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Questions tagged [ssd]

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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How can I copy Windows 7 authorization from one install to another?

A few years ago I put together a pc for my recording studio with both an HDD and an M.2 SSD. Windows 7 is the only OS in existence that is compatible with both my soundboard and recording software, ...
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Will a small C: partition (SSD) slow down my PC?

I just installed Windows 10 onto an SSD and I was wondering how best I should partition it. With hard-disks, we would want a large C: drive since it sits on the inner most part of the hard-disk. How ...
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SMART “failed: Connection timed out”

My Windows laptop, a HP Elitebook 9470m, recently crashed, refused to boot, and the SSD could not be detected when I tried a live CD. I pulled the SSD out and recovered my files. SMART diagnostics ...
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How Can I Help AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard Edition Find My Drive I Want To Migrate My OS To?

I'm trying to replace my failing SSD with a Seagate 2TB BarraCuda SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Desktop Hard Drive (ST2000DM006). I've made sure that my motherboard is compatible and it is....
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How vulnerable are SSDs to power failures compared to HDDs? [on hold]

We know that HDDs are very vulnerable to power failures. Are SSDs prone to power failures as well? Since they have no moving parts, I'm assuming that they can handle power failures better.
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Windows 10 pro does not boot from SSD

My laptop has 2 drives: SSD and HDD. Originally the SSD was 60gb. It was upgraded to 240gb. The HDD is 1000gb. Both drives have a Windows partition. I don't know why, since I inherited the laptop ...
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Asus Maximus X Hero boots to setup screen on boot or restart instead of ssd

A couple of days after coming back from a trip out of state I noticed my personal tower I built a few months ago started doing something odd. Whenever I boot now my Asus ROG Maximus X Hero motherboard ...
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How to find out if an SSD is bad or about to die (health check)?

What can be done to find out if an SSD is bad, i.e., in bad health to the point that it's already corrupting data or about to do so? There's smartctl and its graphical version gsmartcontrol, which ...
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Why is this SSD returning inconsistent data, why doesn't the backup image file match the checksum?

This is about the SSD in a notebook. It appears the SSD is already going bad, possibly even corrupting data. It appears to return different data everytime it's accessed while not in use (see below for ...
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Intel S5520UR SSD compatibility

I trying to chose SSD for Intel S5520UR serverboard. I know that this serverboard does not support SATA III interface and I'am finding something with higher performance than supported SATA II. I'am ...
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about free space on a SSD with few partitions

Premise: I think (hoping to be right) that a SSD with 1% of free space will have a short life because the write operations will concentrate on the same few cells). Now, consider the two following ...
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SSD Boot drive disappearing and reappearing in bios, boot error 0xc00000e

Recently I replaced my small, slow Kingston m.2 boot drive with a secondary 2TB EVO 860. I had cloned the original m.2 boot drive to my then secondary (now main) 2.5" Crucial SSD. Everything ...
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PCIe Nvme ports [on hold]

I want to buy an ssd. The model is Samsung 960 evo, Nvme ssd. Here is link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LYFKX41/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1_1_1?smid=ANNSJU9W28Y9J&psc=1 My laptop model Dell ...
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Do I need a bootloader for a multiboot USB drive?

I am trying to turn my WD MyPassport 512GB SSD into a bootable USB drive from which I can boot into Windows 10, or Ubuntu, or Kali. a) Is that something that can be done? b) Is there a standard ...
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Can't access my SSD after accidental formatting

My hard drive is not functional after I accidentally formatted it. Every time i try to see partitions using gparted i get the error end of file while reading /dev/sdb and both gparted and fdisk both ...

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