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    Acer ES1-572 ownder doubt exp. hardware

    I need an answer from an acer ownder . Question does the ES1-572 (2017 model) support an additional memory ram and an additional hard drive (SSD 2,5"). I want to buy one and upgrade its memory from 4Gb to 8Gb and add a SSD to boost it up. Thank you,
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    Cannot store more than 100GB on 480GB SSD

    I have 480GB SSD. Both BIOS and Win7 show 480GB but I cannot store more than 100GB. It says disk full. What could be wrong?
  3. Sam25

    OS Drive Cloning Query

    Hello, I wanted to clone and backup my currently running Windows 7 (x64, Ultimate) from my main rig to a separate drive for backup just in case my primary drive (120GB Samsung EVO SSD) on which I have my OS and programs installed suddenly had any issues. I would like to create a clone of the...
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    Will dropping to SATA2 exacerbate or hide random read performance differences between SSDs?

    Let's consider two different SATA3 SSDs and put them in SATA2 ports. Will the delta in random read showed by benchmarks increase, decrease or stay the same?
  5. MajinCry

    Best <£120 M2 SSD For Read Perf?

    With games getting huge (Fallout 4 is over 30-bloody-GB in size), I figured I'd best buy an SSD to go along with my RAMDisk. Use the RAMDisk for the important files, and the SSD for the rest I can't fit in. Was eyeing the 960 EVO, but those random read speeds seem completely wank: The SM961...
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    960 Pro 512GB m.2 for improved desktop VM performance?

    I'm hoping someone with VMware Workstation 12+ or ESXi experience could chime in on this. Right now I'm running an i5-4690k, 24GB memory, 850 EVO 256G C drive, 2TB WD Black drive for VM/Games, on a GA-Z97X-SLI motherboard. Host is Windows 10 Pro running on C drive. Guest is Windows 10 Pro...
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    Ryzen build ram and ssd help

    Ok, got a taichi ordered, once I know its shipped im buying the rest of the build. This is a bit last minute I know but I'm looking for some help. Im thinking of getting this ram...
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    Need Help Locating Issue with Game lag....

    I have a good 1050 Ti NVIDIa Graphics Card, just got a high quality SSD and 2 sticks of 2133 Mhz 8GB DDR3 memory, and am trying to run Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (huge map, 100+ players on a server) smoothly, but it keeps lagging even when I set all graphics settings to very low. My system...
  9. jsimenhoff

    AnandTech OCZ SSD Giveaway

    Now’s your chance to win a trio of super fast SSDs, courtesy of our fine friends from OCZ. We have the 512GB RD400 PCIe SSD, 512GB VX500 SSD, and the 256GB RD400 PCIe SSD all up for grabs. Be sure to enter the raffle linked here for your chance to win. The sweepstakes will run until 12pm EST...
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    Has anyone owning an SSD ever seen a benefit in gaming?

    In performance I mean.
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    DMI overclocking with BCLK possible?

    I'd like to know if it is possible to increase the DMI bandwidth on a P55 board (ASUS P7P55D-E) by increasing the BCLK. The reason for this is my plan to use an m2 NVMe SSD in my second PCI-e x16 slot (only 4 PCI-e 2.0 lanes available) with an m2 to PCI-e adapter. Now, the problem with the...
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    If a laptop supports TLC M.2 SSDs, does it automatically support MLC?

    If specifications of a laptop say it supports TLC M.2 SSD drives, is there a reason why that laptop should NOT automatically support (as in recognize in BIOS, etc.) MLC M.2 drives as well?
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    sony vaio pro 13 ssd

    i have sony vaio pro 13 svp13215pxb my original ssd stop working so i search for replacement so my question is the intel p600 SSDPEKKW256G7X1 can work with my loptop ?? i cant buy the same as original because of my budget please help here is my original ssd
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    SSD Intel 730 vs Intel s3510 (Boot time= 2s vs 5s)

    I was reading Intel specifications for both SSDs. The 730 has 2s boot time and the s3510s has...
  15. CyberCat3

    2 * Samsung 960 EVO 250 gb in raid 0

    Hi, I would like to get a really nice SSD setup, but I was wondering, would 2 * Samsung 960 EVO 250 gb in RAID 0 be better or worse than a single 960 EVO 500 gb? I know RAID 0 doubles the chance for your storage setup to die but does this count for SSD's? Since they wear off in a different way...
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    Do NVMe SSDs Require Cooling?

    Typically components do not unless OC'd. I am not aware of the enthusiast arena OC'ing SSD's yet (not the bulk anyway), which leads me to suspect that there is no need to overclock them for normal use. But would an NVMe SSD ever have to thottleback with normal use does anyone know? If...
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    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...
  18. 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...
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    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...
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    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 - Would any of these work? $50 - $75, $25 - $50, 3TB and higher, 600GB - 900GB, 300GB - 500GB, 1TB - 2.5TB, Desktop...
  21. 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...
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    '.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...
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    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...
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    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).
  25. 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...
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    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...
  27. norseamd

    How good are Mushkin SSDs?

    Just wondering about their overall quality, performance, and reliability.
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    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...
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    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...
  30. 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...
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    #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