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I want to install ubuntu on external SSD and use it as my primary OS and I want to keep my windows 8.1 on my primary HDD in computer for gaming and other stuff. Unplug your internal hard drive, plug the external ssd in, and install Ubuntu to it. In your UEFI change the boot order to boot from removable devices before hard drives. Now when the external ...


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I am you and have recently bought two new adapters, one from a Chinese supplier through ebay, and one adapter from Startech. I repeated the tests, with the following results. On the Chinese adapter, the results were the same as with the previous adapter, in particular: - SMART unavailable - bad blocks detected - worse read/write performance (including worse ...


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Plain and simple: No. The BIOS must support it. If it doesn't you are out of luck.


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Does it make sense to buy the pro version, since the SATA controller is kind of old? The SATA controller is really not a factor in choosing between the Samsung 840 (Basic) and the Samsung 840 Pro. As this article explains it, it boils down to the lifespan of the drive itself based on the type of NAND flash memory the drive uses which is basically TLC ...


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I do not think it is the length you have to worry about, but rather the thickness. This appears to be a rather thick 9.91mm drive according to specs on Newegg. There is a running list of working upgrades for your Chrome book to include SSDs here. There is one note by a submitter that using a Crucial V4: "This is 9.5mm thick. If I were doing it again, I ...


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Ignoring the specific models in an answer since those will get outdated. But in generic terms it mostly depends on your budget and on future upgrades. Any reasonable SSD is going to make a world of difference compard to a HDD. Using a more expensive (and assumed faster) SSD only makes sense if: You absolutely need the extra speed (not the case in an old ...


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If your BIOS supports different boot-devices, connect your SSD via eSATA and install the Ubuntu OS. Consult your manual how to select the boot-device at startup


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I just had the same problem and found the solution in a german magazine (c’t 2013, issue 12). The article describes different three ways of installing windows to an external drive. One of the ways included cloning an existing installation to an external drive - we can skip this step. Further on, it is necessary to edit the windows registry. Since you are ...


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I have the exact same Samsung ATIV Book 4 with the exact same issue, and I was able to find help on Samsung's site. Most SSDs available on the market today are designed for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.x). Many consumers still have older machines, however, which do not have support for the latest SATA revision. Fortunately, SSDs are backwards compatible with ...


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The Crucial MX550 / 512GB SSDs are incompatible with the AMD 990FX chipset / AMD SATA RAID controller. I returned them and will research what high performance SSDs will work with the controller. The rep at Crucial was honest and said they had no time frame on a firmware update.


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It is possible to boot from a USB-device. It's quite normal and very handy for installing and trouble shooting, but I would NOT recommend that solution for a system drive. - External SATA is a much better solution. Even though USB seems just as fast (on paper), the buffering, "lack" of real-time and stability will slow it down. External SATA acts exactly ...


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Go ahead and change it now. Change it in the BIOS and registry using the information provided in the MSKB you cited. And welcome to 2014... IDE for your primary drive is so yesterday. ;) Once you have done this, upgrading to Win 8.1 should be much smoother for you. Taking care of this now will eliminate a major variable during the upgrade process.


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I do believe it is correctly set. "AHCI" is the driver used for SATA, and IDE Legacy mode, meant for older OSes is switched off. You don't need to do anything at all. As an aside, Samsung has a utility package for their SSDs called magician that will walk you through any changes you need to make to improve performance



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