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Drive apprear had random pariotions appear duplicating another drive after reinstalling windows

So I had 2x1TB SSD's and 1HD. One has windows on it and 2 others have encrypted partitions. I just reinstalled windows 10. Afterwards, I found that my MBR and system partitions were on the second ...
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Windows 10 SSD maintenance/defragmentation/compression query

I have a 1TB Samsung EVO SSD as my system drive (Windows 10). I let it get almost full and paid the price - performance writing new files dropped off by a factor of something like a thousand. I ...
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Samsung T7 SSD won't mount - Windows10

Have a new Samsung T7 SSD with the fingerprint security feature. For a while now I have had an issue whereby it automatically unmounts from the desktop after a random period of time. A bit of ...
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NVMe drive is only using 1x PCIe lanes when 4x are available

I have a HP ENVY Desktop - 795-0017na which I have upgraded with a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB drive, using a Silverstone ECM22 adapater to fit it into a PCIe x4 slot on the motherboard. The ...
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SSD Drive High active time, sluggish launch of programs, right click file slow

I noticed that my Samsung SSD 850 EVO started getting sluggish when I launch any of my programs. When I check the disk usage I constantly get spikes and my active time is hovering in the 80% range ...
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How to restore files from a 2020 Samsung DUO Plus USB-C Flash Drive 256GB that doesn't mount at all

I have a 2020 Samsung DUO Plus USB-C Flash Drive 256GB that doesn't mount. I tried on Windows 10 and Mac OSX Catalina. On OSX Catalina, Disk Utility doesn't detect the drive at all and System ...
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SSD - One Partition is not accessible and the other one is ok

I have two Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD installed in my system. Both SSDs have got two partitions each. No RAID configuration. SSD running in AHCI mode (Tried IDE. did not not make any difference in this ...
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Computer suddenly stopped detecting disks in one slot

My laptop suddenly stopped detecting disks in one slot. Here's what I did right before this happened: After cloning my system to a new SSD (500GB Samsung 870 EVO), all was working fine for a few days, ...
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Windows 10 stuck at restart after SSD clone

So I recently upgraded to SSD from HDD for my OS and successfully cloned my Win10. I can log into win10 and everything works just fine. So far so good. Now the problem is, when I try to restart my PC, ...
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How can I log TBW per process (even if not so accurate)?

One of my SSD's TBW is rising much more rapidly than the TBW on my other SSDs (for comparison: in 2 months I wrote more data than I did in a whole year and a half in another SSD). While Task Manager ...
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Why does Samsung Magician write so much data

I've installed a Samsung SSD recently and have been keeping an eye on the total data written from the Magician dashboard (7.0.0.510). In doing so over the past few days I've notice it jumping about 20 ...
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Samsung 970 EVO Plus running half speed

My SSD (Samsung 870 Evo Plus) reaches maximum speeds of 1700 MB/s instead of the 3200 advertised. I checked with hwinfo and it says PCI-E 3.0, max Width 4x current link w. 4x, max speed 8GT/s So my ...
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Failing firmware update in Samsung Magician

I'm having problems updating the firmware of my SSD. I'm using Samsung Magician, which should work out of the box; but for some reason, it fails. In Samsung Magician, I go to Drive Details, click on ...
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Why is the Samsung firmware ISO I downloaded 16MB in size, but when burned to a device it only shows 94KB?

I followed these official instructions from Samsung and downloaded unetbootin and the ISO for my Samsung 960 EVO 250GB. I burned it with unetbootin and rebooted but there was nothing to boot from. I ...
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Reset Smart values to factory defaults for a Samsung NVMe SSD?

Here https://askubuntu.com/a/687455/974560 is a quesion regarding resetting smart values to factory defaults on old spinning S-ATA disks. In the comments is a link to a youtube video which is not ...
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SSD keeps disappearing after a shutdown

I am having a strange problem, which started recently. I have an ASUS STRIX G G531GT Gaming Laptop, recently I have upgraded my second HDD from a Seagate SSHD to Samsung SSD 870 QVO. Now my problem, ...
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How does Samsung’s secure erase tool actually work?

I’ve seen so much debate surrounding what specifically Samsung magician’s secure erase tool for their consumer ssds actually does. It seems like everyone agrees that using the bootable USB media wipes ...
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Very low random IOPS reported on SSDs

I have two Samsung SSDs in my computer, an 840 Pro and 860 Evo, reporting very low random IOPS numbers, about 1/5 of the nominal, connected via a SATA3 interface, using an i7-3770K CPU in a P8Z77-V ...
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Linux tools don't work with Samsung PSSD T7

Samsung Portable SSD T7 doesn't seem to work well with Linux tools. The drive is recognized by the OS and basic functions work fine. However, hdparm won't report anything about the drive: SG_IO: bad/...
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Restore Samsung SSD to factor default settings

I just installed a workstation specific windows 7 64 on Samsung evo 870 ssd drive. The windows made 3 partitions. I need to make a clean install of a consumer windows 10 over this drive - I wonder how ...
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Samsung 980 Pro M.2 - Can't enable encrypted drive

I've just installed a new 980 Pro M.2 SSD in my Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming. After re-installing windows 10, I installed Samsung Magician in order to enable Encrypted Drive. In Samsung Magician it ...
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Enable bitlocker hardware encryption without reinstalling Windows 10 pro

Is it possible to enable Bitlocker hardware encryption (on a Samsung pro SSD) without having to re-install Windows 10 pro? A similar question was asked here but was too vague and closed.
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External SSD formating parameters, usage and monitoring on Windows 10

I have a brand new Samsung T5 1Tb SSD, that I will use for back-up of files on my laptops, as well as main drive for photos and music collection. Before starting to use it, I did some searching/...
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Why is M.2 SSD so slow?

I feel very upset and robbed, after having purchased 2x 1TB Samsung Evo 970 SSDs, with declared 2500+ read and write speed. Reality is 3 to 8 MB/s: Like really, what is this joke all about ? I've ...
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Would you reformat a brand new external SSD (Samsung T5) or just use out-of-the-box

I just purchased a brand new 1Tb Samsung T5 SSD. When I previously bought an external HDD, I often reformatted it, using NTFS or different sector sizes, etc. Maybe it just seemed the "cool nerdy ...
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Use M2 SSD NVME as an external drive to boot Windows 10

I have a *Samsung M2 SSD NVME * drive with Windows 10 on it. Can I use this drive in combination with an external enclosore (like this ICY BOX) to boot into Windows 10 on a ThinkPad x230? Edit: It's ...
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Is the Samsung 960 SSD 'firmware-saga' unsolvable on linux?

I am stuck with a Samsung 960 EVO with the 3B6QCXP7 firmware vision that causes system hangups and elusive performance problems and there are thousands of threads on the internet about it. I am on ...
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Is Samsung 970 EVO SSD compatible with Gigabyte GA-250M-DS3H

The Samsung 970 EVO SSD is currently on sale for Cyber Monday and I'm looking to purchase it. I just want to confirm that it will be compatible with my motherboard. I have a Gigabyte GA-250M-DS3H. ...
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Bitlocker: Cannot auto-unlock USB drive. "The drive cannot be encrypted..."

My system drive (C:) and external USB drive (D:) are both encrypted with Bitlocker. I can unlock the D: drive with the password. However I cannot get it to auto-unlock. Checking the box doesn't do ...
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How to properly use Samsung Magician on macOS in Parallels Desktop? How can I flash Samsung firmware on a MacBook Pro?

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina. I have a Samsung 840 EVO 750GB SSD that used to be the internal drive of a different MacBook Pro before its logic board died. I've repurposed this 840 ...
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Should I worry about high ssd temperature?

I am using a new ssd and I installed CrystalDiskInfo, it shows good as health status but the temperature is very high it is 95 degree C. Should I worry about that and how can I solve this problem?
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Adding additional SSD vs cloning and replacing existing SSD speed/performance

I want to upgrade my laptop (Dell G3 Gaming Laptop) hard drive. It came with a 512 GB SSD which is currently installed I just bought the 970 Evo Plus 2 TB which is considerably faster The motherboard ...
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300GB of phantom data on my Samsung 970 EVO M.2 and no option to format: Is there anything else I can do?

The problem: So something really weird is going on with my Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD. Opening the drive and ensuring hidden files are shown, it's empty: but looking in the properties panel it's also ...
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Sintech NGFF M.2 with MacBook Pro Retina 2013: Hibernation doesn't work

I bought the NGFF M.2 PCIe SSD Card as 2013 2014 2015 MacBook SSD adapter adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Sintech-Adapter-Upgrade-2013-2015-MacBook/dp/B01CWWAENG) and I'm using it with a Samsung EVO ...
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Macbook Chimes Multiple Times Before Booting, After SSD Upgrade

I've recently upgraded the ssd in my Mid 2013 MacBook Air, to a Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe. Ever since the upgrade, when I start the computer, it makes the "bong" noise multiple times before ...
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Acer predator helios 300 ph315-51-78np SSD upgrade

Before asking this question I have done research and did not find an appropriate answer. My laptop model is Acer predator helios 300 ph315-51-78np with 16GB ram and 256GB SSD (with windows ...
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Does a small partition with lot of re-writes on a small or large SDD make it wear out quickly?

From my understanding, partitions are allocated based on the offsets. So it's location on drive is fixed. So, Over an SSD, Does small partitions with lot of re-writes (say - swap partition on linux) ...
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Samsung SSD disk space - How to make sure the Size and SizeOnDisk space difference is not too high

I have a folder in Samsung Portable SSD T5 model. When I connect the SSD to MAC and right click the folder and select Get Info to find the folder size then I see the following: 170 GB (410 GB on disk) ...
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ThinkPad x1 YOGA and Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 compatibility

I need a new internal HDD for my Lenovo **ThinkPad x1 YOGA** 2nd generation with an i7 processor. Is the Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 (1 TB, MZ-V7S1T0BW) compatible?
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"KB2990941" "The update is not applicable to your computer"

I got an NVMe SSD. I intended to put it in my Linux machine but the only PCI Express slot that's free is too small. I put it into another machine, the problem is the one I put it into is my Windows 7 ...
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Do you need to reserve 2014 free sectors at the beginning of a data-only drive?

Let's assume you use a new drive as a secondary drive in you PC and plan to store only your data there. (In my case, it's %USERS% of Windows and /home of Linux. The programs and system will be left on ...
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