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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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Why is my PC stuck on verify DMI pool? [on hold]

This is a bit more of a plea for help than a question. Some background: a few weeks ago there was a power surge and I think that was the root cause of my misfortune right now; I'm not sure how ...
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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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Should I buy Intel Optane Memory or SSD for my PC? [on hold]

I can either get a 120 GB SSD , or I Could get a 16 GB Intel Optane M.2 drive for the same price to speed up my 2TB HDD. They both cost's same which do i get?
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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? Details I 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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