Questions tagged [ssd]

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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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New Motherboard for SSD <Possible Crossfire>

Summary: is it possible to get a cheap motherboard that supports an AMD CPU, 2 Nvidia GPUs and AHCI for SSDs? UPDATE: Turns out the SSD works with the old setup (thanks, @Journeyman). I now ...
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How much practical benefit from SATA III to PCIe SSD upgrade if PCIe at half bandwidth? [closed]

In another question, I asked how one specific difference between the Dell E7470 and the Lenovo T460s affects performance. Based on other differences between these two notebooks, I'm leaning towards ...
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Is dual-channel memory or PCIe NVMe SSD more important for overall performance? [closed]

I am currently looking for a new 14" notebook and I'm choosing between the Dell E7470 and the Lenovo T460s. (Unfortunately I cannot post links to these due to <10 reputation.) Other differences ...
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SSD vs SATA Drive [closed]

By how much the processing time of macbook pro changes by changing sata drive to ssd? If it makes much difference then which ssd will be best? I was thinking of changing by current SATA drive but I ...
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I want to choose an SSD for a laptop [closed]

I know which SSD suits best my laptop, but I don't know what interface suports, how can I find out?
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Lenovo Z50-70: possible upgrade

I have a Lenovo Z50 laptop and I play games like NFS and DOOM. I also run some simulations using Octave. CPU: Core i7-4500 RAM: 8GB HDD: 1TB 5400rpm I am looking for upgrading my laptop with ...
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Solid State Drive for PS4

I'm converting my Playstation 4 to a SSD and I'm unsure which drive would be best for this. I don't have alot of knowledge about these drives and I couldn't find any reviews about them. Essentially, I'...
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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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Can I use my Samsung 950 pro PCIe SSD directly into my x16 slot? [closed]

I am about to purchase a Samsung 950 Pro PCIe SSD. I have a MSI 970A motherboard. I am wondering if I can insert the 950 pro stick directly into one of the x16 slots. I read online that PCIe slots ...
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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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SSD Failing what do i need to look for and what are my options? [closed]

I have no real knowledge about hardware. My ssd hase failed now and i need to look for another one and preferable a big one (total 250-500 gb). And what would be the price range for it? This is what ...
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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, ...