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What is this type of SSD called?

Most likely this SSD is/was used as part of an ExpressCache setup. The idea is/was to offload certain caching operations of the HDD onto an SSD for speed. It may have been advertised as a "hybrid ...
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What is this type of SSD called?

It's mSATA as seen here: Usually the manufacturers device specification contains this kind of information. 24GB is not huge, replace it if you must, but I would look for a new laptop.
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Laptop charge 126W for a 120W laptop

Your laptop's specs translate to: "I need a charger with close to 19V, capable of supplying at least 6.3A. I will take less than 6.3A if my load is low, but never more than 6.3A." This is perfectly ...
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Can Intel Optane memory compensate for less RAM?

The other answers cover the gist of the situation but I'd like to add some context. For a long time, RAM has been often called 'memory' in laptops targeted at the layperson. This is usually helpful ...
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Can Intel Optane memory compensate for less RAM?

In this context (budget consumer gear), Optane is pretty clearly just referring to a small/fast NVMe-connected SSD using 3D XPoint memory (instead of NAND flash), giving it a very high write endurance....
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Can Intel Optane memory compensate for less RAM?

Only 4 GB? I hate to break it to you, but to the full extent of my knowledge (which isn't much) Intel Optane is not like memory aka RAM; it's like an SSD that takes the applications you use most and ...
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What is this type of SSD called?

it's mSATA, it might be faster and easier to google the part number (SMS151S3/24G) to get an answer for similar questions (that's how I found it and got this https://tech4drive.com/product/SMS151S3-...
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What is the total storage for this server? Is it an external or internal?

generic P410i /0/100/1/0/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 299GB /dev/sdb disk - 200GB /dev/sdc disk 15GB SCSI Disk Add it up... 299 + 200 + 15 = 514 GB. Across three separate (apparently) storage devices. ...
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Which kind of screw do I need for attaching graphics card connnectors to plates?

Which kind of screw do I need for attaching graphics card connnectors to plates? Hex Nut Screws How can I get more of them? Which name or reference do I need? You can do a quick search on the ...
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What motherboard can support dual RTX 4090 GPUs?

The motherboard won't really reduce the performance of your GPUs if both PCI-E ports are x16 Gen4. This is what the RTX 4090 is meant for. Some of the motherboards sold today have even newer PCI-E ...
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What are the little grey things in RAM modules?

That is most likely a capacitor (edited - previously posited it was a resistor or diode). While not dangerous in the traditional sense, it is necessary for the proper and consistent functionality of ...
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Can Intel Optane memory compensate for less RAM?

Others have covered many aspects of this very well and I think you already know that Intel Optane is in no way comparable to RAM. In a Von Neumann architecture, "RAM" refers to the primary storage in ...
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Can I install USB 3.0 USB bracket and header if my motherboard does not support USB 3.0?

If the panel only needs a standard USB 3.0 header connection, then yes, you can buy an adapter to connect it to a USB 2.0 header. The result should be exactly the same as if connecting a 3.0 ...
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How to know the maximum supported RAM on my laptop?

There is a command which will tell your machine's MAX supported RAM. Described on this other question: Definitively determine motherboard maximum memory capability
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How to know the maximum supported RAM on my laptop?

According to these specs here The Max is 8GB so that would be 2@4GB Sticks Memory 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 800 SDRAM / DDR2 667 SDRAM Total slots : 2 Max : 8GB (2 x 4GB) So if you want to leave the ...
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How can I determine which underlying chip a wireless adapter uses?

I can think of two things that you could do in this situation: Ask the manufacturer or vendor, e.g. via their support channel. Download the driver for the adapter and take a close look. You should be ...
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Is 3.5 inch HDD in laptop less reliable than 2.5 inch one?

Are 3.5 inchers more prone to damage while carrying, moving,... Yes. Manufacturer specifications clearly indicate that a 3.5" drive can be more susceptible to shock and vibration than a 2.5" HDD For ...
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How can I determine what hardware is the bottleneck/limiting factor for system performance?

It depends on your particular use of your computer. Different programs stress the hardware in different ways and performance may increase according to the upgrades that best satisfy each program's ...
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How can I limit the volume of audio on Windows by decibel level?

One way you can solve this is by using dynamic range compression (DRC). The DRC algorithm basically works as follows: for low decibel (dB) sounds, the output signal matches the input signal, but ...
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Do Nvidia's new GPUs support G-Sync monitors?

On Nvidia's official website, the RTX GPUs are not listed as supporting G-Sync. Nvidia has not updated their G-Sync page in almost 2 years. The list of supported GPU is out of date. Do Nvidia's ...
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Can Intel Optane memory compensate for less RAM?

I recently purchased, but haven't yet received, a laptop which has 4 GB of standard RAM, and 16 GB of Intel Optane memory. The laptop was marketed as having 20 GB of memory If this is true, you ...
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What is the difference between header and connector when it relates to motherboard, especially when it talks about i/o connectors?

A header is a shortened form of pin header. The connector is generally what plugs into the header. Lots of these user manuals are written by people who's native language is not english and therefore ...
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How to pick a laptop suitable for Linux installation?

Your question is fairly close to a shopping recommendation request. I hope it does not get closed. In addition to doing research on specific models, a good guide is to look at the chipset components ...
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How can I take a single hotel Wifi connection and share it out amongst devices via Wifi?

If you ever find yourself in the position of having a rooted (jailbroken) Android device handy, there's an app called "fqrouter2" which can connect to a wi-fi network and share the connectivity on its ...
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Is there a way to use some sort of wi-fi receiver with the MSI 911-7A74-002 PRO that isn't USB

The board in question (MSI 911-7A74-002 PRO) has 4 expansion slots: 1 x M.2, PCIe/SATA 2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 You could use any of these to provide a wireless connection. You'll be using ...
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What are the little grey things in RAM modules?

Those are almost definitely capacitors. I know because we use them extensively in electronics. The design of the board and position of the capacitors makes be strongly believe that they are simply ...
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Computer booting problems+burning smell

PSU's are in my experience the most failing part in modern PC's. Especially when you use gaming GPU. Why that happens? Several reasons: Over time electronic components age and their performance drops,...
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Can I use any GPU with a given set of hardware (CPU, RAM, etc.)?

You can generally put any GPU in a system provided the PCIe (or AGP for ancient systems) supports it. In the case of the ASUS A55M-A it has 1xPCIe 2.0x16 slot that you can use and is designed for ...
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