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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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PCI-E 3.0 SSD on PCI-E 4.0 motherboard

I have an ASRock X570 Extreme 4 motherboard which as two m.2 slots with a PCI-E 4.0 interface. I would like to know if I can install a Samsung 970 evo SSD (PCI-E 3.0 interface) on this motherboard.
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Is buying a SSD for Ubuntu a good deal?

I want to buy an external drive to run SSD, without touching my Windows HDD. However, this is a little investment so I am wondering if you can answer my few questions. Here are my laptop specs: Intel ...
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Can I add an NVMe SSD to my motherboard?

I have a TOSHIBA P50-C-10G laptop. and want to upgrade the internal drive from HDD to SSD. I am considering either SATA or NVMe, but I'm not sure if my computer has support for NVMe. I opened it up ...
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Hardware specifications for new laptop performing general software development and ML/DL experimentation?

I'm currently looking to upgrade my current Samsung Ultrabook I got in 2013 to a new MacBook Pro 16" with the following specs: 2.3GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to ...
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NVMe drive for video intensive work

For an intensive video processing workflow (lot of sequential reading and seeking), I selected the 2TB Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD M2 and the 2TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus; they have few differences: ...
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GA-B150M-D3H motherboard and PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 ssd [closed]

GA-B150M-D3H - https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-B150M-D3H-rev-10/sp#sp : Storage Interface: 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe x4/x2/x1 SSD ...
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Using SSD in PowerEdge T110 II

I would like to put two SSD drives into my T110 II and have two 3.5" bays free. I have read in various places that the T110 II doesn't support SSD natively, but I also have a PERC H200 controller with ...
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Does Intel DH61WW motherboard support NVME in any form? Which is the fastest storage it can make use of? [closed]

For now I need to replace the current hard-drive because I heard some loud clicking this morning. I am not in a position to upgrade my full PC. My idea is to get the best storage I can with the aim ...
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SSD for single PCIe slot occcupied

I am working on Dell Optiplex 755 Mini Tower (MT). I have upgraded it to Core 2 Quad Q6700 and 8 GB memory. The base board is Dell 0GM819. Tech Specs are here on page 5. The PCI Express x16 connector (...
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Performant M.2 SATA PCIe Adapter Card That Takes Multiple M.2 SSDs—Preferably RAID-capable

I’ve found a product that I may want to purchase since I have spare M.2 SATA SSDs lying around: StarTech.com PEXM2SAT3422 I’m hoping to find out if something better exists out on the market. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SSD and HDD Internal Raid system compatible with external clone docking station

I'm searching for a good internal raid system for two SSDs and one for two HDDs. The housing of the SSDs and HDDs should be compatible with an external docking station, which I want to use for Backups....
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Which SSD producer/line has lowest power usage? [closed]

What (current) 2.5" SSD drives proved to consume the least power in real-life measuring? For "real life" I mean measuring the power they actually draw from the PSU, or the power the PSU draws from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are the best(for me) SSDs to install in Dell G5 5590?

I'm going to buy a laptop and by now that Dell seems a good choice to me. Reading the manual,they let me in a doubt about which SSDs I need to buy when I upgrade it. Please, I'll install the two ...
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Single storage over 10Tb for 2.5inch sata or M.2 nvme

In both cases/connectors, I don t care whether this is an hard drive or a ssd. But the largest hard drive I saw for that case is 5Tb large whereas the largest ssd is 7.68tb large. I want a single ...
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Suitable ssd for Asus ROG STRIX B450 F GAMING motherboard [closed]

My son's pc has this motherboard: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-F-GAMING The manual says that storage support is: https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/...
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Does my laptop support M.2 SATA SSD?

I have a dell inspiron 5575 laptop, ans the specification sheet of my laptop only mentions M.2 NvMe SSD slot in my laptop, does that mean M.2 SATA SSD wil not work in that slot?? I don't want to ...
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SSD as A Storage Drive [closed]

I have a laptop with 2 SATA port and one PCIE for WIFI Card (though it can also be used with mini PCIE), one of the SATA port already used with first SSD that also act as primary disk while the other ...
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Best PSU Option for a Lenovo M92P OEM Full Desktop?

Let me clear up as best I can... I am contemplating pulling the trigger on a refurbished Lenovo M92P OEM Desktop Tower that I found for cheap online, the tower looks like this --> Currently, the ...
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What SSDs (NVMe + SATA) to a high-performance laptop

I've bought a new, high-performance, laptop Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming 7577, some basic specs: Model: The exact model number is 7577-92774 Service Tag: HG6D142, you can see the factory HW here: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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m.2 vs ssd which is better

I have a HP laptop I want to upgrade my HP 15 ay122ne (i7-7500U 8GB RAM 1TB HDD 4GB graphics) Can anyone please help me with the following: For max performance, which is better, a 2.5" SSD or m.2 ...
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Looking for a compatible M.2 drive for my motherboard [closed]

I'm looking to get rid of my old HDD (my xbox HDD is dying so prob put it in that) and replace it with an SSD. I would like to make use of the M.2 port on my motherboard if I can. This is my ...
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4TB SATA SSD for iMac internal: Micron or Samsung?

I'm looking to replace the 3TB HDD in my 27" iMac with an SSD of equal or greater size. Opening the case is fairly arduous and re-sealing it requires expensive consumables, so this is something I want ...
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Upgrade ram or SSD?

What should I upgrade ram or SSD? I have a MacBook pro mid 2012 with 500gb hdd hard drive and 4gb ram. I am a mobile app developer by profession. My hard drive is mainly free with 400+ gb free space. ...
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Hardware specification for Deep Learning research

I need a Desktop computer for Deep Learning research work with large datasets. The models of Deep Learning may be huge and complex, so they may need heavy computations. My budget is INR 250000 i.e., ...
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Recommendation: drive which is completely sanitizable

Context: I want to store data in digital format, and then destroy it. Let for the moment put physical destruction of the drive (hammer/degausser) aside. Question: which non-volatile drives will be ...