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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Clonezilla sees external USB drive, but won't offer it as destination in partition to partition clone?

I'm trying to clone a single bootable partition on my Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system to a new SSD in an external USB container. I want the new SSD drive to be bootable. Clonezilla definitely sees the ...
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SSD Died, Detected by BIOS but not OS

So few days ago I was playing a game. When I was finished with it, I closed the game and to my avail, everything was frozen (I could only move my mouse). I assumed silly Windows 10 simply crashed, so ...
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NVMe on which Ubuntu is installed seems to disappear while running

I made a custom build desktop, which is turned on 24/7 and serves as server. Today I experienced for the second time that the machine turned unresponsive. Hooking up a screen does nothing. Inserting a ...
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Will SSD silent my computer?

Do you think my computer will be silent if I replace my HDD with a SSD? Actually, I realise thanks to Task Manager that only my HD is (most of time) 100% used when CPU and memory are only 10 to 15%. I ...
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SSD vs Hard drive secure erase

I know that when files are deleted they aren't really completely erased. The drive just says hey this space is free and you can overwrite it. With programs like Boot and Nuke and Eraser .etc. you can ...
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Is using a RAM disk better for a SSD?

I am a macOS (MacBook Pro mid-2015, has a 256GB SSD) user that downloads a lot of stuff using torrents. I know that torrenting can harm your SSD so I decided to create a RAM disk where I temporary ...
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Failing to initialize 1.8" SSD connected to USB

I salvaged a 1.8" SSD from an old laptop and want to make it an external USB drive. I already have a SATA to USB connector, but I got this micro SATA to SATA converter to get everything hooked up....
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C Drive constantly full? [duplicate]

I have a 120gb ssd and I have done the disc cleanup deleted temps cookies etc and moved all the files I could out and its not changed from 415mb remaining. It says that my user folder has 74gb of ...
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PC is only recognizing one SSD at a time

In my PC I have two SSDs (SanDisk SSD PLUS 240 GB as a system drive, some "older" SanDisk SSD from my old Laptop with 960 GB). I have built it by myself and it used to work, but yesterday the PC ...
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Cloning Windows 10 SSD's for multiple workstations

I need to reinstall 5 machines, all identical. I want to install one, configure it, then clone the drive to the others, and reset them machines to unique hard disk IDs, machine IDs and possibly Domain ...
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Fresh SSD whilst keeping HDD for storage

I am planning on updating from an HDD only system to a SSD (OS + Applications) + HDD (Larger storage of files and some Applications).I currently have an HDD with Windows 7 on it, but am going to ...
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Disadvantages of internal SSD as external storage

Hello everybody out there using SSDs,Although there are some manufacturers offering external SSDs, they have the disadvantage that they can't later be used in a NAS, for example.My idea would be to ...
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How can I diagnose and fix an intermittent disk connection issue?

I have a Lenovo X250 notebook running Debian testing. It has a 512 GB Crucial MX100 2.5" SATA SSD.Occasionally, the computer will lock up, and I'll need to restart. If I'm able to switch to a ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the Solid State Drive on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series?

Please keep in mind that I have little knowledge on computer components, hardware, software etc. My laptop came with 128gb of solid state drive storage with just over 100gb of it usable. I bought it ...
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Windows 7 Disk Cleanup deleted 30GB of temp files but only recovered 10GB of disk space?

Windows 7 was reporting I had 9.49 GB space free on my primary C: (SSD) drive:Windows Disk Cleanup reported I had 28.1 GB of "Temporary files" that could be deleted to get this space back (together ...

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