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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ATA100 IDE HDD vs ATA100 IDE SSD

UPDATE: Bought a cheap 32GB SSD, and it's made a difference. Most apps now take no more than 2 seconds to open, many seem to open within a second. Apps like Google Chrome now take about 5 seconds ...
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No Accelerate button/tab on Intel Rapid Storage window

I have an ASUS P8Z68 motherboard with a Corsair SSD as my primary boot drive. I have a TB standard hard drive as a secondary data drive. I am attempting to use an older Intel SSD as a cache on the ...
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ext4 vs btrfs performance on SSD array

I am observing something that I cannot explain. I am trying to come up with a good filesystem configuration using HP P420i controller and SSDs. Out of curiosity I have tried BTRFS (still unstable so I ...
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move Windows 7 OS from one SSD (128GB) drive to another (256GB) [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on a 128GB SSD drive. Recently, I've purchased a new 500GB SSD drive and wish to move the entire OS over there, in order not to be forced to install ...
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First boot Install Windows on SSD using USB flash memory

I'm trying to run my own pc build. I want to install windows from a USB flash to the SSD I installed in the PC. I want to know how to configure that in BIOS setup before and after the installation. I ...
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Over-provisioning an SSD - does it still hold?

Multiple (but not very recent) sources suggest that ~7% of the SSD space should be left unallocated in order to reduce the drive wear. Is it still valid as for now or has the situation changed?
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Fastest way to backup 650K files (25 GB) between two local SSDs on Win8.1?

Short story: one of my computers died (boot partition is corrupt I think), so I ripped out out the C: drive, plugged it into my other PC, and now I'm trying to get the files off before I reformat it. ...
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SSD (SATA) Disk along side RAID with 3 Disks

I have the P6T7 WS motherboard (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T7_WS_SuperComputer/) and wanted to install 4x 4TB drives as a RAID 10 on the ICH10R Serial ATA connectors (6 times) , I have also ...
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Swapfiles on high-RAM and SSD systems

tl;dr 22GB RAM, SSD, pagefile, yes/no? Reduce mapped files reserved memory yes/no? how? I am running Windows 7 on my work desktop. It has 22GB of physical RAM. I am running it with an SSD. The ...
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Will SSD work better than HDD with Intel i3 m330 [duplicate]

I have Intel i3 M330 CPU and a HDD in my laptop (it's 5 years old). I was thinking about replacing the HDD drive with SSD Sandisk (read/write 500mb/s). Will I see a considerable improvement in the ...
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What files can take half my mac's disk space

I'm on mac with a 120GB SSD, I don't have much applications and no large files on it. You can see a screen of a Disk Inventory analyse here As you can see in the picture, my SSD is 120GB with only ...
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Solid State Drives (SSD) to use as cache to another Hard Drive (HD)

I recently bought a 32GB SSD drive. As everybody knows, 32GB is nothing considering modern SO's like windows 8 or even windows 7 where only file systems takes the half of the whole space (about 15GB). ...
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Intel SSD DC P3600 1.2TB performance

I just got a workstation with an Intel SSD DC P3600 1.2TB on an Asus X99-E WS motherboard. I started Ubuntu 15.04 from a live CD and ran the Disks (gnome-disks) application to benchmark the SSD. The ...
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Windows 10 Working poorly

I have Windows 10 insider (technically now it's not an insider anymore but let's say that beta) and some days ago it started working like ***. I have my Samsung 850 evo ssd FULLY USED then it's now ...
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Changing SATA speed on HP Probook 6560b with Transcend SSD370

I have an HP Probook 6560b with updated BIOS version F.60 Rev.A (31 Mar 2015) and a Transcend SSD370 256GB SATA 3 SSD. On that I run Debian 8.1 with grub2 (not grub-efi). The default setting in BIOS ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working Win 8.1 X64 , SSD, asus mb

Following a critical win update 2 days ago, the mouse and keyboard no longer work on win 8.1, X64 with SSD though mouse and keyboard work in bios, i have tried the following: I can get into the ...
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iMac: Install/boot windows 8.1 on thunderbolt SSD, got 0xc000000e

I was following http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.com/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html and successfully installed Windows 8.1 on a WD Element 2TB USB 3.0, without any issue. However, ...
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Virtual Disk Manager: The service cannot be started

I installed a SSD disk in my computer and installed Windows 7 in it. I disabled defragmentation on the disk. Now when I try to partition my other disk I'm getting an error Virtual Disk Manager ...
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virtual box issues and concerns - configure to use hdd rather than ssd?

I decided to give arch a go, first in a virtual machine. I had an issue with only getting 32 bit options but I checked my uefi bios and fixed that. I have installed virtual box on an ssd but I want to ...
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How do I encrypt a Samsung Evo 840 SSD?

I've purchased a HP Envy 15-j005ea laptop which I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro. I have also removed the HDD and replaced it with a 1TB Samsung Evo 840 SSD. I now wish to encrypt the drive to ...
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Make another folder my desktop on Mac

I will be buying a new iMac soon but the price to upgrade the storage is horrendous. I started researching and figured out that I could simply buy an external SSD and then store everything onto that. ...
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Windows 8.1 after migration to SSD looks for components on the wrong drive

weird situation: after I have migrated my Win 8.1 OS to new SSD I can't run certain operations as for example "Create Recovery Drive". Every time I try to start that I get error message "Windows ...
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Using samsung SSD magician on linux

I have a samsung SSD and Samsung has a magician software for their SSD. I would like to use it, however I just have linux and the software is only supported on Windows. Is there a way to install it ...
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Asus s400 support for SATA

I'd like to upgrade my HDD to a SSD! Unfortunately, I noticed that my Asus s400 has no support for SATA III. I guess, however, that given a SATA II, it whould not be a waste of money to do the ...
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Restart to repair Drive errors

For a few months now I keep being bugged by Windows about restarting my PC to repair errors the most annoying thing is that even if I restart nothing happens(didn't try this with the SSD yet) I even ...
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Changing I/O scheduler for SSD

I have many CentOS systems, some of them have traditional hard disks, some SSD, and some mix of them. I would like to change scheduler for SSD to deadline. So at runtime I can simply scan check ...
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SSD upgrade for Mac Mini

My Mac Mini (late 2012 model) has always been a touch on the slow side, and has been even more so ever since I needed to start running a Windows VM within it. I'm planning on upgrading the HDD to an ...
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How to diagnose erratic system slowness?

My 3yo macbook pro has been having these hiccups recently. I'm trying to figure out a way to diagnose the problem. Brief specs: pre-retina MBP, SSD, running Win7. It's been working fine for years. ...
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Solid State Drive + Forced Shutdown

Could doing a forced shutdown by holding down the power button cause damage to a solid state drive? What about cutting off the power supply?
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How much does an SSD drive affect multi-tasking performance in an advanced laptop? [closed]

I am curious whether it would be beneficial for me to buy an SSD drive for my new laptop. It is a Lenovo ThinkPad E540-F 8 Gig Ram Core i7 (MQ) – 6 meg cache My typical usage is ...
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“0x80004005: Unspecified error” when renaming folders in Windows 7

Setup I've just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. The operating system is installed on an 80GB Intel X-25M. I have a secondary 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 to be used for storage. This second drive ...
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Something is making pops and clicks in the background of my computer

I have a dedicated music computer. I am running sonar as the DAW. I do not usually use a microphone in, but, every time I do, I get pops and clicks. I have done all of the Windows adjustment, so that ...
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BSOD Error code 0xc0000185 when connected to internet via wifi dongle

I have a problem where my PC restarts every 5 minutes with Blue Screen of Death. I couldn't access .dmp files but managed to take a photo since it happens quite often. From what I have managed to ...
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Can a mSATA SSD have a fake capacity

I've heard of USB devices having their firmware rewritten to show that the drives are bigger than what their actual capacity is, but can this happen to a mSATA SSD? The device is an unmarked "Wave" ...
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Second hard drive acting pretty strange

I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS (latest Yosemite) and most of my daily apps off the SDD so the hard drive ...
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How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity?

mSATA SSDs look much smaller than SATA SSDs. How comes mSATA and SATA SSDs have pretty much the same capacity? I.e. of of now Samsung 850 EVO mSATA SSD can't have more than 1 TB, just like the Samsung ...
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How to have both SSD and HDD on a laptop?

I recently bought a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 I want to boost its speed up, so I decided to buy an SSD, but I don't know if it replaces the current HDD or it can be installed beside it, I prefer to keep ...
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Can the Windows\ directory be moved from C: to an external drive?

My SSD C: on Windows-7 Pro is almost full. I've compressed everything. But Windows\ directory keeps growing. Can I move the Windows\ directory to an external hard drive E: ?
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How to fix a missing bootmgr after cloning a HDD to SSD due to a weird system-reserved partition?

I have cloned my C: partition from an existing HDD to a new SSD using gparted from my Linux-SDD. This went well data-wise. I can see the files, yet the new Win7SSD is unable to boot. At first, the ...
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Performance of using software RAID to mirror a SSD and HDD? [closed]

configuration: MacBook Pro (mid 2012); OSX 10.10; Samsung 840 EVO (SSD 250-GB) Toshiba mk5065gsxf (HDD 500-GB) I just installed the Toshiba drive. Would using Disk Utility to mirror the Samsung ...
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Why is the performance between two systems with the same SSD so different?

Here is a screenshot of a 256GB Samsung 840 Pro: The system on right seems to be: Intel Core i5-2400 Intel DH67GD 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 The system on the left is PowerEdge R730 with a Windows ...
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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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Cloning Windows to SSD that contains Linux (dual boot)

After a long fight with installing Debian alongside my Windows, I ended up installing just Debian on my SSD. Now I came across a need of Windows and would like to install it alongside (dual boot) on ...
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Diagnosing disk i/o errors, failing disk controllers

My PC has been constantly crashing with disk i/o errors recently and I'm trying to diagnose what the cause is before I order any new parts. I have windows 7 installed on a ssd (with truecrypt) and I ...
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Chassis for quick changes of SSDs

I'm looking for a way to burn in test a couple of hundred SSDs at the moment. The software side is already existing and working fine. What I need is a way to speed up the process of getting the SSDs ...
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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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Can Windows XP SP3 32 Bit detect and be installed on SSD?

My desktop PC has Windows XP SP3 32Bit and 320 GB HDD. I am upgrading to an SSD. However would prefer to use XP for now. Plan to do a fresh install. Can XP be installed on an SSD? If I correctly ...
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Can't write to an Intel 750 series PCIe SDD in CentOS 7

I am attempting to install an Intel 750 series 400 GB PCIe SSD card into a CentOS 7 system. The SSD shows up as /dev/nvme0 and /dev/nvme0n1 Attempting to format it with fdisk /dev/nvme0n1 results ...
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Using SSD will reduce RAM cache?

I have Laptop having 16GB RAM with normal HDD, I am using windows 8.1 and now it is taking 8GB RAM as cache. My question is, If I use SSD, will it reduce cache size in RAM as SSD is fast enough to ...
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Periodic slow performance after a clone from SSD to HDD

User was complaining about C: Partition size and refused to reduce his personal content on the drive. At the time he had a SSD and we only had spare HDD of larger size. All parties agreed to replace ...