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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Failure of 1 SSD in Raid-0 that was bootdrive stopping computer from booting

I've spent 4+ hours searching this site and Google for someone to have/address my issue, and have had no luck so far, so I was wondering if someone could help me. Thank you! My computer has 2 32 GB ...
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Computer shuts down after a few minutes

So I spent all day yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer. The specs look something like this (before replacing the board): Z77 MSI M Power Samsung 840 Evo SSD 16gb Ram (2 ...
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Make Windows see SSD as an external drive?

So whenever I plug my Samsung 850 EVO into any computer with a SATA to USB 3.0 adapter, the PC recognizes it as an internal drive. This makes it impossible to just right click it and "Eject" when ...
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Internal hard drives showing as removable in Windows 10

My internal drives are showing for some reason as removable in windows (one is SSD and the other is an HDD) in Windows 10 Pro. I read somewhere this can affect performance. Why is this? Is this ...
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Boot disk not found - can this be a software issue?

I have an Acer Aspire laptop, and I installed a new SSD. It worked with no issues, at which point I installed Windows 8, and started getting boot messages of media test failure, check cable and No ...
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How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?

How do I unmark clusters as bad in NTFS? Background I mistakenly ran >chkdsk /R on my SSD, where /R: Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F) /F: Fixes errors ...
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Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 driver keeps crashing and only the generic Microsoft driver works

So the Nvida GT820 2GB on my Lenovo G710 died a couple months ago and I just disabled it in the BIOS. I installed the latest driver for the Intel HD Graphics 4600 from Intel and not from Lenovo, as ...
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Linux SSD encryption with TPM

I have a ThinkPad Yoga with a TPM and I have installed a Crucial MX200 that supports Opal 2.0 encryption. I would like to know my best option for encryption in Linux. I would like to have a little ...
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How does VmWare Workstation perform with SSD drives?

I have read a lot of information on using SSD drives in virtualization environment and the possible problems with not supported TRIM command. I fully understand what the TRIM is, what the problems ...
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Will a SATA SSD drive work in WWAN (miniPCIe) slot?

My company gave me a Dell E6450 with a built in 256 GB SSD (way too small). Dell does not make a CDROM replacement SSD for the E6450 (!!!), believe it or not. Therefore, I see a good option as ...
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Why does my macbook pro power off the internal SSD drive?

I moved the HDD to optical drive bay, and in it's place put in a 128 GB SSD Adata SP600 128 GB drive. I have been facing a peculiar problem. Whenever I try to install OSX on the drive either via USB ...
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Install Windows on 250GB mSATA SSD - Dell XPS 15 (9530)

I recently purchased crucial 250GB mSATA SSD to be replaced with 32GB mSATA which came in laptop. Currently I've not replaced the drive in laptop, I saw youtube video showing the method of replacing ...
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Error creating mklink on SoftwareDistribution folder

I'm trying to create mklink for Windows 10 updates to be stored in my HDD instead of SSD where Windows are installed. I use net stop wuauserv command to stop the service and mklink /j ...
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Moving Windows 10 to SSD from HDD - SSD is not visible in BIOS boot options

I have a fairly new Acer desktop that I just upgraded to 10. I bought a Samsung SSD that I'd like to move my Windows installation and programs over to. It's more than big enough to fit all of the data ...
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How to check the partition alignment on an SSD drive?

As I understand it, for SSD it's important to have partitions starting at the proper offset (i.e. correctly aligned). How can I check this offset under Windows Vista?
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How to enable Fastboot again on BIOS?

I have recently replaced the hard drive of my Asus Zenbook UX303LN with an SSD drive and managed to do a clean install of Windows 8 thanks to the link below: If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot ...
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What SATA version do I have?

I wonder what SATA version my laptop uses as I intend to install an SSD and want to choose the most suitable TRIM options in (probably Debian) Linux. The information presented by smartctl is: Model ...
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How to install dualboot linux in efi with weird ssd

I'm trying to install linux on my efi computer but still not working. I first installed Windows with 120/510 GB disk in EFI mode, and then want to install linux but every single linux just doesn't ...
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Interesting Windows install issue with RAID and an SSD

I have been trying for days to solve this issue, so any help would be appreciated. Here is the issue: I have a Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 motherboard. Here is a link to the manual and pages starting at ...
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AMD RAID Configuration SSD+HDD

I bought a new components for my HTPC. I bought a GA-F2A88XN-WIFI, a Kingston Fury 120 GB SSD and 2x Seagate Barracuda 3TB disks. The idea was to use SSD for OS and applications and 2x 3TB HDDs in ...
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Does my Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard support a SATA 3 SSD drive? [closed]

Can this motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P, support a SATA3 solid state drive? South Bridge: 6 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATA2_0, SATA2_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4, SATA2_5) supporting ...
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What is special about the SSDs in MacBook Pro mid 2015?

I have been checking out several resources online (iFixit, MacRumours and Apple Discussion Forums) about the potential for an SSD upgrade on 2015 model MBPs (perhaps not now, but in the future). The ...
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Seagate SSHD “erase”

I have a 500GB Seagate SSHD. Since I want to sell this drive I wonder if there is any way to securely "erase" all of its contents so that nobody can recover them. Like overwrite erase on a regular ...
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Why is SSD slower than HDD when extracting or copying files?

I feel that I have to ask this question as a pattern emerge. On my home computer, I have a Samsung EVO 850 500 GB; on my work computer we have a Intel 710 200 GB. Both is running Windows 10 (one ...
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how to install ubuntu server on a new computer? [on hold]

I new to ubuntu linux and planning to set up home server using ubuntu. this home server will be used more like media storage, laptop backup, network print, file sharing and plex. Also I would like to ...
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Can't locate an M.2 drive in new machine

I've just built a new machine with the following (significant) specs: MB: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK CPU: Intel i7-4790K SSD: Samsung SM951 NVME 256GB M.2 There's no OS as yet. What I'd like to do is ...
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Samsung SSD “Wear_Leveling_Count” meaning

I have Samsung SSD's on my own laptop and on some servers. When I do: smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep 177 I get results that I seems not understand. Here are some examples: # my laptop Samsung SSD ...
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Strategy for transporting VM between home and office

I would like to keep a VM work environment that I carry back and forth between home and office. Right now I have the VM on an external SSD. I can think of three approaches: Work off the SSD and open ...
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How to span a 24GB SSD and 1TB HDD together on lenovo ideapad y510p - windows 7? [on hold]

I got tired of Windows 10 and boot times from my HDD and decided to downgrade to Windows 7 and install it on my SSD. After doing so, the space was very limiting and I did a lot such as compress OS, ...
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connect PCIe 3.0 ssd to another computer

I have a Samsung SSD SM951 drive in a dead laptop. I'd like to connect the drive to another computer. It's PCIe 3.0 Is there a cable or something I can buy to help connect it to another computer? ...
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Kingston USB 3.0 Flash Drive write speed too slow

I have a Dell Optiplex 990 mini tower and I bought a Digitus USB 3.0, 2-Port, PCI Express Add-On card. I've connected it to the PCI-e 4x connector, I've installed the Renesas Usb 3.0 Host Controller ...
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Windows 10 SDD drive

I installed 120GB SSD as a C drive and took out the old 500 GB HD in the C drive and put it into SATA CD drive (Caddy)connection as D drive to store the files. I tried to install windows 10 which was ...
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Bitlocker on Samsung 840 EVO SSD without TPM: Stuck on Password screen

I've a problem using Bitlocker to encrypt my Samsung 840 EVO SSD on Windows 10. When enabling Bitlocker the blue password screen before booting Windows freezes after inserting a correct password. The ...
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Connect a ssd externally such that hdparm is fully supported

I am just trying some hdparm magic with my new ssd (samsung 840 pro). However I don't want to change my drive over and over so it would be great if I could connect it externally to my laptop. I have ...
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YouTube is stuttering in chrome on a brand new computer

So I just hooked up a brand new rig with an Asus P9X79 WS board, an i7-4820k chip, 16GB of G.Skill TridentX RAM, Evga GTX 650(soon to be upgraded in the future), and I’ve got one 1TB HDD with 500GB ...
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New SSD terribly slow at writing in Linux

I got a new SSD, Crucial BX200, 480 GB. It is plugged into a sata 3 port. I installed Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64 Bit on the ssd (using full disk encryption) If I run bonnie++ to do a benchmark, I ...
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64GB SSD, 20GB visible, HPA disabled

I have a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD that only shows 20GB available. My first thought was HPA was enabled, so I fired up hdparm only to learn that HPA is disabled. root@PartedMagic:~# hdparm -N /dev/sdb ...
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How is the extra mSATA SSD disk used/configured in a Dell XPS laptop?

Some machines in the new XPS laptop range from Dell come with a regular, large (500GB+) HDD and an additional 32GB m-SATA SSD. The only detail I can find about this extra drive on the Dell site is ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 on a 16GB SSD?

So I just got a small SSD to use. It's not big, but quite small - 16GB. However I think it'd speed things up in my old HP 8530W a LOT. But Windows 8 by default is way too big for that. Is there a ...
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Installing Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkCentre

I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre that has a Win7 Pro install that's been upgraded to Win 10 Pro. During/shortly afterwards the HDD started failing, so I thought it might be a good idea to do a fresh ...
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Multi Boot - Prevent Drive Access / Data Security

I have one PC which I use for two different tasks. 1 - work 2 - play. I want to set up a separate boot for each. I want to keep the work part clean while play I could care less about. Along with two ...
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Upgrading mSATA or M.2 w/adapter in IDE/PATA Powerbook G4?

this is my first question here: I would like to upgrade my 17" powerbook G4 (running MacOS10.4.11 on 1,5GHz, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HDD (IDE/PATA)) - with, for example, a 250GB mSATA or M.2 (SATA) SDD ...
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How do I repair a corrupted/missing BCD/MBR Bootrecord?

So I just built a computer and set up my system on my SSD with Windows 10 while I had my HDD containing my old Windows 7 OS and my files. Somehow the MBR/BCD (system reserved partition) wasn't made ...
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Making HDD to spindown when not mounted but to keep it spinning while mounted

Is it possible to make harddisk spin when it's mounted and to stop spinning when I unmount it? I was finding answers on the internet, but there is not any precise answer for such a question. There is ...
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Windows 10 change Office 2016 installation directory

I recently installed Windows 10 on my laptop, which has a 18 GB SSD and a 300 GB HDD. Although installing the OS on the SSD worked out okay, since the setup of office 2016 doesn't allow the ...
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Why am I getting more and more ATA bus errors over the time which can be fixed by un- and replugging the HDD caddy?

I have an internal SATA connector and a HDD caddy in my Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-Touch. No matter which HDD (tried 1TB HDD and 2TB HDD) or SSD (Samsung Extreme 256GB) I put in the caddy (I tried two ...
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RAID0 removed and recreated. Can I get my already installed windows back?

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The OS ...
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MSI GT72S 6QF Dominator System Recovery [duplicate]

I got my MSI GT72S today. It has 256GB SSD from Toshiba with 1TB standard harddrive. The 256GB SSD is physically 2 hard drives each of size 128GB. Both the drives were joined through RAID0. The ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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PrimoCache - How to use my ram to cache “frequent read data” for ssd

How to use ram to cache (frequently data read) for ssd ? (Instead use ssd to cache for hdd like before) Examble : Everyday i turn on computer and open Firefox.vv, bla bla. This is my "frequent read ...