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You can take any SATA SSD, which is basically all of them, and put them into a USB enclosure. That USB enclosure can be plugged into ANY USB port. Clonezilla or one of a hundred alternative will ...
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How to use an SSD to cache entire Linux distro installed on HDD?

I'll try provide some thoughts/suggestions to answer your questions below. That said, I think you are likely making a mistake (indeed this seems to me to be almost an XY problem - assuming a solution ...
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ssd not showing up in the partition section of windows installation

In installer with Windows press SHIFT + F10 and CMD is open. Then type diskpart and then list disk. If you see your HDD and SSD you are lucky. The next steps depend on your results.
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SSD has a lot of bad sectors on Windows, but I can't find any bad sectors in Linux

You missed to deliver proof of whatever shows errors in a traceable way. You did not explain why you think that your EFI partition is screwed. There is one SMART line that caught my attention: 199 ...
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How to unfreeze drive in Linux?

How to avoid from so easily getting frozen. Go to Preferences > Display > Layout. Change the setting to the one not recommended. Eg: From 1366x768 to 1360X768 Refresh rate: 60.00 Hz VSync ...
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Can't write partition Table

First try to read the whole disk. If there is an error your disk is broken: dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=4M status=progress Then wipe the whole disk. Error (other than "no more space" ...
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Is there any reason to keep the (new) default of LastAccessTime being updated?

My answer : No, there is no good reason to keep the Last Access Time enabled. Historical note The Last Access Time has undergone many reverses. There were times that it was enabled by default, and ...
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Is there any reason to keep the (new) default of LastAccessTime being updated?

Interesting question. The only good reason I could find, is the obvious one, you get recorded last access time for files & folders by chance that is helpful to you or your organization. Microsoft ...
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SSD Great on paper but practically randomly slows

Adata SU650 doesn't have DRAM cache. This is a cost-saving measure used in cheaper SSDs. It will cause the performance drops in certain workloads and explains what you're observing.
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What are the 3 temperatures (composite and sensor) reported by a WD_BLACK SN770 NVMe?

A quick look into the drives datasheet reveals the specified operating temperature for the drive: OPERATING SPECIFICATIONS: ■ Operating Temperature: 32ºF to 185ºF (0ºC to 85ºC) ■ Non-operating ...
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ZFS Mirror + Stripe vs RaidZ

This looks like a good setup for your goals. It gives you a mirrored section to use for backups (RAID IS NOT A BACKUP BY ITSELF. Unless you're using a device that has RAID volumes for a backup target, ...
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Does wear leveling function normally without TRIM?

If a user writes some data to logical sector 12345, and an SSD controller happens to store that into physical block 4321, that doesn't mean that information will always reside in that block. Suppose ...
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What, if anything, should I do about an SSD reporting low temperatures?

What, if anything, should I do about this? Between -3 and 3°C is blatantly wrong. Use common sense: the value reported by the software is wrong. So, your immediate actions should be: do nothing ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

Yes, wear leveling works across the whole SSD. When you're overprovisioning (either manually by creating an empty unused partition, or using Samsung Magician), you're creating an empty partition that ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

The wear-levelling is performed by the SSD controller, and basically the controller is unaware of partitions and filesystems. The important point is that there exists a mapping table between the drive ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

The partition-table is understood principally by the operating system and in a limited way by the BIOS/EFI. The disk's firmware only knows about blocks and sectors and that's all. Answer : ...
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Does the wear leveling algorithm work well on a partitioned SSD?

You are right; it doesn’t make sense. Consider the most popular desktop OS, Windows. Windows creates three partitions right off the bat: An EFI partition, disk (C: drive) partition, and a recovery ...
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reformatting my ssd from ps4 to PC (windows 11)

I solved the problem by running diskpart and cleaning the SSD, this formats it back to factory settings. Than I used deskmanager to get the right format for the disk. THIS WILL DELETE ALL STORED FILES!...
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Do I have a bad SSD? Bad block count at 257

What is normal and actually highly recommended is that your SSD has "spare" blocks that can be used at some point if some blocks on your SSD go bad. Your software may have an unfortunate ...
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Do I have a bad SSD? Bad block count at 257

What is this bad block count and is it early or later bad blocks? As others suggested I suspect early indicates bad blocks detected while the SSD was configured at factory. Which is weird and not ...
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Do I have a bad SSD? Bad block count at 257

difficult to say if it's "early", "later", or "both", without the attribute description by the vendor (note: they all use the attributes in their own way, even the ones ...
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Do I have a bad SSD? Bad block count at 257

Your SSD is in excellent shape and has no problems. SMART attribute AA (170) is named by CrystalDisklnfo as "Bad Block Count", but other sources call it "Reserved Block Count" and ...
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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?

Found the culprit. I had done "Create a system image" using Windows 10 Pro. Created a system image of the C: Drive onto this D: drive. I copied that image to my external drive and deleted ...
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NVMe ssd life expectancy

Reads do not contribute to the expected lifetime of an SSD. Reads are easy. It is only data written that has an effect on lifetime of the device as it is typically the erase cycles that degrade the ...
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Basic SSD disk corrupted after a clean Windows reformat

A disk can fail, especially after being used for "quite a long time". If the disk can no longer be seen or recognized or initialized by Windows, then it has simply failed. If you had ...
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How to install Ubuntu bootloader on a particular disk?

I encountered a similar situation as you did. One of the following three solutions solved my problem, but I am not sure which one. I can't see the full list of partitions that you have. But from your ...
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USB 3 to SATA adapter: ASM1153 vs ASM225 performance?

Random reads are going to be irrelevant for the controller. It will spend so much time waiting for the drive to head to seek across the disk and the data to then be ready that a 3gbps and a 6gbps ...
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Restore Windows 10 system image on new SSD

How to restore a windows 10 system image from HDD to a NEW SSD (error 0x80042415 & 0x80042412) I have 2 SATA slots. I first tried to restore it using the SSD but by leaving the HDD inside. I had ...
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Kingston SSD Secure Erase not working

The F: partition is still allocated. Right-click the partition in Disk Management and select "Delete Volume".
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Can the ASUS Vivobook 15X (M1503IA-L1019, with Ryzen 7) laptop support a 2TB SSD?

I bought a Samsung 970 EVO Pro 2TB SSD and I can confirm that is suported by ASUS Vivobook 15X !
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Windows 10 seems too cause NVMe SSD to overheat

My laptops hynix ssd had same issue. What I did was Used Disk defragment tool to optimize it, Checked if new drivers are available. Uninstalled and then reinstalled latest AMD chipset driver package.(...
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Boot Windows from NVME via bootmanager on SATA SSD

Kind of old question, but this actually works with a separate bootloader called Clover, which has an NVMe driver ("NvmExpressDxe-64.efi"). The bootloader needs to be placed on an USB stick ...

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