Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Solid State Drive set up

Q: Solid State Drive set up

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
Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition)

Marlon

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Solid State Drive set up

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: 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.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 82

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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?
 

A: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.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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

A:solid state drive

BIOS boot change.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

Hi
I installed a new ssd drive in my dell inspiron 15 and it seams to boot slower than the old HD drive. I used a cloning software to clone from the HDd to ssd. The systems has window 10 500gb ssd and 8 GB ram. I have messed with the power settings trying to get it to boot faster but no luck. When you turn it on it just sits on the dell screen for like 2 minutes then boots. Can anyone help me with what might have went wrong. Thanks in advance
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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

A: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.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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
 

A: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.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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.
 

A: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.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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

Thanks

A:Which Solid State drive is best?

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

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

I have an older Model 80L000H2US laptop with a one terabyte drive. Would it be a waste of money to upgrade to a solid state drive for this machine?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.6

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
 

A: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
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?

A: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

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?

A: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.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?
 

A: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.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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.

A:Installing new Solid State Drive

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

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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
---------------------------
- 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

A:SSD-Z Solid State Drive Tool

Nice tool. Thanks !

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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 

A: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. 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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).

A: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

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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
 

A: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.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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
 

A:Solid State Hard Drive

Laptop?

Desktop?

Make and model of computer?

Size of SSD?

More than one drive?
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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.

A: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.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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.

A: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

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

Looking to upgrade my Laptop with a new SSD. Is there a product on the market that is just a SSD for laptops? I'd like one that is 500 gigs or more.

A:Solid State Non-Hybrid Drive?

Most any SSD will fit in a laptop, all the ones I've seen are the same size as a 2.5" laptop HDD.

These are good drives,

SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM - Newegg.com

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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.

A: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

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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

A: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.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?

A: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

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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.

A:Installing new Solid State Drive

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

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?

A: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.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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
 

A:Solid state drive issues

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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.
 

A: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.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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
 

A: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/
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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?

A: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

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.8

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.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

Hello, Can I install this Drive Erase Utility for Resetting the Cryptographic Key and Erasing the Solid State Drive on M920 Thinkcentre ?Or this thinkcentre has this utility in bios? Thank you,

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

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.

A: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?

Read other 13 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74.4

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.

A: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.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

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!

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

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

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

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?
 

A:Solid State Hard Drive Move

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

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

A:Intel Solid State Drive Toolbox 1.2

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

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 74

Hello again I currently run four 250 GB drives in a raid 10 for windows 7 ultimate, doing a complete upgrade MB, Memory, processor etc. but Sata ports on new MB's are always few .... typically 6

been looking at Asus Maximus VI Formula which has ten Sata ports ..... but just found out only six are on the main board not sure yet what u could with other four ?

so I'm now thinking is it better to have 4 hard drives on raid ten, or one solid state drive which would mean I don't need as many Sata ports and look for better board for my needs

A:traditional hard drive vs solid state

Why do you mix raid 0 (striping) and raid 1 (mirroring)?
Striping is for speed. Mirroring is for faster "read speed" and higher availability.
If 1 disk fails.... no problem. You have only 50% of diskspace... because of mirroring. You're talking about RAID1+0 so not about RAID ten.

With 1 SSD you have 100% disk space.... but if it fails you're having problems.

SSD's are very very fast. But also very expensive

Read other 9 answers