Forum discussion tagged with ssd.
  1. C

    Question On new computer I want Windows 7 on SSD and Program Files on HDD--how do I proceed?

    I'm setting up a new computer that will have a 250 GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD and two 1 TB Seagate Barracuda hard drives. I want the SSD to be the boot drive and have the Windows folder with the operating system (Windows 7 Professional 64 bit). I also want to have a few programs on the SSD...
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    Question I need to replace a broken part

    I have a Samsung 840EVO 500GB SSD. I need to read inside it. It presents a broken part, with a bubble on it. Something was wrong with electricity, this is a simple part that I could try to replace with a little soldier. But I need a replacement part. Please help.
  3. EXCellR8

    Solved! Expanding Booting Windows 10 Partition on Larger Capacity SSD

    Finally made the switch to an NVMe drive from a regular SATA-III SSD since the prices have come down, but I overlooked something. Macrium Reflect wouldn't allow me to edit the size of the partition that contains Windows when I cloned it over. I was trying to jog my memory but I thought that this...
  4. fleshconsumed

    Question How do I securely wipe SSD before selling it?

    I'm upgrading/cleaning out my basement and I want to sell a bunch of SSDs (SATA and NVME) ranging from 128GB to 2TB. When it comes to selling traditional hard drives I would always just do a complete format (0-write) prior to selling them to stop my private data from falling into the wrong...
  5. Ashinjuka

    Question Can't Enter BIOS with SSD Attached Following BIOS Update

    I'm working on an HP Pavilion 510-a010. It came with a 1TB spinner. My goal is to redeploy it with a Samsung 860 Evo 250GB. I disconnected the HDD, connected the SSD fresh out of the package, booted to my Win 10 USB installer, installed Windows 1809 to the SSD using default settings...
  6. U

    help me bulid a budget computer

    hi i'm looking to bulid a computer that can have like 60+ FPS or something for fifa 19 and 200- ish FPS for CS:GO my budget is 300 euros my budget is 300 euros (341.09100 USD) and i live in bulgaria thanks in advance also im very new to the pc bulding stuff so i would be very glad if you guys...
  7. D

    Question Which one is a better SSD from Intel DC P3600 1.2TB and Intel DC P4510 1TB?

    I have two options as a primary boot SSD for my CAD workstation: 1. Intel P3600 1.2TB, and 2. Intel P4510 1TB. Which one is better in terms of reliability, versatility, durability and performance? (Price is no issue..) As per specs; P3600 is 20nm MLC and P4510 is 64-Layer 3D TLC. Which one can...
  8. R

    Question SSD is slower and freezing on a 4 year old laptop

    Hi, I bought a Kingston SSD 480 gb and on the site the read and write speed are advertised as 500MB/s Read and 450MB/s Write now I installed it in my laptop and did benchmark with Crystal disk 6 All the image links and tests and BIos andd other info...
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    Question Which SSD for my Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42)?

    I have Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42). It only Comes with HDD 1TB. it possible to add 1TB SSD on Laptop Extra ( Without making warranty void )? 2.What is the maximum capacity of SSD my Laptop Can support? 3.Is it possible to make that SSD Primary (Bootable) to install windows...
  10. incloud

    Nvme Support on Asus Maximus VI Formula

    Hi guys, I've been trying for weeks to get my Asus Maximus VI Formula bios to see my new EVO 970 SSD and am at my wits end. I've managed to create and flash a custom bios with the added Nvme support, cloned my drive, enabled and disabled CPM, pretty much everything I can find online. I didn't...
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    Samsung PCIe SSD Support for HP ENVY X360 M6 AQ105DX Convertible

    As per internal configuration of my laptop "HP ENVY X360 M6 aq105dx", I would like to know whether my lapotp Support PCIe SSDs (Like Samsung 960 EVO, 970 EVO). Below are the screeenshots attached.
  12. D

    Slow speed SSD Samsung EVO 860 500GB

    Hey guys, I'm baffled as my speed is much lower than others. I bought the Samsung EVO 860 SSD 500GB and fresh installed Windows 10. My PC is HP(i5 quad, 6GB RAM, PCIe x1 with Vantec SATA-3 6Gb/s card, etc). Previously with onboard SATA-2(3Gb/s), my sequential read/write = 284/271 Mb/s. Now with...
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    Looking for a M.2 2242 SSD

    I have a lenovo Y510P and I would like to upgrade that ridiculous 24Gb SSD thats inside to something decent enough to install windows and a couple of programs, so that I can keep the 1 Tb HDD for mass storage. I don't know anything about these drives and also nothing about the different...
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    M.2 860 EVO 512 GB issue with write speeds

    Hi, I bought a new 512GB Samsung 860 M.2 EVO SSD mounted on the only slot I have on my AsRock Z170m Extreme4 motherboard with a i7 6700K. Writing speed are slower than the benchmarks I've seen on the internet. Like ~500/~300. I had a previous 840 EVO (3.5 drive not M.2) on a sata cable and the...
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    Connectin an m.2 to recover data

    Hi, I have an M.2 256gb SSD from Toshiba (model THNSNJ256GVNU, exactly like this one) which I must connect to a computer to recover data from. My computer does not have a M.2 connector, so I looked for an adapter. I've just bought an Akasa M.2 SSD to PCIe adapter card, connected to a PCIe 2.0...
  16. CommManagerJ

    Intel Optane AMA - Starts Wednesday at 11am

    Intel Optane AMA with the Intel Optane Team AnandTech is proud to announce the upcoming guest in our featured Community Series -- ASK ME ANYTHING. On Wednesday, September 26th through Thursday, September 27th the Intel Optane Team will join us in a live AMA on the AnandTech Memory and Storage...
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    Patriot Burst 480GB vs Kingston A400 480GB

    Hi. I use my ssd for gaming (own the EVO 850 250GB) and i need a second one. Right now there is a sale in a physical local store where i live, for the below ssd's Patriot Burst 480GB Kingston A400 480GB Both are priced at ~75 euros which i think is a good price, considering that Samsung EVO...
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    Which SSD do I need for this socket?

    Sorry for the novice question, have only ever bought SATA SSDs. my Asus Z97-A says it can take: - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (supports PCIE SSD only) I'd assumed this Crucial one would be perfect, but according to Crucial's website it isn't compatible...
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    M.2 drive not visible in Bios

    So I finally got an ssd drive. I got an M.2 500gb Samsung 970 EVO. I installed all the drivers (don't know the name off the top of my head) and migrated with the Samsung utility rebooted but it booted into the old hard drive. I rebooted and pressed f8 and launched into my ssd. I got a blue...
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    PCI Speeds with 970 EVO and wireless card

    Hi, I am looking at buying a Samsung EVO 970 for my older desktop, as it doesn’t natively support NVMe. I want to buy a riser card to allow me to do so. Something like: ·
  21. CommManagerJ

    You Can Win a Toshiba SSD With Our Latest Giveaway

    We have a brand new giveaway lined up for the AnandTech community, courtesy of our friends at Toshiba. We teamed up with Toshiba to bring you a giveaway for four brand new SSDs. Up for grabs this time are two units each of the external OCZ XS700 and the internal OCZ RC100. Boost your speed and...
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    Recommendations for server for web platforms.

    They asked me to make recommendations for a brand new server, to replace the current one. We use it to serve education platforms such as Moodle, Claroline, and a web conferencing software, OpenMeetings. Right now we have 24 GB of RAM and a 1 TB magnetic hard disk that it is almost filled up. It...
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    m.2 SSDs and CPU lanes vs Chipset Lanes

    I've seen many reviews of motherboards briefly point out, when motherboards have one or more m.2 slots, which slots utilize PCIe lanes from the CPU and which slots use lanes from the Chipset. I agree that having lanes that directly interface with the CPU as opposed to through the Chipset sounds...
  24. hal2kilo

    New Dell Laptop with SSD and HD, SSD not set up for bootFF

    First, I posted this in SFF, Notebooks ect. It's like a tomb over there. I just got a Dell 17 inch Inspiron 5070 that has an 8550U processor, 16GB of main memory, AMD 530 with 4GB, a 2 TB hard drive and a 256GB SSD. It came configured with the hard drive as the boot/system disk and the 256GB...
  25. M

    Upgrade boot/windows SSD without reinstalling everything?

    Im currently using a Samsung 840 series SSD as my boot/windows drive (Win10 x64). I would like to upgrade it to a more recent SATA ssd, but i cant face reinstalling everything - my DAW setup has a lot of plugins and takes about 8 hours of installs to get everything working correctly, and i...
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    Samsung 850 Pro 128 GB shows 1 reallocated sector

    I have a Dell Precision M6700 with two Samsung 850 Pro 128 drives with Arch Linux I use it in software RAID-0 configuration (along with an m-sata and another Intel SSD) Recently I noticed that the "Reallocated sector count" for one of the drives is 1 Here is the SMART data for both drives ( I...
  27. C

    Windows detected a hard disk problem

    (note: i am running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W540) several days ago i received a blue screen of death and my computer restarted. upon restart my computer acted like a new system (received the “let’s get you started” message, etc.), and though my data and programs were all intact my...
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    1Tb SSD: Crucial vs Samsung

    Hi everyone, Just a quick question. I've read a lot about the new SSDs released by both Crucial and Samsung and I'm torn as to which one to go for: Crucial MX500 1TB or Samsung 850 Evo 1TB (as far as I can see, the upgraded 860 evo isn't worth the extra money). The samsung is £50 more, but is...
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    Blackscreen before bios problem after new SSD installed

    Hey hardware masters, i have one really interesting issue which cant beat on my own. We upgraded computer with the new samsung SSD. We did full and clean install of Windows 10. The old HDD is now only as secondary for data storage. It was completely cleaned and formatted. With the new SSD we...
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    Doing Windows 7 install with uefi bios and gpt ssd boot drive

    I forgot how to really do this since it has been some time. What I remember was that I had to create a windows iso then use rufus to get into onto a bootable usb device. I have mine in ntfs, while going back through all the websites they say the bootable usb always has to be fat32 and won't...
  31. Dayman1225

    Intel SSD 760p(TLC) And 660p(QLC) Leak Online.

    Intel SSD 760p And 660p QLC Leak Online - TomsHardware Seems the 760P will range from 128 GB to 2TB and the 660p 512GB to 2TB Seems like the 760P ranges from $90~ to $900~ pricing wise from TigerDirect. Rumor has it from a TomsHardware source that a 512GB QLC SSD(660p) will cost $100~...
  32. DeadlyTitan

    64 GB committed charge in windows 10 Pro?

    So i built a new system with 32 GB ram (2x16) and installed Windows 10 pro on a 250 GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD and when i checked my task manager i see committed charge a bit too high (64 GB), so the question is, should i let it be? i left my page file as system managed cause well am not bothered by...
  33. DeadlyTitan

    Newly purchased samsung SSD warranty says expired help. As the title says i have purchased a new SSD last November and have not installed it in the system yet cause at that time i was still awaiting for my other system parts to arrive. after getting my GPU and while waiting for my ram and motherboard to arrive i started...
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    Should i partition Samsung 960 pro 500gb or buy 3 separate SSD?

    Hi guys i do video edit most of the time and some photoshop, 4k and cad / 3d rendering, reason why i need 3 ssd is because first of all to be organized 2) for OS and APPS - 120gb 3) for current project and source files - 256gb 4) for media / scratch / cache disk - 60gb now i have this cheap...
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    Is m.2 nvme overkill what I need?

    I currently edit footage taken from the GH5 which can record up to 400 Mbps. Samsung 850 Evo can already hit read/write speeds of 500 Mbps so would that be enough to smoothly edit my footages off of or would the Samsung 960 pro still benefit me? Plus there is a very nice sale for the 1tb models...
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    Loss of SATA SSD's with 2 M.2 Drives Installed in RAID 0

    I recently build a new PC with an ASUS Prime Z370 A Motherboard/Core i7 8700k with 2 Samsung Pro 960 NVMe 512GB SSD's installed in the two M.2 ports configured as RAID 0. I also installed 2 Samsung 850 EVO 2TB SSD's at SATA 3 & 4 and a Blu Ray Drive at SATA 2 (I avoided SATA's 1, 5 & 6 since...
  37. Dayman1225

    Intel Outs Unannounced 1TB BGA SSD, 64L 512Gb NAND Die

    Intel Outs Unannounced 1TB BGA SSD, 64L 512Gb NAND Die Post to the topic. Don't just drop large, colorful links and leave. esquared Anandtech Forum Director
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    Need Advice about motherboard for LIDAR Surveying

    I am spec'ing out a computer for my work desktop PC that my company will purchase. I am processing very large LIDAR point clouds for surveying purposes. Please advise on where I can go to compare motherboards. I would like to have a complete list of motherboards that have these boxes checked...
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    The most power efficient SATA SSD (480GB to 1T )for laptop

    this last 6+ year, I have play and tested a lot of different SSDs, intel x25-m x25-e 520 530 (1500 pro ) S3500, and E7000(S3520). samsung 840 , 840 pro , 840 evo 850 pro, micron m500, m600, Sandisk extreme II, x400, z400s , toshiba's HG6 and so one. I buy them play test a bit and then sell...
  40. DeadlyTitan

    GTX 1080 + SSD or GTX 1080 Ti.

    As the title suggests, which one would be better for gaming? i play at 1440p @ 144hz but anything close to 60 is acceptable, so a strict 144fps is not mandatory. my system specs are as follows i7 8700(non K) Asus Prime Z370 32 GB DDR4 3200 Mhz Cas 16 Ram (2 x 16 GB) 240 GB SSD (Boot drive)...