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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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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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HDD activity on keyboard LED

to give an overview, here is my setup: Thinkpad X220 (+Dock,ext Display);Arch Linux; i3-gaps While 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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