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 gen pcie x4 of m.2 ssd the Colorful BATTLE AXE C.B360M-HD PRO V20 motherboard support?

I read all of the spec of this motherboard. It says it supports PCI-e x4 channel M.2 SSD. But my question: Does it support, pcie 2.0 x4 or pcie 3.0 x4 ? or both? Please clarify it.
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Make a partition to write from end to start instead of normal writing

I want to install both windows and a linux system ((Arch)) on my SSD but I want one of them to be write from beginning of the drive and the other starts from the end . I want to do this because of ...
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RAID 0 disk access constantly pegged at 50% after unscheduled reboot

Evening So noticed an odd issue this morning, and wondered if anyone could help out. Had a brief power outage this morning, and soon after, I noticed that the two drives that make up my RAID0 array ...
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Windows Storage Spaces: Storage Tiers And Parity with 1 SSD and 3 HDD [closed]

edit: Wow, very helpful, thanks for closing my question because its "not focused enough". Glad I wasted my time posting it here. If anyone else finds this searching for it, if you even can due to ...
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Can I use an SSD as a multiboot usb as well as for storage?

I am considering buying a 500 GB external SSD for booting Kali and Ubuntu OS from the said external drive on my Windows laptop. I am thinking of using https://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-...
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Windows 10 SSD upgrade [duplicate]

My neighbor indicates her Gateway SX2110G Windows 10 returns "No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed." Assume that the hard drive has failed and needs replacing. It's an older machine,...
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Where the folder disappear while copying

I have 240 SSD hard drive and 1TB normal drive. Programs and booting are installed in SSD and rest files in the 1TB hard drive. I was copying the folder from download folder to other drive. 8 folder ...
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RAID 1 on HDD or SSD

I would like to implement backup solution in my workstation - I do not take separate NAS server into consideration, one machine is the limit for me. My desktop is up almost 12h per day, and it can ...
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“winload.efi” missing or contains errors? New windows install on SSD

Hi I've just installed a new SSD. I then made a windows boot usb from the media creation tool via Microsoft. I then installed Windows 10 to the ssd. Once I tried booting to the SSD I got the error ...
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Cloning a128GB SSD onto a 120GB SSD

tl;dr I cloned a dual-boot 128GB SSD onto a 120GB SSD. Linux works fine, Windows doesn't. What do? I have an old Thinkpad going on for 9 years with an 128GB Toshiba SSD that I've wanted to replace ...
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Why should I install my programs into my SSD? Shouldn't disk accesses be infrequent after loading to memory?

I'm wondering why people always say to put the Operating System and the program installations on the SSD (as opposed to a larger magnetic disk HDD). As I understand, in the memory hierarchy, programs ...
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Determining motherboard's optical drive SATA interface using SiSoftware Sandra

The problem is very simple: I plan to replace my optical disk drive with an SSD. The question is if the SSD would be bottlenecked more if installed in the optical disk drive's bay instead of the ...
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Cloning a 512 bytes per sector HDD to a 4096 bytes per sector SSD

I bought a new SSD to replace my traditional HDD on my Windows 10 laptop. However, it seems my HDD is 512 bytes per sector (from msinfo32) and I cannot format the SSD to anything less than 4096 bytes ...
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Speed up a sofware opening by using RamDrive as a cache

I'm a developer, the RAM is enough to keep the whole source code in memory but there is an impressive difference if I work on the files from a RamDrive and if I hope that Microsoft Windows will keep ...
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BSOD When I Enable Virtual Memory in Performance Settings [closed]

I have a laptop running Windows 10 on an SSD. However after the feature update back in 2019, I have had problems with Memory every once in a while. I would get BSODs once in a while indicating Memory ...
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Would factory resetting my computer before moving the OS to a new SSD help performance? [closed]

Background: I'm currently on a shared computer with Win10 OS. My partner is the admin and I have my own separate profile. In about 2 weeks they are receiving a new computer for themselves and I am ...
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How to replace hard drive with SSD on dual boot laptop?

I have a laptop running a dual boot (Ubuntu 18.04 / Windows 10) and everything is working well but I would like to upgrade the hard drive to an SSD. I want to make sure that it is possible to replace ...
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How to clone a single SSD to a 2 SSD RAID0?

This is the opposite to this: How do I clone a RAID 0 array to a single disk? I have a single SSD of 128GB, and I want to move it to 2x240GB SSD in RAID0. The reason: My windows is installed in ...
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At what lifetime percentage I should change my SSD? [closed]

Currently, It's at 83% (via CrystalDiskInfo) and works fine. At what percentage I can get system errors, slower speed, and crashes?
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Move Windows System, Page File, and Hibernation file to SSD while keeping other programs on same drive

I was going to propose this as an answer to how to move hyberfile.sys to another volume but this forum appears to be broken. I see a lot of articles that start to explain how to move the windows ...
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mount: /oldssd: special device /dev/sda2/ does not exist (a path prefix is not a directory)

Today my new SSD arrived from Amazon. I installed the SSD and Fedora 31 onto it. I still have my old ssd plugged in. When I try to mount it by the path /oldssd I get error mount: /oldssd: special ...
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Partioning a configuration SSD + HDD

I've tested Manjaro for a few months and now want to test Arch. However, the same problem as the one I got into when installing Manjaro showed up: how should I partition my disks? I have a 112GB SSD ...
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With SSD do I need more RAM?

We use Firefox and some other memory intensive applications and with i3 I tend to have 8-12 GB RAM( upgrade from 4GB to atleast 8GB RAM). However with SSD laptop do I still need more of RAM? Laptop ...
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CrystalDiskMark vs Windows File Copy Performance [duplicate]

I have an external SSD connected via USB 3.1 Gen 2. In CrystalDiskMark, I see over 900MB/s sequential right. When I copy a single larger file, performance is closer to 550MB/s. Why is Windows File ...
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Browsers become unresponsive for about 5 seconds before starting any download to SSD

This happens with downloads and uplaods on Firefox, Chrome, Discord. My D drive is a 2TB Samsung 860 SSD on the latest firmware, 200GB are still free. The problem is not present for other drives. This ...
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BCD error and stuck on logo bootable usb windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 on my new ssd for my old laptop (i have 2 old laptop).The first one, it give BCD error. Using the same bootable usb, i tried on the second laptop (aspire 4752g), it ...
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NVME M.2 SSD is not showing up when dualbooting linux

I have three drives in my Acer Predator Helios 300 (Predator PH315-52) Laptop, two M.2 SSDs and one SSHD. One of the M.2 SSDs has Windows on it, and the SSHD serves as my Game Storage. I have bought ...
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Linux does not boot anymore after switching disks in SATA ports

I have two disks. One SSD with Debian 10 and an HDD with Windows 10. This morning I installed Debian 10 on the SSD while the SSD was plugged in SATA1. After that I shut the PC down, plugged the disk ...
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Is it ok to power an SSD without SATA plug

I plan two have two operating systems installed on two hard drives. Each operating should not have access to the other one. I will restrict that on a hardware level by simply plugging the disk out. I ...
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Installing Windows with its bootmanager on the hard drive

When I installed Windows 10 on my hard drive, and wanted to use the arch install on my nvme m.2 as a raw disk on virtualbox/VMWare I noticed a lot of I/O errors on VBox and VMWare said the nvme was ...
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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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ReInstall Linux OS But Save RAID

I have a system with the following RAID: RAID-10: 4×12TB HDD SATA RAID-1: 2×240GB SSD SATA OS is installed on RAID-1: 2×240GB And RAID install by mdadm I want to reinstall Debian 10 OS on RAID-1: ...
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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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Native IO performance of 1 pagefile per physical drive in off-the shelf configuration vs software or hardware RAID

Windows 10 allows to assign pagefile sizes for individual logical drives. In my case, both the main boot SSD and an extra SSD have their entire size dedicated to a single logical drive each. Now I've ...
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How long does Mac Boot Camp Assistant Take, and a couple more questions

I want to install Windows 10 with Mac Boot Camp Assistant since it will help with driver installation. The thing is, my Mac has a Fusion Drive of 3TB HDD and 128GB SSD. I saw previously on Linux that ...
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How to fix SSD Secure erase disabled for Kingston

I noticed that my SSD read/write speed dropped. I googled it most results said that a secure erase could help. I am using Kingston SSD Manager, and it says Secure Erase is disabled for this ...
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Only activated bootable drive until window fully loads

I have windows 10 pro edition. I use one system boot ssd with 5 other hard drives. Most of the other 3.5 hard drives use a sata extension pci card. When I disconnect all hard drives and leave ...
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System running extremely slowly after chkdsk /f and bsod

[Windows 10 Home] After getting a bsod with the Kernel Security Check Failure error I performed various suggested checks on my system, being a malware scan, Window's memory diagnostics tool, sfc/...
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How to fix bad sectors HDD on linux?

I am running Pop!_OS on my 128GB SSD and want to install Windows 10 on my 3TB HDD for gaming. The thing is that the HDD is for some reason really slow. I checked on Linux and it says that there are ...
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VAIO VGN-A50 / A130 / A197 not booting from SSD replacement - what else can I try?

I have an old (2005) Sony VGN-A197 laptop (variously sold as the A50 / A130 etc depending on region). I wanted to rejuvenate it. I installed lubuntu on the HDD and upgraded the RAM from 512MB to 2GB. ...
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Will an M.2 NVMe SSD take up PCIe lanes used by PCIe ports on my motherboard

As for my specific situation: I'm running an Asrock B450-HDV R4.0 with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a Geforce 1080 GPU. As the board does not come with onboard WiFi, I intend to install a network card in ...
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I would like to wipe my SSD in a dual boot and dual hard drive scenario. I want to just wipe my boot drive (The SSD) and have just Windows 10 only

How would I accomplish this without losing any data on my secondary hard drive? I am considering to use the built in Windows 10 reset tool but I am reluctant incase it accidentally wipes the second ...
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How to access encrypted Linux user from Windows?

I'm trying to access my backup from an SSD with Linux Mint on it, but my user is password-protected and encrypted. I have tried numerous methods to try and input the password, but nothing has worked ...
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Will a SSD make a Windows xp op system on a home Computer run faster

Will a SSD make a Windows xp op system on a home Computer run faster. i use around 15 programs they are permanently installed. i will be maximizing the ram of 16gb i also have around 12 TB on 9 hard ...
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does choice of SSD affect video capture, like HDD?

I don't know well, but I believe the speed or some other characteristic of HDDs affects the quality of video capture when capturing an analog-to-PC video input. If SSDs are faster than HDDs, it seems ...
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How do I shrink/change BIOS_RVY partition?

I recently bought a new internal SSD. I used the manufacturer's software to clone the original SSD onto the new one. That seems to have worked without much issue, but the BIOS_RVY partition is huge ...
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How to securely erase ssd?

I want to sell my pc but I want to delete everything on my SSD without being recoverable. How to do that. It's SATA 3 500 MB/S KINGSTON.
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Storage Spaces isn't moving my data to SSD

I have a very basic storage setup in my workstation PC. At the moment 1 SSD + 1 HDD set up in a tiered Storage Space. I'm on Windows 10 Pro so I've been doing this all via Powershell manually. I was ...
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Windows 10 doesn't boot after reseting PC during an update

Windows 10 offered an update for my computer and in order to install it, I chose to update and restart on the start menu. After that, there was a message on a blue screen stating "restarting now" with ...
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Swap content of two the same capacity drives

I have two the same capacity drives (equal to 1 byte). I need to swap their content (one is QVO, other one is EVO, but the selection of their application was mistaken). Is it possible to do that by ...

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