running so slowly please?

I have an MSI GT 680 Gaming laptop that I use for data analysis work. History: Originally I had a pair of 128GB Kingston Hyper X SSDs in the system in RAID 0. I put these in place (when I bought the ...
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Why does my C:\ drive show that it's using more space than is actually being used?

I'm running a Windows 8 computer, and I've noticed that when I look at the properties for my SSD, it shows that I'm using 80GB/100GB, however, when I go into the C:\ directory and select everything ...
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Windows software raid0 giving bad performance

I have two Samsung SSD's in RAID0 mode. I measured their sequential read/write speeds first in RAID0 Hardware and they give around 1000 mbps but then I used two disks in RAID0 software from within ...
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How to confirm that my SSD running as cache correctly?

I am using HP Workstation laptop, with a SSD as cache. I have installed a new Windows 8 on my laptop. There is nothing related to the SSD from software side so far I know, so I cannot know did my ...
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Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
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Will fresh installing Windows 7 Pro on SSD affect user experience on data drive

I have a 128G SSD for my OS (Windows 7 Home Premium) and a 1T HD for apps/doc/etc. I'm thinking of fresh installing my OS to Windows 7 Pro on a 250GB SSD. IF I fresh install my OS on the new SSD, ...
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HDPARM Security Erase issue

I have bought a used Agility 3 SSD. And I wanted to wipe out data from my Linux box using hdparm. But it was not OK. Here are the steps I followed: # hdparm --user-master u --security-set-pass 1 ...
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PCI-Express RAID Controllers with TRIM Support

I've an AMD Athlon computer with Windows 7 and I'd like to set up an SSD Raid 0. Are there any PCIe RAID controllers with TRIM support available on the market? The only thing in this are that I've ...
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Receiving tech support for my SSD from the Manufacturer, however things got weird I think

I have an OCZ Vector SSD which I have owned for just over a year now. I have had some continuous stability issues with the drive which makes it almost impossible to host an OS for more than one power ...
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Secondary SSD on Win7 - use for cache and VirtualBox VM (VDI)

Is there any problem with using secondary SSD for cache (pagefile) and one VM at the same time? Basically I only use secondary SSD for cache right now, but this leaves 40GB of unused space on it. Or ...
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How to fix GPT corruption?

Not even sure if this is GPT corruption. Some background. A couple months ago I bought a brand new dell precision computer with windows 7 load. I also bought a Samsung SSD drive. I used acronis ...
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Wireless NAS / Hard drive with Time Machine backup

I have a Macbook and a couple of Windows Laptops too and would like a in home wireless storage solution with the following capabilities. Ideally I would like to plug in my 2.5" SSD instead of using ...
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Is it possible to duplicate a Mac drive as an imaging solution?

I need to image a set of MacBooks with new SSDs. I know I can take a DMG image and restore it, but I'm interested in possibly deploying using a drive duplicator. Would this work in a similar way as ...
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chkdsk restores unwanted files after restoring ssd from backup

Due to me catching a virus that corrupted my system, i had to set up a clean windows installation. I used Paragon Backup and Recovery to put a working backup on my drive that i created earlier this ...
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Setting up a small SSD

I've decided to improve my Swiss-Army knife laptop by buying a mSATA SSD to give me the flexibility to access multiple operating systems. My question is, do the following seem reasonable? Windows 7 ...
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Lenovo E440 hybrid IDE - is it replaceable

I have an E400 notebook and I found that it has behind standard 3.5" IDE small card SDD-like. But I cannot find any replacement for it. I want to replace default 16G "SSD" which something bigger, but ...
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Dual boot with SSD and hard drive

I have a PC with an SSD drive containing Windows 7 and a hard drive for files. The harddrive has about 500GB of free space. I want to install Windows 8 on a new partition. Can I setup the partition ...
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Non-System Disk Utilization is High

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, and for the couple of months I've had it, disk usage for non-system disks (aka, all disks except C:/) is almost always much higher than the drive Windows is installed on (C:/). ...
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What can cause this corruption on NTFS? (External SSD)

Note: This is not an easy question. Please read and undertand the entire post before answering. I witnessed strange corruption behavior today that I've never seen before. All computers run Windows ...
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orginal broken part from samsung, can't replace with unbroken

I have samsung NP550P5C laptop and I wanted to replace dvd driver with ssd. I took off dvd drive, and try to put ssd with case. but It doesn't fit. after that It made me wonder why It doesn't fit like ...
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Acer laptop won't recognize SSDs

I bought an Acer Aspire e1-472g-6844, and am trying to replace the HDD with SSD. I have tried 2 different SSDs (both from Crucial, but different models) and neither one works. I have tried 3 different ...
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install windows 8.1 pro on ssd m2

I'm working on a thinkpad t440s which running linux on primary SSD disk. I recently bought a second disk a SSD M2 which is totally working on linux and detected by the windows setup program. But, I ...
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Accidentally Deleted SSD and expresscache

It's almost been 2 years since I bought an Acer Aspire S3-951-6464 ultrabook, but last night I accidentally deleted all the partitions including the SSD while I was working on LFS. I know my ...
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Boot drive does not show up under boot priority

I build myself a PC about a year and a half ago and something odd has recently happened. I have an SSD as my boot drive that had the operating system among some of my other heavily used programs. I ...
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Grub Installation Failed: Fatal Error … now what I do?

I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. I am a beginner @ Linux. So I have a PC with a HDD (hard disk ...
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Installing Windows 8 on SSHD. Drive not recognized?

I've been trying to install Windows 8 on a new Seagate 1TB SSHD that I got. I managed to make a UEFI bootable USB drive, and installing Windows 8 went fine. But then after the installation it tried to ...
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Free space on SSD (over provisioning) per disk or per partition?

It is recommended to keep some percentage of an SSD free for relocation ( Is free space required on a SSD for performance? ). However, is this rule meant per partition or per disk (whole SSD)? So, ...
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Broke my RAID. hp dv4-5100 with 500GB HDD and 32GB SSD

I was having trouble installing Ubuntu, presumably cuz Ubuntu got confused with the RAID configuration of the HDD and SDD. So i found a thread that explained the issue a little, but skipped some ...
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Can I change SSD encryption password once I set it?

So I have this toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. I do not particularly understand the difference between a user and a master ...
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How do I know if the drive in my notebook is an eDrive and thus uses bitlocker with no performance drop

I have this Toshiba notebook and the specification only states the capacity of the SSD and says nothing about the type. It supports some hardware encryption via BIOS and via proprietary Toshiba ...
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Figure out if Solid State Drive is being used as cache

I am using Fedora 20 OS. I am trying to see if my SSD is being used as Cache for fast reads. So far I check to see if the SSD is mounted so I did: sudo lshw | grep -A 10 SSD and I got: ...
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Vista can create partitions but can't install?

I'm trying to install Vista on a brand new SSD. As soon as I get to the screen where you can make partitions, it tells me that it can't install to the selected location "Error 0x80300001". Some quick ...
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How to get Windows Photo Gallery to store its thumbnails in a non-default place?

It looks like Windows Photo Gallery stores thumbnails for photos in this location: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Photo Gallery. Is it possible to force it to store it on ...