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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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Does the JMicron USB to M.2 adapter cache vendor and product name?

I bought an external case for a M.2 SSD together with a M.2 SSD module. When connecting the assembly (case+SSD) the first time to Linux, the SSD product reported was different from the product ...
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Acer Predator Helios 300 (2019): Getting rid of RAID0

I just bought a new 1tb Samsung Evo 970 SSD and installed it. But I foolishly created a RAID0 with the already provided 256 gb ssd card the laptop came with. How would I get rid of the RAID0? I’m not ...
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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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XPS 13 9360 (2017) EXTREMELY slow USB C 3.1 Transfer Speeds

My Samsung T7 Touch SSD (1050R/1000W) just arrived yesterday, and I was quite excited to test it out. I tried transferring a bunch of large video files over the XPS' 3.1 USB C port with the included 3....
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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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Blank samsung 970 evo plus wont detect in bios or windows

I have bought new samsung 970 Evo plus ssd which should ideally work with IdeaPad c340 14api model as it is a m.2 nvme SSD. But for some reason it doesn't show up in bios. I tried creating windows ...
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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 made researches and did not find an appropriate answer. My laptop model is Acer predator helios 300 ph315-51-78np with 16gb ram and 256ssd (windows preinstalled on ...
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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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Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB stopped working suddently

A couple of years ago I purchased a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB to use as my Windows 10 Drive for my Workstation. A couple of months ago (right on time for the pandemic) I built myself a new Workstation....
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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 ...