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Questions tagged [ssd]

For questions about devices that use electronic state (via NAND/NOR) to store data.

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Samsung 860 EVO for Windows and Gaming [closed]

Is it good to use a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB to install windows 10 and Steam games? I'm a everyday computer user and I do play games most of the time. installing windows and games Will that have an effect ...
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Gigabyte motherboard M.2 B450 DS3H specification grammar [closed]

I'm newbie with pc-building and I found the gigabyte's page of the product this: 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4/x2 SSD support) * Supports only ...
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Why aren't there motherboards with boatloads of m.2 slots? [closed]

It would seem to be physically possible to fit dozens of m.2 slots on a motherboard. Why can't I find a motherboard with more than 3? Surely servers would have a use case for more than 3 m.2 ssds?
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Slicing 100GB raster datasets

Problem I'm working with huge brain imaging raster data with four dimensions (x,y,z,t). The dimension sizes are respectively ~1000, ~600, ~20, ~3000 with data stored as uint16, which makes me ~100GB ...
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What is the difference between Samsung EVO and PRO SSD [closed]

There are considereble price differences between EVO and PRO series of Samsun SSDs. Is it worth it to buy a PRO series? What is the difference between EVO and PRO in first place?
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Is ADATA XPG SX6000 512GB PCIe Gen3x2 M.2 2280 SSD compatible with Alienware 17 R3? [closed]

Is ADATA XPG SX6000 PCIe 512GB PCIe Gen3x2 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD compatible with Alienware 17 R3? According to the specification, Alienware 17 R3 supports PCIe Gen3x4 but this SSD is of PCIe Gen3x2. Is ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon on Core2Duo? [closed]

I setup a clean install of Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon on a 2007 Sony Vaio laptop with Core2Duo processor and 2 GB of memory. It has the original 160 GB HDD. I set the computer up for my parents and it ...
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Macbook Retina 2012/2013 (SATA) To m.2

I recently bought an adapter which allowed me to install a Samsung SSD in my Early 2013 Macbook 15 Pro with SATA. However, now I have a spare 512 GB Apple SSD with it‘s proprietary interface. I‘d ...
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SSD for Asus N552VX laptop

Asus N552VX laptop comes with a hard disk. To make it faster I replaced the hard disk with Adata Ultimate SU800 SSD(SATA connection) and attached the mechanical hard disk replacing optical disk drive. ...
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M2 drive for Xiaomi air 13.3

I just bought a Xiaomi air 13.3 (2018). It comes with 2 M2 SSD bays, one is occupied by the stock M2 NVMe (that I replaced with a Samsung 970) and the other one is open. I tried to put the old SSD in ...
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SSD or Intel Core i5 8250U

I need to buy a new laptop and I've been doing my homework for about 3 days now. After going through a lot of laptops, I've found that within my budget and keeping everything else in common (RAM, ...
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Is it worth it to buy SSD drives to a Synology DS218+ for home use? [closed]

I am going to purchase a Synology DiskStation 218+ for home usage. Now, this will be physically located in my apartment and I am fearing that the rattle of two SATA HDD will be disturbing. The NAS ...
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Hp Envy M6 compatibility with Samsung EVO 970 M.2 ssd

Actually I am a developer and I am looking to make my laptop faster and the best option for me is to install M.2 ssd. I have Hp Envy M6 aq003dx notebook which have M.2 slot and I am looking to buy ...
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What HDD configuration is best for handling rapid read/writes of small files?

I am running a linux system with an app that constantly reads/writes many small files (e.g close to zero bytes) to a point where 1000-4000 files read/written each minute causing disk innodes close to ...
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Ryzen-based platform for productivity

I am kind of lost when it comes to the "Pro" segment of system building, and I have trouble choosing a suitable platform, specially when everytime I search for something I get bombarded with gaming ...
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Connect an SSD to an old MotherBoard ASRock K7S41GX

I have an old desktop running Linux, and I would like to put a SSD in as my main drive (replacing the current HDD). The idea is to speed up the computer by placing the OS and applications in the SSD. ...
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SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe

I have a Lenovo Thinkstation E32 and I want to install an SSD to speed up my computer, but I got stuck on some specifications such as SSD M.2 and SSD M.2 NVMe. I read that NVMe is more powerful than ...
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USB 3 hub (type A) to SSD for maximum durability and write performance

I have need to connect a large drive (1TB at least) via USB 3 (including a USB 3 hub) in a situation that requires maximum durability under heavy write load for extended periods of time. I was hoping ...
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Which notebook is better to use Android Studio?

I need a notebook to use Android Studio. Which one below is better (all models have 8GB RAM and 15.6" FHD screen)? And what is most important in my case (RAM, Processor, SSD...)? You can also ...
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Upgrading my laptop MSI HDD to SSD

I own a MSI Leopard GP62MVR 6RF with an standard HDD. I want to upgrade it with a new SSD but my question is: does it support an additional SSD or have I to replace its current HDD with a new SSD? And ...
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Fastest SSD for ThinkPad T470p

I have a ThinkPad T470p and the SSD I currently have doesn't seem to perform as well as I'd like. I looked inside there is a M.2 slot (currently empty) which seems too short for most M.2 SSDs. There ...
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I need a NAS solution with conflicting requirements

I have to buy a NAS storage, with a set of simultaneous opposite requirements. In particular, high speed, lots of space and small budget. Can I do something like: - Use a NAS with four bays, two for ...
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Looking for write-hardened USB with high longevity

Use Case I have an application where I need to write a lot of data continuously (several GB/day). It needs to fit in a very small package. It will be deployed in very remote places. It will not be ...
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M.2 NVMe x4 adapter card for PCIe x1 slot

I am trying to find something that is exceptionally weird and bizarre. I want to use a M.2 NVMe x4 SSD in a PCI-Express x1 slot. x4 NVMe SSDs directly use PCIe bus protocol, and so can be directly ...
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Best SSD disk for Dell Inspiron 7720

I have a Dell Inspiron 7720 laptop for a few years and I would like to buy an SSD disk for it. Currently, I have an SSD disk used as a cache for HDD disk (using Intel Rapid Storage). I want to remove ...
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How to connect external SSD to Mac so it doesn't lose speed?

I'm out of space on my Mac so I've been planning to buy an SSD and install some programs there. I know that USB 2.0 has a low bandwidth so there is no point to use SSD through USB 2.0. The question is ...
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PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

For a server aimed to centralize the documents of a 10-people team, which kind of media would you advise to have a system that is both responsive and reliable? I want the server not hanging and that ...
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SSD for Linux system with Linux virtual machines

I want to buy an SSD for the specified reasons, and reliability and price are the most important for me. I want to do/learn C++ programming and get to know Linux in a deeper level. My budget would be ...
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What type of SSDs can be put in this laptop?

I hope this isn't a silly question. I've set my sights on a Lenovo ThinkPad E570. If you click "Configure" on that link, you'll see that you can choose various options for the hard drive. I want a ...
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HDD vs SSD for semi-frequent backups

(Copied from superuser) With SSDs getting cheaper and more mature, I am thinking of getting some for off-site backups. I would store system images and media backups on it, updated weekly-monthly. The ...
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Suggestions for storage pc

I own a small production company and use a lot of hard drives to backup my data. I want to find an affordable solution for file storage. What is the best way to achieve this? It doesn't need to be ...
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Upgrade HDD to SSD for Dell Inspiron 5558

I have a Dell Inspiron 5558 with following configuration. Intel Core i5 5250U 1.6GHz 8GB RAM NVidia 920M 4GB Windows 10 Updated to latest stable 1TB 5400 RPM WD HDD Now the problem is, I can't use ...
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ASROCK Fatal1ty X370 motherboard: Compatibility SSD

Currently I am looking to buy SSD, my first one at any rate, and I have seen all kind of SSD (internal, vertical, M.2 to name a few). I am seriously considering this motherboard (huge upgrade for me ...
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Can one get hardware quotations by hardware features online?

I'm looking for the simplest motherboard with an i7 processor, one RAM slot for 16gb, 10G RDMA NIC, 1 SATA port, a small NVME and power supply. No need for display ports, USB ports , KVM ports, ...
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M.2 drive with 200,000 IOps R/W

Recently, I've been eye-ing the PNY CS2030, and it has quite the specs to share. According to the specs, it boasts 201kIOps Read, and 215kIOps write. Additionally, it says a read speed 2.75 GB/s and ...
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Laptop for coding

I'm looking to get a laptop for coding which I hope to use for the next 2/3 years. I have a tight budget of roughly about 700 dollars and am not looking for anything too fancy(or to low at the end ...
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A Thunderbolt 3 adapter for M.2 SSD

I use the live edition of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for work, and every day I pack up my 128Gb USB 3.0 thumb drive in the morning and drive to work, where I insert that drive back into my work computer. The ...
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SSD, better to choose kingston, crucial or western digital?

I'm building a laptop and I'm going to swap the internal HDD with an SSD, but since I have never used one, I do not know which is the best. I admit that I do not know much about SSDs and I do not know ...
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SSD: Samsung MZ-NTY2560 but with 512GB [closed]

Could you suggest a proper 512GB replacement for 256GB Samsung MZ-NTY2560 SSD (standart drive in Samsung Notebook 9 2017)? All options I saw like Samsung 960 Pro make me uncertain about their ...
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Alienware X51 & SSD & Kubuntu

I have an alienware X51 with Windows 10 installed in a HDD. I plan to buy a new SSD and install the latest version of Kubuntu (16.10 Yaketty Yak) on it. Ideally, I would like to preserve the dual-boot:...
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Adapter between PCIe versions/sizes?

On my motherboard I have a PCIe v1.0 x16 slot. According to Wikipedia, it's able to transfer at ~4 GB/s. I'm thinking of getting a PCIe SSD (for example, this one), which is limited to ~3.8 GB/s. ...
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Faster SSD (PCIe) vs faster processor

I'm looking to buy a new laptop, and I've narrowed it down to two models, with the only difference between them being the processor. The first model has an i5-6300HQ, and the second one has an i7-...
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Should I upgrade my computer? [closed]

I hope that I can get a solution for my issue. I have two computers: One is an AsusN56VJ laptop, a little bit old: The configuration is: i5 323M (2 physical cores with 4 threads) 2.6 GHz. 6 GB of ...
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Recommendation Between HDD and SSD for Web Server [closed]

As the new I.T. guy, the managment ask me for buying an new server for the core proccess application. This is a web application, "hand made" for a courrier enterprise. As many standart web app, uses ...
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I7 Build I am conflicted [closed]

I am looking for some recommendations for my new I7 Build. What I use it for Day to day business work Applications open at once Adobe Illustator Firefox (11 Tabs) Chrome (5-10 Windows / 10-20 Tabs ...
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Suggestions to improve Google Sheets performance on laptop [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15.6 inch AMD 3541 (Processor: AMD E1-6010 APU) and have already upgraded the 2GB RAM to 8GB. The RAM upgrade gave almost no visible performance increase. Upgrading to Windows ...
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SSD Boot Drive Upgrade, considerations

I have a Samsung SSD being used as a boot drive through a SATA connection. I've been using it for about 8 years. It barely gets over 200 MB/s maximum in read or write performance. It's been used daily ...
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What's the fastest SSD for Front-End Development?

Front-end dev generally involves high read-write throughput and compiling hundreds or thousands of small files regularly. I'm trying to figure out which SSDs are fastest at that sort of workload (it'...
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Replace Hard Drive for an SSD - Suggestion?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), and I'd like to speed up my computer. To do this, I'd like to change my Hard Drive for an SSD (with approximately 500 GB memory). I thought buying an SSD PCI ...
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Replace Hard Drive for an SSD - Suggestion? [closed]

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), and I'd like to speed up my computer. To do this, I'd like to change my Hard Drive for an SSD (with approximately 500 GB memory). I thought buying an SSD PCI ...