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Should I buy an SSD with hardware-based full disk encryption?

Due to the fact that TrueCrypt is "not secure" I've been looking for some other way to encrypt the data. WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is not secure as it may contain unfixed security issues You ...
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Will switching to SSD improve my write performance? [closed]

I have a PostgreSQL server which occasionally hangs for a long time on writes to my hard disks. Sometimes the fsync system calls take more than two minutes to complete. Now I am wondering if moving ...
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2nd SSD in HP EliteBook 820 G3

The HP EliteBook 820 G3 manual states that either a hard drive or a SSD might be installed (page 36). And not both at the same time. Thus, as-is, one can't install two SSD modules in that machine. ...
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External HDD or SSD for booting operating system from

I boot operating systems like Windows 10, Xubuntu and Remix OS from USB storage. I bought myself a USB 3 flash drive and thought "Hey, this can do 100 MB/s, it must be awesome for booting an OS from."...
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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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250 GB SSD for programming cheaper than ~£100?

What would you recommend to choose? I was thinking about Samsung 850 Pro and Crucial MX200 but every suggestion would be appreciated. 250GB seems to be fine for me (I have one another 1TB HDD). My ...
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SSD / HDD choice when write speed is slow - developer workstation and for games

SanDisk Internal SSD 120GB 2.5-Inch SDSSDA-120G-G25 costs Rs. 3600 (~$53) Sandisk SSD 128gb SATA 2.5, Z400s costs Rs. 3800 (~$56) SanDisk 128GB SDSSDP-128G-G25 cost Rs. 3900 (~$58) Samsung 850 EVO ...
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Which 2.5" SSD would you recommend for a Dell Inspiron laptop? Samsung's EVO 840 mode or EVO 850 model?

I need to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 7352 laptop from its HDD to an SSD. I'm deliberating between two similar models of SSD: Samsung EVO 840 Samsung EVO 850 Having looked at the specs for both ...
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mSata upgrade to install system Envy 15-j108el

I own this laptop: HP Envy 15-108el It comes with 1TB Hard disk and the following mSata drive: smartctl 6.4 2014-10-07 r4002 [x86_64-linux-4.2.0-23-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce ...
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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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PCI-e SATA III controller with 4 ports

On my motherboard no SATA3 controller. I want to purchase a separate high-quality controller that can simultaneously process 4 SSD drives at maximum speed and performance. Required the controller to ...
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Laptop for media and light gaming

I'd like a fast start up and decent display. Maybe light gaming. I was thinking: SSD 8/16GB RAM 15.6" HD Screen Budget under £400.
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What is the best drive supported by the MSI GE62 Apache Pro-004?

I did a lot of research, but the more I study about the M.2 slots the more I am getting confused. Can any one tell me which M.2 SSDs the MSI GE62 Apache Pro-004 supports? The specifications page ...
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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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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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SSD that heats not too much

Could anybody recommend desktop's SSD that works with lower temperature (I mean that would not heat too much) ? Or may be at least brand which bother about it... It seems nobody is interesting in ...
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Additional SSD for MSI GE62 APACHE PRO?

I am planning to get the MSI GE62 Apache Pro 15.6 FHD i7-6700HQ 8GB 1TB GTX970M 3GB laptop. I also want to get an extra 128GB of SSD (so I'll have a hybrid of 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD). The problem is ...
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SSD upgrade of HP ProBook 4530s

I need to upgrade HP ProBook 4530s disk, what would you suggest, considering following requirements for the SSD: at least 200 GB max read & write above or around 500 MB/s around 100$, lower is ...
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PC build for Robotics, Machine Learning and CyberSecurity

I'm planning to build a PC for personal use. I'm studying Swarm Robotics, Machine Learning (for robotics), and Cybersecurity (mainly hacking and pentesting). From what I've read online, there's not ...
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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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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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What's the SSD producer with cheapest warranty/return policy?

When I compare prices of HDDs, I embed a virtual "warranty price" for the costs I'd find if I needed a return (assuming the producer provides more than 2-year EU commercial warranty). Which producer ...
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A 240 GB SSD for a programmer

I'm looking to upgrade my old HDD to SSD to improve build times while programming. Two primary concerns are random read/write and lingevity of the disk. The budget is under 400 PLN (I'm from Poland, ...
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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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External Music Production Library: NAS vs. External SSD vs. External HDD Thunderbolt?

The last couple of months I have been preparing for a return to hobby music production after a long hiatus. I have realised that my computer will not have enough storage space for my coming sample ...
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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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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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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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SSD to work with PCIe

I recently got a new (to me) computer. It was a workhorse computer from a few years ago. I'm trying to rig it up to work with an SSD in its new life with me. Currently the motherboard has SATA II ...
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Will an SSD and more RAM increase VM performance?

I have a macbook since December 2011. This is my configuration: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB I ...
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Hardware shopping: What M.2 SSD should I buy

Based on this topic's answers https://superuser.com/questions/1535127/hardware-shopping-can-all-m-key-slot-work-with-nvme#1535127 I am pretty sure that my Laptop do not accepts M.2 NVMe SSD. I want ...
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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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What SSD technology has cheapest data recovery service? [closed]

SSDs might fail rarely, but when they fail they do so grandly. Data recovery services typically charge thousands of euros even for the smallest drives. Of course the cheapest data recovery technology ...
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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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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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Which one I should go for, ADATA SP550 120GB vs Samsung EVO 120GB SSD's? [closed]

I'm new to SSD, After doing some research i end up with 2 models ADATA SP550 120GB and Samsung EVO 120GB. ADATA seems to be a TLC NAND Flash which is low in endurance but i have no idea about EVO(...
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New Gaming System - SSD [Romania]

I'm building a system to play the latest games at max settings at 1920x1080 and get as close to 30 FPS as possible within the budget. The trouble is that the website I'm buying from is in Romanian, ...
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What is the difference between “M.2 PCIe NVMe” and “M.2 2280, PCIe-NVMe, TLC”

Just trying to figure out what is the difference between M.2 PCIe NVMe and M.2 2280, PCIe-NVMe, TLC ?? I need to choose one. I mean which one is better? Thanks
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Should I switch from intel core i3 2100 to i5 2500k or i7 2770k for easy working in android studio in 2019

I currently own an old pc with 2gb ram, i3 2100 and with no gpu. So i am thinking to upgrade it to i5 2500k or i7 2700k with 16 gb ram, nvidia 710 2 gb vram and 320 gb ssd Will it be enough to carry ...
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Seeking SSD for MacBook that doesn't create problems when unplugged [closed]

I have this SSD Sometimes I inadvertently unplug it, or the MacBook runs out of battery when I'm not watching and powers down. And then it is a completely random process to get it to show up again. ...
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How to buy the right comptabile SDD drive to my lenovou labtop

I want to replace a HDD (Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172) in a Lenovo Flex 5-1570 (Type 81CA) with an SSD. I am looking for 500 GB or 1 TB. Is this SSD SAMSUNG 1TB 860 EVO-Series 2.5 compatible for my ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro (2011) RAM or SSD?

I have a 13in MacBook Pro (late 2011). System Info as follows: Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number ...
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What's the most recommended SSD for a Lenovo thinkpad x220?

I want to upgrade my Lenovo Thinkpad x220 with an SSD, but I'm not sure how much storage capacity I should target, maybe around 200-300 GB should be sufficient. What product do you recommend? Thanks
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Patriot P200 SSD for old Asus Zenbook

I've read that they are not so fast and also that reliability is a factor. My notebook is 8 years old now so I guess that all these new fast SSD memory technologies are useless for me, but I need ...
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SSD for Sony Vaio-71614M

I want to get a SSD 500 gb for Sony Vaio-71614M, I am willing to spend between 20 and 50 euros. If possible a SSD with a SLC memory. Do you guys have any advice or product recomendation?
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which HDD caddy for my Dell Inspiron N5110

I'm planning on adding an SSD to my old DELL Inspiron N5110, using a caddy to put the SSD there instead of the optical drive, but I don't know the size of the caddy that I should buy, 9.5mm or 12.7mm ...
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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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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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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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Good PC laptop for work and docking station (must be dock-able)

Please excuse me if this question is too vague or broad. If necessary, I'll provide more details as I have them or withdraw the question. I've been offered a new job as a C#/C++ programmer and the ...