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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SSD has a lot of bad sectors on Windows, but I can't find any bad sectors in Linux

The title is self-explained, on Windows PE, I used DiskGenius to fix the drive, the EFI partition is screwed so I decided to remake one. After I got in PE, I opened DiskGenius, and realize it took so ...
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Cheap SSD: Slow Speed Issue

In the beginning of the year I've bought a cheap SSD SomnAmbulist 120GB. After a couple of benchmarks, I've noted some strange throughput measurements. Briefly: Initial Benchmark | image Just after ...
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dd cloned Windows disk to new SSD – boot from clone with error "windows/system32/winload.efi" missing

I cloned my old external SSD /dev/disk2 to my new external SSD /dev/disk5 on macOS with dd. When I now try to boot new SSD /dev/disk5 the error "windows/system32/winload.efi missing" occurs ...
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Disk usage spikes to 100% on windows

I recently bought a new laptop. Its Acer Nitro 5 with Intel Core i5-11400H @2.70GHz, GeForce GTX 1650, 16GB RAM and 700 GB SSD. I manually installed windows on it by myself and used Microsoft ...
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SSD not showing up in BIOS after windows install

The PC has 3 drives, 2 out of 3 were visible in the BIOS (1 is a data disk). I formatted all drives and installed a fresh Windows 10 copy. Now only one of the 3 SSD shows up in the Bios and I can't ...
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Cannot make new ssd drive bootable

I have a new SSD drive installed on my lenovo B50 laptop and I also have an HDD from past which contains my current windows. I want to install new windows on the SSD. I first tried to clone my current ...
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ssd not showing up in the partition section of windows installation

Yesterday i was working on my laptop i had opened 12 chrome tabs, vscode and local server was running. My laptop gradually became slow i closed most of the tabs on chrome and stopped the server to let ...
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Clone RAID 1 array to single HDD - Linux (OpenSuse)

I have a server with a hardware made RAID 1 array (Adaptec board). The array is composed of 2 SSD and the OS id OpenSuse Linux. I want to clone the array on a single SSD and make it bootable. I ...
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SSD Great on paper but practically randomly slows

I have Adata SU650 Sata 2.5” SSD. The SSD is in use for last about 3 years. Causal laptop usage. The Adata’s SSD Toolbox app on Windows 10 reports Good health, temps around 33 Deg C and about 100% ...
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ZFS Mirror + Stripe vs RaidZ

I am planning to setup a TrueNAS Scale zfs diy NAS for the first time. Following disks exist in this NAS: 2x 3TB HDD 2x 2TB HDD 1x 1TB HDD 1x 250GB SSD Wishes towards the system : There is a ...
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What are the 3 temperatures (composite and sensor) reported by a WD_BLACK SN770 NVMe?

I have a WD_BLACK SN770 SSD NVMe that may be running too hot under load. So to monitor it, I installed Western Digital Dashboard and it reports 3 temperatures: Libre Hardware Monitor reports 3 ...
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I am getting event log error with event id 11 is this bad for SSD

I have brand new ASUS ROG strix laptop and it shutdown abnormally and keyboard hangs sometimes could this be due bad hard-disk as i noticed event error logged under event id 11, 6008, 41 Error ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

I recently bought a Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB SSD and I would like to know something about wear leveling and partitions. Does wear leveling work the same regardless of whether I partition it or not? I ...
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reformatting my ssd from ps4 to PC (windows 11)

I have a portable SSD I would like to use to store games on. I have used this ssd on my PS4 and now want to use it on my PC but i can't seem to open it on my PC the only thing i can do with it is ...
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Do I have a bad SSD? Bad block count at 257

I have Adata su650 480GB SSD which is generally working fine. Recent check of SMART values using CrystalDiskInfo reports 257 bad block count. Now I need to know a few things with respect to this ...
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Is there any reason to keep the (new) default of LastAccessTime being updated?

AFAIK the new default for Windows 10 and 11 is to update file LastAccessTimes. This seems to be a bad idea as it thrashes SSDs and serves no useful purpose. But perhaps I'm wrong. So, is there any ...
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NVMe ssd life expectancy

I have a samsung NVMe SSD 500GB that has a warranty of 100TB. My application reads and writes 300G~500GB daily. should I be worried about the drive faulting out after the 100TB warranty? Is there a ...
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What is taking up this space on my SSD that was once used as a system disk and how to reclaim it?

My PC came with a 1TB SSD only. (old C: drive) I had a 500GB SSD added and made that the new C: drive and made the old 1TB SSD the new D: drive There are no files on D: drive. Yet 47GB is taken up. ...
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What, if anything, should I do about an SSD reporting low temperatures?

Kubuntu's disk monitoring feature has recently (last few weeks) started giving me alerts about an imminent disk failure on my NVMe M.2 SSD (a Crucial P2) at boot. I have been running sudo smartctl -a ...
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Intermittent Unmountable_Boot_Volume - Windows 11 22H2

Intermittent Unmountable_Boot_Volume blue screen error at startup, volmgr Event ID 161 with EventData referencing Volume3. DiskPart shows Volume3 as the 685mb Recovery Partition when using the list ...
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Basic SSD disk corrupted after a clean Windows reformat

As the title stated, I've been using the disk (Adata SU650) for quite a long time and never had issues with it until lately I clean reformatted my PC and realized during the initial setup there's a ...
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My pc won't boot while using hdd

I have a gigabyte GA h61m-s pc I was having issues with my 1st hdd. Pc would not boot 1/3 times i tried to boot. I figured it was problem of hdd so i bought a segate baracuda 1TB and used it for a ...
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USB 3 to SATA adapter: ASM1153 vs ASM225 performance?

So I just got two 16TB Seagate Exos drives that I need to attach to my computer via USB. I have a couple of old Seagate Expansion enclosures from shucked 6TB drives - I tried them and they worked fine....
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Can you help me find out if my HP Notebook motherboard supports both M.2 SATA and M.2 PCIe SSD?

I would like to purchase an SSD for my HP Notebook of the following specification board specifications I would like to know if the motherboard supports SSD of M.2 form factor. If it does support, I ...
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Kingston SSD Secure Erase not working

I have a hard drive that I cannot Secure Erase because there is still partitioning in the drive, but there are not any partitions left shown in disk 2 in the disk management tool, yet its not letting ...
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Why is Securely Erasing SSD done so instantly?

https://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/use-of-parted-magic-to-securely-wipe-a-ssd-hssd-or-hdd/ according to the above article, the ATA erase command, performed by third party tools like parted ...
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Can't find the PC's disk in disk managment

I cannot find my PC's disk in Disk Management, it is only showing the SSD. Does anyone know what's wrong. Here is an image of Disk Management showing the SSD and not the PC's disk: Only C: drive is ...
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How do I connect a PCIe x4 NVMe 1.4 M.2-SSD to a USB-A Port?

I've got a Corsair MP600 PRO XT. This SSD has some Ransomware on it that probably encrypted the whole disk, even the OS Folders and files, so when I start my Computer I basically can't do anything I ...
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Hdd Showing Only few Minutes in windows 10

I have SSD, HDD installed and HDD in the caddy, SSD has an os that boots the system. when I turn on the laptop I get all the partitions in the hard drive and SSD after 1 minute it only shows SSD. any ...
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Securely Delete Files in Windows 11 [duplicate]

I want to give my company notebook to another employee. I don't want to erase the entire filesystem and everything, just my personal folder. How can I safely remove files without anyone being able to ...
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BIOS intermittently detecting both SSD and bootable flash drives

BIOS sometimes won't detect both my recovery flash drive and boot drive (Windows 10). The few times it can boot from the flash drive so I can run the Macrium Reflect Fix Windows Boot Problems option, ...
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Slow disk when over certain size, but far from full

Some months ago, my computer suddenly slowed down. Drastically. It was practically unusable, and took about 20 minutes to boot up and get past login screen. I opened the Task Manager, and saw it ...
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windows 10 can't boot when I move nvme to usb

problem description 0. before & good my win10 laptop, win10 on nvme ssd, everything is ok grub2 boorloader ok win10 bootloader ok boot by EFI sec boot is off (in bios) 1. changes & problem ...
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Enable AHCI on dual boot system Win 10 and Win XP

Actually both Win 10 and XP are installed in dual boot on same SSD and run fine in IDE mode. For better performance, I want to switch from IDE to AHCI. If I first switch Win 10 to AHCI, Win 10 runs ...
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SSD wear-leveling count goes up by 1TB in one day without much activity

I have a 250GB SSD. The wear-leveling count went up to above 2000 in just a few months of use (as reported by SMART self-tests). It doesn't feel right. Today, it increased by 4 since 24 hours ago, ...
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Install windows 11 on a physical disk thrught virtualbox, to use later as normal windows 11 boot

i will soon update my build from more than 10 years old. is possible to use virtualbox or any other VM software to format a real/physical disk and install windows 11 for later use this disk in the new ...
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M2-to-SATA Adapter from a Lenovo Laptop is not compatible with standard SATA connectors [duplicate]

I have a Lenovo T470p which initially had a 500GB M2-into-SATA-adapter 2.5" SSD. I bought a bigger normal SATA SSD and I mounted it into the laptop, all worked ok. I was planning to re-use the ...
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How to check NVMe ssd with smartctl?

How do you check the health of an NVMe ssd using smartctl on Ubuntu? My laptop, which has a NVMe solid state drive, has been crashing somewhat frequently recently with strange disk read errors. ...
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Windows inaccessible after NVMe ssd upgrade, but grub and Linux partition work fine

I have an Asus ROG Scar II Strix that had the stock 512gb NVMe ssd, which I have upgraded to a Crucial 4TB PCIe 3.0 M.2 ssd. On the original ssd, I five partitions, which I have cloned onto the new ...
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Is it safe to clone Win 10 partition created in OS X Boot camp to a new drive?

I'm using a Mac Pro (2019) with the newest OS X available. I've created a Win 10 partition via Boot camp on the internal SSD. Now I want to transfer this OS to an external SSD. I'm planning to use ...
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Why is this data seemingly gone?

This question is a bit long, but people often prefer to have all the details instead of being required to ask for them, so I've included as much detail as possible. I received a frantic call from a ...
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ssd usage 100% and pc very slow

i have a problem with my SSD, its active time is always 100%, start-up takes long to load and everything is laggy and doesn't respond. it goes to 0 when I don't do anything or after one or two hours ...
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Do USB memory sticks and memory cards not have S.M.A.R.T. data on-board?

As I understand it, USB memsticks (and memory cards) use the same basic technology as SSD disks. But then why does CrystalDiskInfo detect and show all kinds of information for all my HDDs and SSDs, ...
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Is it safe to use `dd conv=sparse` to migrate my system to a new SSD?

Back when HDDs were dominant, it's common to use the dd command to migrate system disks. But that creates a problem with SSDs: unused space from the source disk will also be written once, with either ...
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Is my SSD broken/faulty?

I basicaly have a situation where i cannot access a SSD (SATA) drive at all. And i was wondering if it is broken or not. I bought the SSD in 2020 and I thought I installed Ubuntu on it, but I am not ...
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How to determine if there is a support for NVMe

I have Acer Aspire 3 A315-53G, I want to upgrade my laptop with m.2 SSD. There is a slot for it but the manual of laptop doesn't provide any info on it, I asked official support but the answers are ...
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Can the ASUS Vivobook 15X (M1503IA-L1019, with Ryzen 7) laptop support a 2TB SSD?

I want to buy this laptop: ASUS 15.6" Vivobook 15X OLED M1503IA, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H. But I need 2TB storage space. Does anyone know if this laptop supports a 2TB SSD ? On the Asus website, it does ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 write speed in kb/s using USB-3 SSD?

TLDR; USB-3 SSD on Raspberry Pi 4 has read speeds of 322KiB/s and write of 108KiB/s, expecting MB/s at least... I've gone through every forum on this one, using this test: sudo fio --randrepeat=1 --...
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No BIOS boot options

Today out of the blue, I encountered the following problem: whenever I turn on the pc, it goes directly to the BIOS instead of opening GRUB. The problem is that it doesn't show any drive in the boot ...
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Are SSDs reliable today? [closed]

I want to buy an ASUS laptop with OLED and I need 2TB of internal storage. The only laptop that still has a HDD slot is no longer in the ASUS offer. For me it's quite strange that laptops with HDD are ...

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