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  1. All of ssd size not showing

    So pretty much I made an external ssd from a msata one that I had around that I took from an old laptop. The ssd is 128 gb from when I took it out. in disk partition only 19GB are showing that are unallocated. How can I recover and use the rest of the 128gb? It is disk 6, the others are from my desktop.
  2. I was watching a review video for NVMe SSDs on TechDeals. The reviewer talked about the differences between the 960 EVO and the 960 PRO and how their read and write speeds work between the SLC cache on the EVO and the MLC drive on the PRO. If the EVO can read and write faster for the first few gigabytes would it be faster than the PRO at booting windows as a boot drive? Also because the EVO starts at 250gb while the PRO starts at 512gb would this be more economical as a boot drive? I'm think on my next build of having a 250gb EVO for booting windows and a 512gb PRO for holding any of the games I can tell would benefit from a good SSD. I also just kind of want windows on a separate storage device with minimal other files on that device.
  3. SSD advise under 70 EU

    Hi guys, I'm thinking about buying an SSD. This is what I'm thinking of buying at the moment, please give me some feedback and tell me the things to look out for! Thanks!
  4. I'm not very well versed in SSDs, so could somebody help clear this out? (TLDR: go to bolded) I've never used a SSD before - I've never had the need; for Internet connection is the limit. Additionally, I don't need a high capacity - just something to throw the OS on and a couple of programs. I'm more or less forced to use a M.2 rather than standard SSD for a couple of reasons: Project where m.2 is specifically required Personal PC is short on space (but I could force a standard SSD to work) I'm looking at buying a M.2 Drive such that it'll go on the back of my motherboard (Image from bit.tech.net) The 960 Evo, as shown in the image, is described as a PCI-E NVMe. The other two SSDS, the 850 Evo and MX300, make no mention of such. The picture above clears my worries that the 960 Evo won't work on my motherboard, but I'm curious about a couple things: Why is the 960 Evo's read/write speed ~3-6 times faster than the other two? Would the 960 Evo be slowed down by a M.2 slot rather than some standard "GPU PCI-E slot"? Is the 960 Evo worth it over the 850 and mx300? (Prices, Read/Write, Capacity shown in image) Why is the 960 Evo specifically described as PCI-E when the other two aren't? Does this affect anything? Thanks for reading this through.
  5. SSD Bad Sector Question

    Does anyone know if having an SSD with a 91% life good or bad? I am using it as my OS, and I keep getting crash. I asked some advice from my friend and told me to check my SSD and which I use Crystal Disk Info. I also have a crash log if anyone knows what happens. PC crash :WhoCrashedOutput.htm
  6. Hello, My pc has been running very slow recently and have been told many times to get a ssd. The thing is that the problem is not in disk usage it is in memory usage. Do I need more ram or an ssd? Thanks, Dylan
  7. I installed windows to an ssd and then tried to boot but it goes into the bios. However I can see the ssd in the bios as the only storage device and as boot option #1. How can I make it boot into windows on the ssd? Thanks in advanced. Motherboard: Strix 270i gaming SSD: Adata SP550
  8. Alright so we all know you can boot from a lan... What if you have a cheap server with 128gb+ ram (well under 200$) Using some kind of ramdrive software on the server.... with 10 gigabit connections.. Can you use this drive to run another rig with faster than nvme SSD speeds? ITs wasteful but interesting. for such a small amount 120gb of (128) but Why not? Although not the fastest ram.. server ram is the cheapest and ECC! I suppose the ramdrive could be loaded from server HDD copy and somehow be updated as ramdrive software does... Tell me what you think? the whole setup would be cheaper than buying 128+ram for a newer capable non server PC... and would beats ram limit of older systems as long as you had 10gigabit network cards CHris Im no computer geek. i work(and play) 7 days a week 12hr days in my store. playing on hp ap5000 cash registers (ddr2 4gb/2.8ghz core duos) ... my personal computers are crappy but 1st world problems... gobookII, motion le1600, le 1700. samsung 700T, some i3 tower with the work printer on it. hahaha
  9. Hi everyone, I'm having issues getting Windows 10 to be recognised by my ASRock H97 Performance motherboard. I've flashed the latest BIOS which added NVMe support so the drive itself is recognised by the mobo, but not the OS. If anyone has any idea why it thinks there is no OS installed, I'd love to hear it. It's a legitimate copy of W10 installed on the drive using the official media installer (installed via USB). I have also attached some images of my boot order/CSM settings for better clarity. The NVMe drive I am using is mounted onto my second PCIe lane via the Silverstone ECM20, doubt it's related, just so you all have a better idea of my setup. Thanks in advance
  10. Mates help me plz

    So as we "speak" my main PC is dead af, my C: drive disk just died on me(it was around 10 years old or more), so im currently looking for a replacement for it also since im going to upgrade my HDDs(since my main one and another one where showing signs of failure) im wondering what the community would recommend me to get as replacement, im currently thinking of a standalone SSD for windows and other HDDs for everything else, also checking which SATA cables would you recommend(i know i can use the ones that came with my MOBO but i still want to get some new ones)
  11. Hello, I have recently got a new ssd, I haven' installed it into my pc yet. I was just wondering how can I move only my os (Windows 10 home) to the new ssd? My current hdd is 1tb, whilst my ssd is 120gb. Thanks
  12. Hi! I’m planning on building a pc for music production. I’ll be using large orchestral files via Kontakt. I have found different arguments for what I should do. 1. One large SSD, with everything installed and stored on it. 2. Two smaller SSD’s (or one small SSD + large HDD). - one for OS, digital workstation, Kontakt, apps, VST’s - one for sample libraries (used by Kontakt) and audio files, projects Should I work in the same environment? Is having everything on the same drive the way to go with today’s SSD’s? Or do I go with option 2?
  13. Hello! I have a few hard drive combos in mind for the new workstation/gaming PC I'm building, but I'm having a hard time trying to decide between these: Option A: -M2 (250 GB) for OS. -SSD (500 GB) for "main games" and data. -WD Blue HDD (1TB) for data and stuff. Option B: -SSD (500 GB) for OS, "main games" and important data that requires fast loading. -WD Black HDD (2TB) for both games and data. Which one sounds better? Also... should I get one WD Black 2TB, or two WD Blue 1 TB instead? I'm concerned about reliability and power consumption, besides noise since I'm building a silent PC. My new PC will be used for daily work with art software like Photoshop or Manga Studio, ocassional video editing/rendering and gaming.
  14. Hello everyone! Long time lurker, first time poster. A quick brief, I'm a PC gamer who is far more comfortable in dealing with software than hardware. Boxing day will be coming up soon and I'm looking to finally shift towards SSD's. I've done some reading, however, I am in need of help, specifically around pairing certain SSD's with my motherboard. I'm uncertain of optimal settings and this is where I need your expertise. To anyone that's able to point me into the right direction, thank you so much! System Specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz Motherboard: Z170A GAMING M5 (Bios 1.60) Memory: 16384 MB GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB HDD x 2: Western Digital WD Green 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" OS: Windows 10 Pro PSU: Corsair HX 650w Goals: I've just purchased one Crucial MX300 525GB (https://tinyurl.com/ya5jmd9h) and looking into getting another Crucial MX300 525GB or a Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 (https://tinyurl.com/y7hgtb8f). I'd like to get the M.2 but I'm not sure exactly what I'll be giving up. Will my GPU be slower? Will I have to sacrifice both of my 1TB WD's? I'd much rather have my setup be optimal than be functional at sub-optimal settings. I did go through my motherboard manual but as I mentioned earlier, I'm not hardware inclined. Attached to this post is my motherboard manual; I believe the relevant info is on page 34. Thank you so much for any help! Happy holidays... 7977v1.0(G52-79771X1)(Z170A GAMING M5).pdf
  15. M.2 Adaptors?

    Hi, I'm looking to get a new SSD and really want to get an M.2 NVME SSD but my motherboard doesn't have an M.2 slot. I've seen that across the internet using the adapter from the PCIE seems to be fine with no loss of speed but wanted to check with you the LTT crowd before I buy. One day I'll upgrade the mobo and it'd be nice to not have to buy a new SSD in the future. Thanks a lot!
  16. DRAM-less SSDs

    I just watched Linus' video about DRAM-less SSDs I want to know how to find out if an SSD has or hasn't DRAM. Does anyone know where to check for this spec?
  17. Hey everyone. I had an idea. I want to put more storage on my PC. and i'm wondering if storing games on a hard drive will effect performance or not. I use an SSD as a boot drive and was just considering this new setup. if it works that is.
  18. Optimization

    I've been thinking of a GPU upgrade for a while. I have a i7 2600, 8gb of 1333mhz memory, and a 2TB 5400rpm HDD How powerful of a GPU could I go before the 2600 was a bottleneck to the GPU?
  19. So, I currently have a 1TB WD Blue drive which has about 50GB left. I'm getting myself an SSD (Samsung 850 EVO 500GB), finally, and am planning on installing Windows and commonly played games/programs onto it. However, I can't simply clone my HDD, since it has more shit on it than can fit on the SSD, so I was planning to simply install Windows onto the SSD, then delete all of the Windows files off of the HDD. Then uninstall some games and commonly used programs (POE, web browsers, GIMP, LibreOffice, etc.) and reinstall them to the SSD. I'm also planning on getting a 4+TB HDD early-mid 2018 to prevent further issues of running out of space. So, my questions are: 1. Can I simply do a fresh install Windows to the new SSD, as if I've never installed Windows before, then delete all old Windows files off of the HDD - i.e. the 20+GB Windows folder? 2. Would programs still installed in the Program Files/(x86) folders still work without Windows installed on that drive? 3. Would other programs work as well - e.g. my other Steam games are installed in a separate location (still on the HDD drive, though)? 4. Also would the now old User folder be essentially the same as any other folder - i.e. the default Documents/Downloads/Music/etc. folders would be based on the new(?) User folder I assume would be created when I install Windows on the SSD? Also, I'm fairly certain my copy of Windows is connected to my Microsoft account, if that makes any difference, and it's not an OEM copy. Also, I don't use the search function on Windows, so I don't particularly care if that gets somehow fucked, if that may be a problem. Please don't tell me I have to uninstall every program, somehow back up all other files to somewhere else, then clone the HDD once it's nearly empty. Unless I truly have to do that.
  20. So yesterday I bought a Samsung 850 EVO 250GB and it worked nicely the whole day. I put some games on it and it worked. Today when I turned on the pc, the SSD wasn't showing up(neither on my computer or disk management) It was shown in the BIOS tho. I tried connecting it on a different sata port on the mobo, but suddenly the HDD(WT Blue 1TB) wasn't recognised, but the SSD was. I would turn on the pc and get the message that no operating system was found. I went in the bios and both the SSD and HDD were there, but I couldn't choose the HDD as a bootable drive, only the SSD(also in the BIOS place where you choose what type of disk it is(ssd or hdd), the HDD suddenly didn't have that option). If I place the disks the way they were before, the HDD would be recognized, but not the SSD(and the SSD would have the same BIOS thing where I couldn't choose what type it is or make it a bootable drive.) Can anybody help me with this? PC specs: Motherboard: Asrock H81M-VG4 R2.0 Case: NaviaTec 6030 Mid Tower ATX Pc Case CPU: Intel i3-4160 GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1050Ti G1 Gaming Ram: 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz Power supply: Corsair CX500 Edit: Fixed it!
  21. Hello, I was watching a Gamers Nexus video where it was said that cooling flash storage hurts the lifespan of it because the flash modules "want to be warm". I was wondering if anyone can elaborate on this, because I can't find any information on whether this claim is true, much less more specific information such as temperature thresholds. I have a Toshiba XG4 NVMe drive that idles around 55c and reaches 75 - 80c when doing even moderately intensive things like loading a map in Operations on BF1 or installing a larger update or program. More intensive tasks can push it well into the 80c range. Because of this, I bought a KryoM.2 PCIe to M.2 adapter with a fairly large heatsink. Now I'm not sure whether I should forego the KryoM.2 and let the controller get hot and possibly throttle for the sake of the flash modules, or whether it would be better to keep the drive as a whole cooler with the heatsink in the long run. As I said, I can't really find any information to go on. Here is the video. The comment is made at 11:25. Thanks!
  22. Hello Friends. I had Hp Probook 450 G4 i5 7200U mother board is HP 8231. I installed Adata SU800 128GB ssd which works fine it is very fast but issue is cpu usage is very high 40% to 50% all the time even when idle. In windows task manager ntoskrnl.exe is using this cpu %age. All the drivers are updated. After a lot of research i found nothing about ntoskrnl.exe. Every body says its a driver issue so i updated all the driver to latest version, but the problem still exist. I found the root of the problem though. When i remove ssd from my laptop cpu usage comes to normal less than 5%. But when i plug it in cpu useage rises making laptop to heat up and consume more battery. ssd is detected and working fine than i dont understand what the problem is. Do i need some driver or what i dont understand.. please help me fix this.
  23. M.2 Disrupt PCIe Lanes

    Alright so I thought I knew how pci lanes worked and it just keeps proving to me that I don't. I'm getting an 8700k on the Asus Prime Z370-A ATX LGA 1151 motherboard. The 8700k has 16 pci lanes, I know that, and I know that my graphics card will use 16. I had heard that the chipset can provide some but I have no idea how many this motherboard does. I looked online at the specs and it doesn't say how many lanes the specific board has. The intel website says the max number of lanes is 24, but does that mean that I'll have 24 lanes or what? So that, and then one last thing. I want to have the gpu, an m.2, and one additional pci x4/x1 card (specifically the elgato hd60 pro). Will that work with how the setup is or no?

    Ask no questions. I want someone to tell me a way to format an ssd safely, free, quickly and if it is possible make it as easy as possible. I will install a fresh copy of windows on there.
  25. Hello everyone, I met a very distressing problem! I just bought the notebook hard drive configuration is SSD + HDD, WIN10 is now installed in the SSD, games and other documents on the HDD. The ATA / ATAPI controller driver is Intel Rapid Storage Technology. I turned off hard disk hibernation in Win10 power management. The problem is that HDD reads and writes very slowly, and the response speed is very slow. When I operate an HDD file or folder or program shortcuts, the system will stop 1-4s. System reloaded many times, are the same problem. However, I separately removed the SSD and HDD to split-card speed and no problem. I use HDTune HDD detection in the case of dual-hard, screenshot below. System Manufacturer: LENOVO Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 16299) (16299.rs3_release.170928-1534) System Model: 80RQ BIOS: 0KCN36WW Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300HQ CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz Memory: 16384MB RAM Available OS Memory: 16296MB RAM Page File: 4200MB used, 14528MB available ------------------------ Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives ------------------------ Drive: C: Free Space: 9.9 GB Total Space: 61.4 GB File System: NTFS Model: Lenovo SSD SL700 M.2 128G Drive: D: Free Space: 23.2 GB Total Space: 60.6 GB File System: NTFS Model: Lenovo SSD SL700 M.2 128G Drive: E: Free Space: 96.7 GB Total Space: 256.0 GB File System: NTFS Model: WDC WD10SPCX-24HWST1 Drive: F: Free Space: 90.7 GB Total Space: 232.5 GB File System: NTFS Model: WDC WD10SPCX-24HWST1 Drive: G: Free Space: 181.7 GB Total Space: 232.5 GB File System: NTFS Model: WDC WD10SPCX-24HWST1 Drive: H: Free Space: 211.1 GB Total Space: 232.9 GB File System: NTFS Model: WDC WD10SPCX-24HWST1