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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What's the fastest file system setup for transferring from NVME to HDD?

I'm trying to figure out the proper system layout for transferring data from fast storage to slow storage with minimal bottlenecks. I have a fast array of RAID 0 NVME drives used for daily tasks. At ...
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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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Accidentally booted with a cloned drive installed

I have pretty much broken my whole original OS when transferring data to an m2 drive, thinking it would be smart to use something like CloneZilla, which has worked for me in the past; instead, I have ...
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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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Questions about my dream high-end water cooled rig before I buy [closed]

Hello Fellow PC Builders, I have meticulously sifted through each and every component on PC Specialist in the Liquid Cooled PC builder in an attempt to build my dream PC. I do have some questions ...
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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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Cannot connect to server in SQL Server Management Studio after installing a new SSD

I've just installed an SSD for my laptop. Now my old C:\ Drive has become the D:\ Drive, and just as other previously installed programs, I have to do a few things to make each of them runnable again, ...
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Can motherboard be bottleneck for ssd speed on sata?

I have a computer: ASRock A320M-DVS R4.0 motherboard AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU AMD Radeon R9 Gamer Series 16 GB RAM 2 x Samsung 870 QVO 1 TB SSD I'm testing SSD write speed on newly installed Ubuntu ...
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Is “critical medium error” and system (GNU/Linux) suddenly going into read-only mode symptoms of hardware failure?

I bought a M.2 last month and have used it with no issues for about a week or two, however, since last week there have been a couple of instances when the file system would suddenly turn read-only ...
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Acronis Disk Image cannot clone to the same storage SSD

I wanted to clone my computer. My computer is using 450gb SSD. I used Acronis disk image to clone the SDD to another new SSD (with same storage 450gb) but the new SSD cannot show in Acronis disk image ...
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Does SSD still go into idle mode if booting OS from it?

I am trying to find out whether a SSD will go into idle despite linux (or any OS for that matter) is running on it. I would think a SSD only goes into idle if used as a secondary drive and have no ...
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How to have my Visual Studio running without debugging program keep expanding RAM usage till RAM is full and even then use SSD as “RAM”? [migrated]

I got an "Out of memory exception" and my 32 GB RAM isn't even full, it's downloading pictures, I want it to keep downloading and expanding RAM usage at night and even use the SSD as ...
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Cloned SSD works perfect… When original HDD disconnected

I just resently cloned my hdd with dual boot windows 10 and Linux Ubuntu using macrium to a smaller ssd. If the HDD is disconnected, the SSD will boot like perfectly, fast, with all the programs like ...
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What kind of newly manufactured drive could replace a 1.8" hard disk drive?

I have a strange wall-terminal/tablet-like device that came with a 180GB hard disk drive. I'm concerned 180 GB won't be enough, but read 300 GB is the maximum that was ever made for 1.8". I also ...
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What is the shelf life of an SSD? [duplicate]

I am planning to stock on SSDs but I will not use them right away. How long can they be kept in storage and what factors play in the degradation of SSDs? ( M.2 NVMe, SATA SSD, U.2 SSD). Clarification: ...
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Target 2TB NVME SSD same size as 1TB source after cloning

I've just done an offline clone of a 1TB NVMe SSD to a 2TB NVMe SSD (I tried software cloning a few times but I always had issues booting to windows). Whilst the clone does boot, it shows the exact ...
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Remove recovery partitions on Windows 10

Windows 10 is doing this to my SSD: I want to remove those three partitions (581MB, 13.23GB and 1.14GB) after the OS (C:) to reclaim the space (since the disk is only 128GB and wasting 14GB doesn't ...
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SSD won't boot or show up in BIOS but will show up in Windows Setup

I have my computer that is installed with a Samsung EVO SSD 120GB, that my OS was installed on, and has been working prefect for 3-4 years now, but after ~3-4months of my computer off, I turned it on ...
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safe to shrink volume on linux - does data get deleted

My SSD has 250GB of space, and I allocated 75GB for files and 150GB for installation directory. I kind of flipped it. I've got some files on 150GB. I would like to shrink 50GB from installation folder ...
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BD-rom Ready to write a file that was created before a secure erase of ssd

This is a pretty weird case but i'd like to know if my intuition is correct on this subject. So the other day I performed a secure erase on my samsung 870 evo ssd using samsung magician and the ...
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SSD behaves as if it is “read-only” but softwares that have been used “think” the opposite

Wierd behaviour of ssd, not letting me to format it or do anything else except of reading/copying files, as if it is "read-only" but it isn't read-only (based on what diskpart says)... for ...
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HDDs Randomly Read When Launching Applications From an SSD, Why?

I am having a very strange problem with Windows 10 Pro 2004. I installed my OS and League of Legends (LOL) folder on an SSD drive. Also I have 3 HDDs, Seagate (G drive), WD Black 2tb (D drive). I run ...
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Does formatting with FAT on Windows 10 send TRIM to the SSD?

Sources seem hard to come by regarding Windows' behavior regarding TRIM and formatting. This now removed blog entry on msdn.com states that since Windows 7, TRIM is sent to the SSD when formatting to ...
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Battery Percentage not increasing during plugged state, post ssd installation in Ubuntu 20.04.2

I have Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS installed on my laptop HP Notebook - 15-da0077tx. Recently I installed Western Digital's WD Green SATA SSD M.2 2280,240GB on my laptop, but the battery percentage doesn't ...
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Can I use my current hard drive in new laptop

I'm about to buy a new laptop. Can I use the hard drive from my current laptop and just put it in my new one or do I need a fresh install to make it work? In other words: What factors would make such ...
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How does 3D NAND relate to TLC/MLC/QLC?

I want to buy a SSD, but I am confused as to how 3D NAND (that is now the latest and greatest) relate to MLC, TLC and QLC ? Is there like 3D NAND TLC or 3D NAND QLC ? Or this 3D NAND completely ...
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Retrieve TBW / Total LBA Written using RAID 0

I have two SSDs ( WDS500G1B0A-00H9H0 ) in RAID 0 and I want to know how many terabytes have been written on them so far. However, the Total_LBAs_Written attribute gives me an incorrect value ( < 50'...
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Move over from SAS HDD to SATA SSD with HPE SSA, Clonezilla and UEFI System Utilities

we would like to replace our Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Hosts SAS HDD with SATA SSD, and i thought that would be an easy processs. I followed that draft: Created drive with Offline Smart Storage ...
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Boot from cloned drive with boot partition on a different drive

I recently got a larger SSD to replace the old low-capacity SSD. I cloned my C:\ drive to the new SSD from the old one. However, every time I try to boot my pc up, I get hit with the GRUB recovery ...
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My cloned HDD (win7) boots on new hardware, but USB doesn't work in Windows. Works fine in BIOS. How to fix without working mouse/keyboard?

I guess this is not 'best practice' but I was hoping to make it work. I created an image of my old Win7 system, then wrote that image to a new SSD. (used Macrium reflect and booted into WinPE to write ...
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How to get a (possibly corrupted) SSD to show up in Disk Management?

I was cloning my hard drive to an SSD the other day when my PC Bsod'd(watchdog violation) in the middle of that process and upon restarting, the drive i was cloning to was nowhere to be found. Did not ...
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Trying to fix random restarts on Mid-2012 MacBook Pro on Windows 10

My recently installed and updated Windows 10 (installed via Bootcamp on an SSD which replaced the main HDD, which resides in the CD Drive bay) is very unstable, it restarts automatically after a ...
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I can't get a new WD SSD to work with WD HDDs in RAID configuration

Currently I have 1 HDD WD Black 1TB for the OS on SATA1, and 2 HDD WD Green 2TB in RAID 0 on SATA3 and SATA4. Everything works fine. SATA1 to SATA4 are in RAID mode. SATA5 and SATA6 also in RAID mode. ...
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Shredding an SSD (or: Is an SSD harder than a CD?)

I have a small office shredder which can destroy not only paper but also CDs and credit cards. Can I use that to destroy an M2 SSD or will that break my shredder? In other words, are components of an ...
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Haven't been able to boot this drive in about a week. Winload.efi. “Weird” partition table?

How the error came to be I opened testdisk out of curiosity and started analyzing my system drive. It was painfully slow so I eventually killed the process, and nothing spectacular happened it ...
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Laptop Crash - Event 41

I have just upgraded my laptop. Before, I had two same ram each 2GB DDR3. Everything was working fine. For 5 years without any issue! So, decided to upgrade laptop. Bought a 4GB DDR3 ram, Alternate it ...
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Abnormally High Nand and Host writes in a SSD

I have SK Hynix SC308 SSD in a laptop. The SSD is roughly 4 years old. I don't know if it is a bug or something but the Nand and Host writes are excruciatingly high; in orders of 10^10 GB magnitude. ...
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Clone LUKS encrypted SSD to bigger NVMe

I want to clone a (partly) LUKS encrypted SSD to another bigger NVMe. After that I want to create a separate partition out of unused space. The disk I like to clone contains a dual boot setup with ...
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What should I do after my PC bluescreens during a Disk Clone?

This morning, the disk clone process I was running since last night (HDD to SSD) was almost finished when my PC bluescreened with a watchdog violation, so it restarted. Upon restarting it took about 5 ...
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How to get access to BIOS after seemmingly getting a black screen?

I have an ASUS ROG STRIX B360-G Gaming motherboard. I placed a new M.2 SSD and installed Fedora, I had some instabilities and wanted to install Ubuntu eventually but I got some errors during the ...
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Is grease/oil on thermal pads harmful?

I have a Samsung 970 Evo NVMe SSD. These drives usually tend to run hot. My motherboard is a MSI X570 MAG Tomahawk. I used the heatsink that came with it onto my ssd. I decided to try another heatsink ...
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Can I boot from an NVM drive on an old mainboard?

I have an old GA-990FXA-UD3 mobo which was fabulous at its time (still works nice today even if it is 9 years old). I got from a friend a NVM 256GB disk. Can I install it via a PCIe addapter and boot (...
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How to unlink two identical local drives Windows 10?

So I recently switched out my HDD for an SSD drive by first cloning the Local Disk (C:) onto the SSD which I gave the name "SSD (S:)." I then booted my pc from the SSD and everything went ...
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Does my portable SSD come ready to use?

I have a new SanDisk Extreme Portable 1TB SSD and upon plugging it into my Ubuntu 20.04 system, it appears ready to use. However, it is worth noting that the SSD is for my wife to use on Windows ...
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Install multiple OS's on a new SSD from an HDD-based system

First of all, I want to ask a lot of related things, so I was lazy and wrote a question suiting my needs, which I can retire if it doesn't fall under the community's requirements. Please let me know ...
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Qubes-OS install: Creating LUKS on /dev/nvme0n1p3 seems to never finish

I'm trying to install the latest(4.04) Qubes OS from an USB-Stick I made with Rufus on a 256GB M.2 SSD. The motherboard has Intel VT-d enabled and I have flashed the latest BIOS (January 2021) with ...
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Boot SSD Already At 86% Health?

In late November I started using a new SSD, the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 2TB, as my boot drive. The drive is rated for 1400 TBW but is already saying it's at 86% health despite only having 12TB written ...
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Can't format M.2 SSD as ext4

I'm not able to format my new M.2 as ext4 or xfs I tried using the Kubuntu installer as well as GParted live CD with no luck What could be the cause? Drive info
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Software SSD Raid Migration

Recently my laptop crashed and I am trying to get some data from it, the problem at hand is that the main hard drive were 3 Lite-On LMT-128M6M 128GB Mini PCIe mSATA SSD 30x50mm binded together in a ...
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Looking at Installing Chrome/Firefox on SSD on New Acer Aspire A517 Laptop Running Windows 10 Pro

The new laptop I'm getting has both an SSD (256GB) and a HDD(1TB), with Windows installed on the SSD. SSDs are kinda new for me, so I checked around and saw the a number of people have issues with ...

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