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  1. M

    Computer freezing after boot in a very particular way - possible boot drive failure?

    Relevant parts list: i7 3770k w/ Corsair H60 GTX 970 ASUS Maximus V Gene 16 GB RAM ~4 year old SSD 750W PSU Windows 10 Hey guys, I've got a problem with my PC that I'm having a lot of trouble diagnosing. It used to be an intermittent issue but it now occurs after every boot, preventing me...
  2. No this is Patrick

    Notebook freezes after swapping HDD with SSD

    Hi there, after upgrading my notebook with an SSD, it will freeze some minutes after boot. However, this happens only when running on battery. As long as the machine is powered by the PSU / charger, everything is fine. Here are the machine specs: Acer Aspire ES1-311-P6SJ, original setup with...
  3. C

    Should I use Intel RST?

    hey all, I a putting my new rig together and I am wondering if I should try to use intel rapid storage or not. I've never used it before but am certainly willing to try if there are benefits. I have the following drives that will be installed: 960 evo 500g (boot drive) 2x 850 evo 500g 840 evo...
  4. J

    SSd card upgrade for eMachines ET1331G-05w Desktop PC

    I want to get a ssd card upgrade for my computer -> eMachines ET1331G-05w Desktop PC with AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Processor 250U & Windows 7 Home Premium - Walmart.com Would any of these work? $50 - $75, $25 - $50, 3TB and higher, 600GB - 900GB, 300GB - 500GB, 1TB - 2.5TB, Desktop...
  5. dg27

    Will installing a PCIe SATA III card improve SSD performance?

    Hoping to settle a question that came up on another forum. I have a Dell Studio XPS 9100. The basic specs appear below. I am a user of Pro Tools 11.3, a professional-level DAW. Another Pro Tools user suggested that I should install a PCIe SATA III 6.0 GB card and connect my boot drive to...
  6. J

    '.Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware'

    Today I bought a new SSD, the Crucial MX300 525GB. When I install windows, everything works until it reboots and gives me the error: 'Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware'. I get this when installing windows 7 and windows 10. I already tried the msoobe fix...
  7. A

    Budget M2 SSD, which one of those should I get?

    I'm buying a ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" for casual gaming and general tasks, and I want to buy one of those 3 SSD below. For sure I want the cheapest one, and I know NVME is faster, but I don't know if in my case it will make a difference. Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 (2280) SATA III - $67.99 Intel...
  8. R

    two hard drives? faster?

    I read a review that having two drives is great for editing in Adobe premiere...why is that? Will a computer be faster somehow with 2 drives? the review doesn't explain why he thinks its better to have two drives (both are M.2 if that matters).
  9. jsimenhoff

    Announcing a Q&A and Giveaway with OCZ

    OCZ AMA/Giveaway Announcement AnandTech recently put the OCZ VX500 SATA SSD through its paces, so what better time to announce our upcoming installment of Ask the Experts here on the AnandTech Forums. On October 6th starting at 10 AM EST, we’ll be hosting key members from the OCZ Product...
  10. P

    New SSD SMART [Power on Count] = [2] (used?)

    Whenever I buy a new SSD I always check the SMART data in a Ubuntu live desktop. For a brand new SSD the SMART [Power on Count] section has always been [1]. Yesterday I bought a Samsung SSD for the first time (850 evo 250gb) and the [Power on Count] was [2]. Did I buy a used SSD? The package...
  11. norseamd

    How good are Mushkin SSDs?

    Just wondering about their overall quality, performance, and reliability.
  12. H

    Best Software to Clone Windows 10?

    Hi Guys, Whats the current software that people are using to clone Windows 10 from one SSD to another? I used to use boot into Acronis True Image or Symantec Ghost boot disk back in the day, but I don't think those work anymore what with EFI, secure boot, and that other new stuff. Thanks in...
  13. K

    Buying New SSD Samsung 950 Pro or Intel SSD DC S3500 M2

    Hi all, i am building a new PC (An intel Skylake NUC). Looking for an efficient M2 SSD. This machine would be used as a server with a lot of data being read and written to database. Other than these, this machine would be used as regular machine where in few other processes would be running...
  14. mindless1

    SSDs and Capacitors

    There have been some SSDs using a capacitor buffer to help clear the write cache during sudden power loss. It would seem to be a bad implementation, far less than optimal use of components to just add some capacitors, no matter how great their value, directly across the 5V rail. For the...
  15. J

    #1 New Release USB 3.0 2.5 inch External Hard Drive case $12.99 + prime FS @Amazon

    Inateck via Amazon offers USB 3.0 HDD External Hard Drive Disk Enclosure/ Case for 9.5mm 7mm 2.5-Inch SATA-I, SATA-II, SATA-III, SATA HDD and SSD Now $12.99 with Promo code X25KRN5C Highlights: 1. Slim and Sleek 2. UASP-optimized as a good Mac companion