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I am a developer myself and I use SSDs almost every day to do my daily programming/compiling with them. I never had any problems with my current one that I got 2-3 years ago.


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Answering on behalf of my own comments as well as OP's troubleshooting. The issue wound up being with the "OOD". OP also was helped by this thread superuser.com/a/674120/596596. When troubleshooting overall, make sure that you have isolated the problem to a specific component. Try a known working hard drive in the computer at fault, and try the hard drive ...


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Hard drives spin constantly and very fast. The technology was developed before latops were ever invented. PC hard drives have existed in many form factors over the years. Your very first hard drive ever (the IBM RAMAC) was the size of a washing machine. The oldest ones for PC (like the ST-506, ST-412, ST-225) were about the size of a CD-ROM, possibly ...


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You can use Bootrec.exe tool to repair bad sectors in hard drive. Go through this blog http://harddrivefix.blogspot.in/2016/04/concept-of-boot-sector.html to learn how to run bootrec.exe tool. Hope it will help you!!


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@astabada, why bother? The adapter is about $20. I was thinking of doing something on the cheap, but with the adapter, why not just buy a sata ssd? It defeats the purpose for probably most use cases.


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If you look at the pcpartpicker link you provided there is a link to builds that included it; in that list are dozens of builds that included Vishera CPUs; so it's a complete non-issue. With that said, some of the top end Vishera CPUs do require specific 990Fx chipsets (9000 series), but the FX-8300 you are looking at is not in this group, and will be 100% ...


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It's completely possible to run two SSDs in RAID 1, although for your use case it probably wouldn't be that beneficial in terms of speed as you only have 6 workstations and the data throughput even if all 6 workstations requested data at the same time wouldn't be very substantial. New generation SSDs have read and write speeds upwards of 450MB/s and with ...


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Maybe there's some problem with windows setup, from which you are fresh installing windows 10. I recommend using Microsft's official windows setup tool to create windows 10 setup usb/dvd and install using that. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool Also make sure to download windows for correct architecture of your pc ...


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I had exactly the same issue on my notebook with SSD Crucial MX100 256GB. I didn't manage to find a solution or at least a reason of these very annoying freezes. When I inserted this drive to desktop PC it worked just fine without any freezes. When I was researching this problem I was finding only more and more people reporting the same problem but without ...


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Dell Inspiron 7559 Hard Drive Upgrade I wanted to know if it is possible to replace the SATA hdd with a SATA sdd (not an m.2 drive). If it is possible, what are some potential options. Yes, this is possible per the specs I see on Dell.com for the particular model you specified where you get to select your configuration option and one listed is ...


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I struggled with an issue of performance. It had to do with the power management of the SSD. It was the Advanced Power Management setting (which I accessed via Hard Disk Sentinel). The APM level was at 0, which is default. When I set it to 254, which was maximum performance and power management, my read and write rates went from 32MB/s max, to around ...


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Use Process Monitor and add path contains your file name. Start Capture just before you save the file, then Stop Capture after. See what processes are interacting with the file. You'll get a better idea of what is happening. Another possibility is SSD when more than 75% full has to create free writable blocks, but it wouldn't be 20x-50x slower. Like ...


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You can solve the problem with samsung's psid they don't make it available to the general public but you can still get it. The PSID has been leaked and is available to download on the anandtech forum the link below is to the discussion you need. There is a download link from a dropbox account within the discussion just scroll down until you find it. ...


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So far, I found it is caused by a faulty hardware. I get a new SSD, and the problem is solved.


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Nico. If you're cloning your 120GB SSD from C:\ to another 256GB SSD, then there will be no issues. If this is a true 1:1 clone, then all registry, application pointers etc. will remain the same. The only things I could think of that may be an issue would be if applications are referrencing the SSD by some weird ID such as serial or model, which should not ...


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Shrinking drives under Windows can be a pain in the rectum. You need to remove any ummovable files, then defragment it, then you can shrink it. To remove files - Disable system Restore (Right click on Computer -> Properties -> System Protection -> System Restore) Disable Virtual Memory/Paging File (Right click on Computer -> Properties -> Advanced ...


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Question 1: Will the GIGABYTE firmware support both M.2 NVMe drives as RAID0? The GIGABYTE Gaming 7 motherboard only has 2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors on it. One appears to be a M.2 PCI-Express connector the other is a M.2 SATA connector. This is clear by the fact the chart in the manual, for each M2D_32G M.2 connector, is slightly different. If they ...


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I have found that another real quick way to determine if you have an SSD drive is to just go to your Windows Experience Index and look at Primary Hard Disk: Data Transfer Rate If the number is over 7 then you have an SSD. The 5 laptops that I recently installed an SSD in all jumped to 7.6 in that category after the installation and all barely broke 6 before ...


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I finally identified the culprit. The issue was the BIOS was not completely detecting my OCZ Vertex4 SSD. It detected it on the general page so I thought all was good, but under the Boot page, it was not listed as my other HDD/SSD were that I tested. Not sure why this one particular drive was not 100% compatible with my BIOS or why it would be detected in ...


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You can move partitions in order to align the unallocated space with the partitions you want to expand. See this answer for advice pertaining to a similar question. The GParted Manual (Contents in the gparted Help menu) explains how to move a partition in the Advanced Partition Actions section, within Working with Partitions. You can choose the Resize/Move ...


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u didn't say what u used to clone, but I have never had a problem with Macrium Reflect Free imaging or cloning. Maybe it is time to try that.


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It might do for secondary storage, so long as you're not doing a great deal of editing on it, but I would keep a backup. SD cards lack any of the intelligence that an SSD controller has and are effectively just a dumb block of flash memory. SSDs have features like wear levelling that can prolong the life of the flash device by a great deal by preventing ...


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From this website try the following: enter Command Prompt option. Press ENTER after you type in each of these commands which are not case-sensitive: DISKPART (to open the partition utility) LIST DISK (disk number(s) will be shown) SELECT DISK n (where n is the number of the disk - probably 0) LIST PARTITION (partition number(s) will be shown) SELECT ...


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I'm a musician myself, so I know how you feel. You're lucky though, what you want to do does not require an SSD at all. DJ software loads the samples into memory and plays them from there, so preloading the samples is something you can wait for. It determinds how big the library is you are talking about though. If its a 10+GB library set, then you'll ...


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Work-around Try removing the encryption with the command-line before start-up and start over. After trying everything within your current Windows (and Bios) and having the recovery key stand-by, I would try to access the drive as a secondary drive in another computer/laptop with Windows to check if the problem is the laptop or the drive itself. Hopefully ...


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Things to consider when switching to an SSD: While "thrashing" isn't a problem with SSDs you do need to configure your system to get the best performance out of it. Enable AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) This is normally available in the BIOS menu, It will allow your system to use most of the feature available in your SSD Enable TRIM you will ...


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Yes. There will be significant drop in speed if you move it to external HDD. SSD are better/faster than HDD for installing operating systems and application software because these software need to access very small but large number of files spread all over the drive. It takes more time for HDD to access these files because the platter has to rotate to get ...


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Boot from Ubuntu live cd , using gparted delete the existing partition on your SSD. If you need to keep the Ubuntu installation you can create a new partition to install windows ( you need to repair grub after windows install) You must re-create the partition table by going to the Device menu then select Create Partition Table. Choose msdos (or gpt if you ...


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WinDirStat is confusing and you should avoid it. Run TreeSizeFree as admin it shows the usage in depth and cleaner way compared to WinStatDir. With this sorted TreeView you can detect the causing folder easily.


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You will need a 2.5" drive for a laptop - all SSD drives you will be looking at will be 2.5" so no issues there. Unless your laptop is very old you will need a SATA drive - all SSDs you will be able to buy will be SATA III. Make sure your current drive connects using SATA. You can check this in the laptop specifications or by opening up the body and ...


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Windows seems to have problems recognizing SSD. First things first - what is the size of SSD and what caddy make are you using? Can you please post the layout of SSD as Ubuntu LiveCD sees the disk. (Is it MBR style or GPT style, what partitions are on disk, etc.) Windows expects a certain structure/layout of a GPT disk(at least): EFI System Partition ...


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The issue is not in the SSD driver, but in SATA driver. You need to load Intel RST Driver into Windows installation. Try downloading and extracting archive from here https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25165/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-RAID-Driver on a flash drive according steps here: ...


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Hard drives are designed to be replaceable and can be swapped multiple times without any concerns. They are, however, intended to be handled by technicians and not necessarily end-users. When changing the drives, observe the following: you probably already know that the system should be powered down and unplugged (in laptops the battery removed). Give ...


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There's lots of ways for things to go wrong in encryption, I read of one SED drive that just stored the password on the drive basically in plaintext (more below). Sleep & hibernate are troublesome for LUKS sometimes too. I'm not sure what or where to find a good manufacturer, almost all drives may be made by 2 companies anyway, probably in asia ...


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On Linux, tmpfs is most definitely not a thing of the past. Depending on whether your workload is (disk-)IO-bound, it could speed things up a lot. Using it is very easy, too: mount -t tmpfs none /path/to/target It gets better: tmpfs will only claim memory when files are put on it. An empty tmpfs instance requires almost no memory. However, I haven’t ...


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I wouldn't worry about it too much... SSD's are tough. But I would make sure your valuable files that you cannot loose are on like a separate hard drive or NAS. Just in case there is a data failure. Magnetic Drives are even tougher, but slower. Another thing that might affect the wear of your SSD is temperature. I would be more worried about temperature than ...


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Worked by using another USB drive. In this case an SD card actually. I had to plug in an USB drive as well (with the same Windows ISO installed), because the installer apparently couldn't find some of the media on the SD card. TL;DR: Use another USB drive and you won't waste 8+ hours on something stupid.


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Here is a link if you do not mind the cost....The standoff male thread is M2 while the screw with oversize flat phillips head is also M2. ASUS is a failure with cusomer service. This M.2 standoff does not appear to be available anywhere in the US. after exhaustive internet search and ASUS was no help. You must go to a supplier overseas for OEM parts. here ...


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The purpose of the boot prefetcher is too load data which are used in later boot phases when the PC hangs at a task during earlier boot stages. This is done, because normal HDDs are slow reading random files from the drive. So loading them before they are really needed speeds up boot. Using a SSD eliminates this bottleneck of and here Windows doesn't ...



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