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For people who reach here via google, see here: https://communities.intel.com/message/205714 and here: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-032415.htm?wapkw=032415 Although mini PCIe and mSATA have the same physical connection, mSATA is natively supported in the mini PCIe slot only if the system provides a dedicated SATA controller on ...


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Per this post, I've found that there are security issues with 4.3.16r95972. So I upgraded to 4.3.17 r96342 and everything is working now.


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First off, you fixed the first issue of upgrading Windows 7 to the Professional version. Windows 7 Home only supports up 16GB on x64 hardware. Windows 7 Professional, on x64 hardware supports up to 192GB of RAM. Secondly, I googled your motherboard. My first assumption, was that your MSI MS-7666 did not support 24GB of RAM. However, it does. The manual ...


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The solution seems to be this: when you highlight the drive to format in Disk Utility on a Mac, you have to make sure you highlight the whole drive, instead of just the primary partition. I think the first couple of times, I only highlighted the primary partition and formatted it as ExFAT, and the encryption is still in effect. But afterwards, I ...


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Actually, you can. Defragmentation is a filesystem-level thing, it doesn't matter what is on the lower, block level. But in the case of the SSD there is no disk head whose movements should be minimized. Thus, it won't be faster, not even a little bit. Some OSes and tools forbid this only, because the decisions of their developer companies like to mix the ...


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http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/content/cnt-dwnl/prd-comp/SPDTPD-00267239-0042_6293/SVS1511C5E Try downloading this driver and installing as usual even though its a 8.1 driver.


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@Michael Kjörling has a very good, thorough answer, but I think I'll post here also since I have some info on the data recovery aspect. "Nowadays everyone has windows and softwares installed on a ssd. But most people still have HDDs for their personnal data" I think nowadays most people still just have one drive, but yes, that is much more common ...


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Still, price aside, is it a good idea to replace this data drive with a ssd? Whether it is "a good idea" is largely subjective, but there are some workloads that can benefit from the additional I/O speed of a SSD compared to a rotational HDD. Particularly, any seek-heavy workload will be helped by the SSD's much greater IOPS capability ("seek speed"; ...


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That depends, unless you play games, only the OS and Programs really benefit from an SSD, which can fit on a 256 or 120 GB SSD. So no, a normal consumer does not need an SSD for media or other mass storage uses. Some creative applications use scratch disks, which can benefit from faster storage.


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Apologies, but... your friends don't know what they're talking about. Your CPU speed does not directly limit disk transfer speed (not since we got away from PIO modes on Parallel ATA). This page shows that your machine has a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface. Every 550 MB/s SSD I can find also has a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface. So, your machine will not limit the SSD's ...


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Since I have the free version of Windows 10 pro, can I still reinstall it a new? There are two options you can use. The first is use the .ISO and when prompted for a product key, skip it, once installed Windows will automatically activate. Windows for this purpose considers the same motherboard the same machine. The second option is to use a ...


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If you want to continue to use the Insider Preview free builds, you can start by installing using the tool that Microsoft released. Skip the product key when asked. Disk management during installation should be similar, but I have not done a clean install yet so cannot confirm.


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Are there PCIe x1 SSDs at all? Not that I know off, but a you can use the very expensive PCIe x8 SSDs in a X1 slot and it will (should) simply work. Is it indeed faster than SATA? Yes, but it is probabky not worth using a extremely expensive PCI-E SSD solution in a home computers. Buying a regular SATA or SAS SSD is much cheaper.


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All PCIe SSDs support any number of PCIe lanes. Both devices and slots are intercompatible providing you can find a card that will fit. Most native PCIe SSDs are fairly expensive and require a larger slot, so you will need an open-ended x1 slot. M.2 SSDs don't fit into PCIe directly but you can get cheap, passive adapters like this one, though obviously you ...


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Also, if IRST software not show accelerate button/tab - check in bios SATA port mode. Acceleration possible ONLY if SATA port not in hotplug mode.


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Your SSD manufacturer sometimes has tools for this provided with the SSD, or it can be downloaded from their website. Check it out. If not, I can recommend this great tool by Paragon: https://www.paragon-software.com/no/home/migrate-OS-to-SSD/


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Windows will generally use TRIM. This means as long as you have X% free space on the filesystem, the drive will see X% as unallocated.[*] Over-provisioning not required. Exception: historically, SSDs with Sandforce controllers/firmware have not restored full performance after TRIM :(. Performance loss on the full drive can be significant, and more so ...


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The size of additional space differs very much between SSD drive models, but in general this is still true.


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Use robocopy, but make sure to use /MT option which forces it to run multiple copies in parallel. This improves performance dramatically when there's a lot of smaller files, which seems to be the case. But as others have said, it might be that the slow speed is due to hardware issues, so the first order of business should be checking S.M.A.R.T. status of ...


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Ok, folks, i tried it, and this setup worked: 2 320gb SATA HDs in Raid 0/1/5/10 (Intel Matrix Storage Manager (the newer name for this is Intel Rapid Storage Technique) => this is a BIOS RAID! (CPU is still used!) with an additional SSD on the third connector of the Intel ICH10R Serial ATA connectors on NON-RAID mode So it is no problem to attach non-raid ...


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1) Let there be a 4GB swapfile on the SSD to raise my commit charge, so I can use all the physical memory. But a swapfile on the SSD will degrade the SSD faster and slow down performance anytime Windows decides to put something important in the swapfile. (my boldface) The above is a myth. In a reasonable workload and with a properly spec'd SSD flash ...


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Have you RTFM'd? https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T7_WS_SuperComputer/HelpDesk_Manual/ On page 4-46 it states that the ICH10R only supports 4 disks in RAID mode - The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration On page 4-50 it states that the SAS controller only supports 2 SAS disks Install two internal SAS hard ...


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This is a hardware issue. Hot-swap Backplane PCIe Combination Drive Cage Kit for P4000 Server Chassis FUP8X25S3NVDK (2.5in NVMe SSD) seems to be incompatible with the Asus X99-E WS motherboard. The solution is to connect the SSD using Asus HyperKit. However, this solution requires a cable between the HyperKit and the SSD which is not bundled with any of ...


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Unfortunately, your particular laptop model is notorious for being incompatible with SATA-III SSD's. There are at least a couple of threads about this problem on HP's support forum: this and this. One owner claimed that he could get his SSD working with his 6560b after flashing the 8560p's F.20 BIOS, which is of course very risky. So, you can either keep ...


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Have you tried Windows "slow" startup? This Apple Support link suggests it will resolve issues with Thunderbolt devices in Windows 8. Now, how do you disable "fast" boot when Windows won't start? Try entering Safe Mode. If you can get this far, good indication that you are dealing with a driver issue. Anyway, you'll need to access Windows Recovery ...


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This is an old question but I found myself in the same situation, and this question is near the top of Google results. So here goes: As explained in this forum post, the virtual disk manager is tied to the defrag service. My Windows 7 machine disabled the defragmentation service right after it detected it runs on an SSD following a migration. To enable: ...


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I am assuming you mean that you want to store the virtual hard drives on another drive as to save space in your ssd. There are two ways to make this happen: Move your .vdi to the larger drive and then from virtual machine settings go to "Storage" and then "Controller:SATA". At the far right there is a small blue icon and from there choose "Choose a ...


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When installing many Linux Distributions you are given the option to encrypt the /home folder. At that time when you choose to encrypt the /home folder (aka mount point), you are asked (required) to enter a password twice. Essentially one completed, your /home folder is encrypted. Samsung was supposed to be 'pre encrypted' at the factory. This usually ...


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As literally no one answered me, I tried to figure it out myself. It works like that: Step 1: Make sure the folder to be relinked is empty of all content, except possibly for DS_Store files and other hidden files. This can be easily verified in the Finder. Step 2: Make a backup! This is crucial, since if you mess up there isn't an undo button you can use. ...


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It could be that your search indexes are still pointing at the old drive. Try clearing your search history so that it can rebuild them and point to your new drive. Launch the "PC Settings" app from the start menu. You'll probably have to browse to it, as type-to-search will likely point you to your D: drive rather than your C: drive. Choose "Search and ...


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Upgrading your Mac Mini with a SSD is definitely worth it, especially if it is going to be your daily driver and you plan to run VMs on it. I work in IT and am ACMT certified and the guide you are following is pretty much spot-on with the GSX article for replacing/upgrading your drive. You are perfectly sane for wanting to do this and it really isn't too ...


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I have never done something exactly like this (meaning with a mac), but if you have another computer at your disposal (one with 2 open SATA ports) I would attempt to use Clonezilla on a live-boot CD with both new and old drive installed to mirror your Mac HDD onto the new SSD. If you don't have a spare computer, you could possibly get a SATA to USB adapter ...


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I would not underestimate the ammount of work a SSD could be doing behind the scenes in its own hardware to do wear leveling , and completion of block writing from cache. Plus you have initiated trim and garbage clean-up, that is also a concideration because of active writes. The ammount of activity that is not user initiated, or even system initiated, in ...


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It depends on what you mean by damage the SSD. Hardware kind of damage, no. Software kind of damage, yes. As with any drive, if windows is writing to an important systemfile while the power is cut, that file will become corrupted. If the important systemfile is required for windows to properly work, windows will no longer boot. As for hardware kind of ...


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Its more likely to be an issue with the power and or PSU then the memory or SSD. It could also be an issue (like a blown/dodgy cap) on the motherboard. Also - especially if you have your interfaces connected to another [ non-optical ] device, maybe there is an issue with grounding.


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If AS SSD Benchmark tells you pciide bad, this means your SSD runs in the old slow IDE mode and not in AHCI mode which explains the slowness. Run the following fixit to enable the AHCI drivers in Windows, now go to the UEFI/BIOS and change the SATA configuration from IDE to AHCI.


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Error 0xc0000185 means STATUS_IO_DEVICE_ERROR which is a IO error: The I/O device reported an I/O error. This has nothing to with a WIFI dongle, but can be caused by old SSD firmwares or damaged SSD drives. RMA the SSD and get a new drive.


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If you can re-write firmware, then yes you can report anything you want. The only way to verify the capacity is to write data to the entire drive, read it back, and verify that the data returned match the data written.


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All professional use laptops should use SSDs, especially with 250GB versions going for $160 now. The gains in performance and battery life are phenomenal. My mid-end Asus Flip Book boots cold to windows login off SATA in literally two seconds.


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I put an SSD in my i7 laptop with 6GB ram and the biggest difference I notice is in startup times. It went from minutes to seconds. You'll really notice a difference after a windows or AV update. Well worth the money in my opinion.


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I can tell you that buying an SSD will definitely not hurt performance. It will absolutely improve boot times (that is, booting will be faster). The "maybe you'll notice/maybe you won't" performance boosts will come from how many files or apps you try and load or save concurrently. The more multitasking you do, the more you'll notice. Another thing to ...


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Depending on the laptop that you have, the only option you would have would be to replace a detachable CD-rom with a hard drive bay. You would probably have to remove your internal hard drive, install the SSD (make it bootable/clone your existing system HD onto it), and move the 1T HD to the external bay. Something similar to this ...


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From that article, it states that it can be: coupled with an optional 16 GB SSD cache module. This is usually a M.2 form factor (mSATA) SSD, but it can't be used for anything other than caching frequently accessed files. To install that ADATA SSD, you would need to replace your current OS/boot drive. UPDATE: If you wanted to have both, then if the ...


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I use TeraCopy myself because you can easily resume your copy if it fails. But if you need something that works great and is also robust, use Windows' built in copy function called Robocopy. Its a commandline tool that will copy everything you need. The syntax would be: robocopy "source" "destination" /E /COPYALL /MIR /XO This will make an exact copy at ...


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I managed to make the SSD bootable by both: Cloning both paritions, the hidden and the C:, to the SSD. I exapanded the hidden partition to the full size of the hdd. Windows wasn't bootable directly after it. I had to insert the OEM Win7 DVD and boot from it. Instead of reinstalling I chose Repair option. Instantly, a window popped up that an issue was ...


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I use Delta Copy for my backup needs. It's basically rsync for Windows and can be configured to run periodically. Since it uses rsync, it's smart enough to only backup changes in files, and not everything all the time.


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I've used SyncBack Free for file backup and sync: http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/freeware-hub.html It has many file comparison options and should do exactly what you need. To check your drive's health I recommend CrystalDiskInfo: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html


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I just picked up a Asus 797-A motherboard with the standoff screw fused in exactly the same manor as discussed above. The motherboard standard scews are two large and local technology shops don't have the smaller stand-off screw. Ended up taking a 15mm standard bolt with same thread, measured the placement height of the Samsunf Evo m2 card and screwed into ...


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To clone Windows 8.1 from the HDD to a specific partition in the SSD is easy. There are many software on the market free or paid, such as AOMEI Backupper. you can use system clone,including all programs and files on C: drive, to a partition on the SSD. You can install Chameleon Install to create multi-boot choices.


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Yes, XP (and practically any OS) can be installed on an SSD. It's just not SSD aware (since it predates their mainstream existence) so it will not support TRIM, which can lead to more writes to the flash, lower write speeds, and decreased drive life. Additionally XP will do things like try to defrag it like it's a normal drive, and during partitioning ...



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