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Open device manager, expand disk drive, you can see the model of your hard drive and the type of connection, for sure write down the model and search on google the hard drive model specification, you will find whether the original hard drive is IDE, SATA, SATA 2 or SATA 3 from the specification of the original hard drive.


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I just had almost an identical problem on my samsung 840 pro 512gb ssd. What I did to fix it was did a fresh install of windows 10. But even after that I were still getting random bluescreens multiple times daily and it is extremely FRUSTRATING!!! So in a last ditch effort I OVERCLOCKED my cpu and I havent had a hiccup since. I didnt mess with any voltages ...


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I get a new laptop, I move my harddrive, windows finds all the new drivers etc, and all is wel This only works if windows is able to boot. If your new computer has a different chipset (with incompatible SATA controller) then this will fail. Thus, do three things: Compare firmware (e.g. BIOS) settings on both laptops. Are both set the AHCI? (if ...


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Is it possible to RAID a single SSD? It is not possible to assemble an array of multiple disks with a single disk. You can connect a single disk to a RAID controller and use the JBOD setting. That will treat it as a single disk. So you can use a single drive. It just will not be part of a RAID array.*1 What setting will need to give it? If you ...


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RAID stands for redundant array of inexpensive/independent disks. This is a clue that a single disk will have no benefit whatsoever. However, should you decide to get a second disk an have a RAID set up, I wouldn't use a software RAID solution anyway.


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No, you can't raid a single SSD. You need at least 2 drives for the simplest raid level - 1 or 0. There would be no real benefits from running it as a raid, tho a raid card may let you use drives with a SAS interface, or have other useful features even when used with JBOD or single disk layouts.


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As far as I see it - and I think I have the same problem - Win7 only got a hotfix for native NVMe support. The Windows driver is bad, but that is another issue. The problem is, that you need to find a way to get the NVMe driver as a standalone to be able to recognize the drive during install. The disk is not probably mounted during a Win7 install, cause the ...


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Yes, and if you want to grep REALLY fast you can make a huge RAMdisk. But you can also grep more efficiently: 1) If you're searching for a fixed string use 'fgrep' instead of 'grep'. 2) start your command like this unless it's a UTF8 file: LC_ALL=C fgrep 'somestring' hugefile.log ...


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In Linux just remember to move let in /home and /var in the hdd do have more space in /home and not let the frequent writes in these directories degrade your ssd.


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Its good to let the entire /var in the hdd. There are several /var directories that are regularly written beyond /var/log, for example cups can put jobs in /var/spool, apt package manager put downloaded packages in /var/cache and install info in /var/lib. The definition of /var is a directory to hold VARiable data. PS: add noatime flag in your ext4 ...


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You actually didn't enable all of the files. You should also unselect the box "Hide protected operating system files". Whenever I wonder where my disk space has gone, I use WinDirStat (on Windows) or kdirstat (the original, and for Linux): https://windirstat.info/ What this program does is find all of the files and display which folders/files are using up ...


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When you copy data, the ideal case is having one sequential file. Instead, having a myriad of small files kills performance. A mechanical disk has to keep seeking for the right sector, and this is very time-consuming; an SSD is much faster, but still it suffers. If you check an SSD benchmark (I recommend Anandtech) you'll see that sequential read is often ...


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I have tried this myself. New installation will not activate again. You can also refer to this official post: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/forum/insider_wintp-insider_install/pre-release-product-keys-for-windows-10-insider/97e6cd1f-ee8a-42ea-b76c-46aa4af8e203?tm=1437003762162 Quote "We hope Insiders will continue to test Build 10240, which ...


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When a new disk fails to show up in Windows Explorer, there can be two reasons : 1. A missing disk driver In some rare cases, the new disk requires a proprietary driver and cannot work with the one supplied by Windows. To check, open up Device Manager and check whether the new disks are visible under the Disk drives branch or under Unknown devices. In ...


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Drives never show up in Windows Explorer. It would make no sense if they did. Imagine, for example, if a drive with two partitions showed up in Windows Explorer and you double-clicked on it, which partition would it open? If you dragged a file to it, which partition would it go to? Only mounted filesystems show in Windows Explorer. If a drive has no ...


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The solid-state cache is managed by the drive independently of the OS. No additional action is needed. SSHDs by Seagate and WD manage their solid-state caches internally, transparent to the OS. The OS has no direct control over the contents of the cache. Seagate describes its implementation, called Adaptive Memory, as follows: Adaptive Memory ...


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I don't think the defrag would have done anything to cause this problem. I would try reseating the SATA and power cable again, and trying another SATA port on your motherboard if you have one. I would also look in disk management and see if it is being recognized or not. Note on Defragging SSD You should never defrag an SSD, because the SSD controller ...


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You're unlikely to be able to find a new pata/laptop IDE drive so I wouldn't be suprised if your limitation is the size of the drive you can get rather than anything else. They simply won't make em any more. Considering the limits for older systems were in terms of hundreds of gigabytes (128 GiB initially, then 128 PiB for ATA 6), that wouldn't really be ...


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You should try it with another PSU, it's a weak point of PCs. Don't trust in noname PSUs that come with your case.


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Yes it would be. There's a few things I'd generally take into account Firstly, whether there's an appropriate slot. A laptop may use 7mm or 9mm thick 2.5 inch drives (tho in some cases its plausible it could be purely msata or emmc). A 7mm drive would fit in the place of a 9mm drive but not vice versa. In this case its definately 2.5 inch sata and more ...


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The correct solution is simply to remove ExpressCache. Windows already has two different file cacheing mechanisms in it (one reactive, one proactive). There isn't really a need for a third. Your hybrid drive similarly already has cacheing algorithms built in.


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I went around these problems a lot of times, trying different cables, boxes and bios configurations. In the end, I found that http://www.easeus.com/backup-software/tb-free.html fixed the problem - just ignore the Samsung software until it works with Windows 10. Run EasyUS and select disk clone, select the source drive/volume (usually 0) and destination ...


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I just installed Windows 10 from new onto my laptops old harddrive, and used the EaseUS todo backup to clone it. It worked fine - a few notes I did a sector by sector copy. That probably is overkill, so try item 2 first before you do this again assuming you still have the SSD with the image. Force AHCI mode in your BIOS. My Samsung Chronos was set to ...


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I went around these problems a lot of times, trying different cables, boxes and bios configurations. In the end, I found that http://www.easeus.com/backup-software/tb-free.html fixed the problem - just ignore the Samsung software until it works again. I did a sector by sector copy (may not have been necessary, but I wanted to make sure it worked). For ...


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An SSHD works transparent, you don't have to change anything. It will automatically store the most used files on the SSHD. Windows doesn't even know there's a difference, to Windows it looks like a regular HDD. I would watch out with defragmenting an SSHD too many times though. It might confuse the cache and make it spend more write cycled than it needs ...


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Use Windows Backup to create an entire partition image. This requires the same Windows8 x64 OS to be present in SSD. Ok, here is the process. Note down the used memory of OS partition. Hidden partitions could be smaller. Note down the order of partitions. Mostly C or 1st partition is OS and following that is boot/efiboot if u have one. Get installation ...


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I fixed the issue. It turns out, from the original install of Windows, I had turned on storage pools before I understood the implication, and then forgot about the setting. Removing the drive from the pool and deleting the pool allowed me to boot from the media after install and continue everything as normal.


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Looks like it's base on the JEDEC standard of calculating capacity. Scroll to page 8, SSD Capacity, in this pdf file. Below is the formula according to that standard: CapacityInGB = (UserLbaCount - 21168) / 1953504 One sector, or LBA, is equivalent to 512 bytes, so base on the 1000204886016 bytes given by your findings, we can calculate the UserLbaCount: ...


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I'm guessing the .db files are much larger than the .mp4 and .mov files? There's a lot of overhead when creating a new file, so if you try to copy a folder with a lot of files with small size (e.g. the Windows folder), you will notice that the average speed is very slow compared to when you copy a single huge file. Also, when you copy the .mp4 and .mov ...


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It looks like manufacturers are now starting to stack SSDs: Samsung has figured out how to supersize solid state storage with a whopping 16TB SSD.: The company announced a new 16TB SSD (formatted capacity, 15.36TB) at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit. The massive increase in density is thanks to the 48-layer 3D TLC NAND that Samsung announced earlier this ...


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Windows, since vista, by default use a separate partition to boot and to store the Windows system files. On a clean windows installation you will have a "System Reserved" partition, 100MB in size, that will be shown as "System , Active" in Windows Disk Manager. This partition has no drive letter assigned. The Windows partition (usually "C:" drive, that ...


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When HDD makes clicking noise it usually means failure.. Try changing boot order to SSD, or change UEFI to other mode and disable SecureBoot in your BIOS


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I had the same problem with long boot times until I disconnected my DVD writer. I then remembered that my motherboard had 2 sets of SATA connectors. I had both HDD's and the DVD writer on the same set. When I moved the DVD drive to the other set of SATA connections the problem disappeared. Maybe this will help other users searching on this subject. It ...


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As I understand (your general question) you want to make sure if you can connect PCIE3 x16 GPU and other devices to motherboard, right? (Sorry but it's a little bit unclear what you want to achieve.) AFAIK CPUs usually have separate lanes for GPU (for PCIE slots) though they can communicate to other onboard devices (such as onboard HD audio, USB 3, etc) ...


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WMI (wmic command) is available in Windows XP (SP3 or may be even early) (as a diskpart.exe btw). So in Windows XP you can use as Msinfo32 as Wmic to check offset. 1024K offset is the best choice for SDD and 4k disks or RAID.


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Yes, partly. Most SSD controller chips have multiple channels they can utilize in parallel. Much like Dual Channel RAM, in fact. In some series, the smaller versions don’t have all channels connected. As such, they have lower performance. And because of what ultrasawblade said, write performance benefits more from multi-channel access.


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Simplifying this a bit: SSDs rely on NAND - and the blocks on NAND have to be erased before they can be overwritten - but if they are already erased or unwritten, that time-consuming step isn't needed. So erased NAND is faster than overwriting existing data on NAND, and SSD firmware does a lot of sleight-of-hand behind the scenes to try to write to erased ...


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Specifically in the Dell XPS L521X the 32GB drive uses both Intel Rapid Start & Intel Rapid Storage Tech. Warning: If upgrading system RAM; Rapid Start needs to as big as or bigger than system RAM (I believe it comes from DELL at nearly 3X system RAM on a 6GB system); The Rapid Storage uses 18.6GB. So, If upgrading to 16GB System RAM, only 1 or the other ...


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You would delete a miss marked ID as shown in the device manager by uninstalling it in the device manager , then rebooting. It would then be re-recognised and re-installed. The uninstall action could be done while in a safe mode (or clean boot) booting. You really want a full backup of the system to revert to if anything went wrong. Without that full ...


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SSD's do not wear out as quickly as you have been led to believe. Running benchmarks which write to them will decrease their lifespan, but this happens only after thousands to 100's of thousands of writes on that part of the drive. (See here for a good test on write lifespan of drives) I also put to you that defragging - while not good for the drive won't ...


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If it has SATA connector on it the motherboard can do both ssd and hdd. There are some SSD that have special connectors on them, but you don't have to buy that kind of SSD. Or are you saying you want to buy a NVM or similiar SSD?


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It is purely personal choice. If the partition fills up and you need to install or update software then you may need to resize the partition. Be careful, however, as resizing a partition can lead to data loss. For convenience it is much easier to use a single partition spanning the entire disk - so you don't have to worry about moving/resizing partitions, ...


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I suggest You not doing this. The temp files are not necessary for your system to run properly and it is fine to delete them sometimes. But The temp folder is often used for installing new software that sometimes require restarting the computer before it can continue the installation. If You restart your PC the ramdisk's data is lost and if the program ...


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If you are logging that type of data 1/second speed is a non-issue. Write intensity? No your situation doesn't qualify. The weather data you suggest is less than 128 bytes per second, it is laughably low, basically none. The cells won't wear out as much because your just using new cells, and not re-writing old cells. Writing 1 10mb photo will be more ...


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In your case, it is lost partition, EaseUS partition manager can't help you, what you should do is try to recover Partition, Use EaseUS Partition Recovery to find the lost partition back, or lost data.


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If you were able to add an SSD format and mount it the RAID should be no problem. Root access might be required once to mount, and assign permission to the RAID, but not after that. A hardware RAID 5 or 6 will run circles around a software RAID because the RAID card has its own memory and CPU and your CPU does none of the work. Use a ,raid lingo, stripe ...


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Open cmd.exe as admin - write diskpart and then enter list disk. Do you see your drive? Also check if you have SATA port enabled in BIOS. You might also try a live Linux distribution; Ubuntu 15.04 for example if you can see your drive there.


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USB sticks flash drives have a limited maximum read and write life span same as the SD cards but most manufacturers doesn't explain this. Some are from 1000 to 3000 read/ write combined life span. But SSD's doesn't have that, they probably have an infinite read and write life span.


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I was in same situation, I purchased Wave Embassy. Basically to access the Opal feature you need 3rd party software, after you install it it will allow you to lock your SSD with password. When youll boot your PC from full shutdown you will have a password screen to enter password to unlock your SSD, thats it. It works per full Boot, after you unlocked it ...


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Have you installed Windows again? To install Windows again, you should put in the DVD, start the laptop, then immediately start pressing Esc to enter the boot menu and boot to your DVD drive to begin the installation. You can then install Windows on your SSD. Judging by your question, it sounds like you didn't install Windows again. If you have installed ...



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