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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Windows 10 24GB and SSD takes 5 minutes to Boot

My i5 desktop Windows 10 Pro is taking over 5 minutes to boot--with a SSD. I have run the xBootMgr profile and it shows winlogon.exe starts immediately and for 2.50 min of the 5.83 min boot time, ...
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Windows 7 freezing with Kingston SSD

After replacing my C: drive(OCZ agility3 120gb SSD) with a Kingston HyperX Fury 240gb SSD, I am experiencing constant freezing issues every few minutes. My system is a Dell XPS 730 with nvidia nForce ...
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Replace MacBook Air 11-in SSD with the 13-in's SSD

Is it possible to replace the Macbook Air 11-in's SSD with the 13-in's SSD ? (since the SSD in the 13-in model is 2x faster, looks like they are the same size...) *Latest models - early 2015.
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Samsung SSD 840/850 Pro with Encryption: how does portability work?

Context. the Samsung SSD Pro series ships with a hardware-based encryption feature which protects the disk content. As highlighted by many other questions and guides online, this feature can be "...
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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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Upgrade SSD on MacBook Pro

Wonder if 2TB Samsung SSD (850 Pro model) is compatible with my old MacBook Pro mid 2010 i7 15". I know that Samsung SSD's work great with MacBooks, but will 2TB work? Thanks.
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Remove OS, but keep documents

Yesterday I installed an SSD in my MacBook and kept my original HDD with a "data doubler" (replaces the DVD-drive with a hard-drive bay). That means I have my OS (and applications) on both my SSD and ...
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Why does bcache in writeback mode cause a clicking sound from my HDD?

I'm using bcache in writeback mode with a small SSD as the cache device and a large HDD as the backing device. When I leave writeback_percent at the default value of 10, there's sometimes a faint, ...
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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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How can I securely wipe an SSD? [duplicate]

One of our clients is asking for DOD-7 Pass Erase method for SSD's. We tried wiping an SSD 256 GB (Samsung Make) via Tabernus lan, but it's taking too much time. Please guide me how to wipe the SSD ...
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SSD encryption the proper way

When encrypting devices it is always recommended to fill it with random data first, or it would become evident that the drive is encrypted and how much encrypted data there is. I've read that on an ...
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“Not enough memory” VMware Player 6.0.3 running OSX Mavericks

As of recently I seem to be getting the following error when trying to start up my VM (OSX Mavericks) with 8GB of RAM. "Not enough physical memory is available to power on the virtual machine with it'...
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How To - Dell xps 15 USB bootable. 32gb SSD and 1TB hdd

I just got my laptop with the following specification. dell xps 15, 32gb SSD and 1tb hard disk. Currently I am unable to boot from USB and even if I manage to boot from USB it throws an error that ...
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Changing Windows installation drive letter

Do I face any type of consequences by changing my Windows installation drive letter from C to something else? I ask because I have Windows on an SSD and some (stupid) programs automatically install to ...
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Windows 10 activation failed with error: 0x803F7001

I tried to activate Windows 10.  It failed with error 0x803F7001 and a description stating that the "Previous version was not activated". Following are the steps I performed to get to where I am now: ...
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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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Very slow random read of SSD on desktop (9,000 IOPS) but normal on laptop

I just purchased a new Plextor M6V 512GB SSD and am experiencing very low 4K Q32 read speed. 36 MB/s = ~9,000 IOPS which is 10 times as low as specification value. Why could it be? Motherboard: ASUS ...
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SSHD/Windows 10 Forced Shutdown on ASUS Laptop

I have an Asus 501LA that has been quirky since we got it in the summer of 2013. It was one of the early PC/touchscreen units. Aside from a couple glitches I've fixed, it's a decent machine. A few ...
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Should I upgrade my custom made and optimized workstation to windows 10? [closed]

I actually purchased a highly specialized and custom made workstation 2 weeks ago. It is very optimized (bios etc) and the specifications are very high and includes 2 terrabyte ssd. My question is, ...
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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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Using external USB 3.0 SSD for improving performance on Windows 10

I recently got an all-in-one. Unfortunately it has a very slow 5400 RPM HDD and I can't really upgrade to internal SSD (the AiO is not really DIY upgradeable). I do have a external SSD connected via a ...
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Is transferring data from a flash drive considered read speed?

I have a rather simple question. Basically, I'm relatively certain that writing to a a flash drive is write speed and reading data on it is read speed. However, when transferring data from one drive ...
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Currently well suited SATA2-SSDs for Laptop usage [closed]

I am looking for a solid state drive for my laptop. My dillemma: I have been waiting for the new Intel SSDs since Q3/2010, as I've heard they should be better and cheaper, due to lower memory ...
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Can I perserve my SSD lifespan if I use utorrent Portable on a separate disk?

I am using a laptop with SSD ( Windows 10), and I have an external normal hard disk, with utorrent portable software on it. When I want to download movies, I would plug my external hard disk on the ...
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What is the difference between these two SSDs?

I'm finally ready to take the plunge and go SSD. From what I've read, Intel X25-M is the best on the market. However, I'm completely confused as to what the difference is between these two items on ...
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How to check whether a laptop has two hard drive bays?

I want to buy a new laptop. I have a SSD on my old Toshiba A300 which has two hard drive bays and I'm really happy with it. Now I want to have two bays on my new laptop, too, so I can use both HDD and ...
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I need BIOS R0140C5 for my Sony VAIO SVS13

can someone give me link to download BIOS R0140C5? This is stock bios on laptops. I didnt find any information, mb who has Sony VAIO S-series with this BIOS can make backup of it. My SDD is broken, ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on HP Envy 15t

Does anyone know if HP Envy 15t have m.2 port? And how can I replace the DVD-ROM with SSD on it? Also what size of SSD does it support?
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Upgrading HP Pavilion dv200 with SSD

I have an old HP Pavilion dv2000 with an old HD what shows Warning message in the Defraggler. Log shows that there are too many bad sectors on the drive, what could probably cause future drive failure....
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SSD works in Bay 1, won't boot in Bay 2 (Dell Studio)

I have a Dell Studio 1735 laptop for which I just bought an SSD (Crucial M4 64GB) as an upgrade. The laptop has two HDD bays, each with a different connector. Bay 1 is the bay in which the stock HDD ...
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How would one Raid 0 two ssd's and effectively back them up to a HDD

So I've read a lot of similar questions, both here and elsewhere, and none of them quite answer my scenario. I have 2 500GB SSDs and 1 1TB HDD. What I would like to do is RAID 0 the SSDs into a 1TB ...
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Why does my disk ignore erase and write commands to some sectors?

I did an ATA secure erase on an SSD (with SystemRescueCD and hdparm). Some parts of the disk are reset to zero, but some parts are not. In particular, the MBR and the boot sector of a Windows Vista ...
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Event ID 153 and 129 for three month old SSD. Did I buy a faulty SSD?

in April this year I bought a new Samsung SSD 750 EVO 250GB, installed it on my desktop pc and made a fresh installation of Windows 10. However, since I got this SSD, Windows will randomly lock up on ...
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cloning SSD onto bigger SSD and resize - alignment or other low level stuff?

I have a Dell M4700, one 128GB mSata SSD, one HDD, 16 GB RAM, some i7 CPU. Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, installed on SSD, HDD for storage and some big programs. The Windows works fine, all programs ...
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Does an SSD wear out using files stored in an external HDD?

I've an internal SSD in my MacBook Pro and I like editing videos. If I use an external HDD to store these files to work with, importing them in the video editing software, will this do the internal ...
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What causes Windows Boot to stall?

For about 6 months now I have been having this weird problem where Windows 7 fails to fully boot correctly. What happens is this. Starting Windows shows up on the screen. Then 3 out of 4 times ...
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Win 7 PC with i7 After SSD install, extremely slow “paint of green bar” on Directory open, performance issue

I have 16G ram and 2T hard drive, then added 120G Samsung SSD as new boot C: (had shop do it) and 2 things happened. The performance was much better for Win boot, but sometimes on opening a drive or ...
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Samsung SSD initial state

I bought two Samsung 850 EVO SSDs to install in two Macs (which are not available here). As a test I used a docking station (this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-inch-Aluminium-Docking-Station/dp/...
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Avira free using 1.45GB of memory on Win7, what can i do?

I have Windows 7. Resource Monitor says that explorer.exe is using 1.4GB and Avira is using 1.45GB. That's too much ram, I have 4GB total. Including Chrome and other processes I have less than 1GB ...
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Very slow boot time for Dell Precision laptop

I just bought a very pricy Dell Precision (running win7). I am attaching the order confirmation that I got when I finalized the order online. In particular note the SSD hard drive. Reason why I m ...
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SSD Worth it for an i5 5200U powered laptop? [on hold]

I am thinking of upgrading to an SSD but i have an HP probook with an under-powered i5 5200U. Will it be worth it , or should i consider selling this one and getting a new one with a more powerful ...
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BIOS doesn't detect SSD

Just finished building a new computer. I've booted up a couple of times, and everything seems to be working fine except that the BIOS doesn't detect the SSD. I tried connecting a HDD as well using a ...
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Windows Server Storage Spaces tier write-back cache, how to configure threshold that determines if write is performed on write-back cache?

The Storage Spaces feature included with Windows Server 2012 and the upcoming Windows Server 2016 consists of a virtual disk. In a tiered storage deployment a write-back cache is created (the default ...
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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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How can I determine whether a SSD is compatible in my Dell?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop with a manufacture date of 2008 August 12. It's a quad core 2 with windows vista. Anyway I want to add a SSD to it. How do I know what SSD is compatible with my ...
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Any Solid State Drive (SSD) compatibility issues/concerns with Dell D820/D830?

Are there any compatibility issues or concerns for a SSD with a Dell D820 or D830? We're looking to replace a failing drive in a D830 with an SSD. Any SSD recommendations? Gotchas?
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How to recover data from a SSD in a defective laptop?

The SSD is a Samsung 840 of 250GB approx, this was where the operative system was installed in a Dell laptop. The problem is that the laptop suddenly fail by a defective motherboard, the SSD was ...
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Can Samsung T3 SSD run under Linux?

1- It's foramtted as exFAT and needs to be activated by Windows first prior to use. As frustrating as this may be, I'm willing to deal with it if it will work fully under Linux afterwards. So is it ...
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Could not open a scratch file because the file is locked

Photoshop CS6 gives me the following error: Could not open a scratch file because the file is locked my setup has 128gb ssd (C) which contains only my OS files with some junction points to ...
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How do I determine whether a drive is an HDD or SSD in Windows Vista or 7? [duplicate]

I often talk with naive users who have no idea what's in their system, and less interest, and who use Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10. The solution for 8 and above does not work for Windows 7 or Vista....