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As there is low interest for this question, and I need to make choices, I'll post here what I have decided to do. 1) I found the documentation of the notebook, so I'll try online help, see if they will provide an installation for my Windows 10. 2) If they don't, or don't work at all, I'll try Intel Rapid Storage Technology 3) May won't work, because as ...


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BitLocker with eDrive uses the ATA password on the HDD, meaning the full disk is encrypted including all the partitions. The disk is automatically unlocked during UEFI boot, instead of by the unencrypted "system" partition. This will only happen automatically when using Secure Boot to boot the Windows bootloader. If you encrypted the partitions separately, ...


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I think the better way is not to divide HDD, and make one NTFS partition because you have also a /home partition. This way you will can use whole HDD in both systems. I have also one more partition on SDD for data which I want to have fast acces. I have also dual-boot with Windows 10 and Linux mint 17.3 and it works good. I have never had any problems. //...


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Bit old now, but i have long pondered this. My 8gb laptop w/ ssd seems to struggle and swap out a bit. Not sure can be fagged upgrading the laptop, but it has a sata dvd port i could use for a spare ssd i have, and use the second ssd as a slave to do swapping & temp files. There is of course also the issue of bandwidth available to the southbridge ...


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Looks good to me, It is definitely doable. Personally, as a bit of advice, I wouldn't recommend dual booting. Its always been kind of buggy and I hear it is especially so with Windows 10. The issue is that the Windows Boot Loader and GRUB(the Linux boot loader) don't work well together. To overcome this I Install linux on a separate drive and then swap ...


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It seems the SSD is beginning to develop some fault, in order to be able to get your data, please perform a SSD recovery and then format to see if issue is resolved. You can check the link below for guidelines http://www.latestsolution.com/2016/06/how-to-recover-files.html


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So from the discussion in the comments I gather these are your goals: Add 240 GiB to sda2, the Windows partition Add 90 GiB to sda6, the Linux partition Currently, the disk is in an illegal (sort-of) state, though most operating systems will tolerate it: The extended partition is followed by another partition both physically (obvious from image) and ...


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The basic problem is the extended partition /dev/sda3. There are several things you can do:- You should be able to extend /dev/sda3 to fill the currently unallocated space: you will probably need to do this by booting a LiveCD. You can then move the swap partition /dev/sda5 to the end of the extended partition (though it will be quicker to delete and ...


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SATA Controller is a piece of hardware that takes care of communication between SATA Devices and System and one of requirements in specification is backward compatibility. This means that the SATA controller will work with all SATA devices regardless which generation of SATA interface the device has. Also most of optical drives are SATA I - no need for more. ...


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Lookig in the generic Events table for Events from the Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon provider I can see that the CreatePrimaryTerminal task takes over 200s to finish. 3 years ago I saw this, too, and here font files caused such a long delay. Look if this also applies to you. But it must have someting to do with fonts. Looking at the callstack shows, that ...


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If this is really important data that should never be recovered, it's not safe to use the disk anymore. As others have said, overwriting doesn't work on SSDs, and if the manufacturer has got the encryption wrong (cut corners to save money, incompetence etc) then even removing the key won't help. Effective immediately, DSS will no longer approve ...


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Since an SSD doesn't care about how many passes of data you put in it (except it just wears out faster), and data recovery isn't possible after a complete pass (unless you put data in over provisioned space), just writing it completely with 1's will remove all existing data. The problem you're facing will mostly be in the non-user-accessible storage, such ...


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From this archlinux page about SSD memory cell clearing following the ATA secure Erase page it is suggested to Step 1 - Make sure the drive security is not frozen Step 2 - Enable security by setting a user password Step 3 - Issue the ATA Secure Erase command Some details more For the step 1, you can check that the drive is not frozen ...


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The software you used is apparently NOT working correctly. One of your screenshots shows 97MB/s as speed. With that speed, 7-pass of full disk overwriting on a 256GB drive should take around 5 hours. Simple calculation. You might want to try Blancco 5 instead. As you can see the link that was for Tabernus Erase LAN is redirected to its site. You may also ...


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Brief: A multiple (7) pass overwrite erase does not do what you expect it to do on a SSD. If needed you can implement it and tell the client that you did, but do not expect it to wipe all data. Background: To clean data from a conventional harddisk you had the following solutions: Wipe the index (e.g. diskpart clean). Easy to recover from. Overwrite the ...


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The tools check for system drive and will detect the changed driver and also put the data here. Modern SSDs can be written very often so that you don't have to care to minimize the amount of written data.


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According to Microsoft: Error code: 0x803f7001, 0x800704cF This error means we didn’t find a valid Windows license for your PC. [Basically, your hardware didn't match what's in Microsoft's database.] You’ll need to use a valid product key to activate Windows. Your product key should be in the confirmation email you received after buying ...


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The fact that the 4K random speeds did not increase as much as expected when the queue depth is increased to 32 probably means that NCQ is not in effect. Usually that's because SATA mode is not AHCI but IDE compatibility. In Linux that can be caused by the boot parameter libata.force=noncq. P.S. In my past experience, when my SSD suffered performance ...


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I found a work around for this issue. I don't know that I really solved it, technically speaking, but should someone else experience this the fix is easy. Just a couple annoying clicks any time you restart. SOLUTION: Disable the Samsung Magician app and reduce monitor brightness via system tray (no need to do it after waking from sleep, Magician app will ...


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Use Rufus to create a Windows 10 To Go drive on your external SSD. This works for all Windows 10 Editions, not only Enterprise. And now configure your BIOS/UEFI to always boot from the external HDD/SSD. I use this on my PC the same way to run Windows 10 from a external SSD. You can format the internal (slow 5400rpm) HDD now and store all data on it.


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if you copy a file from a flash drive to something with infinite write speed (posix /dev/null/, windows \\.\nul) then yes you will see only the effects of read speed, application, and operating-system overhead.


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I have a rather simple question But the answer isn't simple. is the speed at which data is transferred from a drive it's read speed? Transferring data from a device is reading. The I/O direction is always from the perspective of the CPU. The data transfer will occur in two phases. The first phase is from the medium (e.g. disk platters or NAND flash) ...


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The first bottleneck will either be the limitations of the medium (SATA/USB/FireWire) or, as you mentioned yourself, the read speed of the source drive. Copying files from one disk to another doesn't utilize the very high reading and writing speed of RAM, because the clipboard only stores information about the files location, and not the files themselves.


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It depends if it's an old or recent drive and if it's a good quality model. You can read this article about an endurance test someone did on different SSD drives. This guy managed to write 2,097,152 GB (2PB) of data on an SSD and it was still working after all this! The problem about SSD drives it's the amount of space they have. If you keep your movies in ...


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There really is no way to keep the performance of the SSDs if you create an array with the SSDs and the HDD. I would recommend you create a RAID 1 on the SSDs for the operating system; say 60-80 GB min or so for windows, less for Linux. Then create a RAID 0 of the remaining space on the SSDs for storage. Then schedule a program like Free File Sync to ...


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You can stripe the two 500GB SSDs together to make a ~1TB RAID 0, however there is no way you can add the slower 1TB HDD into the array without slowing the SSDs down. Your best bet would be a volume shadow copy backup solution that images the SSD array to the 1TB HDD. You can run the backups as often as you feel necessary. This method will allow you to ...


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There are two options to dd for skipping blocks. From the manpage: seek=N skip N obs-sized blocks at start of output skip=N skip N ibs-sized blocks at start of input So the first command reads block 184252416 from /dev/zero (filled with zeros), and writes it to block 0 on /dev/sda . The second reads from (untouched) block 184252416 on /dev/sda. ...


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Just dealt with the same issues on a PNY SSD on a clean install of Win 10. Issue can be triggered by putting the system to sleep, waking up & immediately trying to access the HDD by opening a folder or file. Event ID 153 & 129 appear in the event logs after a 10-30 sec freeze of the OS. Another forum suggested using standard SATA drivers instead of ...


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There should be no problem with just cloning the smaller partition on the larger drive and then enlarging it.


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It may be MSAHCI Start, Peter your suggestion led me to this article on SSD perf on Win 7, pasted in as image. The MSAHCI Start was set to 3, I set to zero to enable AHCI mode, it was 3. Have not seen any green bars yet, although it been just 5 mins. Never heard of AHCI before, but the article says it speeds up SSDs. Screen of AHCI instructions and me ...


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Problem may be whether you have 32 or 64 bit operating system, 32 bit can't recognise or utilise 4 gig of ram. I just installed Avira and gave up after a night mare day with it never fully installing and acting like a virus itself. Don't forget your operating system uses around 2 gig and why not restore your system to an earlier date and use an alternative ...


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You will see a significant difference in general laptop use with an SSD compared to a traditional HDD. Boot times will be quicker and general navigation will be quicker. The upgrade is really up to you, if you do basic office work (like Word, Excel etc) then I would go with an upgrade. If you use it for other things like gaming, CAD work and other CPU ...


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If Windows 7 boots up around 30 seconds, then I would say your machine is working fine. As you can check online that several Windows 7 user requires 40-43 seconds to boot up their machine. So comparing to them, yours is working fine. It doesn't matter if your SSD does not appears their as different vendor has different name and model name for every cards. ...


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There is not need for the term SSD to appear in the name of the product. Similar to how a "volvo 360" is not called "automobile volve 360", yet it still is a car. So, no need to panic or suspect that you got something else than ordered. Googling on your bolded name i find lots of hits for SSDs. It appears that this name is used for a range of three MLC SSD'...


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Peter'WMIC Partition resultss request for WMIC, image of results. Never done that before so not sure what report means, here is the screen cap.


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If you got a used SSD, you need to run a TRIM. In windows 10, this is done automatically, but in windows 7, you need to get the SSD manufacturer's tools for this (which for your SSD is probably Samsung Magician and then select something like "optimize"). (save work and close programs first... I have seen it hang) It is also possible that you have bad ...


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If you want to customize the write-back cache size, use the Windows PowerShell cmdlets and the -WriteCacheSize parameter, for example: New-VirtualDisk -StoragePoolFriendlyName "My Storage Pool" -FriendlyName TieredSpace -StorageTiers @($ssd_tier, $hdd_tier) -StorageTierSizes @(50GB, 300GB) -ResiliencySettingName Mirror -WriteCacheSize 2GB Note: After a ...


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There's no known threshold for that. If WBC enabled all writes will go to flash regardless of their size. The only case they go to disk bypassing flash is when flash is already full and flushing it before acknowledging newer write is pointless: latency will spike all over the roof. Some good reading on topic: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...


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Right click on Photoshop Run as administratior Else: Open Photoshop Edit Preference Performance Set "Scratch Disk" as the disk where the Temp directory is located. It works for me on Windows 10.


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It depends on your particular use of your computer. Different programs stress the hardware in different ways and performance may increase according to the upgrades that best satisfy each program's needs. I see two main ways: Benchmarks Tools/Suites You can search the internet for benchmarks tools/suites (e.g., this one, which I googled just now and have ...


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Mixed I/O and a consumer drive actually was the problem. Setup a 2 SSD. One to hold templates and the other to hold running machines. Copying from one drive to another fixed the I/O dropping and gave back SSD performance.


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Check Control Panel --> Device Manager --> Disks --> double click on the disk drives and make sure that under Policies tab drive 'write cache' is enabled and there is no 'optimize for quick removal' enabled. This is directly related with how windows considered or not a drive being removable. Also, update to the latest chipset and AHCI/RAID driver.


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I bought a 7-pin SATA cable will it work for a normal SSD (SanDisk Ultra II 240GB) Yes, most likely your computer will treat it like any other hard drive, if not try updating your bios Do I perform a clean installation of Windows (I have win8 on my HDD and want to get 10 for SSD) or I clone it (and which program)? Either one will work fine, ...


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I finally found a solution. That worked for me... How to.... Restore your Windows 7 machine using a System Repair Disc and a backed up system image. -If you can’t boot into Windows because of a hard drive failure or corrupt OS, you might want to restore your system using the most recent image versus a clean install. In this scenario we are assuming that we’...


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I'd treat the SSD the exact same way I would treat a HDD. Typically you need no drivers for a fresh install on a SSD. If you're upgrading using the free windows 10 upgrade then I recommend migrating, then upgrading. When I upgraded to an SSD (and from one SSD to another), I simply restored from my backups. I use veem endpoint backup, but any decent backup ...


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Make sure your SATA drives are not set as legacy/IDE-compatible in the BIOS (OnChip SATA Type must be set to AHCI) Make sure you allow UAC permissions for the toolbox when/if asked If those conditions are met and it is not detected, it may be your SATA controller at fault. Try putting it on the primary SATA controller, not the secondary one.


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Intel RST RAID1 still does NOT support TRIM. Test with Driver version 14.8.0.1042. TrimCheck: i waited 60 minutes, reboot did not help.


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Chances are your SSD will die due to other reasons - modern SSDs are pretty hard to wear out. Quoting myself is a pain and you want to read my other answer here. Chances are your drive will die of something else before they wear out. That said, I personally do my torrenting to a old school, spinning rust hard drive. Torrent downloads don't need high IOPS, ...


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SSD as virtual memory (swap/paging file) my be the best solution for those computers who don't allow memory upgrades. For instance, I own an Asus netbook, whose ram memory is soldered on the motherboard, so no memory upgrade is possible. According to Asus local support line, the netbook model I own, does not allow any kind of upgrade, not even a new ssd ...


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Yes for 1 and 2. Keep in mind , booting off of 256GB 4*Drive PCIe x16 M.2 Solid State Drive Card is very fast but takes up four of your PCIe lanes. so you need to consider other cards that need PCIe lanes and the number of lanes your Mobo and processor support.



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