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Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive

Question: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive

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My sons got me a Samsung 840 EVO SSD for my birthday . . . and it ROCKS! (That's right . . . I be the Dad . . . :major). Never used an SSD before and been wanting to try one out but I couldn't justify the expense at this time.

I was able to clone my existing HDD to the SSD with no trouble. The speed of this thing is amazing all by itself, but Samsung has a RAPID (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) setting in its provided software that allows the use of up to one gigabyte of system RAM to use as a high-speed cache. This seems to more than double the sequential read and write of the SSD. I'm astonished! So far, so good.

On to my question . . . I've been putting various OS folders on my old HDD (all the Library files; Documents, Videos, Pictures, Downloads, etc.) but I was wondering if anyone could suggest any other files that would be wise to move from the SSD to my regular platter drive? I've researched this issue, and there is so much contradictory information out there I'm not sure how to proceed . . . so I came home to MG to ask

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Preferred Solution: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive

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Answer: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive

I think I answered at least one of my own questions - It's apparently not wise to move the AppData folder to another drive besides the OS drive. I can't really think of any other caches or folders that would make sense to move.

I've moved I.E. temp files, all my document Libraries, and put a good few of my most used utility programs on my HDD. This seems to be taking some of the pressure off the SDD. I've had it installed and running since May 27th and have only written .17 TB to it. I intend to keep the games I am currently playing on the SSD. Though, from the testing I've seen done on this drive, longevity doesn't seem to be an issue with this model.

Ran another performance test on the drive after a reboot, and the Random Write (IOPS) results are insane! Top is the SSD of course, and I ran a comparison test on the 500GB Seagate Barracuda drive that had been my OS drive. SSD FTW!

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Have a W540 with the Samsung MZ7TE512HMHP-0001L SATA Solid State drive.  Noticed after one of the updates from either MS or Lenovo, the driver changed to a SCSI driver, and the performance has slowed.  It now shows a 6.3 on the windows experience, vs the 7.6 it did before.  I haven't seen a SCSI drive in years and doubt that is what is rockin in this workstation. Things I have tried:1. Update driver (says I have the correct driver)2. Run Lenovo Support utilites Suggestions welcome

























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Samsung has launched a trio of TCO-optimized solid state drives based on the company's three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash technology.

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Answer:Samsung launches three high-speed NVMe solid state drives with 3D V-NAND

I want to see some benchmark tests.
 

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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Question: Solid State Drive

Hey All,

I am building a computer in the next week that the customer wants a SSD 2.5" drive. I've never built a PC with an SSD in it. Couple of questions

Will the standard 2.5" drive bay in a case hold the drive alright?

Will the drive be susceptible to electro shock and data loss in a power failure or hard reset?

Does the SSD need to be insulated in the case any particular way?

Does the SSD need specific proprietary power or SATA cables to interface with a modern motherboard?

Thanks
 

Answer:Solid State Drive

Connections and Size will very on which drive you get, but traditionally it will fit in a 2.5 bay and can support a sata connection. Nothing extra is needed. It shouldn't be any more susceptible to data loss during power failures then normal drives (of course like normal drives, you may lose data if you are writting to it during said power loss).

For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
 

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I was wondering if anybody here has an SSD-equipped laptop or 'Netbook'. If so respond here or PM me.

Answer:Anybody have a Solid State Drive (SSD)?

No not yet James,
Since noticing SSD's play a role in Win 7's experience rating, I've been "cyber-stalking" the prices waiting to strike at the most opportune moment, but don't own one yet.
Another point of interest for me in these is whether they defrag as efficiently as disc drives.
Looking to buy also?

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Question: Solid State Drive

How can I get a set of back up disks from Lenovo?  I want to swap out my sata drive for a faster Solid State Drive.  My x-230 is about 1 month old.













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Answer:Solid State Drive

Go into ThinkVantage Tools, Create Recovery Media and then follow the instructions to burn a set of recovery DVDs. You should do this even if you don't install an SSD because you may need this media in the future if your HDD/SSD should fail.
 
That said, there's a better way to upgrade to an SSD: use software like Acronis True Image to clone the contents of your existing HDD to the new SSD. This way all of the applications, data, configuration and customization, etc. will get copied to your new SSD. (If you use the Recovery DVDs your system will get restored to the state it was in when you first got it.)

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I would like to know what is the brand name of this SSD drive that my desktop, HP Omen #870-119? All I know is the name of SSD below: 3D TLC Solid State Drive Is that a name brand of the Solid State Drive? I have searched on Google here on the Internet and did not show with this name. I am not sure if that is the name of Solid State Drive or not. Maybe you know more than me about this and provide me more information about this. John

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i have a hp 700-215xt i have 2 one tb drivea and a dvd rec.
Can i add a solid state drive with out removing the other 3 .
what ssd are good buy 150 to 250 mb
 

Answer:want ro add a solid state drive to my pc

The spec sheet for your system shows three 3.5" bays so yes, you should be able to install a ssd drive however you need to check to see IF you have an unused sata port on the board AND an unused sata pw connector.
As for drives, either samsung or intel.
 

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Question: Solid State Drive

I recently purchased a new graphics cards and a SSD for me home pc. I installed the graphics card (Nvidia 760 GTX) without issue and it was working well, but when I tried to plug in the SSD everything went wrong quickly. Computer is now very slow to load, I can't seem to find a way to actually get anything on the SSD (primarily want to OS on it at least) and videos won't play in HD. Any help for what I might have done wrong or how to make the new drive work like I want it to would be greatly appreciated. I'm running windows 7, but don't have the disk if a reinstall is something that I need to do.
 

Answer:Solid State Drive

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what we are working on. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, then post the exact make and model#

As for the ssd, post the exact ssd you installed along with what mode is used for the sata controller.
 

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Question: Solid State Drive

Hi,

I was wondering, with 400 Dolars to spend on HDs, which one do i choose?
I will never use more than 500 GB, which i think is too much.
And i wanted a fast drive, like an SSD.
But i heard that SSDs have a short-life, and they're speed are decreased according to its age.

So, what would be better?
Buy 4x 250 GB 7200 RPM HDs and make Raid 4

Or 1x 128 SSD and a 500 GB for storage

Answer:Solid State Drive

Better that you should read these articles first:

http://www.sevenforums.com/news/6203...ink-again.html

A *really really really* good article about SSDs - very long and intensive.

Memory (DDR2|DDR3) and Storage (HDD|SSD)

Any review that Guru3D writes regarding SSDs the preface with a basic refresher about SSDs.

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Question: solid state drive

Is it possible to install a solid state drive as the second hard drive for a laptop? I have a dell inspiron 1420.
Is there a noticeable performance gain?
If its not possible to install internally, is there a way to make a solid state drive the primary drive and have it externally?
 

Answer:solid state drive

I read that only some of the 17" laptops come with two drive bays. I checked and my 17" laptop does have two drive bays.

I'm no expert, but I've read and have been told heard this a noticable performance gain.

Inside it can be used as primary or secondary. Outside the computer it might only be able to be used as data storage but I'm not 100% sure.
 

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Question: solid state drive

i install a new ssd and plan to used it as C; when is plug in by itself it works, but when i plug the other drive the system always choses the old drive to boot, i see the new drive in the main screen, but not in the boot priority one, how can i reassign the drives , right now the system don't let me change the letter on the old partition with the os. in it

Answer:solid state drive

BIOS boot change.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

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This is either an issue with formatting a new Solid State Drive or something related cloning data and setting up windows 7 on the SSD. The plan was to run the OS off the SSD.

First, I now know I forgot to format the SSD before cloning...but it think it may have happened automatically because the clone process seems to have worked...sort of. The bad...it took up 2/3's of a 250GB SSD...not good. So I thought why not start over, delete everything on the SSD, format it and try a clean install from my windows 7 upgrade disc. Did that and it work better...just a small amount of the SSD was used....but...

But now, with just the SSD plugged in, am getting an error at boot up..."No boot manager" and boot fails. Plug the original HD drive back in and boot is fine and appears to be running off the SSD mostly...quiet and fast. But the old hard drive does tick away now and then. So, I'm thinking this is not how it should be and not as efficient as it should be. This is why I bought the SSD...to boot faster, play games and most common aps off the SSD...faster. Where did I miss the boat...?

Is boot manager something I can add? I tried to boot via the upgrade disc and do a repair, but it fails saying "Partition for windows missing"...which may be a formatting issue too. I am guessing the partition houses the boot manager...?? How can I fix. I get Microsoft security error during repair...

My Solid State Drive says at the Disk Management Screen:

232.88 GB NTFS
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Answer:Solid State Drive set up

I would format the SSD then do step by step what you did the first time.

edit: also take a look through the Tutorials section. I'm sure there's several concerning SSDs and their various configuration options.

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Hi

I am looking at getting an Solid State Drive to run just my OS on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a 30gb solid state drive and an 64gb drive, is the 30gb would the 30gb be big enough or would it be better to g for the 64GB drive?


Please can you let me know

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Answer:Which Solid State drive is best?

Personally, I would go with the bigger 64GB, to allow for some growth.

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I need to upgrade my laptop, the first step is buying a solid-state-drive, but I am beginner of the hardware, I need some advice. I take an interest in KINGSTON V300. Its capacity is 120GB, it is big enough for me, and the main controller of drive is SandForce 2281. The max sequential read is up to 450MB/s, the speed of 4KB random read is 85,000 IOPS. The hard drive uses SATA3 interface, its working temperature is 0℃ - 70℃. These are the main parameters of drive, should I buy this solid-state-drive. i do hope get some advice. However, why the price of same drive is different between two site?http://www.tinydeal.com/kingston-25-120gb-ssd-v300-px29pf7-p-128408.htmlhttp://www.ebay.com/itm/120GB-Kingston-SSDNow-V300-SATA-6-0Gb-s-2-5-Solid-State-Drive-SV300S37A-120G-/400417743537?pt=US_Internal_Hard_Disk_Drives&hash=item5d3ac1e2b1

Answer:How to judge a solid-state drive?

I'd generally avoid anything with a Sandforce controller, they have had a lot of issues in the past.  Something like a Crucial M500/M550 would be a great value option.

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I have a Veriton X275.  I never burned the factory installatin disk before using the comuter. Interested in upgrading to a SSD.  Crucial Scan recommends this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1ECF9CF6A5CA7304 Is the recovery disk loaded on the D: drive. i do not see it. Is there any way to get the recovery information other than resetting the computer back to the factory state to burn the disks? What is the best way of installng the new SSD? Thanks.

Answer:Installing new Solid State Drive

Does the bios need to be updated to handle the SSD?

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Dear sir
I want to buy a laptop or a note book which has solid state drive.
which brand is manufacturing solid state laptop or notebook.
The drive capacity to be atleast 500 GB

Answer:best solid state drive laptop

I Think you will find that it would be better to find a laptop that you like then buy a separate SSD and swap the HDD over after cloning the original HDD to the SSD. You can then stick the original HDD in a caddy and use it as backup.

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Hi, I have two laptops, one my X220 Thinkpad Tablet, and a X220 laptop. The laptop has a SSD and I wanted to swap it with my tablet's 300gb hdd. The problem is that if I put the SSD into my tablet, it reduces my battery life by an hour. Instead of 5, it would get 4. Is there a reason for this?

Answer:Solid State Hard Drive

Which SSD and which HDD are they? It seems odd that it would be such a large difference, whether it's for the better or worse.SSD's tend to use less power themselves because even though they tend to consume more per second, the access time and reduced heat should make up for it. They also tend to use more CPU (citation needed). The difference being that high sounds like either the SSD isn't very efficient power wise, the HDD is particularly efficient, or something is configured incorrectly (ie windows should be recognizing it as an SSD and shutting off things like defragmentation services).How are you testing the battery life? Is it possible that the increased speed is increasing your productivity to the point that you're actually getting more done in that same amount of time?Do you see more drive activity after making the swap, or does it seem to be idling as much as usual?Is this an older SSD, or one of the modern Intel ones?

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I have a question about the SSD in my laptop. I'm having issues with my laptop BSODing and I wanted to pull the SSD and back it up on another PC. I do this all the time with IDE HDD and SATA HDD, but this is a first for a SSD. My PC does detect something is plugged in, but I can not read it. Disk mgmt does not see it nor does it come up in Device manager. I have tried plugging it in via USB and straight SATA to the MOBO. To be clear the PC other than going *ding* when it is plugged in does not detect the SSD at all. A guy I work with has a fresh install of Windows XP and it does not even *ding* when it's plugged in. Do I need a driver? I figured it would just work. By the way the BSOD is a memory error. Thanks
 

Answer:Solid State Drive not detecting.

Sounds to me as if there is an issue with the SSD. I'm curious though does the SSD work when you put it back into the laptop? If not take it to a trusted local non-big box computer shop and ask them to test it.
 

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A pop-up stating that the SanDisk SDSA5DK-016G-1006, 16GB mSATA Disk Caching solid state drive is failing, and should be replaced, keeps showing up on my girlfriends computer. I was looking for the correct procedure, including formatting if needed, to do this. I've been searching the internet to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I am ready to move on to win 10 but not sure I have space on ssd for both win 7 and win 10

Answer:Solid state drive 120 gb only 10 gb free

Need feedback do I have enough space on my ssd to install win 10 on top of win 7

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for my biz. I'm a photographer, and would like a faster drive for my OS and photoshop CS2 to run off of.

I would dump edited images off on to a RAID box, for DVD burning for archive purposes.

Are SS drives, worth the extra coins -vs- 10K Rapter per sey?
 

Answer:Thinking of getting a Solid State Drive

I've been wondering about the same ... Getting a ~64GB for my system partition only.

I'm thinking the only real difference we may see is the reduced time it would take CS to load.
Other than the CS load time (and other apps) ... my speed is great.

With this in Mind .. I'm waiting on the prices to drop and more SLC technology to show up.
 

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I fancy having one of these, no real need but just would like to try one out and if I get one I would use it just to hold my OS (Win 7 64bit) and yes I already own the packaged upgrade version.
My question is what would I have to do in practise to have the OS on this new hard drive and all my programmes and data on my existing 1Tb SATA drive? At the present time this SATA drive is not partitioned and contains both the OS and everthing else and the thought of having to wipe it (having saved all my data of course) and re-install all my existing software programmes is not something I would really want to do. Is there another way?
Any thoughts would be welcome.

Answer:Solid State Hard Drive

It's new for me,also, and onthelimit very kindly posted a link to some cheap refurbished Crucial SSDs. I've also bough a new HDD and have already cloned the original in case it ends in frustration. I'll back-up all my data to another third drive but plan to reinstall my programs on the secondary drive, which I'll physically install to , once I get Win7 and security running on the SSD.
Not much advice I know but some links to look at,
SSD Tweaker
Trimming.

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I'm replacing my PC soon-ish and see that having a small dedicated solid state memory to boot from is supposedly going to be the new "in thing" - supposedly faster and less corruptable than booting from an HDD. Seems sensible to have it separate (I've had a fair number of boot failures due to HD's dying in my time), and I'm guessing that if the boot prog doesn't need to be updated often, then slow(er) writing to an ssd isn't really an issue. I'll obviously have HDD's for data etcI'll probably hold out for a couple of months while prices tumble and the technology sorts itself anyhow, but in the meantime, has anyone got any first hand experience or thoughts on whether this is the way to go?

Answer:solid state ssd boot drive?

hello.the ssd industry has improved the technology of dealing with frequent data changes via "trim". still, use spin hard drives for these folders. if you know how to redirect system and personal data folders, that will also help.the operating system is constantly writing files, so "trim" will definitely help prolong the ssd's life.

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I'm thinking of replacing my 5 year old laptop soon. Should I be considering a replacement with a bootable SSD only and no hard drive?

Answer:Solid State Hard Drive

Better be quick Hard drive prices are rocketing at the moment.
from another thread.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/2/consumerwatch/4091581/hard-drive-prices-skyrocket/

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i have the 150gb velociraptor as my main OS drive and im thinking of getting a SSD to replace it with, but will only be able to afford a 64gb drive possibly stretch to a 90gb unbranded drive,
im wondering if it is worth the money considering im comming from a velociraptor will i notice the extra speed much?
also at 64gb a lot of stuff will need to be installed on another drive (probably the raptor) so wont this mean that the things that are installed on the other drive will only run as fast as that drive will go?

thanks

edit to add : i guess i could buy a second 150gb velociraptor and run it in RAID would that be as fast as a ssd?

Answer:solid state drive question

What you are considering is exactly the route that most are taking nowadays which is the ssd for boot drive and applications along with the hdd for storage. I personally run a Crucial 64Gb ssd with Samsung 1.5 Tb drive.

Les
The SSD Review

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Hi Guys, I need a little help in deciding which SSD to buy. I am struggling with a decision after information overload and not being a techie I would greatly appreciate some advice to help point me in the right direction.

I have the following:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz

Motherboard
P6X58D-E

Now if I have read things correctly my motherboard will not utilize the ocz vertex 3 because of the sata controller. So what are my options to use a decent SSD of 120 GB +.

It would be churlish to say money is no object but I would rather buy quality than a cheap option.

Thanks for any input.
 

Answer:Solid state drive recommendations

We use all these brands, and many others in our shops, with good results. Corsair anc Crucial were best for us... but also Patriot, OCZ, Intel, Corsair, Kingston, Super Talent, Mushkin, Crucial.

There are reviews available on line. Look at the reviews and the replies on www.Directron.com, www.NewEgg.com, www.CDW.com, www.TigerDirect.com, www.frys.com, and others.

There are huge numbers of models out there in the market place, and many are very good. YOu have to be sure you have the newer models, as the technology is advancing very fast. If i had to buy one for myself today, it would be a Corsair from Directron... as just about everything I find with a Corsair label on it is superb.

We rarely hear of bad ones nowadays... but size and speed are changing almost weekly.
 

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I have a Veriton X275.  I never burned the factory installatin disk before using the comuter. Interested in upgrading to a SSD.  Crucial Scan recommends this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1ECF9CF6A5CA7304 Is the recovery disk loaded on the D: drive. i do not see it. Is there any way to get the recovery information other than resetting the computer back to the factory state to burn the disks? What is the best way of installng the new SSD? Thanks.

Answer:Installing new Solid State Drive

Does the bios need to be updated to handle the SSD?

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I want to buy T400s with 128GB Solid State Drive. What model of solid drive provide with T400s? I could not find that information on web site. How many cycles of read write it supported? I'm software developer and I perform tens compilation per day and each compilation performs thousands of cycles read write. Also I have sql server installed which performs high load of hard drive. So I can reach million of read/write cycles for one day and I think that SSD drive will die pretty soon for me cause it has limited number of cycles of read and write. How to buy T400s with HDD 7200rpm 160Gb or more?

Answer:T400s solid state drive

Hi, the T400s uses 1.8" HDDs. 7200rpm disks just don't exist in this form factor. You could replace the DVD-drive with a secondary hdd but I wouldn't do that in order to "replace" the SSD. Although it is true that flash has a limited number of write cycles, by using wear leveling it would be pretty much impossible and unlikely to burn them out with regular usage. I recommend the website www.anandtech.com for further reading on SSD technology. Myself, I'm pretty happy with my T400s and its SSD drive, especially now that there finally is a firmware update that seems to add the TRIM command. -Jan

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Are they worth getting? Don't they break faster then the classic drive? Also they cost alot to get the same storage capacity as a normal drive?

Answer:Thoughts on a solid state drive?

SSD drives don't break faster than mechanical drives, in fact, since there are no mechanical parts, they should be more reliable.
They do cost more than mechanical drives but the prices have come down since they were first introduced.

Are they worth it? I personally think they are for the operating system and programs. They increase the performance of the computer.

I use mechanical drives for storing data.

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Hello, I have a one year old Y530 that I would like to get a solid state drive for. Can anyone give me a run down of what to look for before I order a drive?  Thanks, Peter

Answer:Solid State Drive for a Y530

There are plenty that will fit, and many to choose from. Todays SSDs are pretty reliable and not too expensive. But why would you want to do this? It will degrade your performance (SSDs are slower than traditional drives) and won't have an appreciable effect on battery life. If you are looking for better battery life, might I suggest that the cost of a new battery and good sized 5400 rpm drive might be less than an SSD. With a new batt you'll get much longer run times. 7200 RPM drives use more power than 5400 which is why you still see them a lot, but if you want a faster system, then a 7200 drive and some more RAM should still be a good cost choice. See here for another thread: http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=T400_series_ThinkPads&thread.id=8929Message Edited by saerandy on 03-10-2009 07:30 PM

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Why does my less-than-30-day-old Pavilion 15z have so much (fan) noise?  It has a solid-state drive.  Sometimes, it sounds like a jet engine (half-joking).

Answer:Fan Noise (?) - Solid-State Drive

GlenScheying Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about fan noise with your new PC and wanted to help. You should not be having problems with a PC this new.While this PC is still under warranty, you should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about diagnosing and repairing your machine remotely.I did this recently and the HP Tech was able to remotely access my PC from the Internet and do the needed repairs.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while! Good Luck

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Installed OCZ Vertex 30G solid state drive to my build 7600 RTM last week with no issues whatsoever. My pc is a Dell Inspirion 531. Win 7 and ALL my apps installed and ther SSD is only 47% full. All my media files and program installation files storage on D: (1TB Hitachi hdd)

I am posting to ENCOURAGE others to go with SSD especially on Win 7 as it is very "ssd aware.' My system boot time with apps installed went from 65 secs to 40 secs. Paintshop Pro explodes onto the screen with no hesitation. IE8 launches seemingly instantaneously. Adobe Audition 3 loads in 3 secs opposed to 12 secs off hdd. Newegg has this drive for $139 plus a $20 rebate for a net cost of $119.

Answer:Installed 30G Solid State Drive / Win 7 RTM

No Thanks .. So far, I’ve been able to resist the urge to spend money and get a SSD.
I really don’t want to see a screenshot of a Hdtune benchmark or your W7 WEI

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SHENZHEN, China--(Business Wire)--Recently, Shenzhen Renice Technology Co., Ltd., a Shenzhen-based high-end solid state drive manufacturer, announced that the company will release its 2TB R-SATA interface-based solid state drive in early April of 2016. R-SATA, or Rugged SATA in short, is the unique interface that has been designed specifically to address vibration and the shock problem during application. It can efficiently resolve the undesirable intermittent contact or potential signal spikes resulting from vibration and shock in the SATA gold finger connector.

The release of Renice X9 R-SATA SSDs shall bring a new highly reliable and big-capacity solution for its long-time industrial users. TheX9 R-SATA SSDs have abundant highlights. They actually use Renice?s own SATA3 controller RS3502-IT that not only assures the independence or controllability but also provides a product lifespan of 2-3 times similar products in the market with its unique NAND flash control algorithm.

The patented "method and system for data backup of solid-state drive during some kind of abnormal power failure? technology will be visibly demonstrated in the X9 R-SATA SSDs. Even when the tantalum or super capacitors utilized for power failure data storage age still a remainder of 25% after 3 years, this patented technology can still warrant the completion of all data transfer from the DDR in abnormal power failure conditions. As of now, there is no other manufacturer in the world providing a... Read more

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I need to remove this SSD and copy off the data. Laptop is dead. I have various caddies/adapters but not for this tiny PCB beast. Does anyone know where I can get an adapter into SATA/USB or even what it is called pls?

Answer:Laptop V3-371 Solid State Drive

as far as i know, your model has a standard 2.5" SATA SSD, so...https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sata+usb+dock&rh=i%3... i think something with a dock is way more secure and can be used with 3.5" HDD too.

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I bought a SanDisk 480 GB solid state drive.  Connected it to a USB port via an adaper cable.  My V570 Lenovo laptop running Windows 7 64-bit does not recognize the drive.  Can anyone tell me what to do?
 
 
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Hi I would like to upgrade my hard drive to a SSD.  Is it compatible to upgrade to an SSD? I have a HP HDX premium series Model FZ946PA regards Andrew 

Answer:Solid State Drive upgrade

It's older, but they don't make anything just like it any more. In my opinion, one of the best laptops HP ever made. Here is the Service Manual: Manual See p. 4-11. It can actually hold two hard drives but if you are going to install an SSD put it in the primary bay and use it as the boot drive.  In a nutshell, yes it can use and benefit from an SSD. It has the Intel 945 chipset with the ich9 storage controller so is capable of true SATA, native command queuing, TRIM, etc.  If you need more help post back.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hello,

I want to install a Samsung or Kingston solid state drive in my Desktop PC. Thing the worries me is that SSD comes in 3 different sizes. I will connect it using the SATA ports, But how do I find out which size of SSD drive to buy.

Q: Is it neccessary to re-install windows after connecting the SSD.

Answer:Solid State Drive Installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by marym1


Hello,

I want to install a Samsung or Kingston solid state drive in my Desktop PC. Thing the worries me is that SSD comes in 3 different sizes. I will connect it using the SATA ports, But how do I find out which size of SSD drive to buy.

Q: Is it neccessary to re-install windows after connecting the SSD.


I use a 2.5 inch Crucial SSD in my main system. 2.5 inch will be small in a normal hard drive caddy, but you can line up the screw holes and screw it in. Or, you can buy a 2.5 inch to 3.5 inch bay converter like this one: Amazon.com: SILVERSTONE SDP08 3.5 to 2 X 2.5-Inch Bay Converter: Computers & Accessories

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I read a lot about the SSD's Has anyone changed out a regular HDD for a SSD? What kind.. WIll the Lenovo rescue disks install on to a SSD?

Answer:Changing to a solid state drive.. SSD

1. I have intel X25-M in X61t, it runs fast on VISTA!!!!!!!!!!!(I will stay with Vista or Win7, its fast on SSD). 2. Yes, the resce disk can be installed to a SSD.3. I suggest you to get Corsair 128G SSD, and u dont need any fast and new techology on SSD coz our machines are capped by Lenovo, so we can not get SATA3.0GB/s forever. 

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I just purchased and installed a new SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357. I already had a standard 1 tb Samsung HD loaded with Windows 7 OEM. When I attempt to load this operating system on the new SSD, I have a error message indicating, "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space". Windows 7 startup indicates that there is 59.5 gb of primary space on the SSD drive. This is my first SSD. Am I doing something wrong, or is the OS mad because I changed the hard drive with an OEM operating system? Appreciate any assistance you can give. Thanks.

Jim
 

Answer:Solved: New Solid State Drive

How are you "attempting to load this operating system on the SSD" ?

To copy or clone a drive to a new drive, the replacement drive has to at least equal in size the old drive, you cannot copy a larger drive bit for bit onto a smaller capacity one. (Same goes for partitions.......new one at least equal to, more space is better)

Here's a link if you want or need to learn about cloning drives> (don't be fooled at the site there, the first list of things are ADs

the good stuff begins with this>>> Paragon’s Drive Backup Express (Windows)

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-clone-and-copy-your-hard-drive/
 

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Gday
I now have my Samsung 840 Pro SSD in and up and running. Here is an oddity, I currently have my BIOS set to ACHI, my boot order has always been 1. CD 2. CD 3.HDD.
I have noticed on boot up under ACHI, my two SATA optical drives are not being recognised, and therefore are not available on boot up.
They do show up in Computer.
When I set my BIOS back to it's "Native IDE" (it's default), both optical drives appear on the boot up.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening?

Answer:Solid State Drive and ACHI

Hello Fiery,

Normally you would only see the "Press a key to boot from CD or DVD...." message like below for 8 seconds at boot when you have a bootable CD/DVD in an optical drive. As a test, insert a bootable disc (ex: Windows installation disc) into an optical drive, restart, and see if you see this below.
Do the optical drives show up in BIOS?

As a test, connect the optical drives to another SATA port on the motherboard to see if they get recognized then.

You might also double check to make sure the boot order priority is still set the way you always had it.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi, im thinking about a SSD for my T60p. Do you think its useful... ? has everyone tried this.

Answer:T60p and Solid State Drive

SSD is extremely nice, I have Intel X25M in my X61t. I am also considering putting a larger 256G SSD on my X61t, and swab intel to my T60.However, our T6x and X6x/t does not support SATAII performance, so I suggest u get Corsair 128G from Newegg coz it use samsung controller. Message Edited by ronan_zj on 02-25-2009 09:47 AM

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do solid state drives have a life span?
thanks

an after thought; if you install the operating system to the SSD and install programs to a HDD do you still benefit from the faster speed when using them programs?

Answer:solid state drive lifespan

SSDs have a life span measured in how many times it can be written to before it starts to fail (the same as all flash memory).

In answer to your second question it depends on the program but you probably won't get the increased performance.

Oli

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I would like to upgrade my boot disk from the pre-installed hard disk to a solid state drive (SSD), preferably an SSD in the 900 GB - 1.0 TB capacity.  What do I need to do?  How do I know whether a particular SSD will fit into and work properly in my laptop?  How do I transfer the pre-installed Windows 10 OS? FYI, I have not installed any software on the laptop since I bought it a few months ago, nor do I have any personal files on it.  It is still in its original box.  I'd like to get this done ASAP so that I can start using the laptop.




Craig T. Dedo, CAPM

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I just got this laptop during Amazon's Prime Day, and so far I love it. However, it supposedly has an 8GB SSD in addition to the 1TB HDD, but I can't find any evidence of its existence. No other drive shows up anywhere that I can see, including in Disk Management. My exact model is an Aspire E5-573G-59C3.













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Answer:Question about the E 15 solid state drive

1 TB / 500 GB 2.5-inch 5400 RPM self-pinning solid state hybrid hard drive with 8 GB Flash memory the 8GB SSD is part of the 1TB HDD managed as cache, so you can't access, even on Disk manager.

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Hey, I recently got myself a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD. The issue I'm having seems to be a common problem though I'm not 100% sure I really have the problem down.

My motherboard doesn't support SATA3 so I purchased this SATA3 pci-e controller card here

and a cable from here

everthing seemed to work as it should and the ssd powered on but the tests I ran were less than what I hoped for. These were the results I received using the program AS SSD Bemchmark

These were the results for the first test using the pci-e SATA3 controller

I then plugged my new ssd into my on-board SATA2 controller and re ran the test displayed here

This is were I got a bit concerned as I am not sure were the problem might exist. The cable? The SATA3 controller? Or the SSD it's self?

Anyone have any ideas to what I should do next?

-Thanks for reading my wall of text
 

Answer:Solid state drive issues

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HEY GUYS!

so apparently my friend compressed his entire SSD drive on his dual drive ASUS gaming laptop. I don't know why. He's swedish so that might have something to do with it......Anyway his OS was on his SSD, and therefore his computer doesnt recognize bootmgr. So i put in an extra win7 hard drive i had to run an OS to decompress it but its not even reading the files as compressed. How do i decompress the files and recover his OS? Thanks

Answer:Decompressing a solid state drive

What tool was used to compress the drive?

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I have a K330 with a 1TB Hitachi GST.  Can I replace it with a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD?

Answer:Solid State Drive for K330

Yes you can. You want first a 2.5 to 3.5 hard drive adapter, then you want a hard drive cloner. Feel free to respond if you need help with it!

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Hi Everyone,

I want to replace my HDD with a SSD.

My desktop came with windows 7 installed inclusive of a recovery partition.

I don't have OS on disc so:
How can I install OS onto new SSD?
How can I install recovery partition onto new SSD?

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My solid state hard drive (Samsung mmcre64g5mxp) is full. It only has 2 gb space left and I suspect it is slowing down my PC. I try to keep it excusively for Win 7 (x86) and updates files and clean the drive regulary. I have also compressed it to make more room.

Is there anything I can do to make more room? Can I remove the Win 7 update files or will I have to buy a new drive?

Bobiewaller
 

Answer:Solid State Hard Drive

Laptop?

Desktop?

Make and model of computer?

Size of SSD?

More than one drive?
 

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The brains, please recommend the best at this time SSD(about 128GB). There will be Windows 7 OS. Which company and which model SSD with his firmware is the best for Windows7(32 bit)? SLC or MLC? Price is unimportant. Thanks.

Answer:Best SSD(solid state drive) for Windows7

Intel X25-M, definitely. The Vertex comes close, but is still lacking in certain benchmarks and isn't that much cheaper per GB.

There are 80GB and a 160GB models ($315 and $720 on newegg).

Unfortunately nobody has been able to quite top intel yet except on price. Just use whatever the latest firmware is. It's a MLC, but nobody makes large SLCs that I know of.

Edit: Anand of anandtech.com fame (IMO the most reputable tech review site around) today said the X25-M is still his choice: http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3590 There are few better endorsements.

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Hi to everybody Today I saw on the Lenovo site that a new firmware for SSD HD is available: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-69806 From the description, it is me unclear which are the benefits of this update; basically, it seems that there is no difference in comparison to the previous version. So, which are the changes? I made the prevoius update, and I found it to be very important (increased speed), so I woul like not missing another important update; but I don't want to make unuseful updates too. Has anybody tried this firmware? Does anyone know which are the changes? Many thanks Occam





__________________600, R52, T61p, X301

Answer:Solid State Drive firmware

Hello I try this firmware update to my hard disk, but no aply any change in my system, apears no candidate for the update. Regards Miguel Borbolla

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hi.i read the lenovo thinkpad edge e420s has a FREE mini pci-e drive in it.i found a solid state drive that connects via pci-express.link:http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-310-series.html?wapkw=3... will this drive be operational in the lenovo thinkpad edge e340s? thank you!

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Having just 'upgraded' from my old Rock laptop because it had reached its max RAM limit, I'm just a tiny bit disappointed with the speed of my G550 by comparison.   (The old laptop was more than twice the price of the Lenovo, so I'm not complaining) Is it possible to fit a solid state drive in this model?

Answer:Solid State Drive for a G550?

Sure - why not?  If you are willing to pay the increase in cost and can figure out how to migrate everything over to the SSD - go for it. 

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This notebook came with a 500 G Hard drive. I need to upgrade to a 1 TB drive. Is that possible? How can I do it? Thank you!

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Quote:
Program Description

SSD-Z is an information tool for Solid State Drives and other disk devices.

Using a database, it will show information about your SSD, such as the controller, processing tech, NAND type etc.

Other useful information related to disk devices are also shown, such as S.M.A.R.T. status and partition layout.

Features

- Details of the controller and processing tech of NAND chips (for known devices).
- Verify that TRIM is enabled for your system and SSDs.
- S.M.A.R.T. status and full list of all the device's available attributes.
- List of all partitions. Including hidden, unmapped and boot partitions.
- Benchmark IOPS, transfer speed and random access time (work in progress)
- View the raw device identify data words.


SSD-Z Changes | 2015 Mar 15
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- The current user locale is now used to determine if Celcius or Fahrenheit should be used to display the temperature. If you wish to switch, click on the temperature panel on the device tab.
- The program is now DPI aware, meaning that using a DPI other than 100%, will scale the interface accordingly. This may require a little more tweaking.
- Many more devices have been added.
- Better SMART attribute interpretation based on the SSD controller.
- The minor ATA version is now reported in the ATA Standard tooltip.
- The actual model name is now shown in the program title. For most drives, this is different than the model name reported by the device ... Read more

Answer:SSD-Z Solid State Drive Tool

Nice tool. Thanks !

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i want to buy a sdd for my pc. i have 2 questions.

1. since the drive is 2.5 inches and my case has fittings for 3.5inch drives how can i properly mount this in the case?

2. the connection is sata II but how is the power connected? is it use a standard sata power connector or 4 pin molex?

thanks if u can help

Answer:Question about solid state drive!!!?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Krispy1


i want to buy a sdd for my pc. i have 2 questions.

1. since the drive is 2.5 inches and my case has fittings for 3.5inch drives how can i properly mount this in the case?

2. the connection is sata II but how is the power connected? is it use a standard sata power connector or 4 pin molex?

thanks if u can help


SATA power connector. Many SSDs come with mounting kits. Otherwise your can get one here Newegg.com - BYTECC Bracket-35225 2.5 Inch HDD/SSD Mounting Kit For 3.5" Drive Bay or Enclosure

I'd recommend purchasing only drives with a Indilinx Barefoot (good) or SandForce controller (better). OCZ has been a best buy for me -- both my Vertex and Vertex II have been wonderful compared to my other SSDs.

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Hi, Knowing a little about the ATA Security command set, SED SSDs, etc., I would like some clarification on what, exactly, the two functions (1 - Normal Erase and 2- Resetting the Cryptographic Key) do. The standard ATA Security commands are "SECURITY ERASE UNIT" and "ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT". Both can be used, if supported, via specialty utilities such as the DOS-based HDDErase, recent releases of linux-based Partition Magic, etc. Most drives report the same amount of time required to execute each one, if available, and the time is generally scaled to drive size for HDDs (sometimes > 2 hrs for large drives) but is reported as a pretty standard 2 minutes for SSDs (though running usually takes less time than that on SSDs). My question: When I boot the utility on my W520 and choose option #1 from the lenovo utility that sets up the BIOS function on reboot, only item #1 indicated it will take two minutes and \item #1 takes at least 20 second or more. Pretty good evidence that item #1 is a SECURE ERASE UNIT call. Item #2, "Resetting the Cryptographic Key", however, takes < 5 seconds. This indicates to me that it may not actually be a call to "ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT", but some other call. Alternately, it might be "ENHANCED SECURITY ERASE UNIT" and the drives (different models) aren't being up front about the time it takes to do this. Any ideas from folks experienced in this area or from Lenovo reps? Thanks,Brendan ... Read more

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I have an M90Z (non-touch) and love it.  Does anyone know if it would be possible to replace the Western Digital 320GB drive with a solid state drive? The system is great, but I do work with some pretty large database files and access time is much more important than storage capacity.  I could get by with a much smaller drive than the 320. Thanks.

Answer:M90Z..Replacing the internal drive with a solid state hard drive?

I assume it is possible.   According to the spec sheet, Lenovo offers the M90z with a SSD "For special bid only". http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/pdf/desktops/ThinkCentre/M-Series%20all-in-ones/WW%20Thi...   I love mine too.    What processor did you get? What do you use it for?  I hope you got the stand. It is so much better with it.  Here is some information I posted about the volume. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-and-M-Series-ThinkCentre/M90z-tip-Speaker-sound-volume/m-p/381735 If you add the SSD, come back to this thread and let us know what the performance is like.





______________________________________________________________Machine Type: M90z AIO ; Product: 3091CTO (Custom), CPU: i5-650, Video Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, Memory: 4.00 GB,Network Card: Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN, OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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Hello guys, I have a T400 Lenovo (2008 model). I would like to have a new HD for my laptop and I found this offer at Dell Canada: 750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Memory/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=A59...  I would like to know if I can use this internal drive (750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT SATA 6Gb/s 32 MB Cache Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive) at my laptop.   Thank you very much for your time and understanding.Have a nice Day! 













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Answer:750 GB 2.5 Inch 7200RPM Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive Internal Hard Drive

There isn't a simple answer. This drive has 4K sectors, (advanced format) so the answer (yes/no) depends on what operating system and service packs you are running and how you intend to load your OS/data to the new drive

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Hello,

When I was running Windows 7, my system had a small solid state C drive that did not have enough space for windows 10 upgrade. I got a larger 2TB regular hard disk and used the manufacturer's software to clone the old Windows-7 SSD C drive to the new 2TB and then upgraded to Windows 10.

Now under windows 10, when go into defrag, the C Drive shows as a Solid State drive and of course windows does not want to optimize it.

The new drive definitely is not SSD. I assume somehow that setting was cloned from the old disk.

Is there either a way to change the C drive to a regular "hard disk drive" or force windows to defrag what it thinks is a SSD?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows Misidentifies C Drive as Solid State Drive - cannot defrag?

You might want to start by looking in Device Manager (right click Start and select Device Manager) and seeing how that disk drive is identified. Does it show as the SSD?

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Any idea why my SSD is listed as a 'Hard disk drive' instead of 'Solid state drive' as in your screenshots above? I am running W8 Pro x64 RTM from Technet. In Device Manager my SSD shows as a 'Samsung SSD 830 Series SCSI Disk Device'. I wonder if it's being on a Marvell controller might be the reason. My mobo has both Marvell and Intel disk controllers.

Answer:SSD listed as 'Hard disk drive' instead of 'Solid state drive'??

The ssd should always be used in an Intel port imho bud. The driver you are using is making it appear to be a scsi device.

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Hello,

When I was running Windows 7, my system had a small solid state C drive that did not have enough space for windows 10 upgrade. I got a larger 2TB regular hard disk and used the manufacturer's software to clone the old Windows-7 SSD C drive to the new 2TB and then upgraded to Windows 10.

Now under windows 10, when go into defrag, the C Drive shows as a Solid State drive and of course windows does not want to optimize it.

The new drive definitely is not SSD. I assume somehow that setting was cloned from the old disk.

Is there either a way to change the C drive to a regular "hard disk drive" or force windows to defrag what it thinks is a SSD?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Windows Misidentifies C Drive as Solid State Drive - cannot defrag?

You might want to start by looking in Device Manager (right click Start and select Device Manager) and seeing how that disk drive is identified. Does it show as the SSD?

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I've noticed a few successes and failures when it comes to speeding up a Lenovo notebook. I too wanted all the speed I could get, especially for Photoshop work. I tried a 128 Gb SS drive but became uncomfortable with it. After more research I settled for a Seagate XT 500Gb 7200rpm with a 4Gb solid state (that's why it's called a hybrid drive) and 32Gb cache. My Startup time is 37 seconds for the complete bootup (not just a desktop screen but when everything loads)I wrote an article for photos4clix.com about my experience. Bottom line, I would take the Hybrid everytime. You can click here for the article.CliffordS

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Hi all,
New to the forum.
I have an Dell Inspiron 15-5558 and am wanting to swap the optical DVD drive for a Sandisk Ultra II 240GB ssd for the operating system.
I'm quite newbie with modding hardware so just wondering what I would need apart from the hard drive itself.
I know I'll need some sort of bay to hold it in but does anyone know where I would source one to the same specs as the drive so the case is all flush

Answer:Swap Laptop Optical Drive for Solid State Drive

You will probably need some sort of Tray and it's likely to be smaller than the Standard Hard Drive

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Folks, I've decided, after much research, to get the 2.5" Intel X25-M Solid State Drive for my Thinkpad T60p. There was a lot of negative feedback about them, but there were several benchmark tests, independent reviews, and end user comments to convince me, so the decision is made.

Since it's so new (Intel started shipping the MLC version only this month, with the SLC to follow suit later this year), so I need help FINDING a source where I can find one.

I've emailed Intel about it, but I don't think Intel ships them to end consumers. I haven't been able to find it anywhere, so maybe any of you guys can help me?? I'll run it for a month and write a detailed report about it, which may help some of you who are on the fence about getting an SSD for yourselves.

Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to dropping my $600 for the 80GB one A-S-A-P!

Answer:I'll be your guinea pig...where do I buy the Intel X25-M Solid State Drive...??

Come on...NOBODY??? lol...

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I have a Lenovo G50-45. I want to upgrade my hard drive to a solid state drive. Here are the current specs on the laptop:AMD - A6 6310 w AMD Radeon R4 Graphics - 1.8  GHzRAM - 8 gb Can it be done and if so what recommended solid state drive would you use? Thank you in advance. 













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Answer:Upgrading from SATA to Solid state drive

Sorry I'm just putting this here bc it is most recent.How in the world do you actually ask a question here? I'm new btu for my life I cannot find where to post  a question. Every forum I have been on is like this: I see so many people posting questions but I cannot seem to do so myself.

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So since I am 12 I am probably going to get a lot for Christmas. So I decided I will make my notebook laptop into a gaming PC. Before you think; Laptop.. Gaming PC? It is a beast of a laptop and it has beaten many desktops at video games, applications ect. One of the main problems I have with this laptop is that it is amazing but when it gets to a certain point it just stops performing as well as it should, I checked task manager and the Ram was pretty low, the CPU was pretty low, the Ethernet connection was fine but the Hard Disk Performance is sky high (Even when I am doing totally nothing. Bearing in mind the read speed was 6.5mb/s and the Write speed was going under 135Kb/s (135Kb Max). So I decided I needed to get an SSD but I have no idea how to install one or transfer my laptop data to an SSD.

Thanks, Theo

Answer:Installing a Solid State Drive to my laptop.

Are you asking how to do that?

If you wish to clone your hard disk onto an SSD, you'll need some way of attaching the SSD to your laptop. If the laptop has a second HD mounting location, you could use that. Otherwise, you'd probably want a USB to SATA cable. (The SSD can be powered off the USB cable.) There are SSD kits that include the cable, but you can buy it separately. In addition, you'd need drive cloning software, which is generally included with an SSD purchase.

It's not a difficult process, but I think that when I was 12, I would have wanted help from an experienced person, like a computer savvy 15 year old.

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Hi Is it possible to get an Solid State Drive (SSD) for my T60 Thinkpad?I am looking at ways to speed the darned thing up! I couldnt find anything from Lenovo, but maybe someone else makes something...But I can see that some of the new Thinkpad models come with SSD instead ofa conventional hard disk. So surely  it's only a matter of time before Lenovomake something that fits into the ATA Hard Drive Bay Adapters? (...Or someone elsemakes them for the Thinkpad community!) (Obviously there are the external memory stick devices but they are of course limitedby the USB 2.0 interface and are thus quite slow - so I am not interested in them.)ShipShiperton Henethe  P.S. Anyone know much faster a SSD is in practice compared to a HDD?

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Hi everyone-I finally took the plunge and acquired an Intel X25-M solid-state drive (SSD). I spent much of yesterday trying to get it to boot on my T60 with no luck. My first attempt was to clone the current drive onto the X25-M, but all I got was a flashing underscore cursor in the upper-left corner of a black screen immediately after the ThinkPad splash screen and before Windows even tried to load. Like others here, I suspected there might be a problem with cloning a drive (although it's worked fine with other mechanical drives), so I cloned the SSD back to the original drive, and the original drive worked fine. That ruled out the cloning process. I then tried to boot from the SSD by plugging it into a USB drive enclosure. Using that method, I at least got to the Windows boot screen, but I got a blue screen after that. Still, this is better than directly plugging in the drive, so it suggests that it's the SATA interface or the BIOS causing the problem. I then took the SSD and installed it in a desktop machine and did a fresh XP install on that PC. I finally at least got to see how fast an Intel SSD is, and I was absolutely amazed. I have never had a "snappier" desktop. I never realized just how big of a bottleneck the hard drive is even on a desktop machine. Wow! If I could get this performance improvement on my T60, I would be very happy. After getting the drive running on the desktop machine, I popped it back into the T60 just to see if it would a... Read more

Answer:Intel X25-M Solid-State Drive (SSD) won't boot on T60

Sounds interesting. Isn't that drive designed for SATA II? What bluescreen did you get? And have you tried to run hdd diagnostics just to see if the BIOS can access the drive in the native hdd bay?

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Hi guys,
I just bought a Samsung chronos 700 series. It has a 8GB solid state hard drive but I can't see it in My Computer.
Device manager says it is there and working properly. I went into disk management I can see the solid state hard drive but it doesn't have a letter assigned to it. When I right click on it all the options are greyed out - it just won't allow me to assign a letter or to activate the drive. Below it says Healthy (Primary Partition) but I cannot access it and it doesn't have a drive letter. Does anyone know what I'm missing?
 

Answer:Cannot initialise solid state hard drive

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I would like to know if I would be able to upgrade my current laptop hard disk drice to a solid state hard drive. My computer will soon be four years old. I currently have a 500hb hdd, 8gb RAM, and Windows 10 64-bit OS. Also, I'd like to know the level of difficulty in doing so. I replaced my old hard disk drive with the current one and reinstltled the OS with no issues. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:I have a question about installing a solid state drive into ...

Your Memory 8GB RAM is the maximum you can go with this laptop.Is VERY GOOD no need upgrade anyway! For your disk i suggest to go with SSD. For windows installation:Your mainboard is UEFI this meen that the licence key is on mainboard and not in the HDD.This meen that windows 10 will autodetect your licence key. In case that the windows installation will request key. simply click i dont own /have any key so the installation will continue. At your first connection MS server will activate your laptop (machine that already have windows 10 digital id of your machine is already send to Microsoft) Download Windows 10 HereDownload the Tool and.At that point you will select prepare iso or usb flash driver for other machine. Windows 10 will download drivers for your machine in case that you need to download it go to your driver page that is HERE OR/AND Download HP Support Assistant - HERE it will help you a lot with the drivers!!!!!  

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I am looking at getting an Intel 520 series 240gb ssd. I have read articles and online resources for how to upgrade, but just need some of the gaps filled in. Can I install windows 7 on the ssd externally if I connect it to my computer through my esata port, and then just transfer my docs/media and reinstall my programs? Also how do I need to tweak the drive to get it to work optimally (ahci mode, superfetch, etc.). Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Solid State Drive Upgrade Windows 7

It has to be connected inside where it will be running Windows. If you change its location afterward (even if Windows allowed external installations, which it does not), it won't run.
 

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I recently bought a SSD (Solid State Drive) it is a Samsung 64GB. My computer is an Asus with an i5 Processor.

Anyway I know the SSD works fine because currently I have Ubuntu downloaded on it, running just fine. For some reason however, Windows 7 is not detecting my drive. Under my computer, or upon booting from a disk, it will not detect it. The reason I am wanting to detect it, is because I would like to backup windows 7 onto my SSD and boot from there.

If anyone has ANY suggestions or advice please feel free to post. I have tried just about all I know, and read several forums.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Not detecting Solid State Drive

Have you tried running it in the Windows 7 Compatibility Center just to make sure that the SSD can work with Windows 7? http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team
 

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Just a minor issue I've been dealing with for a while now...my Y50-70 laptop had 8gbs of Solid State  used soley for operating boot times and while running Windows 8 my boot time was 8-12 seconds and it was fantastic!  After updating to Windows 10 my boot time can be around 1-2 minutes, not a serious problem, but I'd sure love to have those speedy boot times back.  I'm assuming the windows 10 update defaulted the boot directory to some generic windows 10 file and no longer the Solid State.  Any way I can get my computer booting up off the Solid State again?  

Answer:Solid State Hybrid Drive and Windows 10

I don't think it's the hybrid drive as the 8GB is like a "cache" and not usually dedicated to any specific purpose. If it's taking that long to boot, what is displaying during that time?  Is it a black screen or the spinning Lenovo logo?  Black screen might suggest a driver is timing out or otherwise having an issue. The event viewer might be a good start to see if some device or device driver is taking a long time to initialize since the upgrade. Also, the Task Manager might help if you click on Advanced Options then look at the startup tab and see what has a high startup impact.  These are things you may wish to try to disable and see if the issue goes away.  Sometimes you need to uninstall/re-install certain programs and/or drivers once you upgrade. Good luck!

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Intel issues solid-state drive fix.

Intel released a fix for its solid-state drives Monday, addressing an issue first reported back in February.

"We are releasing an end-user firmware update for our X-25M and X-18M SSD drives today," Intel said Monday.

-- Tom
 

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Solid State Drive prices are going southwards, and I am tempted to explore the possibility of upgrading the existing internal hard drive with a solid sate one (as and when 128 GB SSD become available) in my T61. My questions are: 1. Is it possible to upgrade to these devices?2. Would there be any gain in battery life? How much is it likely?3. Would there be any performance gain?4. What are the pitfalls? Sushil





Sushil_________________________________________________________________ThinkPad T61, (7658CTO), T7500, Integrated Graphics, 320 GB HDD, 3 GB RAM, 1 GB Intel Turbo Memory, Vista (32 bit) Business

Answer:T61 and Solid State Drive Upgrade -- Questions

1.  yes.   if the drive is 2.5" then it's plug-and-play but if the drive is 1.8" you will need an adapter.2.  possibly.   an SSD can yield up to 10~15% more battery life, depending on your usage.3.  slightly faster start-up time, slightly faster file access, and no moving parts (which may or may not equate to greater reliability).4.  cost, availability, and storage amount.

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I recently purchased a Lenovo B575. I'm totally satisfied with the system, however, I would like to swap out the original hard drive for a smaller, faster, 32 GB SSD. My plan is to host the OS and frequently used software on the SSD, and everything else (seldom used software, documents, media, etc.) on an external HD. As far as I can tell, there is no real simple way to do this...which is why I'm posting here. I've considered using a HD backup utility to copy (sector for sector) the data from the existing drive to the new drive, but due to the presence of a hidden partition, the size bloats to over the 32 BG capacity of the SSD drive I have. I considered installing the new hard drive, and trying to restore my system using restore DVDs created by the OneKey software provided with the system, but it appears that the hidden partition on the original drive plays a role in the restoration of the machine. I have also considered using a retail WIndow 7 Premium disc to do a fresh Windows install, but I can think of a couple of key problems that may arise...1. An OEM product key may not be valid for a retail version of Windows2. I may have problems reinstalling all the necessary drivers for the B575's hardware What is the easiest way to install a OEM factory clean and original copy of Windows 7 Premium onto a new 32 GB hard drive? In other words...I'd like for windows on my NEW drive to boot up as it did the first time I booted up my computer.&n... Read more

Answer:Installing a new Solid State Hard Drive

Hello, I really think that a 32gb hard drive (with about 27gbs of usable space) will be too small for the long run so I would strongly recommend that you stay with what you have and go buy that external drive. I also have a B575 just like yours and a month after I did a clean OEM install, my hard drive usage was a whopping 30gbs!BTW, have you checked what your hard drive usage is currently (before starting this project)? Much of my 30gbs of usage was due to leftover junk from the SP1 install, a multitude of restore points and a whopping page file.However, after a thorough cleaning of the disk, adjustments (not recommended) to the System Restore feature, and (not recommended) a huge adjustment to the page file size, I was able to get my hard drive usage down to 14gbs. Good luck in whatever decision you may make!

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So since I am 12 I am probably going to get a lot for Christmas. So I decided I will make my notebook laptop into a gaming PC. Before you think; Laptop.. Gaming PC? It is a beast of a laptop and it has beaten many desktops at video games, applications ect. One of the main problems I have with this laptop is that it is amazing but when it gets to a certain point it just stops performing as well as it should, I checked task manager and the Ram was pretty low, the CPU was pretty low, the Ethernet connection was fine but the Hard Disk Performance is sky high (Even when I am doing totally nothing. Bearing in mind the read speed was 6.5mb/s and the Write speed was going under 135Kb/s (135Kb Max). So I decided I needed to get an SSD but I have no idea how to install one or transfer my laptop data to an SSD.

Thanks, Theo

Answer:Installing a Solid State Drive to my laptop.

Are you asking how to do that?

If you wish to clone your hard disk onto an SSD, you'll need some way of attaching the SSD to your laptop. If the laptop has a second HD mounting location, you could use that. Otherwise, you'd probably want a USB to SATA cable. (The SSD can be powered off the USB cable.) There are SSD kits that include the cable, but you can buy it separately. In addition, you'd need drive cloning software, which is generally included with an SSD purchase.

It's not a difficult process, but I think that when I was 12, I would have wanted help from an experienced person, like a computer savvy 15 year old.

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Hi, I was thinking of upgrading my harddrive from the 320gb stock to a solid state drive.  But I am not sure which one to get. I am considering a Crucial 128gb one. Do I pick the 7mm height one or the 9.5mm? Which one will fit in my laptop? I bought a 9.5mm OCZ before, but it was a very tight squeeze. I don't know if its suppose to be that way though. Suggestions? Thanks.













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Answer:Solid state hard drive size

7 mm drive is what you need.

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I just purchased ADATA SX900 SSD 128GB. I am able to screw the hard drive to the 3.5 bracket. I am trying to screw the bracket into my tower but the normal hard drive screws are too big and will break the bracket.
Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Installing Adata Solid State Drive

I have 2 SSDs and don't use a bracket.

I just set the SSD in the HDD slot and attach Velcro to the slot and the bottom of the SSD.(no need for a floppy bay)

Never had a problem.
 

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i am aware that you should not defragment an ssd but does this mean that with installing and uninstalling software i will eventually have lots of scattered blocks of fragmented data that i cant compress to close up the gaps.

Answer:solid state drive question. .. windows 10

This should answer the Trim question, click here , as Win 10 automatically Trims the drive if you've set it to.

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I'm reposting this question because there seemed to be confusion in what I was trying to say the first time. Hardware question:   I want to install a SS Drive on my HP Envy 750-239 desktop.   The drive bay looks like this.  You can see that the technician is holding the drive latch with his right hand as he pulls the hard drive out of the bay with his left hand :  In this picture, 4 socket head screws are screwed into the sides of the HDD.  Then the drive slides into one of the bays. Once the drive reaches the bottom of the bay, the rear screws are secured by the drive latch and the drive cannot back out. The four support screws on the hard drive look like this:  I mounted the SSD onto a bracket similar to this one.  It is the same width as the hard drive but it is not as long as the hard drive:I then screwed 4 socket head screws into the sides of the bracket,  the same way as they are in the hard drive. When I slide the bracket into the drive bay, it slides in the same way as the hard drive does, supported by the screws. But in the case of the hard drive, the drive makes contact at the bottom of the bay at the same time as the drive latch snaps into place, securing the drive.  In the case of the adaptor bracket, it just slides in to the bottom and because it is shorter than the hard drive, the rear screws are not secured by the drive latch. Is there another bracket available, onto ... Read more

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Hello all, thanks in advance for any help.

current setup

C Drive - 400 GB partition on new 2 TB Seagate drive
D Drive - 500 GB partition on same Seagate drive
F Drive - leftover partition from above Seagate drive (around 900GB) - pretty much empty

These drives were created when I had a C drive failure as reported by the Bios - I did a system image backup and restored the system image to the new 2TB Seagate drive and the result was the setup above.

I also have the following installed:

G Drive - 2 TB gaming drive - Steam and about 100+ games installed - origin - etc - no relation to drives above
H Drive - Crucial 960 GB solid state drive - formatted NTFS and empty - SATA internal connection via ICY DOCK
I Drive - 3 TB external USB 3.0 drive for backups

All drives are internal SATA drives except the USB 3.0 drive - also have an external hot swap SATA dock - turned off

I created a windows backup of the C drive to the I drive and then attempted to restore it to the 960 solid state drive but it did not seem to put the files and folders where they had been on the C drive - user error? - the windows restore process is very limited in scope and I was guessing as to how to restore.

I then attempted to do a system image of the C drive to the I drive but this seem to fail almost as soon as it began - I rebooted but have not tried again assuming I screwed something up during my previous restore attempts.

My ultimate goal is to clone the C partition to the solid state ... Read more

Answer:I want to clone my WIN 7 Pro C partition to my new solid state drive

You don't say how big the SSD is, but your C: drive is 400 GB. That would mean the SSD would need to be that big and I doubt if it is since that would be a very expensive SSD. If you have a 120 GB SSD then your C: drive needs to be smaller than 120 GB to restore to the SSD. A good imaging software is Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download but you need the C: drive partition to be smaller than the SSD.

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Intel's SSD Toolbox 1.2 has been released. Fixes the following:



   Information
Fixes problems with unusable system restore points, added progress bars for diagnostics and Optimizer functions as well as improvements to look and feel.
Intel? Solid State Drive Toolbox

Might also see here for firmware update tool:
Intel brings back TRIM support on X25-M G2 SSDs

Answer:Intel Solid State Drive Toolbox 1.2

Thanks nice find. I'll grab this and install at home and see what happens.

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I purchased a new HP750-247c with a 128 GB solid state drive about 4 months ago and the C-drive is almost full.  Most of the space is taken by Windows 10 and after a recent update the drive is almost maxed-out.  I am already saving all my downloads and documents and most of my programs to the D-drive.  Is there something else I can do to free up some space? 

Answer:Solid state drive capacity too small

@Wendy18?, welcome to the forum. Here is a guide to help you free up space on your SSD.  I suggest reading it to see if it helps.  Truthfully, if you don't have a lot of apps/programs on your SSD there is not much else that you can do.  A 128 GB SSD is not very large with the size of many apps/programs today; especially the Windows 10 OS. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I am fixing to invest in a solid state hard drive, so a couple questions have been raised. First being how can I move just my OS and not my applications? Or do I have to just start all over again? Second I am looking to get this hard drive but http://goo.gl/ZqIxr but it says it is for Non-PC applications. If I was just planning to put the OS on it would that still be okay?
 

Answer:Solid State Hard Drive Move

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 I keep receiving messages that I need to install the latest version of Lenovo's Solution Center. Does anyone know how much space I will recover if I take the Lenovo Solution Center off my laptop?  Also, is there a list of the all the cache files on Windows 10 pc that I can empty to recover more space?   Thank you for your time, j  Specs for my T530:Intel Core i7-3840QM CU @ 2.80 GHz;RAM 16.0 GB (15.8 GB usable);64-bit Operating System, x-64 based processor;SSD 154 GB with 14.3 GB Free; (this is currently bright red)   

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My hard drive is becoming unreliable.  I would like to replace it with a SSDD. Can I do this? Can I run a two-drive system?And what 250-500 GB SSDD drive would be plug and play? Should I upgrade to Win 10 before or after drive change/addition?

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So I need a portable media device, but what I'll be using it for is very specific.
I will be transferring/moving/copying files in and out of this device, however the max capacity it will ever see is a total of 20GB (but files in the thousands).

In addition to what ill be using it for, I want something fast in terms of read and write speed and reliable (where it wont corrupt my files over time because of how often I will move files around).

Being that those two are important in what I'll be using this portable storage media, what are my best route / options to go in?
And are SD cards more or less reliable than 3.0 USB flash drives or about the same?
 

Answer:Should I get a flashdrive or an external solid state drive?

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