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Why is the actual storage capacity of the product slightly less than the volume written on the product specification?
Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending on drive capacity, host device, OS and application. 1MB=1,000,000 bytes.
1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less.
Will the SSD experience a performance decrease? If so, is there a way to reset the drive to a factory default?
Try using the Secure Erase tool like HDDErase to wipe the drive and restore it to its original condition.
Can I use two or more SSD drives in a RAID?
Any of our SSDs can be used in RAID. However, due to endurance specifications, only certain part numbers should be used in RAID. For servers, please contact addlink to determine the best addlink SSD to use for your workload.
When I connect my SSD as a secondary drive, it’s seen as new hardware but can’t see it as a usable drive.
My new SSD is not being seen by the BIOS in my 2008 or older computer. My older SATA drive is seen in the same port. Why?
Our SATA III (6Gbit/s) SSDs are tested to be backwards compatible to SATA II (3Gbit/s). They are not designed or tested to be backwards compatible with SATA I ports (1.5Gbit/s). Most systems made before 2008 used SATA I ports. Our SSDs will likely not work in these systems.
Why do I get a blue screen with an error message, "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE," when installing Windows 7/Vista OS using the SSD?
This issue occurs because the SATA driver is uninstalled or is disabled before the SATA setting is changed from IDE to SATA. Please go to Microsoft support for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976/en-us
Why does my SSD fail to boot into Windows 7/Vista after I change the SATA setting from IDE to AHCI in the BIOS?
This issue occurs because the SATA driver is disabled before the SATA setting is changed from IDE to SATA. Please go to Microsoft support for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976/en-us
How can I make sure that my original operating system and settings can be safely duplicated to my new SSD, and function normally?
To save your time for reinstallation, and to make sure that the comprehensive settings are preserved, we recommend that you duplicate the original system to the new SSD. Transcend advanced SSD Scope includes a System Clone Utility that can duplicate all the contents, including operating system (OS), programs, data, etc., from your current hard drive to your new Transcend SSD in just a few steps.
If my motherboard only supports SATA 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s interface, can I use a SATA III 6Gb/s SSD?
You can use a SATA III 6Gb/s SSD on a motherboard supporting SATA 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s interface only. However, the transfer speed will not reach the defined level of SATA 6Gb/s.
What is the difference between internal SSDs and normal mechanical hard disks? What are the benefits of SSDs?
The main difference between SSDs and normal mechanical hard disks is the storage medium. SSDs use flash memory whereas mechanical hard disk drives use magnetic plates. Unlike general hard drives, SSDs contain no spinning disks, spindles, springs, gears, bearings or any other fragile components susceptible to mechanical damages. Additionally, SSDs offer faster transfer speeds, lower power consumption, superior durability, and silent operation.