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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Is it possible to separate SSDs from HDDs in a RAID array?

Is it possible to make 2 SSDs work together separately from 2 HDDs in a RAID array? I have motherboard (ASUS Z170-A) that supports RAID and would like to have a configuration like this: RAID 0 ...
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Laptop can't boot from SSD when HDD is connected

I've just installed a new SSD on my laptop instead of the previous HDD. When only the SSD is connected - everything works great (I've copied the OS and data from the HDD to the SSD). But when I also ...
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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 screen....
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Windows 8 wrongly detects my Raid1 HDD as Solid state disk

I have upgraded my machine from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and then Windows 8.1 (this is the only available upgrade path to keep my files, settings AND applications). My system is setup as follows: 2 x ...
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ASUS ROG GL551J SSD location?

The SSD in my ASUS ROG GL551J failed today (unfortunately, not under warranty), so I followed the guide on ASUS's website to take the computer apart to see where the SSD is so that I can replace it. ...
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CoreOS HP410 RAID1 device not added (-19)

i face problem 'addition failed -19, device not added' > hpsa 0000:07:00.0: addition failed -19, device not added. > HP P410 controller SSDSmartPathCap- En- Exp=1 This hpssacli sees no ...
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New SSD Not Seen By Ubuntu 16.04 in LiveCD Mode or During Install

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a brand new SSD, but the SSD is not being recognized. I'm trying to perform the install on an Acer Aspire 5100. It's running PhoenixBIOS. The BIOS recognizes the ...
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How to disable SSD cache in SSHD drive?

I'm using Lenovo B5400 [59-428850] laptop with 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD hybrid drive and I have some issues with boot process recently. System freezes during startup (in 30-50% cases) with 3 short beep ...
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Why can't you install operating system onto RAM [duplicate]

Why can't you install an operating system onto RAM? I know RAM is temporary memory and this memory will be lost when the power is switched off so can't the computer like save the state of the ...
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M.2 (or NGFF) SSD cloning, how to clone to a M-key PCIe SSD using an external USB connection?

The usual way I do this is connect two drives to a computer using the USB interface and a cloning software like FarStone. Afterwards I would install the new cloned drive in the laptop/computer. I have ...
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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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Windows 10 can't be installed via USB to a brand new SSD

I've got 2 old towers and made a Frankensteins monster of the 2, but the 6yr old 1TB mechanical steam punk spinning hard disk was too slow and noisy, so I've brought a shiny 240GB Kingston SSD. The ...
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How safe is it to run CHKDSK on an SSD?

I recently saw Windows 7 pop up a warning or two that I should run chkdsk on my laptop. My laptop came with an SSD and I'm not sure if there are any negative implications to running chkdsk on such a ...
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What should I be looking for in a Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD)?

I am looking to buy a solid state hybrid drives for its balance between price and performance. I can only have one drive on my laptop. My two main uses will be to run applications and to archive our ...
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Can you find problems with this machine configuration? [on hold]

tl;dr: Are the components at the bottom of this message reasonable for a one-user Ubuntu server that will be running multiple VM containers? Details: I'm a software developer working with a variety ...
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Shockingly slow SSD reads on Debian Jessie

I set up a desktop computer after nine months in the attic. I somehow doubt this is related but I don't remember it being this way. It took six minutes or so to boot, another couple minutes for GUI ...
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SSD in external USB 3.0 closure not recognized as SSD

I've brought an SSD and external closure that supports UASP and USB 3.0. The drive is recognized and the speed is ok. But the drive is recognized as normal hard drive by Windows (8.1). I.e. when I ...
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Link different folders to different hard drives

I'm using a fusion set-up for new computers at work (e.g. 128GB SSD with a 1TB HDD). The SSD is meant to be for the user profile only, and all applications should be installed on the HDD. However, ...
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getting replacement PCIe-NVMe SSDs

In the past when I bought laptop's I'd get the smallest / cheapest (SATA) HDD available and then swap it out with a better one from newegg.com. This one particular laptop I'm now looking at comes ...
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Why is my ssd's available space randomly changing?

I have a 250GB Samsung EVO 850 which currently has about 25GB free space. Once booted I can open My Computer and while doing nothing, watch as the free space randomly fluctuates until there is no ...
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Move EFI System Partition to another drive

I had a Windows 8 installation on an HDD, using UEFI as boot. The HDD has the following GPT table: DISKPART> list partition Partizione ### Tipo Dim. Offset --------------- ----...
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Upgrading laptop from SATA 2 to SATA 3

I'm trying to upgrade my Sony Vaio Fit Laptop with a SATA 3 SSD. My laptop however can only support up to SATA 2. Is there a feasible way of upgrading SATA 2 to SATA 3? I know SATA 3 is backwards ...
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GoodRAM CX240 S.M.A.R.T shows low values under LBAs written - how to interpret it?

I found information that Total_LBAs_Written attribute indicates amount of data written to ssd disk in 512B sectors. Whereas it looks legit on my Samsung PRO 850 and EVO 850 (around 30TB) GoodRAM CX200 ...
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New build keeps crashing

I recently build upgraded my computer with new mobo, CPU and ram. I kept the same PSU, GPU (GTX 670), case and drives. The new parts are i5 6600k, z170x gaming 5, and 16gb ddr 4 corsair vengeance. Os ...
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A few questions about installing Ubuntu prior to Windows on 2 separate SSDs

My planned formatting/partitioning scheme is as follows: (I know this is probably not the recommended way, but under the circumstances, and due to lack of disk space, it seems like the only way. ) ...
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Can a Non-OS HDD slow down a system without applications installed on it?

I have a laptop that has a SSD for the operating system drive (Windows 10). I also have a 5400 RPM HDD as a second drive for storing downloads and documents (no applications installed on it). ...
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SSD detected on my Windows but not detected on BIOS boot

My Notebook had problem with boot priority. So I have HDD on main port and I just added SSD for my second port (replace my CD/DVD drive). I had problem with my main port so i cant replace it for SSD. ...
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SSD TRIM support on RAID-1 array through Intel RST

I'm making the jump from HDDs to SSDs on my home desktop, and I'd like to retain a basic level of redundancy (RAID-1) like what I have with my HDDs. Right now, I'm using Intel's RAID controller on my ...
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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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Video driver (I think) causes computer to freeze up, then continue

Laptop: Dell Studio XPS1340; Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 @2.4GHz; 8GB RAM; Intel 120GB SSD SC2BW120A4 GPU: (stock) NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G, Driver Version 340.52 (up-to-date) [more info avail if needed] ...
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What to do if Windows keeps getting corrupted?

For the second time now, my PC has just randomly not been able to boot and got stuck in an automatic repair loop. The error code I get when trying to boot is 0xc000021a. I've tried everything and it ...
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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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Windows 7 pro (64 bit) installation does not recognize Samsung EVO 850 SSD on an H81M-P33 board

So I got a new computer with the MSI H81M-P33 mainboard, plugged in my Samsung EVO 850 SSD (MZ-75E250B) into SATA and tried to boot from the Windows 7 CD. The installation fails to recognize the SSD ...
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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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Trim unmounted ssd

My SSD is currently in use as LVM storage for KVM machines. For administration I use virt-manager, it manages partitioning and passthrough of the ssd itself, so there is no real mountpoint in the ...
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Slow SSD speeds when cloning disks?

I am making a disk-to-disk clone using CloneZilla where both source SSD and target SSD are connected to the computer using SATA-3. Both drives are from the same Vendor and have the exact same size ...
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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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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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External HDD for Games with an internal SSD?

I have an SSD of 250GB 2.5" (SAMSUNGS EVO 850) and the laptop have 1TB hdd. The problem I am facing is which one to put on the sata slot. I am planning to put the ssd in the sata slot and then buy a ...
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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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Startup Disk Almost Full

My mac is running out of space, but I do not know why. It says that I have only about 100-200MB free space when I go to Apple icon > About this mac > Storage. But when I check how much storage is ...
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Windows 10 does not recognize hardware encrypted bitlocker volume

I use Windows 10 Pro/Education on a self encrypting Samsung SSD Drive (Evo 850) and configured/installed it by following this guide [1]. I configured bitlocker to ask for a PIN before booting Windows ...
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How can I move Windows 10 bootloader (GUID) only to SD card?

I have been trying to upgrade my laptop from a AHCI SSD to a much faster NVMe SSD without much success. I've pretty much concluded that my six month old Dell XPS 13 9343 doesn't have BIOS support for ...
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Partially Solved: SSD security password - stuck with an I/O Error

Model in question is a Kingston SV300S37A120G. I read here that when trying to unlock a security password, I should put “quotes” around it if it contains special characters. Does that apply for caps? ...
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Confirming that Windows 7 is using SSD optimizations

Took the plunge and installed Windows 7 on my computer. Even better, I installed it on my new Intel x25m (got to love that SSD goodness.) Vista was known to thrash, throttle, and otherwise wear out ...
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Hard drive always busy at 100%?

I just installed a new SSD to my computer (It had already one SSD and one HDD). I also swapped some SATA cables to get better transfer rates on the SSDs (They were on SATA 3Gb/s while I had two 6Gb/s ...
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Windows equivalent of lvm-cache

I'm going to be using Windows 7 for a few months on a custom built x86_64 Intel-based platform with Z97 motherboard. Being an avid linux user, I was wondering: does Windows have any form of ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...