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Fix Windows Recognizing SSD as Hard Disk Drive

It seems that the weird and strange issues always find their way into my system builds. Recently, a Windows Server build was recognizing my SSD drive as a standard hard disk drive. For some, this may not be an issue as the read/write performance is still there. However, for those that dig a little deeper, Windows will try to use the standard "Optimize" for the drive on a regular basis, something you should not do to an SSD.

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Fix QuickBooks Error 3371 (Status Code -11118)

Recently while upgrading a customer's old hard drive to a snazzy new OCZ Vertex 150, we encountered an unexpected result. Everything was moving along splendidly during the customer's "test it all and make sure it works" phase; applications were loading fast and he was happier than ever. Then, it happened... One of his most important applications decided it wasn't going to cooperate. QuickBooks hit us with an error, specifically "Could not initialize license properties. [Error 3371, Status Code -11118] ".

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Can’t Remove a Partition? Use DiskPart

If you have ever removed a hard drive from a system and installed it in another, you may have run into a situation before where you are unable to delete some of the partitions on the drive. This usually happens when you remove the hard drive from a system made by Dell, Acer, Samsung, etc. The partitions you are unable to remove are designated for system restore and the like. Well, getting rid of those partitions is easier than you think. All you need is a command line and a cup of coffee.

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Should You Defrag Your SSD?

Hard Drive defragging has become routine for many of us. Through the years there have been a number of utilities that claimed to make accessing data quicker on your hard drives by placing it sequentially on your disk. We have read many guides that suggested that we defrag our hard drives often and even Windows will suggest a schedule for defragmenting your hard drive. This is all well and good for traditional hard drives, but does this apply for SSDs as well?

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