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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Why won't my SSD boot when it's cold?

I know that some SSDs rarely have an issue with "cold boots" under certain firmware and software configurations. However in this case I have had two SSDs (different brands) that would literally not ...
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How to unlock a password protected locked Intel SSD?

I've got a problem with my Intel X25-M 80GB SSD drive that was in one of my laptops (Lenovo). Since I've got a few laptops (work and stuff) I didn't touch this laptop a while and I forgot my passwords ...
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Clarification On Write-Caching Policy, Its Underlying Options And How It Applies To Hard Drives And Solid-State Drives

In last week after doing more research on subject matter, I have been wondering about what I have been neglecting all those years to understand write-caching policy, always leaving it on default ...
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SSD is slower on PC

Yesterday I bought Samsung 850 Evo 250GB. It's now my boot drive and has Windows 10 pro installed on it. I benchmarked the SSD with Crystal Disk benchmark. All the scores reported by crystal disk ...
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SSD HD works for 10 seconds and shuts down

I used Samsung MZ7LN256HCHP SSD Hard-Drive for quite a while. Yesterday it broke. It didn't turned on the operation system (windows 10) and just stuck on loading. On rare cases it did turned it on, ...
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Installing Windows 10 on a Samsung 850 EVO SSD gets stuck at “Copying Windows files (0%)”

Recently, I acquired a Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB SSD to use for OS (Windows 10) installation. After creating a bootable USB installer (using Rufus) and booting from it, I can do the following things: ...
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Ridiculously slow read/write between two SSDs (Linux)

So I have a Kingston SSD (120Gb HyperX 3K; SH103S3/120G) that is about two years old and just picked up a new Kingston SSD (240GB SSDNow V300; SV300S37A/240G) to go along with it. I’m trying to ...
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HDD very slow performance after full copy from SSD

The PC: Core i7-4770, 16GB RAM. There are 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD (new without any bads). On the SSD I had Windows 8.1 installed with all other stuff. Someday all programs exceeded 120GB limit and I ...
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Utilizing the full power of my workstation

I am not a gamer. Used to be, 10+ years ago. My workstation is strictly for business: Quickbooks Excel Access General Business QuickBooks is tied to a synchronization engine that is synchronizing, ...
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LSI SAS 2308 MPT2SAS Linux Read/Write performance

LSI SAS 2308-8e (6Gb/s per Lane) PCIe 3.0 card. Average Read/Write Raw performance for 4 SSDs is very low around 430 MB/s (Expected 2 GB/s).I am having Intel Core i3 with quad cores and 4 GB RAM. xdd....
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Windows 8.1 fails to optimize System Reserved partition

I have Windows 8.1 Professional x64 running from a 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD. Windows has divided the drive in to two partitions: System Reserved (350MB NTFS) C: (238.13GB NTFS) Whenever Windows ...
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A portable linux system with luks encryption can't boot on one of my machines

I installed opensuse on a portable SSD drive, which I can boot on several of my machines. The installation uses luks encryption on /home and /swap partitions (ext4 filesystem). But only when I use ...
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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 60GB(CSSD-...
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File system which supports trim command for shared SSD

I have a ~500GB SSD and I want to read/write on it from both of Windows and Linux. As far as I know, there are three choices for file system of shared drives: FAT32, NTFS and exFAT. FAT32: Not an ...
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Does Windows trim unpartitioned (unformatted) space on an SSD?

Laptop with Windows 10 Pro v1511 x64, with 512 GB Samsung SSD 850 PRO as system drive. In an attempt to overprovision space on the SSD, I just shrunk the system partition from about 475 GB to 400 GB. ...
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HDD led blinking without writes, why?

I bought refurbished Dell laptop with SSD and began worried about SSD life etc, especially when I saw how Chrome writes cache (hdd led blinks) every time when I load a page. What I did, based on this ...
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SSD causes UEFI to load very slow on reboot (~15 sec)

I've recently bought an ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128 GB M.2 . It works fine , it's fast , but I have one issue with it . When I start the laptop , UEFI loads fast in a second or so , goes to my ...
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OSX SSD huge amount of writes

I have a Mac retina Early 2015 model with 128gb SSD. According to a teardown from fixit, I have a MLC model, which is the worst in terms of SSD lifetime. I am a developer and actively use Android ...
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Can I recover my HDD data after clean installing Win 7 on SSD, after the installation created System Reserved Partition in the HDD instead of the SSD?

I can't find the solution by searching the forums because I lack too much knowledge about partition tables functioning. I've found this quite similar situation Recover or recreate partition after &...
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What is the maximum read speed I can get on a MacBook Pro Mid-2015?

From what I have read and being told by Apple support, the MacBook Pro mid-2015 has a PCI v3 x4. Wikipedia says that each lane in PCI v3 brings 985 MB/s, so PCI v3 x4 should be 985 * 4 = 3940 MBps (...
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Restore password protected SSD

I've got a broken PC which had a LITE-ON LCT-128M3S solid state drive that I would try to throw in my own PC but when I turn on the PC (Even before the opportunity to go into the BIOS ) it asks for a ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade (Space)

I have tried to upgrade to windows 10 and I get the message "We can't tell if your PC has enough space to continue installing Windows 10. Try Restarting Setup" I have tried both the ISO and the USB ...
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SSD Won't Initialze

I bought a bare bones computer with 1TB HDD and 250GB SSD in it. I would like to install windows on the SSD and leave the HDD for files. When I installed windows it asked me what disk I would like ...
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Triple boot 3 OS's on 3 separate SSD's

I am attempting to set up a system with 3 separate OS's (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 TP) all on three separate SSD's. I can currently boot into each one if I use a boot override via the UEFI BIOS on my ...
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Samsung SSD connected to Sata III but only shows Sata II

my laptop specifications state that I have a SATA III interface however Samsung Magician states I only have SATA II. I have tried updating all my drivers for the interface and I am still faced with ...
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Fit M.2 SSD into a laptop without M.2 port

My most recent laptop has broken beyond repair and I'm left with a large M.2 SSD (Crucial M500), which I'd like to reuse in the replacement laptop. The "new" laptop (say ThinkPad W520 or T430) doesn'...
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Install ubuntu on ssd disk fail

I have just bought a SSD to update my old laptop. However I cannot install lubuntu on it, it stops and keeps repeating the same messages ata3: hard resetting link ata3: SATA link up 1,5 Gbps (SStatus ...
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how to trim the SSD disk of an hybrid Linux soft RAID?

We are considering implementing an Hybrid Linux Raid with SSD+HD by using the "writemostly" flag that supposedly makes the raid write further to the HD than to SSD while maintaining the benefits of ...
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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning I upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400 rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Is my SSD starting to fail?

I have Plextor 256 gb M2P which is only 3 years old. I tried to make a backup image of my system drive with reflect (macrium) and windows backup but it both fails each time with an IO error. Altough ...
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Slow write speed on external SSD

I am experiencing slow write speeds using an external Inatek USB 3.0 2.5" External Enclosure (UASP supported) with a Samsung 840 120GB drive. I just started using this setup on a late 2013 iMac as an ...
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Cloning win 7 32 bit from HD to SSD Macrium reports incompatible sector size

Created a drive image of Win 7 Prof 32 bit on an HP 6930P laptop from the internal Seagate 160Gb HD on to a USB 3 TB Toshiba HD with Macrium (5.something,latest free download) and verified. Bought ...
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What desktop computer hardware specifications are most important for database heavy applications?

I am purchasing a new personal desktop computer with the hope of improving performance for database-heavy applications (mostly data mining). I will want versatile hardware for all sorts of future ...
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Is there a way to invoke the ANSI ATA enhanced secure erase command targeting an SSD after booting into Windows 7?

I'm too lazy to burn a bootable image, and then wait for the wiping to occur. To securely (in terms of lack of recoverability and safety to the SSD) wipe a Crucial M4 SSD. Is there a DOS command or a ...
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Disk Image Clone Issues

So, here's my situation. I have a 1TB HDD that I want to clone onto a much faster 120GB SSD, without particular partitions. The software which came with the SSD, Acronis True Image HD, keeps running ...
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Super slow SDD write speeds with RAID 1

I have a very new computer system, configured in RAID 1, but was surprised that the write speeds were extremely slow! Here is a snapshot of my computer setup: Motherboard: Asus Z9PE-D8 WS ...
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Issue using a “used” SSD as a Windows 8.1 Boot Drive

So, I'm something of a Mac person, but decided to take a stab at this whole "build yourself a PC" thing - right now, the thing is assembled, posts just fine, and can get to the BIOS. The problem is ...
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Can the contents of caches using non-volatile storage (i.e. SSDs) get used after a machine reboots?

When caching with a non-volatile medium does data that was used the last time the machine was powered on get used again? For example would a SSD configured using SRT still hold the contents from the ...
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How do I enable a self-encrypting drive (SED) on Windows 7?

I recently purchased a HP laptop with Windows 7 Pro and a MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12 (https://www.micron.com/parts/solid-state-storage/ssd/mtfddak256mam-1k12) self-encrypting SSD drive (SED). However, I ...
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Making sysvinit load EVERYTHING in parallel - why does this even work?

I edited /etc/init.d/rc on my Debian machine and changed startup boot to startup boot &. Boot time decreases ridiculously, and no race conditions happen at all. Way faster than even Systemd (which ...
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How to monitor hard drive thrashing with SSD?

A question I just asked here regarding HDD hard drive thrashing has prompted me to give pause and think about SSD thrashing. IMO, thrashing (ie, rapid and excessive reads and/or writes) is never good ...
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Copying certain files between two SSD's is really slow

I have a couple ~1GB folders that I am copying from my 128GB Samsung 830 SSD to my 250GB Samsung 840 SSD (Brand new). It goes at around 250MB/s as expected for the first half, but then it stalls ...
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Can I clone my SSD to a partition on my HDD and disconnect it?

So my SSD is dieing, and I've already made several backups of everything important (photo's, music, documents, etc.) on my computer. The good thing is, it's still under warranty so I can get a new one....
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SSD cache to minimise disk uptime

I am planning to build a small server for personal use, utilising a relatively large RAID-5/-6 (or RAID-Z/-Z2) array as main storage. The vast majority of workloads I envision for this would have ...
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How to move a win xp installation from two partitions of same HDD to two separate discs?

I have a question regarding windows setup: I have a win xp installed like this: one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts) now I bought an SSD ...
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How do I install Intel SSD Firmware from a USB flash drive on a Mac

I've removed my Optical Drive and installed my HDD there instead on my MacBook using OWC's Data Doubler. Furthermore I've installed a Intel 520 180GB SSD in my main drive slot. Now I want to install ...
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Boot records messed on dual boot (Win7 and Ubuntu) machine with SSD and HDD

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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How big is PATA throughput on original Macbook Air (Rev A)?

I still have one of the original Macbook Air's that I use sometimes. It's got 2Gb of RAM and whenever it's filling up and starts paging, the whole things becomes barely responsive. I've heard SSD's ...
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How to prevent “invalid volume free block count”

Today, there is an error on my Macbook Air, "invalid volume free block count". Repair is required. I wondered what causes this kind of error. How can I prevent it from happen again?
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Is there documentation for the command line interface of the Marvell Disk Storage Utility?

The Marvell Disk Storage Utility (DSU), as required to enable and configure HybridDuo mode with a Highpoint Rocket Hybrid 1220, Asus P8P67DLX or Lycom PE-115H has a command line interface, but neither ...