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The comparison of hard-state-drive, Samsung VS Micron

Q: The comparison of hard-state-drive, Samsung VS Micron

I am a beginner of hardware. I find two series of SSD to compare, 840 EVO and M500, because the specifications and the prices of them are approximate.

Both of them use SATA 3, so you need to compare with the read speed and the write speed, if you prefer faster one. The sequential read speed of 840 is 540MB/s, and the sequential write speed is 410MB/s. M500 is slower, but the performance of M500 is great as well, its Shock-resistant design makes it more durable than 840. The most important thing of SSD is the controller, 840 uses 3-core Samsung MDX controller, M500 uses Marvell?s latest controller, maybe the second one is better.

This is my poor review, how to compare them with more details, give me your advice.

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As a follow-up to our previous SSD coverage, today we will be looking at four popular mainstream SSD offerings which include the A-Data S592 128GB, Corsair P Series 128GB, OCZ Agility 120GB and the OCZ Vertex Turbo 120GB. Although all these products are MLC flash-based and target the consumer enthusiast market, they do vary in price, on-board controllers, memory chips, and cache sizes, which should make for some very interesting results.
With dozens of manufacturers now offering some kind of solid state drive, you should know there are only a handful of them you should concern yourself with. MLC drives based on either the Samsung S3C29RBB01-YK40, Indilinx Barefoot or Intel's own controller are all you should be looking at today. While the Intel controller remains the superior performer when it comes to small data writes, the Samsung and Indilinx controllers are worthy alternatives.


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A:Solid State Drive Comparison - Round 2

Thanks for the link Airbot. I had not seen this one. Glad I have a barefoot. It's still working very nicely after about 3 months.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/21809-solid-state-drive-comparison-round-2-a.html
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Im deciding whether to upgrade from 2x512 Generic Samsung RAM to 2x512 OC'ing Crucial Ballistix or 2x1GB Generic Samsung (or Micron or Infineon, whichever is best)

I tend to play the new games that eat up ram and sell them afterwards but the only game i really constantly play is CS:Source, which we all kno needs no more than 1GB of ram..

I have my CPU OC'ed to 2.2ghz and my current ram is on running on a divider. i read on on AT.com that the cost to get quality OC'ing ram is not worth the 5-10% overall performance increase over non OCing ram (of the same size)

my question is, should i go ahead n spend $190 on 2GB of ram or $150 on 1GB of OC'ing ram.. ?
 

A:2x512 OC'ing Ballistix or 2x1GB generic samsung/micron/infineon?

Is this for an Intel CPU or AMD?

2GB of value ram would probably make more sense than 1GB of high performance ram with an AMD CPU. Intel CPUs will benefit more from additional memory bandwidth.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/2x512-ocing-ballistix-or-2x1gb-generic-samsung-micron-infineon.49787/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Samsung-Solid-State-SATA-drive-shows-as-SCSI/td-p/3446001
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A:Micron M600 mSATA SSD vs Samsung 850 EVO Series mSATA SSD

The only difference is form factor and speed.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/micron-m600-msata-ssd-vs-samsung-850-evo-series-msata-ssd.1148644/
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A:SSD listed as 'Hard disk drive' instead of 'Solid state drive'??

The ssd should always be used in an Intel port imho bud. The driver you are using is making it appear to be a scsi device.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/8730-ssd-listed-hard-disk-drive-instead-solid-state-drive.html
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Is it possible and feasible to change the hard drive to a solid state drive on a Toshiba Satellite Pro L300-1FK laptop.If the answer is affirmative then would appreciate as much information and guidance there is available.

A:Changing hard drive to solid state drive

I took a quick look at the specs and don't see why you couldn't. That laptop is maybe 3 or 4 years old?

What you would have to decide is if you want to attempt to transfer Windows from the current hard drive to the SSD or instead do a clean install on the SSD. Cloning/imaging can work and save time, but many would tell you to just do a clean install instead.

Good SSD brands: Intel, Crucial M4 series, Samsung 830 series.

I assume this Toshiba has only a single drive bay?

Do you have an external hard drive?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/234578-changing-hard-drive-solid-state-drive.html
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I know if I reformat it I will lose all my data which I will not do.

When I look in device manager it states that the external hard drive is installed.

I attempted to go through start menu and type cmd then F: and it states "The volume does not recognize this system file. Please make sure all required system drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupted."

PLEASE HELP I DONT WANT TO LOSE ALL MY FILES

A:Samsung s2 external hard drive not loading showing local disk F drive

With the external drive connected, Go to Disk Management (Start > type: "computer" > click on Computer Management > click on Disk Management)

Determine which disk is the external drive.
If the external drive shows here as a healthy volume, Right click on the large box to the right of the "Disk 1" / "Disk 2" lable and choose: Change Drive Letter and Path.

If there is nothing but a grey box or "Unallocated Space" next to the disk number then Right click on the disk number (the box) and choose: Change Drive Letter and Path.

Change the drive letter to anything else > OK.

If you can't do any of the above post back. If you can post a screen shot of the Disk Management window that can help.
Do not initialize the disk or format it or you will lose your data.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/209492-samsung-s2-external-hard-drive-not-loading-showing-local-disk-f-drive.html
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Is there anything I can do to make more room? Can I remove the Win 7 update files or will I have to buy a new drive?

Bobiewaller
 

A:Solid State Hard Drive

Laptop?

Desktop?

Make and model of computer?

Size of SSD?

More than one drive?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solid-state-hard-drive.1003605/
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A:traditional hard drive vs solid state

Why do you mix raid 0 (striping) and raid 1 (mirroring)?
Striping is for speed. Mirroring is for faster "read speed" and higher availability.
If 1 disk fails.... no problem. You have only 50% of diskspace... because of mirroring. You're talking about RAID1+0 so not about RAID ten.

With 1 SSD you have 100% disk space.... but if it fails you're having problems.

SSD's are very very fast. But also very expensive

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/330063-traditional-hard-drive-vs-solid-state.html
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If anybody has any ideas, i will be happy to hear them,

thanks guys,
 

A:Help, Samsung Hard Drive

How is it formatted FAT32 or NTFS? This could make a difference to the amount of space available.

Additionally the 160Gb is likely to have been reported using a base of 1000. e.g. 1000 bytes to a kilobyte, 1000 kilobytes to a megabyte etc. rather than the computing form of 1024

Therefore 130Gb useable could be quite accurate
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/help-samsung-hard-drive.12809/
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when i connect it to another pc , it is shown in BIOS but in device manager its not showing anything.

when i tried to reinstall WinXP on my PC it gives a technical error in the form below:
STOP: 0X0000008E(oXC0000005), 0XF9257E4B, oX8E297E4, OX00000000)
setupdd.sys- Address F9257E4B base at F922B000, datestamp 40517A39

It also says that - setup cannot access this disk.


plz help, wht to do?

yatin
 

A:Hard drive Samsung (80 GB)

Is it an old disk? Sounds like it's dead to me.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/hard-drive-samsung-80-gb.89184/
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Maybe this is a really stupid question, but here goes.

I have three hard drives, and one is dedicated to my operating system. I would to copy that entire hard drive onto a new solid state drive to make it run faster.

Because I have so many programs and settings all figured out, I'd love to just basically copy the whole drive over, exactly how it is now. As I understand, I need to create a disc image in order to do this.

Is this possible? Am I able to basically swap the hard drives, and use a disc image to basically make the computer think it's the exact same hard drive? Can something like this be done?

Apologise for my ignorance, I'm not up to speed with disc images and I'm not sure how they work.

Thanks for your time!

A:Copy hard drive image to new solid state

acronis disk manager suite, can do this.
You may have issues with the bootmgr afterwards, but it'll do a bit by bit duplication of any partition onto another. ....it's a slow process but it's worked for me several times in the past.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/140864-copy-hard-drive-image-new-solid-state.html
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my laptop's motherboard packed in around month ago, was just cheap so not worth replacing, my mum had an old pc kicking about so have hooked that up to a monitor.

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problem is im trying to go into to advanced boot at start up,but when i do my monitor isnt picking up any kind of signal to the point where after a few minutes it just starts windows anyway.

basically ive never done this before and need to know the best way around this problem or is there another way that i have missed?

thanks in advnace.
 

A:Problems restoring hard drive to original state.

The "advanced startup menu" is usually accessed by tapping F8 at boot time, but on some computer's F8 does nothing.
Instead, at the manufacturer's splash-screen, you need to trigger the "Switch Screen" option by pressing the Esc key, or whatever key it says to press for "Switch Screen" when the splash-screen appears.

The screen should then switch to the Windows Advanced Startup Options.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problems-restoring-hard-drive-to-original-state.1043202/
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A:W-7 on Solid State Drive now in conflict with hard drives?

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
with all drives connected.

Did you reinstall Win7 to the SSD with the HD's disconnected?

Wipe the drive you say you're cleaning with Diskpart Clean Command,
if necessary from the booted installer's Command Line accessing DISKPART At PC Startup

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/298454-w-7-solid-state-drive-now-conflict-hard-drives.html
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Thanks,
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dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso
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A:Solid State hard drive replacement - activation

It seems Dell just sent you out the wrong Edition of Recovery USB.
Follow my guide (the one you linked to) and it should activate correctly.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4677/t/19652251
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thank you

A:Samsung External hard drive

Install free Partition Wizard which will often detect a drive when Windows won't. If so make sure it has a letter, or else rightclick to Add Letter.

If it still doesn't show up in Windows or PS, delete the partition and create a new Primary one in the native (NTFS?) format of the external HD. Assign a letter. Do not mark Active.

If problems persist, rightclick the drive to Check File System and if necessary run Surface Scan.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/206129-samsung-external-hard-drive.html
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A:How do I go about upgrading my hard drive on a Samsung lap

If your data on your hdd is more than 120 gb you will not be able to do it. If your data is less than 120 gb you have a chance and hope you have no data past 120 gb on the hdd. you will have to shrink the main partition so it will fit on the ssd.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/21755-how-do-i-go-about-upgrading-my-hard-drive-samsung-lap.html
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A:Samsung External Hard Drive

Hi looking at your picture you cant rename it as C, D, E, F are already connected and in use
I have an external drive I sometimes connect and use and when I do it comes up as E, or F depending what I have connected at the time.
If you wanted to give it a higher letter you would have to disconnect one of the other drives put that one in then reconnect and see if that works

http://www.tenforums.com/drivers-hardware/39995-samsung-external-hard-drive.html
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Hi,

I hope someone can help me?

I live in the UK

I brought a new sata 500 GB hard drive a while ago but after about 6 months it died...

i rang samsung and they sent me a new one under warrenty...

the new one broke a month later!

but now when i tried to RMA it through their website it says they cannot replace it because it was sent from the USA - i emailed them and they said the same thing in their email.

So now i cant replace the drive because they sent it from another country?

is there anything i can do?

surly thats not right - was a new drive and they chose to send it from the USA not me.

Thank you

Timez
 

A:Samsung sent me a new sata hard drive...

You should CALL the company and speak with a live person or two or three to get it resolved.

Have you had your computer physically checked for problems that could be causing the hard drives to fail? If there is no fault in the hardware (or user error)...the drives could have both been from a "faulty batch of hard drives."

Does Samsung have a policy regarding how many drives can be returned in a certain time period?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/samsung-sent-me-a-new-sata-hard-drive.986831/
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A:Samsung SV0322a Hard drive

Samsung SV0322A is only a 3.2 gig drive. the 32 in the serial number indicate that, if it where sv0642a then it would be a 6.4 gig.

Compression is really a good thing to stay away from.
In my opinion I would get a larger hard drive and clone the existing to it

I don't beleive xp will work with a compressed drive anyway
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/samsung-sv0322a-hard-drive.89150/
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I unchecked hidden files and system hidden files. I have tried on other windows machines. Also ran recuva software. I am at a loss. I am going to try run it on a mac when I get the chance and run a virus scan when I get back home.

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A:samsung portable hard drive

see if this program finds them

http://www.undeleteunerase.com/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/samsung-portable-hard-drive.1081000/
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A:Adding a 1Tb Samsung Hard Drive

Keep the OS on the 320gb drive and use the 1T drive for programs and data. If your OS fails and you need to reinstall at least your data will be safe. You may need to reinstall some files though as programs do link in to the registry. Another way of doing it is to use the 1T drive just for data. Pictures and music ect. This way it will be easy to back up when you want.
It also depends on the speed of the drive, if your new drive is alot faster than the old it would make sense to transfere everything to the new drive and sack the old drive or sell it on ebay.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/153363-adding-1tb-samsung-hard-drive.html
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A:Tecra A11 - Solid state hard drive boot issue

Hi

Trying to install Windows 7 no special controller drivers are required because Windows 7 already contains the common Microsoft controller driver.

Just one question: was the SSD drive formatted and new partition created before trying to install Win 7?
Should be done?

Are you using the Toshiba Recovery disk in order to install the system on this SSD drive?
Should use such disk? the recovery disk could be created using the preinstalled Toshiba Recovery disk Creator which was part of the running system preinstalled and configured by Toshiba

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?67599-Tecra-A11-Solid-state-hard-drive-boot-issue
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A:problems with samsung sp2504c hard drive

That is because the removable storage device that you double clicked on is your cd/dvd drive with removable storage disc (your win xp home cd) in so you should not re install it unless you really need to .

so remove it from your drive because it will also slow your startup or your system might even boot straight from your win xp home cd and start setup again.

The drive in my computer says Local disk because it on your computer (local) but if it were some disk on a computer that you accessed via a network it would say Remote disk or remote storage device.

so if you want to change the label on that drive just click on it once to highlight it then click on it again, then just type another name like "Storage, Backup, System" but you cant have a name with more than 16 characters i think.

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Make sure you have enough free space in each partitation ..... download Crystal Disk info and check the HD ... http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskInfo/index-e.html

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Hi,

Can you please post a picture/image of your Disk Management?

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A:Swap Laptop Optical Drive for Solid State Drive

You will probably need some sort of Tray and it's likely to be smaller than the Standard Hard Drive

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forum/helproom-1/swap-laptop-optical-drive-solid-state-drive-4598430/
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Just looking for opinions/first hand knowledge, I guess. Ready to buy a new comp and want to get away from the proprietary Dell with it's inherent incapability of being upgraded. A year or more ago a lot of people were talking up Micron, but I know they've gone through bankruptcy since then. Just wondering if their product has been adversely affected. Still see some good sounding computers on their site. Altenatively- If anyone recommends a good non-proprietary computer. Thanks.
 

A:Micron PC's

Why not build your own? It's easier & cheaper than most folks realize. You'll end up with exactly what you want & have the satisfaction of doing it yourself. No one can sell a reasonably priced PC, say $1000-$2000, for what you can build it for. They always end up scimping somewhere.
With sites like this even tech support can be handled. As long as you buy retail warrenties for componets can be as long as any PC vendor.
I'm not real familiar with Micron other than they've been around awhile & they're fairly large. What makes you think they won't put proprietary componets in it?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/micron-pcs.112680/
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Does any body here own a Micron PC? If so what is the quality of the tech support and their computers?
 

A:Does anybody own a Micron pc?

Hi, I've a Micron XKU266 purchased in '97. I can't compare it to any other as it's the only one I've had and I've been pleased. Tech. support a few years back ran the gamut from great to not nice, although Micron got VG reviews.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/does-anybody-own-a-micron-pc.51006/
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Quote Though solid-state drives are in vogue market forces and technical issues are giving the venerable hard-disk drive new life DRAMexchange a Taipei-based market intelligence firm said last week that the adoption of solid-state drives by computer vendors has slowed as the price of the NAND chips--the raw material of solid-state drives--has increased The firm also said that computer makers have been cautious about using Think disk again solid-state? or Hard solid-state drives because current Windows operating systems are not fully optimized for SSDs Numonyx NAND flash chip Credit Numonyx And the popularity of flash storage is waning in Netbooks These tiny laptops at one time used solid-state drives almost exclusively But Acer Hewlett-Packard Dell and others are moving en masse to Hard disk or solid-state? Think again configurations with large hard-disk drives in lieu of smaller-capacity solid-state drives SSDs typically offer higher performance--often much higher performance--than hard-disk drives and are more durable since they have no moving parts While those merits still apply lingering doubts about the long-term retention of the data in a solid-state drive is making the hard disk look not quite so pass Ed Doller the chief technical officer of Numonyx a flash memory chip maker which was spun off from Intel and STMicroelectronics last year addressed this issue in a recent phone interview Numonyx makes two kinds of flash NOR used for storing computer programs and NAND used widely as a data storage medium in digital cameras media players smartphones and solid-state drives quot It's if versus when With a hard drive it's if it's going to fail With an SSD it's when is it going to fail quot Doller said who critiques NAND only because his company is looking for a new storage medium--such as phase change memory--that can overcome some of NAND's inherent limitations Doller spoke about an epiphany he had after booting up a -year-old IBM AT quot I fired that thing up and it actually booted from the hard drive If that same computer had been built with a solid-state drive I can almost guarantee you that would not have worked It would have lost its information over that period of time quot Doller said Doller says NAND storage will get even more dicey as the densities increase--squeezing more memory cells into smaller areas NAND is classified as a non-volatile memory device because it won't lose its data contents when the computer is turned off--just like a hard disk drive Dynamic random access memory or DRAM used as the main memory in all PCs does lose its contents when the computer is powered off quot When you're talking about a non-volatile memory device there's really only two things that matter The first one being how many times can you write data to the device And the second is how long will the data be in the device quot he said quot Over time we've given up in the areas of those two very important parameters quot he said Doller continued quot It's one thing to produce a -nanometer NAND device that's good enough for a card for your phone It's another thing to say that I'm going to sell that same -nanometer to somebody who's going to build a solid-state drive for the corporate enterprise quot Controller chips integrated into the flash memory device can mitigate the shortcomings of flash-based storage by managing how the data is stored Doller said For example moving stored data around the device--called quot wear leveling quot --to avoid using one area of the disk over and over again For solid-state drive suppliers like Samsung and Intel the controller chip is the secret sauce for not only managing how the data is stored but boosting performance The problem according to Doller is that the user must implicitly trust the designer and manufacturer of the drive quot Whoever is building that drive has to have very intricate knowledge of how you and your operating system are using that non-volatile memory quot he said If the SSD technolog... Read more

A:Hard disk or solid-state? Think again

Micron Technology built a 2 billion dollar plant a mile from my house in UT counting on SSDs taking off (among other ventures)

The plant was "mothballed" for a few years because they judged it wrong because of some of the problems in this article. They have now teamed with Intel and have the plant up and running (IM Flash tech - a Micron/Intel) joint venture.

http://www.imftech.com/company/manufacture.html

They bet billions on flash media getting WAY bigger than it did. The market is pretty strange. I still think there is a lot of potential in flash if they can get it right.

Good article, thanks.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/15182-hard-disk-solid-state-think-again.html
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are these faster than a 7200rpm hard drive and are they worth the extra money?
 

A:solid state hard drives

They are much faster than mechanical drives. They are memory speed.

Whether they are worth the money depends on your system. Surprizingly, many people who have tried them have been less impressed than they thought they would be. The speed of a machine depends on many factors. Though drive speed is certainly one of those factors, it is not the only one.

So my take on all this is that putting a solid-state drive in a mid-level machine would be a complete waste of money. But putting them in high-end machines may show spectacular differences. "Instant On" machines with no boot time are certainly on the horizon, and Acer, I think, already has one out or close to it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solid-state-hard-drives.741784/
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Please help me.

Ml, Ryan
 

A:Micron Millenia Driver!!!

G'day ryandale, try carefully watching the top of your monitor screen and reading at lightspeed at power-up.
You may require to do this several times.
Alternatively try inspecting the video chip in your machine and google the chip type number.
Some of these video card drivers are incredibly difficult to source, I trust you have googled all the information you have at hand so far using different keword combinations?
Cheers, qldit.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/micron-millenia-driver.359969/
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A:Updating firmware Micron SSD

Ok first stupid mistake made. I started the updater from my data disk and not the SSD.

It did do "something" but at the end it said there was no SSD to upgrade...

What now?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/updating-firmware-micron-ssd.192742/
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A:Please recomend some good Micron RAM

Micron own Crucial.com so if you want ram from them that is capable of overclocking, look at the Ballistix series.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/please-recomend-some-good-micron-ram.99566/
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A:Solid State Hard Drives in Satellite Pro P750

Of course you can do this. I have done this on my old Satellite P500 and it works perfectly.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?84622-Solid-State-Hard-Drives-in-Satellite-Pro-P750
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A:Will solid state hard drives work with Windows 8?

Yes, indeed. Many (if not most) new laptops have SSD's, as well as a number of new desktops have SSD boot drives and spinners for DATA. That being said, it is not always a simple matter to make the change from a spinner to SSD.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/will-solid-state-hard-drives-work-with-windows-8.1124989/
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Second, I know that this drive is too small to install anything except an OS, but I have never installed only an OS on a drive/partition before, and thus I don't know that only 32GB is sufficient for the OS plus 2-3 shadow copies for System Restore...yes/no?

EDIT: Are there any apps that really need to be on the OS drive/partition? I am considering putting Opera on it, in hopes of giving it some more speed.

EDIT2: Would the pagefile need to be on the SSD also, or would it be just as good on a regular harddrive?

A:Patriot 32GB SATA II SSD Solid State Hard

Personally i would be wary of filling the drive up more than half full as they can start to slow down depending on how much the manufacturer underprovisions them.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/71189-patriot-32gb-sata-ii-ssd-solid-state-hard.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/micron-mpc-x3000-dvd-not-recognized-at-boot.888204/
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Any feedback would be appreciated.
 

A:Serial Port Failure with MICRON

What does your IT rep say is the problem?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/serial-port-failure-with-micron.341427/
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A:Micron T1000 notebook won't boot

Solution for dead Micron Transport T1000

Just wanted to post a solution to my own problem for all those out there who had viewed the page with similar problems. After testing the CPU I discovered that this Micron has an internal DC converter that was mistaken for a sound card. When replaced, the laptop booted up no problem. So essentially, it was a power supply issue.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/micron-t1000-notebook-wont-boot.43849/
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Hey,
Earlier today I bought a Micron TransPort GX+ with a P3 800 mhz processor, 320 mb ram, 20 gb hdd at a yard sale for $5. I got it home, and set it up. Win Xp loaded sucessfully. I opened MS Word and started to type a sentance, but the keys were all messed up. For example, when I press "T" it displays "T6Y" on the screen. It does similar things with other random keys. This is not only in MS Word, but all other programs that you type in. I think that reinstalling XP may solve the problem, but first, does anybody have any suggestions?
 

A:Micron laptop keyboard problem

Does not sound like a software problem, Try holding it upside down and brush between the keys with a small paint brush and then use a can of air to blow it out. Reinstalling the OS is free, so probably the next thing to try. A new keyboard is not likely to be available, but you could try the Micron website.
wrs
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/micron-laptop-keyboard-problem.332522/
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P50-non-ECC-Micron-Crucial-RAM-upgrade-question/td-p/3442528
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A:Micron Client-Pro 480X Max CD-ROM not being read by PC

I also swapped out the cables to see if they could be bad and I still had the same problems.

The weird thing is that the user told me they hadn't been having problems with the CD-ROM. We were only reloading the system because they didn't have enough space left on it to boot up properly.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/micron-client-pro-480x-max-cd-rom-not-being-read-by-pc.8416/
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http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/60885-cloned-drive-via-samsung-ssd-2nd-drive-empty.html
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Quote:
Intel and Micron plan to unveil new 25-nanometer flash memory chips on Monday via their IM Flash Technologies joint venture, the first commercial chip products made using advanced 25nm manufacturing technology.

The new 64 gigabit (8 gigabyte) MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory chip will give the companies a significant cost advantage over rivals, chip market researcher Objective Analysis said in a research note. The research note was inadvertently sent out ahead of an official announcement by Intel and Micron, which is slated for Monday.

An Intel representative confirmed the new chips and said they are aimed at smartphones, solid-state drives (SSDs), and portable media players such as iPods.


Source -
Intel and Micron first to 25nm with new flash memory chips

A:Intel and Micron first to 25nm with new flash memory..

That is unbelievable when you consider that nanometer measurement describes the microscopic size of transistors and other parts on a chip and that a nanometer is a billionth of a meter, about the size of a few atoms combined.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/59907-intel-micron-first-25nm-new-flash-memory.html
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A:J Micron JMB 363 eSATA driver install problem

First upgrade Bios on MB
second after upgrade select AHCI in Bios
upgrade drivers from x:/JMB36X_WinDrv/Floppy64

http://www.vistax64.com/drivers/293003-j-micron-jmb-363-esata-driver-install-problem.html
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A:Satellite Pro C850-1HE does not receognize new Micron RAM modules

> Is there anything i can try to make this ram work on my laptop?
I dont think so. For me it is compatibility problem. Send it back and buy 100% compatible module for your notebook model.
Your notebook model can be upgraded up to 16GB and compatible RAM modules have follow part numbers:
2GB DDR3-1600 - PA5037U-1M2G
4GB DDR3-1600 - PA5037U-1M4G
8GB DDR3-1600 - PA5037U-1M8G

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?74981-Satellite-Pro-C850-1HE-does-not-receognize-new-Micron-RAM-modules
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Hey All,

I am building a computer in the next week that the customer wants a SSD 2.5" drive. I've never built a PC with an SSD in it. Couple of questions

Will the standard 2.5" drive bay in a case hold the drive alright?

Will the drive be susceptible to electro shock and data loss in a power failure or hard reset?

Does the SSD need to be insulated in the case any particular way?

Does the SSD need specific proprietary power or SATA cables to interface with a modern motherboard?

Thanks
 

A:Solid State Drive

Connections and Size will very on which drive you get, but traditionally it will fit in a 2.5 bay and can support a sata connection. Nothing extra is needed. It shouldn't be any more susceptible to data loss during power failures then normal drives (of course like normal drives, you may lose data if you are writting to it during said power loss).

For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solid-state-drive.981597/
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This is either an issue with formatting a new Solid State Drive or something related cloning data and setting up windows on the SSD The plan was to run the OS off the SSD First I now know I forgot to format the SSD before cloning but it think it may have happened automatically because the clone process seems to have worked sort of The bad it took up 's of a GB SSD not good So I thought why not start over delete everything on the SSD set State Solid up Drive format it Solid State Drive set up and try a clean install from my windows upgrade disc Did that and it work better just a small amount of the SSD was used but But now with just the SSD plugged in am Solid State Drive set up getting an error at boot up quot No boot manager quot and boot fails Plug the original HD drive back in and boot is fine and appears to be running off the SSD Solid State Drive set up mostly quiet and fast But the old hard drive does tick away now and then So I'm thinking this is not how it should be and not as efficient as it should be This is why I bought the SSD to boot faster play games and most common aps off the SSD faster Where did I miss the boat Is boot manager something I can add I tried to boot via the upgrade disc and do a repair but it fails saying quot Partition for windows missing quot which may be a formatting issue too I am guessing the partition houses the boot manager How can I fix I get Microsoft security error during repair My Solid State Drive says at the Disk Management Screen GB NTFS Healthy System Active Primary Partition Marlon

A:Solid State Drive set up

I would format the SSD then do step by step what you did the first time.

edit: also take a look through the Tutorials section. I'm sure there's several concerning SSDs and their various configuration options.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/310774-solid-state-drive-set-up.html
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A:solid state drive

BIOS boot change.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/96672-solid-state-drive.html
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Hi

I am looking at getting an Solid State Drive to run just my OS on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a 30gb solid state drive and an 64gb drive, is the 30gb would the 30gb be big enough or would it be better to g for the 64GB drive?


Please can you let me know

Thanks

A:Which Solid State drive is best?

Personally, I would go with the bigger 64GB, to allow for some growth.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/81829-solid-state-drive-best.html
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A:solid state drive

I read that only some of the 17" laptops come with two drive bays. I checked and my 17" laptop does have two drive bays.

I'm no expert, but I've read and have been told heard this a noticable performance gain.

Inside it can be used as primary or secondary. Outside the computer it might only be able to be used as data storage but I'm not 100% sure.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solid-state-drive.760707/
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A:Solid State Drive

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what we are working on. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, then post the exact make and model#

As for the ssd, post the exact ssd you installed along with what mode is used for the sata controller.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solid-state-drive.1107854/
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Hi,

I was wondering, with 400 Dolars to spend on HDs, which one do i choose?
I will never use more than 500 GB, which i think is too much.
And i wanted a fast drive, like an SSD.
But i heard that SSDs have a short-life, and they're speed are decreased according to its age.

So, what would be better?
Buy 4x 250 GB 7200 RPM HDs and make Raid 4

Or 1x 128 SSD and a 500 GB for storage

A:Solid State Drive

Better that you should read these articles first:

http://www.sevenforums.com/news/6203...ink-again.html

A *really really really* good article about SSDs - very long and intensive.

Memory (DDR2|DDR3) and Storage (HDD|SSD)

Any review that Guru3D writes regarding SSDs the preface with a basic refresher about SSDs.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/24501-solid-state-drive.html