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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SED shadow master boot record and linux md raid 1

I'm contemplating this setup: Two SSDs with SED (self encrypting drive), in a software raid mirror, linux (or grub?) to unlock the two disks with one pwd from the Shadow Master Boot Record I ...
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Can RAM disks realistically decrease SSD wear?

To be specific about my issue, I have a script that uses youtube-dl to download videos and outputs its progress to a file. This means youtube-dl is constantly writing to a file on disk (on /tmp), ...
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Should I remove my CD-ROM for an SSD? [on hold]

I have an 2011 Macbook Pro with a 320 GB HDD. I'm looking to upgrade it with an SSD so it can run faster. I'm stuck between two choices: Remove my optical drive and replace it with a 250GB SSD Keep ...
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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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Will an SSD help prevent laptop overheating?

My laptop has a severe overheating problem, even though it's quite new (< 6 month). It's still regularly overheating to the point where it shuts down. This usually happens while playing games but ...
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Install Windows 10 on SSD through SATA to USB?

I am stuck with a weird problem here. I am trying to install Windows 10 on an "old" Windows 7 desktop machine for a friend. I purchased an SSD for him, but when I try to install Windows through USB it ...
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Windows 10 installer don't recognize SSD (and Ubuntu does)

I have a problem with SSD (Intel 535 series). I've replaced with it a dvd-drive in my laptop (Asus L551LN). So now I have my old hdd in the old place and new ssd in the dvd-drive place. The problem ...
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Boot Windows from mSATA Dell Inspiron 7720

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720, and it has a mSATA slot under a bottom cover. I installed a Crucial 32 GB mSATA in it, and it shows up in BIOS and Windows 8 as another drive (the "D" drive). However, in ...
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How can I replace a broken M.2 SSD mounting standoff for my motherboard?

I just bought an ASUS Z97M Plus motherboard. It has an M.2 socket. Here's a pic of the socket: I want to install this M.2 SATA drive: The drive is held in the socket by a screw in a standoff, ...
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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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Can I use the controller of an external hard disk to connect a SSD to a USB port?

Can I use a 2.5" Intel SSD with the USB SATA adapter from a My Password external drive? The adapter looks like this: Has anyone tried it? Did it explode?
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Can I run xbootmgr to speed up boot times on an SSD?

It is possible to tune up the Windows boot time by using the xbootmgr tool from the Windows Performance Toolkit, as described in this related question of myself: Should I logon to Windows when using ...
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Lenovo Y50 SSD upgrade - powering on issues

I recently upgrade my laptop (Lenovo Y50) from a 1TB HDD to an equivalent 1TB SSD from Samsung. I used EaseUS ToDo copying tool. When the computer boots up, everything works BEAUTIFULLY! Better than I ...
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Linux, SSD, BTRFS and Trim

I'm running a Linux system (based on Gentoo) with a BTRFS file system installed on an SSD (Toshiba Q300 with 480GB net). My /etc/fstab looks like: UUID=14cb9b65-... swap swap ...
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SSD died after BSOD

I was playing a game on Windows 10 when I got a BSoD telling me "Critical process has died", collecting the info took incredible long so I shut the laptop down via ACPI (waited for nearly 20 minutes ...
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How to recover Windows 8.1 (System) Files?

I have a fairly new (purchased 8/2013) Lenovo ThinkPad T431s with Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. It has a very tricky error coming basically 8 / 10 boots: Windows is Scanning and repairing drive... Error ...
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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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What would PCIe SSD this big be used for and who would actually buy one? [closed]

I came upon this 3TB SSD the other day at the bargain price of $15k on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Z-Drive-Height-Maximum-ZD4CM84-HH-3-2T/dp/B005HU0LT8 So I don't get the use of it? Where ...
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force OCZ TRION 100 SSD to SATA-I mode

I have an old ASUS K8V Deluxe motherboard with VIA VT8237 SB: ..which doesn't support 3Gbps SATA-II. I had two older SSDs at home- OCZ TRION 100(TRN100-25SAT3-120G) and Corsair Force LS ...
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Change Windows 10 installation from one physical drive to other

I have an old PC with a HDD of 500GB with Windows 10 installation and is almost 90% filled with. The HDD is now fairly old and response time of Windows has become too slow. I am planning to upgrade PC ...
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Hardware, hard drive may make my computer crash [closed]

To begin I have a problem with my computer crashing in strange ways such as the whole thing freezes but the mouse and then finally the mouse catches up;sometimes the crashing take me to the normal bog ...
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Load Dialog disk access slowdown on Windows 10

TL;DR my hard drive combination is causing load dialogs to take ~6 seconds to load, which is also confirmed via code, and I can't find any relief. I had Windows 7 for a long time, ignoring 8 ...
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Windows 10 stuck long on Welcome screen after boot

I have clean installed Windows 10 Pro, and Samsung 850 EVO SSD. On windows 8 there were some times when even the os load screen didn't shown up. On windows 10 i have nearly 10-15 sec of welcome ...
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How can I determine the SATA controller version on Windows?

I have recently bought the ASUS N550JV-DB71 and am planning on replacing the Bluray Drive with an SSD. Is there any way that I can confirm whether the BD Drive is connected via a SATA 2 or a SATA 3 ...
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Install Windows 10 on SATA SSD

My SSD isn't getting recognized by the Windows 10 installer. I'm installing from a USB using the official installation creator. Here are the steps I've already taken: 1) Used DISKPART to clean and ...
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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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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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Preserving One Key Recovery feature while migrating to a smaller SSD

The question is simple, but the answer might be complicated as I am not targeting One Key Recovery feature of a specific vendor, I'm searching for a answer in general. Suppose I'm migrating from a 1 ...
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Which SATA port to use for Intel SSD with Dell Optiplex 990?

I just bought an Intel 520 Series SSD and I have 4 SATA ports on my Dell Optiplex 990. SATA0 - dark blue, SATA1 - black and SATA2 and SATA3 - white. On the datasheet of Dell Optiplex 990 I can not see ...
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Dell Studio 1555 upgrade to ssd, but cd-drive doesn't work

I have a 3½ year old Dell Studio 1555, that I'm trying to upgrade. I've decided to install a 120 or 200gb SSD harddrive, this seems pretty straight forward - so this is not my headache. The diskdrive ...
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Dell XPS laptop BIOS complains after installing SSD

I installed a Samsung 830 SSD in my XPS L501X and now every time it boots, after the logo screen it beeps twice, rattles the DVD drive and displays this message (and nothing else) Press <F1> to ...
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Samsung 830 seen in BIOS but not Windows 8 on Dell XPS8700

So this is odd: I have a known-good Samsung 830 256GB SSD which my new Dell 8700 Special Edition sees in BIOS, however it's not visible at all in Windows 8.1. This drive works fine in my old ...
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Samsung SSD runs hot in Dell XPS 1330 laptop

My laptop hard drive died so I bought a Samsung EVO 840 Basic SSD. This Dell model was never very good at cooling itself but to my surprise the fan runs more now with the SSD installed. So the HDD ...
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How do I use my 2TB Internal harddrive with my internal SSD?

Recently bought a new computer, custom build. I have two internal hard drives and one external. I have a Samsung Evo 850 500GB and a Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. ...
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Constant BSODs from boot drive corruptions [Windows 10]

Prelude: I have ran memtest86 twice, Windows Memory Diagnostic and Intel Extreme Tuning Utility tests once with no faults or errors found. All commands in Command Prompt were ran using Admin ...
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Lastest updates for my X25-M 80 GB intel disc?

How can I make sure I have the lastest updates and firmware to my X25-M 80 GB SSD disc? I know a few updates has been released but I'm not sure on how to check for updates and what's installed for my ...
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Intel SSD X25-M, Smart Attributes, Lifetime writes

What are others Intel SSD Smart Attributes reporting? I'm curious what others have for error counts and for those that have written many TB of data due to the limited write lifetime of SSD (see ...
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Which harddrive would OS be installed on?

I recently bought a new computer, but I'm not very good at building so I ordered parts and got a Umart to make it for me, they said that they installed windows. I have two internal drives, one Samsung ...
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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?
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Linux Ext4 Filesystem Explanation Needed, 19 million One byte files equals 80+GB?

Here's the deal, I am dupe checking domains for my crawler, I have 145 million domains to dupe check on the fly. Storage Consumed: 80GB for 19 million files To do so, I am creating a directory ...
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Windows no longer boots, computer goes straight to BIOS

I built myself a PC about 3 years ago. I5-4670 H87-Plus mobo Asus GTX 760 Samsung SSD boot drive Seagate HDD (storage and non-essential programs) 8GB RAM Corsair RM650 PSU A few days ago, ...
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Windows 8.1 Slow shutdown [duplicate]

I have Kingston V300 SSD, Hibernate and Fast boot off. It takes 5 mins to shutdown but it happens every 2-3 days, it's becoming more frequent now. I desparately need help. When I only had HDD it was ...
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HDDs in Laptops over SSDs

I have always wondered why I am taught that moving a mechanical hard drive while it is reading or writing can be detrimental to and can effectively destroy the drive. However, imagining that all ...
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System-supporting SSD

I own a laptop which has a 1TB HDD and a 25GB SSD to fasten the OS. If I'd wipe that HDD, would the SSD still be used for this purpose? Or how can I set it to behave this way? Is it set only for the ...
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Dell dual HDD, dual boot, hide the two systems from each other

I have Latitude E6540 which I got from the company I work for. I installed an SSD in the optical bay to boot my own Windows image which I can use for whatever I want (unlike the company one). My ...
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How do I reinstall Windows 8.1 with Bing to an SSD drive?

I've got a new PC which shipped with "Windows 8.1 with Bing". No installation media was supplied but there are a couple of recovery partitions. There's no F2/F12 etc. boot options during start up. ...
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SSD not powering on before other drives causing windows to not start

I am not a beginner/novice with computers, hardware and software. I just can't figure out how to fix this. I have installed a new mother board and plugged my SSD drive with Windows 10 already ...
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How to upgrade a Sony vaio SVE1511AENB laptop?

The laptop's specs are: 2 GB DDR3 RAM ( 2 slots available), 320 GB HDD, Intel i3-2328M processor. It is 3,1/2 years old, I want to upgrade it for strictly development work (Android Studio). Here I've ...
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MacBook Pro not recognising 1 (it's own) SSD

This MacBook Pro was upgraded with an SSD, few months after came back with the "Question Mark" Folder, done checks, replaced SATA cable. All good. Now back again with the "same problem". Done checks. ...