Solid State Drive

Forum discussion tagged with Solid State Drive.
  1. S

    [SOLVED] Failed HDD replacements ?

    Hello, I have been using my Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM008 ever since my old HDD died in 2019. However, today while gaming everything froze, I got the .... not responding message. I closed the game, checked file explorer and I saw the hard drive missing but my other 2 small storage ssd were...
  2. Iver Hicarte

    Question M.2 integrated heatsink vs. motherboard m.2 heatsink? Is there a big and noticeable real world difference?

    Title says it all, is it worth it to pay extra for m.2 drives that come with a heatsink model? Is the integrated heatsink far better than just the m.2 heatsink included in some motherboards? And is there a big temperature improvement overall? Especially in the real world....
  3. F

    Question I need a good $100 SSD to upgrade to from my HDD

    I was looking into the 870 QVO Sata 3 from Amazon but don’t know if that is a good upgrade. I’m not sure what info you might need from my pc so feel free to ask. Thanks
  4. Iver Hicarte

    Question Recommendations for M.2 NVME drives that offer excellent REAL WORLD Performance?

    Good day, I'm currently looking for a 1TB M.2 NVME that has excellent REAL WORLD performance, I don't really give much emphasis if a lot of the NVME drives today have very fast speeds when it comes to synthetic benchmarks since these are SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS. I'm looking for a drive that can...
  5. yp_rathore

    Question Are WD green and Samsung evo 860 compatible with same port?

    My system is Acer e5-575-59fd which I'm trying to upgrade and it supports wd green(m.2 sata 2280). I want to know will my machine support samsung evo 860 also if it supports wd green as the Acer customer support says they can't provide any specific info which one will work but a m.2 sata 6gb/s...
  6. N

    Question SSD PNY It doesn't want to work :(

    Help me please, I can't solve this problem! suddenly, while I was installing windows 8.1 there was an installation problem, towards the end of the windows installation setup (started from the bios). Now my drive has not assigned any letter and I am not able to use any access. I can't even...
  7. R

    Question Need help, does this m.2 work on this motherboard?

    I have an asrock Z170M Pro4S motherboard and I was wondering if a Samsung 980 m.2 500gb ssd would work on it or not? Looking at replacing the motherboard with a better one soon but would that m.2 go on it or no?
  8. ak195

    [SOLVED] Which SSD to buy?

    Need your suggestion which SSD to buy only for Windows and some software, but I'm budget limited. Had a bad experience with Adata SU650 specially Now I have fallowing options: Gigabyte SSD 120GB WD Green SSD 120GB Lexar NS100 SSD 128GB Samsung 870 EVO 250GB I know Samsung Evo is best one here...
  9. techflame700

    [SOLVED] Are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD?

    I’m currently planning a small long term data archive and I was wondering: are 2 hard drives in RAID 1 more reliable than 1 SSD? No one has really compared these 2 configurations that I could find, so I was wondering if any of y’all have any insight on this. Thanks!
  10. J

    [SOLVED] Intel Optane, replacing HDD

    Hey Guys, I have a laptop and the hard drive I have is shot. When taking my Solid State out of my desktop to put in my laptop, I just get a black loading screen that lasted overnight so I think its getting stuck somewhere in boot. Considering the Solid State from my desktop has never seen a...
  11. O

    [SOLVED] m.2 ssd on a pci adapter to motherboard. Will it always be the first drive that the pc will boot from?

    Hello, I had an ssd on a pci adapter as my first and only boot drive. I got a strange error while running Windows 10 and then it eventually was not accessible trying to do a fresh Windows10 install from a usb stick. And I reinstalled to the HDD that originally came with the computer. So now...
  12. System32_76

    [SOLVED] How To Set Up SSD+HDD Combo Properly on Win 10?

    Hello everyone! I'm currently running Windows 10 20H2 on my Samsung 860 EVO SSD, and am trying to use my HDD as a storage drive for my apps, documents, etc; The thing is, how do I properly move my apps and "Documents," "Downloads," "Pictures," etc. directories onto my hard drive without...
  13. B

    Question Should I RMA my 860 EVO 1tb ?

    TLDR; Everytime I restart the PC the SSD needs to be set as a new volume again. So I've had this SSD for about two years now and after building a new rig removed it from the old one and put it into the new one in order to save games onto it. Sadly, I lost everything and before I found out I...
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    Question Having difficulty moving Windows 10 to my new internal SSD

    Hi there! My girlfriend has an Acer Nitro 5 laptop (model: AN515-53-52FA) and I got her an internal SSD for Christmas to help speed things up. The SSD I got her is a 250gb Crucial NVMe M.2 SSD, which I checked and is compatible with this laptop model. I installed it and, after a little trial...
  15. JayTheKiwi97

    [SOLVED] New M.2 SSD not showing up

    Hey all, I just bought a Crucial P1 1TB M.2 (2280) NVMe PCIe SSD for my Lenovo Ideapad 110s-11ibr, but it's not showing up in file explorer, and it's not showing up in disk management, or in the BIOS menu, is there some kind of software I'm supposed to install, I've unplugged it and put it back...
  16. P

    [SOLVED] M.2 or SSD Upgrade for Gaming

    So im planning to buy a new 1TB M.2 or SSD for my pc which i only use for gaming and streaming because my current M.2 is to small. I only have one M.2 spot so if i buy another M.2 i my current one will be either sold or put away incase i get another mobo in the future with multiple slots. So my...
  17. thomasvice

    [SOLVED] Can't boot to new SSD unless old HDD is connected

    Hello everyone, recently I installed an SSD and installed windows 10 to it to act as my main drive, I still kept my old hard drive with a windows install + all my data (mostly games) since it is a 1 tb drive while I only have a 500gb SSD. When I try to boot from the SSD (from bios>boot menu) I...
  18. Z

    [SOLVED] New SSD installed incorrectly

    My computer only has a 475 gb SSD, so I decided to purchase the 2 tb Seagate BarraCuda 120 SSD (internal). I plugged it into my computer with Sata cables (one into the motherboard and the other into the large port) but to my surprise the new SSD didnt show up in my memory when I opened Files. I...
  19. georgecantbuildapc

    Question Does an old HDD cause stuttering?

    My current rig is a Small Form Factor Dell Optiplex 3020, with some upgrades, 4 GB more ram (8GB total DDR3), a GT 1030 Low Profile, and an i5-4590s. My current Hard Drive has 100GB free space, and it is a 465GB Seagate ST500DM002-1BD142 (SATA ). I'm getting pretty horrific fps drops and...
  20. T

    Question SSD no longer recognized after switching SATA ports

    Hi all, I recently got around to buying an M.2 SSD to put in my PC and installed it. In the process, I had to move my older SATA SSD, which happens to be my boot drive, to a different SATA port on the mobo for compatibility reasons. It might be important to note that I didn't even touch the old...
  21. ivankarrillo

    [SOLVED] How far can I upgrade my Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15IKB by using SSDs?

    Hey, everyone, I currently have an IdeaPad 330s-15IKB with 8GB Ram, 16GB Optane, Intel Core i7 (8550U), CPU 1.80 GHz ~ 2.00 GHz and 1(quite slow)TB HDD. Win 10 (if that means anything). First, I am okay with the 8GB Ram, no big deal here, no need to upgrade it, so I am researching a lot about...
  22. H

    [SOLVED] Newbie on a budget wanting to buy an SSD

    Hello guys 😃 , A fellow PC user here. Today morning when i woke up, i was greeted with a surprise. My PC wont boot into windows saying the windows boot is corrupt. After 30 minutes of troubleshooting i came to the realization that my 8 year old snail 512 GB HDD had finally given up at trying to...
  23. nospecgamer

    Question Are my SSD Speeds normal?

    For the past few months I've always felt like my SSD is very slow. Slower than normal mechanical hard drive. I searched it up and a lot of the solutions was to make sure TRIM is on and having more than 15% left on the drive, which I've tried. I have a 120 GB Kingston A400 SSD and I've used up...
  24. Kygekraqmak

    [SOLVED] Slowest SSD Ever? My SSD Random Read Speed is Super Slow

    I've tested my SSD on CrystalDiskMark 6.0.2 x64, and here is the link. My SSD is very slow like a hard drive, especially on its random read speed. Anyone can help? - Image link: https://ibb.co/2q1YM8N - Windows 10 Pro 1909 AHCI Mode TRIM Enabled Updated Firmware SanDisk SSD Plus 240 GB SATA 6 Gb/s
  25. Avik Basu

    [SOLVED] Need advice on SSD

    I want to upgrade the storage of my system and this is the first time I'm touching SSD so I need advice on it. I want to get the Crucial MX500 1TB for my primary drive and I wanted to know if the M.2 one is compatible with my motherboard. If it is then is it better to get the M.2 or the 2.5...
  26. K

    [SOLVED] Is Seagate/Adata any good?

    Hi, I want to know if Seagate or Adata drives are good. I've seen a lot of bad reviews about Seagate having bad build quality, which seems very possible considering the cheap price, and a lot of mixed reviews about Adata SSDs. So, are they any good? I used a Seagate hard drive as my C: from 2015...
  27. J

    [SOLVED] Shopping for an SSD. Need advice.

    Hi all, I'm looking to get an SSD but know little on how to get a decent one. My system specs are: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 DirectX 12 RTX 2060 VENTUS XS 6G OC 6GB 192-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card ASRock Z390M Pro4 LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX...
  28. arc0

    [SOLVED] I just installed an old SSD and need help wiping it

    I just installed my old HyperX Savage SSD. I'm going to wipe it and copy my hard drive to it. However, it has partitions, I'm in disk manager- I'm wondering if deleting Disk 2 partition 3 is correct so I may secure erase? (It's the only thing that says disk2)
  29. Z

    Question External SSD wont get detected by Razer blade

    So I'm connecting a 512 GB Samsung 850 pro SSD with a SATA to USB connector to my Razer Blade 14(2016), but the problem is that most of the time the SSD will not get detected by my laptop when I plug in, sometimes it will get detected when I plug it in. if i unplug it while its detected and...
  30. F

    [SOLVED] How to completely wipe an SSD?

    I have a laptop with a single 500 GB SSD for storage, and it has a completely corrupted unbootable windows. I'd like to completely wipe the SSD clean and reinstall windows. I have a 32GB USB Drive. Is it possible, and how can I do it?
  31. F

    Question Could I have broken my new SSD?

    I just bought two new Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 SSDs, and I've found that only one of them seems to be working. (Only one is detected in my laptop's UEFI/BIOS and with an enclosure I have.) I am wondering if I could have broken one of the SSDs so quickly, or if it is more likely that the SSD...
  32. Dcopymope

    [SOLVED] Is this SSD compatible with my Laptop?

    I have an HP Pavilion 17-g153us Notebook and I'm trying to fit a Samsung SSD 860. The second link below compares two SSD's from Best Buy. Are they compatible with my laptop, and if they are, which one is better in quality? The Laptop The SSD's
  33. S

    [SOLVED] My PC freezes randomly.

    It freezes (CTRL+ALT+DEL not working and CAPS/NUM LOCK led does not turn on) and it doesn't want to start sometimes. It is not the PSU, neither the hard disk, because I changed them and the result is the same. PC specs are: CPU Intel Core i7-4790 3.6Ghz PSU Seasonic S12II-620 Bronze SS-620GB...
  34. [SOLVED] Very slow SSD, 20mb/s speed

    Hi all. So to the point, I've recently bought an SSD and it ran for 4 days no problems. SSD was bought about 4 days ago or so, yesterday it disconnected (drive D that used to appear in devices and drivers disappeared, then I had to go and unplug everything and plug back to ensure cables were...
  35. christophergeo

    [SOLVED] Fastest ssd under 50 €?

    Hello, Which is the fastest Sata SSD udner 50 € ? (Its for a laptop) Thanks!
  36. M

    Question Does my Dell XPS L 502 X have M.2 slot or not?

    Can some please help me , I have laptop Dell XPS L 502 X (i7/1 TB) , i want to install SSD drive in this, Is in this M .2 slot in this or not ? or Which SSD type is this laptop support ?
  37. [SOLVED] BIOS Booting from Non-OS Drive/Cannot Format Drive, Whilst OS is on another?

    Hiyo, Tom's Hardware folks. Been a long time. I'm looking for some assistance after having installed a new MOBO (Asus TUF Z390-PRO) and CPU (i9-9900k) onto a system. After rummaging with the system as it was for a day, I decided to make the decision to do a fresh Windows install (while buying...
  38. austin199

    [SOLVED] Moved my OS to an SSD, now files on HDD are not showing when I search for them. Please help!

    After booting off my new SSD, I no longer can find files in my HDD. It’s like they no longer exist. When I click on windows and search for applications and files that I have on my HDD they do not show up but hey are still there. I can still find the HDD applications that I have on it but when I...
  39. J

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 not working properly

    I have an SSD with windows installed on it as my C drive My friend just got a PC so i wiped one of my old hard drives and installed windows on it using my own PC The problem is now that i have had two different drives with windows on it, my PC keeps asking me which one i want to log on, even...
  40. H

    [SOLVED] adding a second SSD to my laptop

    I found this adapter that plugs instead of the CD reader which have SATA ports on it, so I decided to buy it and plug an SSD to it since my laptop runs off an HDD and its really annoying how unresponsive it is just wondered will it have standard W/R speeds? or will it be throttled, if it does...