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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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Why is NVMe better than ATA?

SATA M.2 SSDs use SATA on the physical layer and ATA as software protocol for data transmission. NVMe M.2 SSDs use PCIe on the physical layer and NVMe as software protocol for data transmission. I was ...
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Understanding M.2 protocols

First I want to say that there is no SATA software protocol for data transmission. SATA CD drives, SATA HDDs and SATA SSDs use SCSI as software protocol. Many people don't know that and I have even ...
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Force-reboot a windows machine that can't be restarted normally

The machine in question is an intel-based windows laptop with a defective SSD that works for the most part but accessing specific addresses causes it to not respond any more until the whole machine ...
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480GB SSD not detected while 240GB from same vendor fully working

I want to increase the capacity (240GB) of my old Linux powered Thinkpad x201s and I bought a bigger SSD (480GB) in the same brand (Kingston A400). After a disk cloning + LVM resizing using an USB-...
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Computer fails to boot from SSD

I have an Asus Zenbook UX393 that is unable to boot from any SSD, including the one it came with which was previously working (note that all SSDs involved are NVMe). With the original SSD, which was ...
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Samsung 980 PRO confirmed faulty - Need to get a few video files off

I have a 2TB Samsung 980 PRO which has been confirmed faulty by samsung, it fails the samsung magician diagnostic software without even completing. I assume the drive has some bad sectors, I've ...
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Can someone read my data if they open up my laptop and steal the SSD?

I had left my laptop in an untrusted place for a while and I see signs of the back cover having been opened. Could it be possible for someone to have copied the contents of my SSD? Windows 10 Home ...
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chkdsk information on failing SSD

I have a Windows 10 PC which recently started having random BSODs with a different error code each time (process crashed, invalid store, and more). After narrowing down the problem to the SSD by ...
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Both internal HDD & SSD suddenly drastically slow

I recently installed a new SSD and used Partition Wizard to move everything over from my old HDD to my new SSD. I then stopped using my HDD and everything was working completely fine. Then suddenly, ...
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Why my Windows 10 icon disappear after i change to sdd and done booting [closed]

I already changed my HDD to SSD. After backing all the files from HDD to SSD, I booted it to assign the SSD disk as the main disk. After that, the Windows icon disappeared. Does that mean that there's ...
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Is BitLocker safe to use on SSDs and can't we unlock the drive on other Operating Systems? [closed]

I am already using BitLocker and have already encrypted my PC SSD and HDD and even thinking of encrypting all my external drives with BitLocker. But today I read this article from DiskCryptor and I ...
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How reliable is the remaining lifetime of an SSD?

I've had HDDs years ago that used to fail and Windows would warn me that HDD has serious problem and gave me time to do something about it, because otherwise after I reboot, it wasn't guaranteed for ...
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Can an M.2 to USB adapter support M type but not B+M type?

It seems to me that the B type SSD supports only SATA and the M type SSD only supports PCIe, and B+M SSD supports both SATA and PCIe. Now, there is an M.2 to USB adapter that says that it only ...
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Can I make software or a driver to avoid some data from being formatted? [closed]

I have an intresting idea, but I don't know if it can be done. So, the idea is - I have some data on a hard drive and I have some, let's call them markers, that are randomly placed on a hard drive. ...
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Windows 10 not booting after CPU upgrade

I just installed an upgraded CPU into an existing stable Win10 box with no other changes (besides removing and replacing ram for clearance during install). It POSTs just fine, and everything displays ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Not Reading Samsung SSD Windows 10 Pro with BitLocker

My ThinkPad T470 Windows 10 Pro laptop suddenly stopped being able read and boot Win10 from its Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD. The SSD has BitLocker enabled. Lenovo Diagnostics show the SSD's read tests ...
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Linux - move ssd drive from /dev/sdb to /dev/sda and boot linux installed when the drive was mapped /dev/sdb

I have a dual boot notebook with windows 7 installed in /dev/hda1 and slackware linux in /dev/sdb1. Now I want to move the ssd disk to /dev/sda1, replacing hda. Next I want to install the former hda1 ...
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How can I install windows "portable" on a specific partition, rather than the whole drive?

On WintoUSB by Hasleo and Rufus, there is no option to select a specific partition within a drive to install windows on (unofficial windows to go), I can only select the whole drive. I have a use case ...
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Strange seemingly-unused space on my SSD

This is what I have in Disk Management: I'm wondering what those partitions are on Disk 0, and if there's ways I can use them to increase the size of C: Seems like a waste.
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Installing an external USB SSD drive on my windows10 PRO laptop is not working

Hello experts: I have a windows 10Pro O/S on an HP business laptop. I have 2 external AC powered usb hard drives installed and for the most part they work fine (at times the O/S will not see them ...
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~5 seconds access times before Explorer displays drives

When I open File Explorer or another program like Outlook opens File Explorer with a 'Select file' dialogue, it takes up to 5 seconds to load the sidebar with my drives. After that it will open ...
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Windows installation can t see lenovo ssd

Windows installation and diskpart can t see ssd but it appears in bios. CPU:i3 1115g4. I tried running drivers , recovery tool from lenovo and secure boot on and off but it s still not visible.Also ...
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Crucial X6 or X8 SSD reserved partition, what is the purpose?

I recently bought a 1TB Crucial X6 USB portable SSD. I wonder if it is safe to delete the reserved partition of of 128MB (MiB, binary MB). I'm worried that it is reserved as spare sectors/blocks to ...
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Can this laptop support an SSD hard drive upgrade?

I have in my hands an old Samsung NP300E7A-S01IT laptop that needs a hard drive upgrade since it became desperately slow with age. What I want to do is upgrade its 10 years old SATA HDD into a SATA ...
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ASUS X570-PLUS (WIFI) and Samsung 850 EVO SSD, forced to use CSM and Secure Boot not working

New build with an ASUS X570-PLUS and an older Samsung 850 EVO SSD. The drive is not detected by the motherboard unless I enable CSM. Safe Boot is enabled in BIOS but Windows is showing it as disabled. ...
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Transfering files from former M.2 SSD with former windows files to the newer drive with clean installed windows which is used for boot?

I currently have Windows 11 installed on a 256GB SAMSUNG PM991 M.2 SSD whose capacity is not enough for me. I bought 1TB SAMSUNG 980 M.2 SSD, which I was going to use to clone the 256GB one, but ...
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Windows 7 fails to boot with error 0x0000007b after cloning to SSD

I'm attempting to replace the HDD in an Acer Aspire 7715Z laptop with an SSD (SU512GBSS3A58A25CA). I used Macrium Reflect to copy the partitions from the old HDD to the new SSD, and the laptop is able ...
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Copying speed to external SSD via USB with 500kB/sec instead of 500 MB/sec

I'm trying to copy a large amount of data (40GB) to an external SSD. The SSD is the following: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 2 TB V2 - USB-C 3.2 Gen2 According to its manufacturer (SanDisk) it can ...
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Defrag NTFS file system on SSD drive?

I purposely did a bunch of large file operations at the same time knowing it would cause the MFT to grow and become full of runs and building a large attribute list with the idea of just defragging ...
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Windows 10 - Recreate Bootmgr from Identical OS, HDD to SSD

I little while ago my OptiPlex 9010 blew a fuse and stopped working entirely. My first intention was to get the files off of my SSD by putting it into another OptiPlex as a second drive, starting from ...
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Old laptop won't recognize installed SSD

I encountered a problem while trying to upgrade an old (10+ years) Samsung NP300E7A-S01IT laptop's HDD into a newer SSD. I bought the SSD (Samsung 870 EVO 1TB 2,5" SATA III SSD MZ-77E1T0B/EU) and ...
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What is the component being updated? How can I find the reason update fails?

For a month now, every other day Windows Update (W10) tries to install a firmware/driver for a Micron SSD. It reports being successful: But in the event viewer (or in the reliability monitor) this ...
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extend C drive without deleting/formatting D drive

Windows 11 (SSD) : C Drive -> Total: 264Gb -> Free: 46.8Gb D Drive -> Total: 210Gb -> Free: 95.9Gb i want to add 30Gb more to C drive(i want to increase C drive) from D drive i seen ...
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How to partition C drive with a very low space to shrink that is lower than available free space?

I have an SSD, which has available free space 553 GB, but when trying to shrink the partition the space available to shrink is only 1068 MB:
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Why SSDs very slow in Virtual Machine when compared to speed in Host machine?

I have a Windows server 2012 R2 Host PC. There is a Windows 10 Hyper V instance running in it. This Hyper V instance has 2 HDD's and 1 SSD , all 3 connected directly to the VM by creating an SCSCI ...
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New laptop's SSD SMART reported about 1.4TBs of total read and 1.4TBs of total write and 6 hrs of power on time

It's a 512GB m.2 drive. Is this normal somehow? Definitely not normal for my limited experiences with the newly purchased SSDs and computers. For about 1.4TBs of total read and write and 6 hours of ...
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Bitlocker, SSD, Windows 11

I have a problem with bitlocker today. I needed to remove bitlocker from my ssd, that is, decrypt it, the decryption process stopped and I had nothing to do but restart my laptop, and after that the ...
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Slow performance on Windows to Go installation

I Windows 10 installed on an external SSD that is connected to a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, which I guess used to be called USB 3.0 and has an advertised speed of 5 Gb/s. The SSD has a speed of 20 Gb/s. I ...
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SSD (location of WBM) missing after mobo BIOS update

I'm baffled. I'm running an Asus X99-A II with Windows 10 installed on a Samsung 1TB SSD. Today I decided to update the mobo BIOS from v1504 to the (non-BETA) v1902, available on the Asus website here:...
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Does SSD wear leveling apply to file system structure- and meta-data?

I am currently interested in persistent storage software which has some degree of robustness against abnormal program termination such as power loss. Before I came across the principle of append-only ...
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Would putting page file on SSD increase Windows performance

I have a 500G SSD for Windows only (Drive C). It has only 162G free, enough to update Windows. I have an auto-size pagefile on drive C (with a maximum size of more than 1.5 times the installed memory)...
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File transfer between main disk and external ssd stalls and restarts Windows 11

I'm experiencing a persistent problem with file transfers from my C drive to an external drive (replicated with two external drives and on different ports, one USB 3.0 type A and one type C). The ...
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Why does one of my NVMe SSDs have high average response time, but only when copying older files?

I have two SSD drives: SSD1 and SSD2, both internal, issue with SSD2. Copying file "A" from SSD2 to SSD1 = average response time over 1 000ms, speed around 10 MB/s. Then copying the same ...
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SSD failed after format. no longer can be initialized

I have Windows 11 Home on a HP Laptop with an internal 500GB SSD. I added an external 1TB SSD with a USB cable (inside a ugreen case) which was in use and working well. Later I decided to format the ...
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SSD with bad sectors, how do I mark them as bad? A lot of drive utilities wont work because windows won't assign it a drive letter

So, I have an SSD with some bad blocks, 86 according to crystalDiskInfo. It has shown some signs of life and it would be really nice to have as a games drive. The SSD is a PALIT PH120. TLDR: I want to ...
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CCC from one disk to external disk, then CCC back on Mac

Last year I used Carbon Copy Cloner to make a clone of my 2012 21.5 inch Mac running Mojave to an external drive. Sadly, it was NOT an SSD type drive. I upgraded the OS to Catalina on the new external ...
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SSD drive prevents Windows 7 from booting

An apparently random recent failure on my Samsung 870 EVO drive is so bad that it seems to be stopping my Windows 7 install from booting when it's plugged in. This drive is my backup drive so my OS ...
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System Partition & Boot Partition on Different Drives

My setup is windows 10 installed on a SSD, and then 2 other hard drives. I attempted to convert the SSD to GPT(I think that is correct) for windows 11 installation. I got the error message "The ...
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Does Lenovo IdeaPad 330s 15IKB 81F5 Support Western Digital SN Black 770 SSD

I have Lenovo IdeaPad 330s, It comes with 1TB HDD, I want to know if, my laptop supports WD Black SN770. I know that my PC has a M.2 slot but not sure if it's PCIe or NVMe. Here's the model on Lenovo ...
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How to recover files from a dead SSD?

My Inspiron Dell laptop had two disks, an HDD for files and SSD for the OS (Windows 10). Recently, the HDD was destroyed, so I wanted to try to recover information from the SSD. When I initially broke ...
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