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A hybrid SSD is basically a normal HDD with a built-in SSD serving as a persistent cache. Only one drive will appear on your computer; the drive's firmware will automatically distribute data between the SSD and the HDD by tracking which sectors are most frequently accessed and putting the more heavily used data on the SSD section. You don't have to ...


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The problem is that the internal connector is IDE, and you will be unlikely to find an SSD drive that is IDE as modern drives are SATA. If you did, it would likely be very old, and old SSD drives were small - perhaps no bigger than the 40GB already in there. And likely a data risk as it is old. So your only option would be a USB mounted flash drive, for ...


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Remove the hard drive before booting into the SSD for the first time The problem you experienced is caused by the Windows installation on the SSD continuing to reference the old hard drive. As a result, Windows incorrectly assigns a drive letter that is not C: to the SSD. Because the system assumes that key system files are in C:, several core components ...


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According to my experience with Acronis products, confirmed by this post in Acronis official forums, you could do a backup and then restore to the new ssd. Whatever the reason for cloning while using it is, any changes made after starting the backup of the source disk, will be lost for the new drive. Also it might not work if your source disk is almost full, ...


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Assuming you're running a Microsoft Windows OS, this can be achived with the use of disk2vhd and vhd2disk. First download a copy of Disk2VHD from the Microsoft Sysinternals website. Start up Disk2VHD and ensure the "Use Vhdx" box is not checked, and that the "Use Volume Shadow Copy" box is checked. This will resolved the issue mentioned by Techie007. Then ...


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You can use the turn off hard disc after x time option. There is no actual need to have a separate option for the SSD simply because it has no moving parts. HDDs have moving parts inside of them that usually spin with 5400 or 7200RPM. So when you spin the drive down it needs a few seconds to spin up. SSDs on the other hand don't have any moving parts and ...


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Yes, this is possible. It looks like you'll need a more specialized adapter/drive caddy in order for it to sit flush with the laptop's case. The one you link to may work but, if the outer plate of the OEM DVD drive isn't removable, it my not match the contours of the laptop case. It looks like the one below is made specifically for your computer. ...


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The user manual for your pc can be found here: ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_optiplex_desktop/optiplex-990_Service%20Manual4_en-us.pdf With most motherboards you should always work from port 1 so on, but it really doesn't matter unless they are different speeds and you want peak performance. For example my asus mother board ...



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