Tag Archives: ssd

Combined two unallocated 2TB partitions into 4TB [SOLVED]

Recently I started to repurpose a 4TB 2.5″ SATA SSD but ran into an issue utilizing the entire SSD. Specifically, even after deleting the existing partitions I could only allocate ~2TB and ~2TB (as shown on Disk1 below) Eventually, I realized that the issue was the drive had been setup as MBR instead of GPT. Here are the steps to remedy that and create a large contiguous 4TB partition. First the screenshot shows the steps, then the commands are listed

What does TBW stand for in reference to an SSD? [SOLVED]

Question: What does TBW stand for on my SSD? Answer: TBW stands for Terabytes Written. Specifically, TBW is the number of terabytes written that the manufacturer expects a particular SSD to be capable of during the lifetime of the drive. In general, the higher the TBW the better. However, be aware that different manufacturers may use different estimates and formulas for arriving at a given TBW. If you go with a reputable manufacturer, like Samsung or Intel, and choose a

HDD Raw Copy Tool, Read Error CRC

7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM HDD Raw Copy Tool 1.10; http://hddguru.com 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM * * * * * IMPORTANT: DURING THE DUPLICATION PROCESS 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM ALL DATA ON TARGET WILL BE IRREVERSIBLY OVERWRITTEN! 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Source: [4] ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Target: [5] ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:16:17 PM Locking device… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Copying… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Read Error occurred at offset 131,072;

Deleting system/protected/recovery partitions from SSD [SOLVED]

The various system vendors (Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc.) generally use a large number of partitions on their SSDs and HDD. Here is an example from a recent Windows 10 laptop with a 256GB m.2 SSD boot drive: Partition 1 Recovery Partition 2 System Partition 3 OEM Partition 4 Reserved Partition 5 Primary Partition 6 Recovery Wow, that is a ton of partitions! Normally that many partitions is not a big deal, but if you want to quickly re-purpose an old

Cloning HDD OS to new SSD

Upgrading from a HDD to a SSD (or from slow SSD to fast SSD) is one of the most effective options for increasing PC/laptop/Mac performance. However, one of the most common questions I hear is how to preserve the existing OS and data from the old drive, or how to make sure a new OS install goes well. Here are some options: Windows cloning/restore options: Clone from the existing drive to the new drive I really like True Image 2016, but