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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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Fail to boot from external SSD

My laptop recently broke down due to some hardware problems related to the motherboard. To restore my working environment, I plugged out the SSD drive where the operating system is installed and ...
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I added another SSD and the boot time is significantly longer. Why is this?

I have a Dell Latitude 5520 laptop which came with an NVMe KBG40ZNS256G NVMe KIOXIA 256GB SSD. I experienced very short boot times - around a couple of seconds. However, I added a spare SSD, a TOSHIBA ...
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Lost access to external SSD on Windows 11

I have an internal M2 SSD where Windows is preinstalled, Ubuntu 20.04 on a 1TB external SSD and then my files in a 500GB external SSD (both connected via USB 3.0 hub). The 500GB files SSD is in NTFS ...
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SSD performance falls off a cliff

I have a Samsung MZVLQ1T0HALB 1TB M.2 SSD which came pre-installed with my laptop, the MSI GP66 Leopard 11UG-018. When copying a 6 GB Windows ISO from My Documents to the Desktop it goes from about 1....
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Should I upgrade my laptop's RAM capacity if I'm getting an SSD? [closed]

I got a Lenovo Idepad330s, 8gb of RAM in it. I'll transfer my operational system to an SSD (240gb) soon enough, to increase speed. Should I get an extra 4gb of RAM, as well, or is it unnecessary?
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What does “Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK” in dmesg mean?

When I power-off an external USB 3.0 SSD (hard drive enclosing containing a 2,5-inch Samsung SSD, attached via a USB 3.0 cable to a USB-A 2.0 or 3.0 computer port; the partitions have been already ...
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Can't extend C partition. unallocated space in different disk

Can't extend the C partition that contains windows. Only 3 GB free left. C is an SSD disk. I want to extend the SSD disk from another Disk, that is not SSD,(disk D) that contains unallocated space.
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Is my SSD broken?

I've tried to delete all partition in my ssd using several method like disk manager, diskpart and 3rd party MiniTool Partition Wizard in windows 10, gparted, zero fill data dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc ...
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Is It Possible To Move The Windows C: Drive To A Physically Separate Drive? Workarounds?

I'm trying to help a family member setup a custom built PC. I've run into an issue though in that the boot drive is a M.2 128GB NVMe SSD drive separate from the main storage drive which is a Samsung ...
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Samsung SSD 980 PRO capping out at 510MB/s

I have a Samsung SSD 980 PRO (PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2) which caps out at ~ 510 MB/s write speed (see test details below) which leads me to the conclusion that it is not attached via the NVMe interface but ...
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Fake SSD or Original?

I bought an Apacer SSD 1 TB, but the serial on the sticker is not the same as in Windows 10. The serial on the sticker: 142207400083 (Apacer site says that is a valid serial) The Windows serial: ...
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AHK and drive safety when constantly writing to disk

First of all am fairly new to all this, so please bear with me. I am in a situation where I need to constantly write the contents of a variable to an INI file located on the C: drive. By constant 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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Partitioning external SSD for multiple backups

I just got a 1 TB external SSD that I want to use to store larger files and save space on my macBook. For some reason, I am very paranoid about data loss. With such a large drive, I see myself filling ...
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Disk Cleanup Not showing system files in Windows 10

(I am on Windows 10 64bit 19h1 Education Editon) im trying to remove the $windows .bt folder that is taking up 20 gigabytes on my poor 128 gigabyte SSD but when i go to Disk cleanup and press "...
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SSD Wear Leveling in Unallocated Space

There are many questions related to wear leveling. Seems too many of us cannot wrap our heads around this somewhat new technology since we have been working with mechanical disk drives for so long. ...
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Windows returns to the same exact state after reboot

So, I'm using windows 11 on Lenovo Thinkpad E590. The problems started after installing Docker desktop and Splash. It was working just fine when suddenly blue screen of death appeared with syren like ...
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Securely Erase NVME SSD that is connected via USB Converter

Is there a way to securely erase a NVME SSD that is connected via a USB converter? Normally I use parted magic to format an SSD, the M.2 SATA SSDs can be easily connected via a converter into a 2.5&...
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Should I worry about a PNY CS131122 SSD health status being at 77%?

I just checked today the S.M.A.R.T. info and says 77% good. Should I'll be worry about? Is a PNY CS131122 with 480GB of total disk space. Currently has 320GB available. I didn't notice anything wrong, ...
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MSI z390 gaming edge ac m2_1 not detected NVMe

I have a MSI Z390 GAMING EDGE AC with core i9 9900k CPU, 48GB ddr4 3200 G.SKILL (2x 8GB, 2x 16Gb), 2x Samsung Evo Plus 970 (250GB, 2TB), 1x 6T SATA HDD without PCIe graphic card (yet) just onboard GPU....
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SSD not showing up while installing Linux

[SOLVED, See my answer] In my Laptop, there are two Hard Drives. One is SSD and Another one is HDD. My windows in installed in SSD from the beginning and working fine. I am trying to install Linux on ...
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M.2 drive possibly corrupted after abrupt shutdown?

I built my computer in around July 2020, with a 512 GB M.2 SSD (specifically the Teamgroup MP34) and a 2 TB HDD. The mainboard is an ASUS ROG Strix B450-F. The power cable for my power supply seems to ...
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I can not format my ssd m.2 corrupted?

the windows crashed after an update, and i was trying to install a new windows. the windows 10 installer was not able to format the disk, tried the cmd, diskpart also didnt work, doesnt give any error ...
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How to use Optane Memory with Intel 12th Gen CPU?

Found an official answer at Intel® Optane™ Memory Series Not Supported on 12th Generation Intel® Processors and Related Platforms , but the Intel® CAS for Windows can also be used for free with some ...
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SSD 870 QVO 2TB full after 1TB on Manjaro?

While doing a backup I got a message saying the disk is full. However, when I inspect disk usage I see only ~half of the disk is full. What gives? It's the sdb disk with the largest partition mapped ...
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Doesl the spin disk drive and solid-state drive have power loss protection for data durability?

NVMe spec has a feature of power loss protection which flushes cached data to NAND once power loss. But I just want to know that if most the of SSD support this feature and does spin disk drive ...
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Windows 10 brightness keys, speakers and earphone jack not working

I recently added an SSD to my HP laptop with a separate installation of Windows 10 on it. So, my laptop basically has two Windows installed in it - one in the new SSD and one in the old HDD. I use the ...
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50 - 52 C NVMe SSD idle temps - Normal?

My Samsung 970 EVO NVME SSD reaches 50 – 52 C when idle. Ambient is around 28 – 30C. In general, I consider anything above 50 as not normal. There are 4 fans in cabinet and no more space left for any ...
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Installing PCIe SSD on an enclosure for NVME Thunderbolt 3

I have OWC Aura X2 PCIe 1TB SSD, and I’m trying to purchase a right enclosure. I see most enclosures are for either NVME and SATA. I read some articles that PCIe and NVME share the same lanes, but ...
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Is SD Express more energy efficient than M2 NVMe?

As laptop storage, for example, what would be more energy efficient, the new SD Express class cards or M2 NVMes?
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Why is my SSD drive is not listed when I run list disk" in "diskpart" command?

In disk management, the SSD drive shows online, but when I try to convert it into a basic disk it tells me this: “The operation is not allowed on a disk that is offline” And also does not show any ...
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Using "clone partition" of DiskGenius to transfer data from HDD to SSD copies nothing

My laptop (Acer Nitro 5) had a broken HDD. So I bought a Samsung SSD (with SATA). I inserted the SSD to my laptop and installed windows-11. Then I took the SSD out of the laptop and connected it with ...
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Can someone please identify this SSD slot

(Please look at the image) : I want to upgrade my laptop with an SSD but I can't identify the type of slot it has, It looks like it is an m.2 NVMe slot but most of the SSDs I have seen online have 5 ...
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How to clone only the Windows 7 system drive C: to new bootable SSD without cloning the data from separate drive F:?

This question is similar to my situation but does not provide a definitive answer: How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD? It says clone the C: ...
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HDD faster than Ramdisk

I have a raid0 using 3x 1tb gen4x4 nvme m.2 drives. Bundled to drive C: This is my ssd speed: Then I decided to look if a ramdisk is faster. So I created a Ramdisk on drive F: This is the ramdisk ...
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SMART data for SSD shows errors

My Kingston A400 SSD has Raw Read Error Rate current value of 1, but SMART test returns an OK status. In terms of raw values, it's 82 now, but it was 80 a few months ago. Should I be concerned and ...
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Unexplained partition gap after Windows installation

I used Windows's MediaCreationTool21H2.exe to make a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 10 on the SSD 2TB of my PC. The installation process starts by asking you which paritition you'd like ...
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How to migrate primary system drive from RAID array to SSD with Windows already installed?

I currently have an SSD (C:) with Windows 10 installed on it (C:/Windows/*). I also have a RAID 1+0 array of 4 HDDs (D:) that does not have an OS installed. I would like to remove the RAID (D:) ...
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New WD 6TB drives shows as 0MB in BIOS

I have a Shuttle XPC SX58J3 which came with a WD 1TB HDD. I bought it in about 2010. I'm trying to replace the HDD with a 250GB SSD (for the OS and applications) plus a WD 6TB HDD (for the home ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Transfer Speed issue

I move a lot of files from one place to another and with a specific combo of 2 of my storage devices I noticed a strange behavior: When moving Data from one SSD to another SSD Transfer speeds are ...
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Why is my sdb partition on my storage not showing any available space?

I have been looking at my device's partitions using lsblk command and this is what I encountered: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS sda 8:0 0 111.8G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Data encrypted on SSD after attempt to clone a drive

Short explanation It's a Dell Inspiration 15 7000 which ran the original factory Windows 10 installation from Dell that came with the Notebook. It won't boot from it's internal SSD anymore after ...
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Removed and Reinserted second drive, BitLocker will not unlock automatically, asking for key

Laptop has 2x NVME slots. Primary is 480GB Intel SSD. Secondary was empty. Added 1 TB Samsung EVO 960 (I think). Needed room for VMs. Was looking to upgrade my primary SSD to a 2 TB Samsung EVO ...
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cant format NVME drive(Write protected)

The hard drive that's in question is a Samsung 970 Evo. Essentially, I was working on a project at home and kicked the cable that the PC was connected to and cold disconnected my PC while it was ...
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USB portable SSD seems to be recognized but not accessible [duplicate]

I have a SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD that was working fine until this morning. I left it overnight copying files to an internal harddrive on my PC. When I checked on it in the morning there were some ...
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System freezes irregulary after replacing ssd and reinstalling Debian

When the boot nvme ssd of my server failed and went into read-only mode, I replaced it with a new one and cloned the drive using Clonezilla. This initially worked, but the system began to freeze after ...
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How can I change the disk id of a freshly cloned disk?

Situation: I cloned a Windows 10 system SSD (old) onto a bigger externally connected SSD (new) and then replaced the old SSD with the new one. I booted the system and everything worked fine. Problem: ...
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Periodic drops in SSD writing speed down to 20 MB/sec

Before yesterday I had extremely slow writing speeds on my SSD. My main SSD has capacity of 1.7 TB. I have another SSD but with smaller capacity of 960 GB. I decided to test the writing speed of both ...
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What type of adapter/enclosure to get from Amazon U.K. for LITEON CL1-3D256-Q11

Friend of mine’s Dell Windows inspiron 2-in-1 laptop/tablet won’t boot, has unbacked up last three years of uni work on it, including his final dissertation of this year. It goes into a windows ...
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What is the actual successor of Samsung's PM961 SSD family?

I have an SSD from Samsung from PM961 family. It is quite outdated, but I couldn't really find the current alternative for replacement. All I found is PM981 was its successor, but it is also outdated ...
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