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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Reinstalled Windows 5 times on SSD, should I be worried for damages?

I bought a new SSD yesterday and wanted to do a fresh install of Windows. I was fighting with it all night long and ended up reinstalling Windows 7 five times or so and now I'm not sure if I should be ...
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Windows 7 crashes when transferring data from one drive to another

This problem has hounded me for a long time, well over a year. When I am transferring data (usually large amounts) from one drive to another, the computer crashes and I either get a blue screen or ...
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500GB SSD + 500GB HDD in caddy with bios that detects only 750GB, what would happen?

I just got a new 500GB SSD and caddy. I will be installing the SSD as the main disk for my OS and working files and install the HDD within a caddy in place of the optical drive. I am not exactly sure ...
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windows 10 extend c drive on sdd

I have run out of space on my c drive and need to expand it from a now unallocated space on the SSD to install updates, however, the option to extend the c drive is greyed out in the windows 10 disk ...
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Negative consequences of disabling thumbnail cache on SSD?

A common tip for SSD users is to disable thumbnail cache for 2 reasons: first, the SSD is fast enough to load thumbnails near instantaneously without the cache (disabling the cache doesn't disable ...
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External SSD with bootable linux is too sensitive

I have OCS Vector 150 with Ubuntu 15.04 installed on it. The drive is inserted into Transcend StoreJet 25S3 closure. It's pretty comfortable for me to use it both at home and at work. Also I can ...
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Can I install windows onto a new SSD while retaining programs on the existing HDD?

I currently have a 2TB HDD (About 1.3TB full,) and want to buy a new SSD to use as a boot device and for a few programs. Is it possible for me to install windows onto the ssd, transfer settings and a ...
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Will adding SSD to NAS significantly improve Git performance?

I run a QNAP TS-470 Pro with three out of four HD slots equipped with WD Red SATA 6Gb/s 4TB drives. They are in RAID 5. On there, I have a Web volume running Apache. I use this as a development ...
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dm-cache doesn't seem to work - no performance difference

I'm creating dm-cache device using my script: http://pastebin.com/KTSzL6EA Effectively it's running those commands: dmsetup create suse-cache-metadata --table 0 15872 linear /dev/mapper/suse-cache 0 ...
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internal ssd no longer bootable in MacBook Pro

I installed OS X Yosemite onto an external SSD via downloading it through the App Store and then running the installer and choosing the external drive as the target. After the install, which worked ...
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Performance of RAID 10 on SATA with SSDs?

I have four Samsung 850 Pros with 256GB each. My motherboard only supports SATA 2. What's the max r/w speeds can I achieve? Is it limited to a single controller speed (i.e. ~300MBps) ? Or would it be ...
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M.2 Samsung SM951 NVME SSD Not Recognized On Linux

As stated, my M.2 Samsung SM951 NVMe drive refuses to be seen in 3 Ubuntu installations I've tried (14.04, 15.04, 15.10). Apparently this might be a problem with the SSD as no one online has gotten ...
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mSATA size mismatch and inaccessible partition strangeness

Trying to do data recovery on an mSATA SSD from an Acer laptop... Kingston SMSR150S3/256GB First symptom was simply Windows not booting. Older history of the disk from when the laptop was purchased ...
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Windows 10 INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE SSD Drive After Reset

I was happily working away on my machine until I had to go out, I stupidly hit the Sleep button instead of shutdown. I couldn't get the machine to come out of sleep so ended up having to hit the ...
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HDD to SSD file transfer very slow

I'm using Fedora 22 Linux, and just got a brand new Samsung 850EVO 250GB SSD. I'm trying to move some of my files (mostly, my most-used games) from my old HDD to my new SSD but the transfer speed is ...
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Remove hibernation from Linux Mint 17.3?

I'm trying to remove hibernation from my system because I've an SSD. I followed the following guide: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/626 And my values now are: <defaults> ...
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SSD Slow Program Starts

I just installed a new SSD in my laptop, and it was working really well, but now when I start some programs (and even use git commands from the console) there is a 10 second delay before anything ...
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What driver to get SD card read to work?

i've built a computer using coolermaster silencio 650 as the case. The case has an SD card slot on the top. I plugged in the usb cable for it, but it still won't detect any SD's that I plug in. I'm ...
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HDD/SSD physical sector size if metadata is included

Older consumer-grade HDDs had 512 byte physical sector size and all the newer HDDs and all the SSDs have physical sector size of 4096 bytes. However, there is ECC, sector address, etc data associated ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Won't boot after OS X 10.11.4 Update

This computer is a Late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina: 256GB SSD (not hdd, important). This computer is treated with insanely good care, and is not damaged physically whatsoever. So yesterday night, I ...
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Utilization of disks for virtualization

Which disk components/configuration would work best for my scenario? I have a 1U server that supports 4 drives. It has 2 ports for SATAII and 2 ports for SATAIII. It's an 8 core Atom with 2.4GHz and ...
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Windows 10 system files taking 190GB [duplicate]

I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO of 250GB as my main drive with Windows 10 Pro N and it shows up as being almost full, although I don't have too much stuff in it, but when I took a look to the storage use ...
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Virtual disk on external drive — VDI or raw?

I plan to keep an Ubuntu work environment on an external SSD and take it back and forth with me between home and work. I'd like to run it in VirtualBox rather than boot directly into it on each ...
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Old laptop recognizes, but will not boot from, SSD drive

My current laptop died, so I am trying to install the RAM, SATA hard-drive and SDD drive in an older laptop (Acer Aspire 7735z - I would guess 4 or 5 years old). The BIOS recognizes the SSD (calling ...