Solid State

Forum discussion tagged with Solid State.
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    Solved! Buying a laptop for school

    I know all these laptops are overpowered for just school, however, I want something nice to last me for a while. I would like opinions on which computer I should get. I will say I am wanting a light and nice looking laptop. I like the internal specs of the Spectre in the first link, but not the...
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    what ssd will work in my toshiba

    what type of solid state drive will work in my toshiba
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    brand new NVME solid state drive gets hot

    As the topic might suggest, I have problem with my laptop's SSD, which I've just purchased. I got it It gets really hot during normal tasks like light web surfing or memory light tasks. It always stays at 50 to 55 degrees Celsius. Is this normal or I have to have it replaced?
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    What can I get for $2000?

    Hey guys, I am starting a hardcore gaming series and I am looking to buy a upgradable laptop under $2000. The laptop should have: 1) Core i7 (you cant upgrade a processor in a laptop) 2) 500gb HDD 3) ram extendable to 32GB DDR4 4) An upgradable graphics card 5) maximum 18 inches 6) No...
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    Randomly computer screen freezes up and computer is unresponsive to crtl+alt+delete

    Hello tech geniuses and tech wizards, I humbly ask for your help as a simple computer owner. I own a Dell inspiron 15 7560 laptop. It’s a beautiful piece of machinery that I paid a lot of money for (at least I think it was a lot), so it really bothers me when it doesn’t work right. I used to...
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    Need to find a laptop with the following specs...

    Hi all, I need a laptop with the following MINIMUM specs. As much as I appreciate opinions, only after models which have the all following as a starting point. -16GB RAM - A good processor (i7 or later) - A Solid State Drive Thank you!
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    dell inspiron 7559 trying to install ssd

    i bought new dell inspiron 7559 and trying to install 128GB M.2 solid state drive from old toshiba laptop. when bootup it ask for password that i never set.
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    RAM Upgrade or Storage upgrade? On a Budget.

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some help with upgrading my computer, and I'm pretty new to the tech industry. And I'm only trying to spend about $160 at most. 7 months ago I bought a Dell Inspirion 15 7000 7567 Gaming Laptop. SPECS: -7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Quad Core -Windows 10 Home...
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    Dual Boot System

    :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: Hi There In Cyber World: Could anyone out here please give me clear instructions on how to make a dual boot system on my Laptop. I have two solid state hard drives; one internal and one external. I want to use both of them separately using Windows 10 on both...
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    What 1 tb solid state hard drive do I need red for a aspire 5750-9851 laptop?

    I want to use an an ssd and also add 4 gb ddr3 memory.
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    Which gaming laptop?

    I am buying a gaming laptop for university and I am stuck between two laptops: MSI GT73VR Titan Pro i7-6820hk gtx 1080 512GB SSD Super Raid 4 1TB HDD 2400 32GB DDR4 (overkill) 17.3" 120Hz PC Specialist Octane III i7-7700(k) gtx 1080 256GB Samsung SM961 1TB WD Black HDD 2400 16GB DDR4 17.3"...
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    Disabling RAID-0 on ASUS ROG G701VIK-GB040R

    Hey there, The ASUS ROG G701VIK-GB040R seems to suit most of my needs from the given specs. Before buying, I would like a confirmation, that the two installed SSD can be used with disabled RAID - as I need to have two OS installed. Some threats point out, that this could be a problem with the...
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    MSI GE60 0ND and an mSATA

    Hey everyone! I've had my MSI GE60 0ND for a few years already, and I've been wanting to put an mSATA into it. After researching, I believe this laptop can have an mSATA (along with having the original HDD) put into it. I just wanted to confirm with you guys to make sure it is actually possible...
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    My main drive ssd read write is maxed out, and the OS responds slowly

    I have a solid state drive and hdd. Everything started running awkwardly after I booted and I checked my task manager and my c drive is maxed out utility wise even though I'm not doing anything . When I attempt to do anything it takes a long time and sometimes the mouse or action freezes and...
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    Can I order a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 with two 2.5" drives?

    On the Lenovo website, I'm building a P50, and I no drive selected for "first hard disk drive," but I have a 256GB SATA3 OPAL 2.0 for "second hard disk/first solid state" option. Then there's an option for a "second solid state" which I can check, also a SATA3 OPAL 2.0 The SATA3 OPLA 2.0 is a...
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    Looking for the best value laptop that isn't total garbage.

    What is the most inexpensive/best value laptop or netbook with at least 4gb of RAM and a solid state hard drive that runs Windows? I don't want to spend over $500 and all of the options seem to have some serious cons. Anyone have any recommendations?
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    How much do solid state drives extend runtime?

    anecdotal evidence suggests that SSD greatly extend runtime. Is that so?
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    SSD Running Hot now AC power is not bringing computer on

    I bought this computer Jan 2016 with the solid state drive. It has always run hot and I thought the SSD s didn't do that. Today I let the battery run out and when I connected the ac adapter on, I got nothing. My husband is taking the battery out and running that process. Why is the SSd...
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    Upgrading my audio setup.

    I am currently using using the Sennheiser hd800 open-back headphones with the O2+ODAC REV amp/dac with 0 modifications. I've heard the hd800 is a very picky headphone when it comes to amps, but I am not entirely sure what that means. I understand that tube amps sound different than solid state...
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    Should I sell my Mac?

    Summer 2012 Macbook Pro: i5 2.5ghz processor battery health at 90% 128gb SSD OS Mavericks I was wondering how much I could sell it for because I've been using a boot camp partition for a few weeks and I'd rather just buy a windows laptop. I was also thinking about using an Optibay(taking out...
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    Budget 13" Laptop with Great Battery Life?

    So in a few months, I'll be going away for a while, and my old laptop won't cut it. Dead battery, crap performance, just overall not great... So I've been looking at these "budget" offerings from HP and Asus, and for the money, they seem pretty good. I don't care about a ton of performance...
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    What amplifier and type of amplifier?

    Assuming I didn't care how much it costs, should I be going with a tube amplifier or a solid state amplifier, and why? I know there's a lot of articles on this, most of which are quite indecisive. The stickied guide suggests that tube amplifiers are less noisy, but are there any other pros/cons...
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    AMD E-300 CPU benefit from SSD?

    I am planning on getting a Samsung 840 Evo for my laptop. I use this laptop for DJ use which obviously means it requires a hell lot of processing power. However, I have a awful CPU. The CPU bar rockets whenever I load a song. Will getting an SSD compensate? Will it solve my problem at all?
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    I Can't Understand Speaker Amplification.

    I've Probably read 50 articles and forums by now. What will work? What won't work? What is Ideal? Watts, rms, peak, peak to peak, Ohms, wiring, bi-wiring, solid state, tube, cheap, expensive, how do you match it all up? A chart would be very helpful. I don't mean any offence but I likely...
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    SD Hard Drive Upgrade

    I have a Sony laptop (VGN TZ-191N) with a 25 GB solid state hard drive that has huge space issues. I am wondering if it is possible either to replace that SS HD with a larger one (in which case I need to mirror what is on it now to the new drive) or to add another SS HD within the case. I've...
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    ssd as storage?

    I'm not sure if this is even the right place for this, I'm new to solid state drives. If I want to use an ssd as storage, how do I go about it? Would I have to install the drivers during the first installation of the os? And how can I tell if it is working properly? If hipm and dipm are on does...
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    May be possible with some help

    hi so i'm going back to uni in a month and i'm a engineering student so i'm looking for a pretty good laptop both for gaming and 3D modelling here are my specs Intel processor i5 or i7 have at least 2.5 Ghz and 3M cache should have a decent graphics card something that can pay new games on...
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    Please help me, picking out a laptop

    Lenovo thinkPad W540 Hard DriveHelp me decide RAID HDD, 500GB, 5400rpm, RAID HDD, 500GB, 7200rpm, 1TB RAID Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm, 128GB Solid State Drive, 2.5'', SATA3, Dual RAID SSDs 512GB Solid State Drive, 2.5'', SATA3, Dual RAID SSDs
  29. Echocookie

    Deciding between 2 laptops, any help?

    Hello Tom's Hardware community, I have come to a tough decision between 2 laptops that will primarily be used for gaming. The first is a Dell Ultrabook 6430U with 8g of ram, a 3rd gen quad core (8 thread) i7 processor @ 2.6ghz, a 128gb ssd, and a 14" HD LED display. It does not have a dedicated...
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    How to wire speakers properley to an amp

    I am pretty new at wiring speakers properly, I am trying to wire 10, 20 watt 8 ohm speakers to a 30 watt amplifier. speakers: http://w.mawebcenters.com/midwestspeaker/ecommerce/speco-sp-502a-5-1-4-2-way-in-wall-ceiling-speaker.html amp: cant find a link for it online but i have this: SHOW...
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    Can I run dayz standalone with an hp pro book 450 g1 15.6 inch

    It has an i5 4200m processor, 128 gb solid state drive, 4gb PC-3 12800 DDR3 SDRAM Intel hd 4600 graphics
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    Upgrade my laptop

    I have decided to upgrade my laptop (Dell N5010) by upgrading the ram (from 4gb to 8gb) and by replacing my shit hard drive to an SSD drive. My laptop is 3.5 years old so I am not looking for the best possible products that might be expensive too. I just want to upgrade it to last another 2...
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    Asus N53SV Laptop solid state and drivers

    I would like to buy solid state hard drive to install on my Asus N53SV Laptop and would like to know where or if I can get a disk with all the original drivers for an easier re-install. I bought the laptop used and it already has a different HHD but its a 5200 rpm drive and I dont know why they...
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    help choosing the right parts for a new computer

    hi im wanting to build a new computer to run 2 separate operating systems simultaneously id like to run both windows 8.1 pro and some form of Linux id like for both operating systems to have their own hybrid drives so the operating systems can both be saved to ssd. id also really like it to be a...
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    Upgrading to Solid State Drive Compatability

    Hello all, I have a Sony Vaio SVE1712BCXB laptop. Recently I've been considering upgrading the ram and hdd. I would like to know: if I purchase a new SSD and install Windows 7 Professional on it, would it still function properly with the hardware on the laptop? The system came with Windows 8...
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    Can anyone recommend a laptop!

    Hey Guys, I am looking for a new laptop and cannot find a suitable one! And guys please stay inside of the UK i dont want to have to get a laptop shipped over from the US :) Here are my answers to the survey... 1. What is your budget? £400 - £1000 2. What is the size of the notebook that...
  37. King Hackintosh

    Looking for light yet powerful laptop

    Hello I am looking for a laptop capable of heavy multitasking and moderate video editing. I was going to purchase the Lenovo Y510P with dual 750Ms and 16gb of RAM (i7-4702mq version), when I realized it weighed far too much for carrying around all day :( Does anyone have any recommendations...
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    Can I use a tube amp as a dac.

    Hello I'm kind tight on cash at the moment and I was wondering if it's possible to use a fully rectified tube amp as a dac thank you. FACE PALM! Turns out that the receiver I have is just a really good solid state and I am basing this on the quality of the sound it is a marantz 2245 so I...
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    Solid state cache drive or extra RAM

    I'm ordering an Lenovo edge E530 and wondering what would improve overall performance the most , adding 2GB of RAM or adding a 16GB Solid State Cache drive. I'm trying to keep it under $600 so I can't get both. Current Specifications...
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    I really could use some help!!! Please and Thanks!

    Hello everyone, I'll try to keep this simple and strait forware. I have an alienware m15x specs: intel i7 q 1.73ghz, 4MB dell RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility 5850, 256gb 7200rpm, windows xp 74 bit pro. I would like to either buy a new alienware or upgrade my current one. Dell approved me for a 1200...
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    Solid State Drive

    Hi Guys, Can you recommend a solid state drive for my Packard Bell EasyNote NS44 i-3 2310m I couldn't find my model on the Packard Bell website which is why I am stuck. PB is now owned by Acer so I put this in the Acer sub cat. Why isn't this model on their site? so annoying.... I want to...
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    I have a Sansui Solid State 2000A amplifier, and the protector light comes on wh

    My sansui 2000a solid state amplifier is throwing the protector light when using the radio and there is a lot of static interference. Any thoughts on what could be the problem?
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    Help for a mic preamp project

    Hello, i have as a final year project to design and build a mic preamp. i choosed to use solid state topology for my project with the use of NE5534 opamp. my design has no transformers and it come in three main parts Differential input Variable gain control Differential line driver it's a 4...
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    Sony NEW S series VPCSB190X CTO

    I was interested in getting the new Sony S series laptop. http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SYCTOProcess?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&LBomId=8198552921666304162&categoryId=8198552921644768017 I want to get laptop with the Solid State Drive but it cost to much. Can I...
  45. JMcEntegart

    Reese's Announces ''Solid State'' Candy at CES

    Ah, the old bait and switch! Reese's Announces ''Solid State'' Candy at CES : Read more
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    An upgrade question

    Hi again everyone. This time I want to know if its possible to do some upgrades on this laptops. Qosmio X505-Q898 - Upgrade the USB 2.0 to 3.0 ASUS G73JW-A1: - Put a Solid State Drive For now thats all. Thank you
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    Adding a SSD to a laptop while keeping original drive

    Hello, Are there any low to mid-range laptops where I can add a SSD (SOLID STATE DRIVE)and keep the original drive?
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    The Technology Behind Laser Levels

    Laser levels use a laser, an amplified, focused beam of light emitted from a solid-state device called a diode. These light emitting diodes, also known as LEDs, are found in many common devices, including digital clocks, remote controls, or television screens. To understand how a laser works...
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    Ssd in m11x

    Intel 160 GB X25M Mainstream SATA II MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) Bare/OEM Package SSDSA2MH160G2C1 Will this ssd fit in the m11x? also anyone know if this ssd is worth it...
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    Upgrade a Desktop Machine to SSD

    Perform an easy and painless system upgrade for your trusty desktop by giving it a solid-state drive boost (and RAID, too). Watch your productivity soar. Upgrade a Desktop Machine to SSD : Read more
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    Solid State Drive Buyer's Guide

    Should you consider upgrading to a solid state drive? Weigh all the pros and cons and evaluate the cost and value of doing so by reading this guide. Solid State Drive Buyer's Guide : Read more
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    Can you switch from ATA-6 to IDE

    Laptop has a ATA-6 Hard drive and I was wondering if I could switch to a solid state Hard drive using IDE
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    Solid State $2.85 Light Bulb Lasts 60 Years

    A research team has developed a light bulb that lasts for 60 years and costs less than a trip to Starbucks. Solid State $2.85 Light Bulb Lasts 60 Years : Read more
  54. exfileme

    World's First Solid-State Battlefield Laser Now On Sale

    Military tanks fitted with lethal lasers? Apparently, that's no longer just a work of the imagination. World's First Solid-State Battlefield Laser Now On Sale : Read more
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    Toshiba Unveils SSD Notebook (with An Acceptable Price Tag)

    Irvine (CA) - There is no doubt that most road warriors are looking to notebooks with solid state disk drives today, hoping that the technology will deliver gains and add battery time. Toshiba Unveils SSD Notebook (with An Acceptable Price Tag) : Read more
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    SSD Alliance To Introduce First Testing Program In July

    An alliance advocated by Taiwan-based companies for the standardization of solid-state drive (SSD) testing will introduce the first set of testing standards in July. SSD Alliance To Introduce First Testing Program In July : Read more
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    Intel To Bundle SSDs As Part Of Centrino 2 Platform

    Expecting solid state drives (SSDs) to become the mainstream notebook storage format, Intel is planning to launch SSD products by the end of the third quarter this year which it will bundle as part of its upcoming Centrino 2 platform (Montevina), according to sources at PC makers. Intel To...
  58. Aaron McKenna

    SSDs On Inexorable March To Replace Hard Drives

    The Solid State Drive will completely replace the traditional hard drive in the coming ten years. This is the conclusion we’re drawing as the capacity of flash drives goes up and their prices come down. SSDs On Inexorable March To Replace Hard Drives : Read more
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    Dell Says SSD Failure Rate Rumors Have

    Austin (TX) - Dell is hitting back at reports that its solid state drive-equipped laptops are experiencing 20-30% return rates. Dell Says SSD Failure Rate Rumors Have : Read more
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    Lexar Shows Off SSD Special Edition Gaming Memory

    Las Vegas (NV) - We took a swing by the Lexar booth at CES to check out its Solid State Drive collection and a new color in its line of computer gaming memory. Lexar last week announced its first line of Solid State Drives, released under the brand "C Lexar Shows Off SSD Special Edition Gaming...