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You do not need to format ssd to place it in the laptop after copying the files. A hard drive can be used in any computer. A new hard drive typically needs to be formatted before it can be used for the first time, but it has nothing to do with the computer or moving the hard drive to a new computer. After formatted the harddrive for the first time there is ...


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ended up reinstalling Arch, making /dev/sdb (my SSD partition) a GPT one, used systemd-boot and grub and it seems to be working now… I dont really know what was the problem but using efibootmgr and setting up systemd-boot somehow made grub work again This post helped me a lot https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=219587


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I do not think there is a huge operating difference between SATA and NVMe. I have a ThinkCentre desktop with straight SATA Samsung SSD drives and an i5 CPU. I have a ThinkPad laptop with NVMe Samsung SSD drive and an 17 CPU. Both have 16 GB of memory. The X1 is faster but maybe 10% faster. So I would stick with the straight SATA adapter (to economize). You ...


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Whatever is the boot partition, be it BIOS or UEFI, the boot partition is one and only one. After booting from it, the boot software will evoke the bootloader for the chosen operating system from its installed disk. Note that a UEFI computer does not need Grub to be installed, as the multi-boot is done by the firmware, using the EFI partition. So the answer ...


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The Gigabyte B550M DS3H (rev. 1.x) has the information that was asked: The PCIe 4.0 x16 port can theoretically deliver up to 31.5 GB/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x16 can do up to 15.8 GB/s. You will find below the theoretical limit of all ports together (again, very theoretically): While Gigabyte boasts that theoretically this design delivers up to 64 Gb/s data ...


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On a 2021 ASUS Vivobook 15 F513 laptop with the same "WDC PC SN530" drive there was no option in the UEFI Setup (BIOS) to change the SATA mode from IRST (or Optane with Raid) to AHCI. Furthermore the NVMe SSD is attached to the PCIe bus, not SATA, so I'm not sure that suggestion even applies. I solved this by following the "load driver" ...


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The solution here was to uninstall "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" in the Device Manager, then reboot the machine. With thanks to... https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/ssd-showing-in-bios-but-not-disk-management-or-device-manager.2928703/


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Turns out I can still write large files (>100MB) on the stick with no problems at a rate of ca. 10 MB/s (which is somewhat the IO rate I had before, hub doesn't allow for more apparently). Only lots of small files cause performance degradation as lined out in the question, even with relatime mount option.


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You would need to move those two recovery partitions out of the way; and the second one (greyed out) is unmovable. Not a good idea, IMO, I just managed to kill a Win10 installation trying to do just this; to the point that I needed to reset the device wiping out the drive completely. I'd rather create a new partition on the currently unallocated space. That'...


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Perhaps these similar questions can help you: Windows 10 notebook computer refuses to sleep (wakes up immediately) PC wakes itself immediately after being turned off or put to sleep The only way to keep it off (aside from cutting the power supply) is to forcefully shut it down by holding the power button for a few seconds. I think this specific problem ...


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I am answering my own question with the following steps thanks to @oldfred, source of solution: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1233623/workaround-to-install-ubuntu-20-04-with-intel-rst-systems. You've got a single HDD/SSD set up in RAID (RST) mode, and the Ubuntu installer won't recognize your HDD/SSD until you switch your disk setting in the BIOS from RAID ...


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new ssd comes with fat system, search the web for disk formatting apps like hpformat, format it to ntfs or fat32 system and you should be good to go! That atleast worked for me..


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Could you please help me get understand what this value (C2 Temperature Threshold 70) means: It means that if the temperature of the SSD reaches 70°C the count would decrease. The current temperature are last 2 characters in the raw value. The count hasn’t decreased for your SSD Source: CT240BX


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Thanks all for your help, but the solution turned out to be that you have to install Samsung Magician before you restart the PC. It must contain drivers and other stuff that Windows needs to get it working. No idea why it isn't documented anywhere that the drive will not work without it.


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Most of the time I get this question it is a situation where the unit was blazing fast the day of install and over the weeks/months it started to suck big time. This is usually because the person is a super-user that is writing abnormal amounts of data to the drive, causing the drive to work really hard at wear-leveling. It can also happen when the ...


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None of the above work for me, every time when I run any of the commands, it only runs the benchmark on my D: drive, which is a HDD. Even when I run winsat disk -drive C to indicate the SSD drive, it still starts benching D:, and in the end C: remains marked as HDD (it's a SanDisk SSD). If I run winsat disk -drive D: it runs the benchmark also on D: It doesn'...


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There are two paths to take. Given that you are scared, I suggest the first one since it is the easiest and most likely to help: Take it to repair. Contact Dell to find an Authorized Repair Center near you or send it to them for service. The other is debug this by asking a series of questions, trying different things until your problem is either fixed or ...


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It will but the difference could range from barely perceptible to ten-fold! This depends what type of application this is. Any application needs to be loaded from storage to memory. SSD are substantially faster than HDD and so loading time is always faster. This will make a difference proportionally to the application size. Generally though, loading is not ...


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It depends on the application in question and how you define "faster." In reality, the programs themselves do not run any faster, their ability to read and write data to and from the disk is. For example, running a game off of a SSD will allow it to launch faster. The game might even feel faster, as it can load assets off the disk much quicker. ...


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That is not an optimal environment. You will see some speed increase but I do not think it will be dramatic. I have two machines here: one all SSD and one fast HDD. Once Windows is loaded (SSD makes that part very fast), most apps are fine on fast HDD and not dramatically faster on SSD. SSD makes startup faster and things like virtual machines much faster. ...


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Your enclosure is NVMe, but your disk is not. See the WD Blue 3D SSD (M.2) Review, where it's said: Therefore, the good news: On the WD Blue 3D SSDs, it's SATA, so it's widely compatible. The bad news is, well, it's SATA, as this means it'll likely offer the same level of performance we've seen from SSDs for the past three years or so. But that's a SATA ...


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The 11th Generation Intel processors (Intel Tiger Lake) utilizes the new Intel Volume Management Device technology, which optimizes the storage devices' data processing effective and power consumption. If your computer is with the 11th Generation Intel processor, and then you experience that Windows cannot find any drives when installing Windows 10, please ...


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To install Office on another drive: copy the "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" folders to other drive. search for 'regedit' (Windows+S). open it. from directory panel go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion. Replace the paths of "ProgramFilesDir" and "...


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The command you want is defrag /PrintProgress /FreespaceConsolidate. Defrag <Volumes> <Operations> [<Options>] /U | /PrintProgress Print the progress of the operation on the screen. /V | /Verbose Print verbose output containing the fragmentation statistics. /X | /FreespaceConsolidate Perform free ...


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This is because the disk is formatted as ExFAT, which uses larger cluster allocation sizes, probably so they can write to MAC as well. Format in NTFS and ready.


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The problem is the size of the cluster allocation units. For some unknown reason, WD formats them in some models occupying 1 MEGA (1048576 bytes) when the standard size is 476939 bytes (0.4 megabytes) Make a copy of your data and reformat the disk.


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M.2 is just the form factor. M.2 drives can come in SATA versions and NVMe versions, which describes the bus they use to electrically communicate with the other PC components. SATA M.2 SSD drives and 2.5" SATA SSDs actually operate at virtually identical spec, while NVMe drives are much faster. As the connector is defined as M.2 SATA, it might not ...


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The advice makes no sense: "SSD (C:) is ostensibly 128GB." Since that is faster than the HDD, the OS was installed on the SSD, and that includes program files. Removing 100 GB from the HDD will not help with the primary C:\ drive. You cannot partition that fast 128 GB SSD into a 100 and 900 GB drive, since there isn't that much space! There are a ...


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Use fdisk and restore the partition exactly as testdisk found it. With encryption turned on. This should make the partitions readable and mountable.


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