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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SSD slow startup time [on hold]

What could be causing my pc to boot up slower? Windows is installed on my SSD, and it was ok before. I even tried with a reset option, but it is the same.
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Samsung 970 evo slow write

Debian 10 (installed in uefi with gpt) with kernel 4.16. Disk is set to PCIe Gen 3.0 x4. Maximum disk write is about 700 MB/s and read is 3500 MB/s. Tested with gnome-disks and dd. Scheduler ...
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M.2 SSD somtimes fails to boot/not detected in BIOS

so few days ago my M.2 SSD started showing signs of failure on my ASUS n580VD laptop. It would sometimes fail to boot, and not show up on bios as a boot device. However, the bios can still detect the ...
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nvme SSD mount as single mount point centos 7

I have 4 nvme SSD drivers which directly attached to motherboard which showing as 4 jbod drivers to OS. How can i mount this as single mount point?Kindly advise
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Why does EaseUS Todo give Linux Emergency Disk error?

I'm using EaseUS ToDo Backup to clone an HDD to an SSD. Partway throught the Disk/Partition Clone process, I get this error:Linux emergency disk cannot support GPT disk. Please create WinPE ...
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Blinking cursor but no OS [on hold]

I wanted to install linux as my main OS and did some wrong configurations with the partions via windows i think...I tried to install debian but i didn't know it was without gui and i chose to erase ...
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After creating a raid, main boot disk says unreadable [closed]

So i just installed 2 Samsung SSDs for running my os in raid 0 and now my boot drive will not boot properly. It says error 50 log files are unreadable when I try sfc or chkdsk. I have a feeling I may ...
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Do NVME SSDs exist in 2230 form-factor?

I have just got Dell 3530 laptop, and they advertise an option to install second hard drive in WWAN slot. However, it has to be NVME (no SATA!) and it has to be 2230.I have looked a lot, but the ...
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Can Gparted brick a drive?

I tried to delete a LUKS volume on an M.2 NVMe drive by rewriting the partition table in Gparted. It failed stating "the Linux kernel wouldn't recognize a change until I rebooted"... or something ...
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Cloning from a bigger hard drive to a smaller SSD with Macrium Reflect

I am working an HP computer with Win 10 x64 Premium with all the latest updates and Macrium Reflect 7.1.3317 Free Edition.I would like to clone my C drive, the only internal hard drive, to a small ...
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Is my SSD drive failing?

I'm using a fairly new SSD (bought 5 months ago), and I recently experienced a read failure. Here is what the kernel reported:Jul 1 01:02:44 tryphon kernel: [1554891.463590] ata2.00: exception ...
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Mounting LUKS LVM encrypted ext4 external SSD on Ubuntu 18.04 VM

I have a Windows 10 Host running a Ubuntu 18.04 Guest with VirtaulBoxI would like to be able to plug in a LUKS LVM encrypted ext4 external SSD and unlock it and read it within the Ubuntu VM.Is ...
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How to add a forgotten SSD card to Windows 10 drives?

I installed Windows 10 on my Asus-n552vw which has 2 TB hard disk + 128 GB SSD card. When I was partitioning my PC, I deleted all previous partitions and re partitioned the 2 TB disk, but I forgot to ...
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HP laptop always on high performance after installing SSD drive

I installed a Samsung 850evo SSD drive and it's working fine but the Balanced power plan is missing from the power options. Only Samsung High Performance and HP Recommend power plans are available....
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“The volume does not contain a recognized file system” on C: Drive, Can I Recover Data?

Last night my desktop started to slow down and I shut it down; the machine runs Windows 10 and I believe it was attempting an update as I've noticed similar performance issues like that when Windows ...
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Kingston SSD appears as two drives?

Very similar issue to this post, asking in anticipation of installing Arch for learning and whatnot.SSD Showing as two drives not one in GPartedAcer Aspire S7 with Kingston SMSR150 SSD, advertised ...
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Is using shred to wipe Linux SSDs safe?

I’m using shred from the CLI on a live GParted flash drive to wipe two 1TB SSD drives in my laptop that was running various installations and re-installations of Linux for quite a while.Will shred ...
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does VPS rely on SSD?

I have recently starting using a Linode and a Digital Ocean droplet. I have not had speed problems with either one, and that led me to wonder exactly how they balance resources among the various VPSs ...
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Can see and copy files between hard drives with live cd but I don't see them when booting in Window

I have older SSD that used to be main boot drive for Windows 10 and I'm trying to get some files off of it but I'm not able to. If I mount that drive with Disk Manager and open it with Windows ...
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How does Windows know recognize an SSD as an SSD and not a HDD?

so this is the thing, I have an SSD mounted in an external enclosure and it was installed as a Windows to Go workstation. The external enclosure has a VL716 chipset and the connection to the PC is ...
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Booting my desktop machine from SSD [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how to boot from my SSD.I installed a new SSD and cloned my hard drive to it. The SSD is showing up in my drives list.In the boot menu I have the 5 options:P0 : dvdram...
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Transferring Windows 10 to new SSD without transferring programs [duplicate]

I recently purchased an SSD to upgrade from my HDD, I want to move windows 10 over, but have no idea how. To add to the issues, I do not have a Windows 10 product key, it's a Windows 8 product key ...
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database server on SSD consumer

The case: MySql 4.1 32 bit on SSD and W10 64 bit. The case: MySql 4.1 32 bit on SSD and W10 64 bit. In some cases the writing on disk fails, we talk about normal update of a few bytes, many times even ...
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Lifespan of an SSD (NAND Flash) for minimal write use archive purposes: Write once, toss in (proverbial or literal) storage closet

Okay, so I saw this other question which was closed as being too localized and I understand the idea of that closure: Systems, environments and usage are all different.But my question is about using ...
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How to find if an eMMC flash partition is MLC or SLC

I understood that an eMMC flash can be configured to have some of its partitions as SLC and some of them MLC. Partitions that I see are something like this : mmcblk0 mmcblk0boot1mmcblk0gp0etc......
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Encrypt SSD + Require USB Medium to decrypt

I want to install Windows or Linux on an external SSD (Samsung T5) and use it as an external boot medium that I can use on multiple devices including MacBooks. I want to know the best and most ...
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Solid State Drive Reformatting Limit

Is there a limit on the amount of times you can format a Solid State Drive, until you see effects? I was trying to install a program, to go back to original settings; long story short, I ended ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) on existing RAID setup

Similar questions are well-asked but I could not find a definitive and clear answer.I have fresh-installed Windows 10 on a RAID0 array of 4 SSD drives. The RAID array was created in advance using ...
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Will Partitioning a Solid State Drive make it faster?

I know that partitioning a conventional HDD drive will make it faster. Is the same true for Solid state drives? Does partitioning a solid state drive make it faster?
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How to perform system migration to a smaller drive using the unix/linux tool dd?

I am trying to migrate a windows 10 from a 1TB HDD to a 256GB SSD, and I want to use the easiest free way with dd (the Linux/UNIX clone tool)I do have the source drive partitions shrunk such that ...
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SSD thinks it's going bad

So I purchased this ADATA SP580 a few months ago for my laptop. Had no issues until recently, the laptop started freezing out of nowhere. I went ahead and did a clean install of Windows to see if the ...
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Why “fstrim -v /” reports larger size than free space I have?

I have 194GB free space on my SSD, but I don't know why fstrim reports 205GB.$ sudo fstrim -v //: 205 GiB (220124631040 bytes) trimmed$ df -h | grep sda2/dev/mapper/sda2_crypt 228G 23G 194G ...
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SSD Drive failed after a while

My SSD will be gone ( not detectable ) after a while. It's installed "Windows 10 Family Edition" and patched to the latest. It was pretty OK before windows patch ( the patch before 1803), I think ...
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Raid 0 life expectancy and how to access 2 disks from Raid 0 outside of original computer

Two questions about Raid 0:My situation:My motherboard with RAID controller got sent in for an RMA (3 weeks turnaround). Asus sent me back a different motherboard that had way worse problems than ...
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Asus p6t se and Samsung SSD compatibility

I recently found this list of compatible SSD on the Asus web site for this motherboard. Apparently only the 1Tb Samsung SSD is compatible (MZ-75E1T0). Does anybody know if other disk capacities of ...
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is it possible to convert bitlocker encrypted GPT drive to MBR?

I have found some guides how to do this in diskpart or by using EaseUS partition master, but they don't mention if it would work with Bitlocker.And before you ask me why I want that - to be able to ...
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HDD MBR problems?

So, I installed W10 on an SSD with an HDD also installed. This HDD is WILDLY noisy, so I'm swapping it out for a different, quieter one. Now, I plug the new HDD in, so there are now three drives and ...
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How does one migrate from HDD to SSD+HDD without having to reinstall all the programs?

Okay, so I currently have a 4 TB HDD split into 2 partitions, one of which is my C:\ drive. I run Windows 10, and have lots of programs installed. I also have a 250 GB SSD as a secondary drive, but I ...
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SSD write amplification and endurance

Summary:How is endurance of SSDs measured and what is the impact of write amplifications?DetailsI have an Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series 480 GB drive. Recently I got a notification that my drive is ...
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Why do Windows file transfer speeds top out at around 1.5 gigabytes /second?

I noticed that file transfers on the same machine between a fast nvme m.2 ssd (general read speed 3.2GB/s and writes 2.7 GB/s) and a ram disk top out at around 1.4-1.5 GB/s. Why is that the case? I ...
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Win 10 doesn't boot with system partition drive plugged in, but from USB stick

I have a SSD with the Windows 10 installation on it and a bigger HDD with my personal files. Today, my system stopped booting (without me knowing of any changes to the system since the last proper ...
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BIOS displays different boot options in different places

I recently installed Fedora on a partition on my SSD (created by the installer) and this seems to have screwed up my computer's boot options. When I enter the UEFI boot menu, I am given two options: ...
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HDD activity on keyboard LED

to give an overview, here is my setup:Thinkpad X220 (+Dock,ext Display);Arch Linux; i3-gapsWhile the X220 has a HDD LED, I can't see it when its closed in its dock.For that, I have found this ...
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Is there a way to move Windows partition on the same drive?

I shrunk my Windows partition by ~30GB to make room for a Linux installation. At this point the 30GB of unallocated space was shown as one single block on Windows Disk Manager.I installed ArchLinux, ...
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Custom and strange SATA behaviour on Linux

I am experiencing strange behaviour on my new computer running Arch Linux. Everytime I open Firefox or Redlight app or some other application it doesn't behave as it should. For example sometimes ...
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What physical/logical interface does my laptop's SSD have?

I have a Dell XPS 12 laptop (sometimes referenced as model 9Q33, bought in the UK), and information about the SSD's logical/physical interface and compatibility is very conflicted.According to ...
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Wondering how much space would I need for reinstalling Windows on my PC?

I'm planning to reinstall my OS on my computer - upgrading and putting a new SSD drive (as c drive) and installing on it Windows 7 ultimate x64 (and than mt current 1TB drive would become designated ...
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Booting Windows from HDD, apps from SSD

My question is that, if my OS is on HDD and I install something on SSD, for example a game, will the game start&load faster or i need to install my OS on the SSD?
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How do I know what type of M.2 SSD card to add to my laptop?

I have an HP Omen 15-ce0xx laptop which has the motherboard: 838F 40.21Based on what I read, it has room for a M.2 SSD, but when I started researching, there seems to be a few kinds. Based on this ...
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UEFI not detecting a PCIe drive

I'm trying to setup a computer with the AsRock J3455-ITX motherboard and a mSATA SSD through a PCIe to mSATA adapter as the boot device (I'm using all the other 4 SATA slots for drives I don't want to ...

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