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Questions tagged [ssd]

Solid-state drive; a device that uses solid-state memory to persistently store data, often as a replacement for a traditional hard drive. Because SSDs do not use mechanical seeking to access data, they can provide much higher performance than hard drives especially with random I/O operations.

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Add SSD inaddition to existing HDD

My laptop configuration is HP ENVY 15t Quad TouchSmart • 4th generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ Processor • NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 740M Graphics with 2048MB of dedicated video memory • 15.6-...
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Mac Mojave Swap File

I have a question and I'm not sure if what I'm thinking is possible to do. I have a 2015 iMac 17 with One 4 GHz Intel Core I7 64 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Ram AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB 2TB Hitachi Hard ...
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SSD compatibility Alienware Area-51 R2 [on hold]

Computer parts are really not my speciality and I am trying to extend my Alienware Area-51 R2 from 2015 with an additional SSD. However I am bit lost with the technical terms and how they fit together....
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Blank screen before Windows login screen - is my SSD about to die?

I'm running a Windows 7 system with an ASRock H61M-HVS motherboard which boots from a 128GB Kingston SV200 SSD. The drive has been in use in this capacity since 2010, and until recently has had fast ...
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HDD Caddy Stucked In My Laptop [on hold]

I bought a HDD caddy for my PC. It fit to my bay but I can't extract it. How can I eject it? Note: Caddy is empty. PC: MSI-GE60
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Asus Prime Z370-p reboots to bios after windows install

I'm trying to help a friend get his new gaming pc up and going. He bought it from a company called DigitialStorm, and once he received it, wanted to install a fresh copy of windows. However this ...
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Are SMART Data Address Mark errors a concern on an SSD in particular?

I have a Crucial 500 GB SSD (CT500MX500SSD4) which is reporting a non-zero number of data address mark errors. Other parameters appear fine (wear leveling is occurring, there are currently no I/O ...
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Cortana animation issue

Cortana animations suddenly started movie too fast. The animation rings and the text preview are all affected as it seems to be moving at a fast forward pace. I noticed that it seems to be happening ...
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Virtual Machine from Solid State Drive using USB 2.0

I want to run a Virtual Machine, just like I do from my laptop using an external Solid State Drive. Problem is: I only have USB 2.0 Ports on my laptop and I need to use this laptop. The programs I ...
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How can I get the effective capacity of a disk?

I want to clone on block level a harddisk to SSD. The source disk is a 500GB Seagate (ST500LT012-1DG142). The Lenovo solution center on W10/64 shows an effictive capacity of 465,76 GB. I don't know,...
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Hard drive disk getting full randomly

I am running Windows 10 through VMWare Fusion Professional 10.1.3 on my Macbook Pro with MacOS 10.14. Last night I received a warning that my Windows Machine was low in storage so I went to disk ...
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Move Windows 7 to SSD without reinstalling and too small SSD

today I got a SSD and I wanted to move my windows 7 to it, but would have to copy 800GB from my HDD to my SSD which has 120GB. The problem is that it is not possible to copy winodws only to the SSD ...
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Windows 10 boots up extremely slowly

Since quite some time I experience that Windows 10 boots up extremely slowly (~5 minutes?). By "booting" I only count in the time between the end of UEFI initialization and Windows 10 Login screen. ...
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How to buffer writes to an External Drive using an Internal SSD

This question is a bit of an odd one, I'll try to be as detailed as I can be. I'm repurposing an old computer to serve as an in home backup solution. The final resting place for the data is an ...
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Can deleting all files then filling the SSD totally with other files securely wipe old data?

We all know about how SSD is bad when one wants to securely delete specific files (not the whole disk). Did anyone test if this securely overwrites all files (performed from within the OS): delete ...
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Dell M4800 expand disk 0(ssd) with disk1(ssd mSata)

I have Dell M4800 with ssd(256Gb). The space is full now. I bought one more ssd(256Gb) and install it to my laptop using mSata. Now i have two disks(full and empty) and i want to expand my disk c: ...
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BIOS - Windows boots up when I'm lucky [closed]

I have a MSI-GE60 laptop. When I power on, I must always follow the hard drive usage. Because, if it turns dark, that means Windows will not boot up. But if it stays active, Windows boots. But ...
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SSD overprovisioning and encrypted LVM

I have a SSD with an encrypted (cryptsetup/luks) LVM partition. Since I'm not yet into that ssd stuff I offhandedly left approx. 10% unpartitioned for overprovisioning. Just because I was told that ...
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If I swap out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD to another one, then reintroduce the original SSD in the PC, will it require Bitlocker-unlocking to use?

I am wondering if it would be possible to take out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD from a PC, put in another one and use the PC, then swap the original drive back without it having to be Bitlocker unlocked. ...
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Samsung 860 EVO for installing Windows and Gaming

Is it good to use a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB to install windows 10 and Steam games? I'm a everyday computer user and I do play games most of the time. installing windows and games Will that have an effect ...
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New SATA expansion card 'bootmgr is missing'

I recently installed a new IO Crest 4 Port PCIe SATA III expansion card, because I was out of sata slots, and hooked up an older 100gig SSD I had as a third storage drive. Installation went OK, I ...
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gigabyte Z370 HD3 + Samsung EVO 970 won't install Windows 10

Newly assembled system: Gigabyte Z370 HD3 V1.0 motherboard Intel i7-8700 CPU 2x DDR4-3200 16GB RAM (F4-3200C16D-32GVK) Samsung EVO 970 500 GB M.2 SSD (MZ-V6E500) Thermaltake TR2 S 500 W PSU (TRS-...
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SSD intermittent stall (100% busy for 15 seconds)

Disk access on my new computer (Windows 10) often freezes for ~15 seconds. It might happen more often when concatenating files on disk (but that's just my feeling, I don't really have any data to back ...
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Converting Logical sector to CHS tuple on an SSD

I'm getting myself used to x86 assembly, so I figured I'd start with some 16-bit programs. To test myself, I'm creating a program that will load data off a disk, copy it to memory, and then use it for ...
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No associated handles but can't disconnected device

Hullo everyone, For some reason my laptop refuses to give up my external SSD. It's been an ongoing issue, and there's even been data loss from it before I realised what was going on it. When I try ...
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Samsung 860 pro / evo - do they report deterministic trim?

Regardless of the kind - DRAT or RZAT. While all the modern ssds should behave in RZAT fashion, quite a few of them don't bother reporting such feature. And some controllers (in my case - old LSI2308 ...
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Unexpected file modifications on external exFAT SSD

After moving an external drive from I have a 1TB external SSD with a single exFAT partition. I plugged this into Mac OS X and write about 250GB worth of files. File contents seem normal. After ...
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Also clone “invisible” partitions on laptop's hard drive?

I wanted to boost my old ASUS U32U laptop by replacing its Hard Drive with an SSD. Under Disk Management I shrank the Boot partition (C:) so it could fit on the new drive. However, I also noted some "...
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SSD and Partition

Recently Windows laptop has been upgraded; the laptop has 256 SSD. Attached is the screenshot of storage. Would like to create another partition disk (D drive). My question is should I create an SSD ...
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Why is my PC forgetting everything? Is it due to my RAM or SSD? [closed]

At the start I thought it was an issue associated only with my web browser. But indeed it is associated with my PC in general (I am using Windows 10). When I restart Chrome, my cookies have ...
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Move from a Raid 0 configuration to single drive: is possible to copy the OS?

I have a computer with 2x128GB M2 drives, which are mounted in Raid0 configuration. This is how the laptop was sold; so the main drive hold the recovery partition and the OS. I want to upgrade the ...
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Window To Go / WintoUSB on a PC with an external Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive

I've hit information overload in terms of trying to figure out how to get windows 10 up an running on an external drive. I recently purchased an external 500 GB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD drive with the ...
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Internal SDD folder as cache for external drive folder [closed]

I am using windows-10 on a laptop with SSD internal drive. I have an external USB 3 SSD drive that operates through a SATA to USB3 adpater. I use it to store my virtual machine disk images amongst ...
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How do i transfer my Licensed Windows 10 from one SDD to other one? [duplicate]

my SSD SanDisk Z400s M.2 2280 256GB is defective, i am thinking of replacing it, but i need to be sure of some things before i do. Can i replace this SSD with any M.2 2280 SSD? I am thinking of ...
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Best practice to organize data on new two drive PC [closed]

I recently bought a pre-built new desktop PC and have a little question about how to organize data. The desktop has a 256GB SSD labelled as "Windows" C: drive, and has Windows 10 installed on it. ...
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How to clone HDD to an SSD (OS) and HDD (Data)

Is it possible to clone an HDD by moving the OS to a target SSD and all the data to an HDD? I have a laptop (Let's call it laptop A) running Windows 10 with a 1TB HDD which has very important ...
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SDD Disk Failure, but scans show it's healthy and windows task manager shows weird graph

PC: Dell 7559 HDD: SanDisk Z400s M.2 2280 256GB. RAM: 8GB Its around 3 years of usage without any trouble. It all started when it became extremely slow, so I ran a chkdisk, which asked me to restart....
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PCIe SSD on USB

I have a PCIe NVMe SSD, the Samsung PM951, taken from a Lenovo Ideapad 700-15ISK, which is dead, for data recovery. So far I've not been able to find a way to connect this SSD to another PC externally....
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Boot NVME SSD from USB key

tl;dr - How to boot an Ubuntu Server installation from an USB key? I am trying to boot an Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS installation on a server that doesn't allow booting from a NVMe drive. Since the ...
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Does partitioning of SSD affect on reliability and stability of work? [closed]

I'm 2-OS working user. Win10 and Ubuntu. For make some speed upgrading I was looking for SDD. HDD as I got from Google is not working as SDD in partitiong. Long story short it does not create really ...
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OS on SSD other programs on HDD, performance?

I want to setup a new PC where in only the OS is installed on SSD. All other programs will be installed on the HDD. I'm doing this to reduce cost since bigger SSDs are more expensive. My question is, ...
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Does SSD garbage collector notices zero-blocks? [closed]

Is GC (I have Samsung 860 Evo) smart enough to notice that a block is filled by zeros? Because of some reasons I cannot use TRIM on SSD. I think I could emulate TRIM by filling all empty spaces with ...
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Check multiple used SSDs for fault [closed]

I need a way to (semi-)automatically test several mSATA SSD drives for faults. They have been replaced by the company's service department and I expect most of them to be just fine (replaced due to ...
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SSD falls asleep(?) and causes access to hang

I have an ZTC Thunder usb-to-M.2 SSD enclosure with a 500GB Samsung EVO850-500GB-SSD, which I use for backup and misc storage. From here on I will refer to this combination of hardware as my usb-ssd. ...
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Is it possible to move win10 installation? [duplicate]

I have my win10 and various apps installed on my HDD. And I have a new SSD. Is there a way to safely move win10 to the SSD? Or the only way is to install it again?
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What are SSD and HDD wear out / failure rates? [duplicate]

When it comes to how long SSD's and HDD's will last half of the people say it usually stays healthy for 3-5 years before they die, while the other half say "Even if you write 20 GB every day you can ...
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lspci output of NVMe SSD in M.2 slot

I am developing some system management scripts and was wondering if a M.2 NVMe slot on the motherboard shows up in lspci output? Unfortunately, I don't have the hardware currently to test this (I have ...
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Cautionary steps before computer repair: How to wipe everything from SSD of dead computer except for OS

After moving my PC build inches, my PC somehow refuses to boot. I can't diagnose what problem is specifically happening to the computer, so I plan on going to a PC repair shop to have them diagnose ...
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How to convert an MBR SSD to GPT in a UEFI environment

I recently was given an SSD by my friend. he used to use it on his laptop and has passed it on to me. The problem is that it is formatted to work with MBR. I have tried converting it but I would need ...
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How can data be lost on an SSD drive? [closed]

I've seen several reviews stating that an SSD drive is ten times as fast as an HDD and is much more reliable in terms of data loss because hard drives have heads that can scratch the disks while SDDs ...