A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state storage to store persistent data with the intention of providing access in the same manner of a traditional mechanical spinning/magnetic block I/O hard disk drive.

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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

I've got a Laptop with 1 HDD and 1 SSD. On the SSD is both, Windows and Ubuntu, installed. Now I want to move my /home folder to the HDD on a seperate partition. How much space do I have to give the ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB drive with one SSD and one HHD Raid 0

Unfortunately my understanding of partitioning and RAID is almost nothing and when I installed Ubuntu on my old laptop (with one HHD and no RAID) and had not problems so I am new to this. Here is my ...
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Same Ubuntu on external SSD used on different machines : feasible, or not?

I happen to work with some new and old computers, all of them 64-bits, with at least 4 GB of RAM. So my question could remind this one : How can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I ...
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Is there a way to find out my SSD's controller from the terminal?

I tried using hdparm but I'm not seeing anything using the -I option that lists the controller that my SSD uses. Whether or not I can find the controller my SSD uses in its manual, I'd still like to ...
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Ubuntu single install SSD keep deleting data

I have a HP-ENVY laptop with 32GB LITEON SSD and 500GB Harddisk. I have a single boot system installed with ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD, and have a Data partition on the HD. Partitions look like this ...
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Why no swap partitions on SSD drives?

I often read that one should not place swap partitions on a SSD drive, as this may harm the device. Is this true? Can you please explain the reason to me? Because I otherwise would have thought that ...
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Ubuntu with a little SSD [closed]

Sorry for my english. I have a 32GB ssd drive and 500 GB HDD drive. And 8 Gb RAM. I want to install ubuntu on HDD and SDD. I want to put files that are not often written to SSD and the files are often ...
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Really slow ssd performance

So I installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a samsung 840 evo ssd, the system works fine but I did a test to see the speed of the ssd. hdparm -t /dev/sdb gives me about 30MB/s, when it is supposed to give me ...
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Installed SSD and want to boot existing Ubuntu off of original Hard Disk

I just installed a new SSD into my laptop and had some questions on how to boot into Ubuntu. Before I installed my SSD, I had a single HDD with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed on it. When I ...
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Recommended partitioning for system with 40gb SSD and 500gb HDD [closed]

I was going to put / on the SSD and swap and /home on the HDD. The system is a office PC and has 4gb RAM. Is this the best way to partition the system?
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How Can I Set Up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 on Two SSDs in RAID0

So I am a complete novice when it comes to all things Linux/Ubuntu, but I have been trying to remedy that by making it so that my computer can boot either Ubuntu 15.04 or Windows 8.1, which came ...
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How to change FileSystem from, msdos to ext3/ext4 on a specific drive

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and I have recently added a new 480Gb+ SSD drive. When I attempted to install a program onto the drive it wouldn't allow it to happen and a error would occur. I ended up ...
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How can I install programs on another drive?

I'm planning on switching from Windows to Ubuntu and with Windows, when you install programs, you can have the option to choose where to install it. How could I do that on Ubuntu? The reason is ...
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TRIMming shared partition in dual-boot on SSD

In a couple of days, I'm going to buy a new notebook (Asus N551, should it matter), tending to replace the HDD with a Samsung EVO 500GB SSD. I'll set it up in a dual-boot configuration of Windows ...
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SSD - safe to use hibernate?

In a couple of days, I'm going to buy a new notebook (Asus N551, should it matter), tending to replace the HDD with a Samsung EVO 500GB SSD. Now, I've often read that one should make sure that Ubuntu ...
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Is TRIM Supported for RAID0 in Intel Matrix RAID in Ubuntu 14.04?

It appears that TRIM is supported for RAID0 arrays with mdraid in Ubuntu 14.04. Intel now supports TRIM to Intel Matrix RAID (RSTe) RAID0 as of series 7 chipsets (and Intel's Windows driver). Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu - win 8.1 dual boot - ssd and uefi woes

I built my new computer last week and decided it was about time I installed my dual boot. I disconnected the gpu as I was getting an out of range issue with the monitors, presumably as a result of not ...
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Kernal does not detect type SSD

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and this system is connected with SSD (No HDDS just SSD). When i check "cat /sys/block/sda/queue/rotational" it shows 1. It doesn't seem to recognize the type of drive is ...
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Is Trim enabled? [duplicate]

Is TRIM also enabled and working when moving the root partition to a Samsung Evo 850 SSD (no clean-install)? The home partition is still on my HDD. I've done this 2 months ago. I do know that TRIM is ...
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Hdd to ssd (laptop ubuntu 14.04)

Dear fellow ubuntu appreciaters I'm an absolute novice and will probably use the ubunto 14.04 OS soon. I'm considering to change the 5OOGB HDD with a 250 SSD drive for some faster handling. Having ...
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novice Ubuntu-user: beginners assistance [duplicate]

Hello possible fellow Ubuntu-users, Until now I've been using Windows operating systems and my current laptop is going to retire soon. In my search of a new, basic (read: not too expensive) laptop I ...
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Macbook Air SSD overheating

I have installed Ubuntu on my Macbook air. Everything is fine, but the SSD reach aroud 70°C. Yet on Yosemite the SSD is around 40-50°C. What is wrong ? (Macbook air early 2014, 6.2)
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Using second hdd as storage for all users

I have a new build of 14.04. I installed the system on a 128GB SSD and have a 1TB HDD on board as well. This machine will have either two or three users. Ideally, I would like to use the HDD as ...
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Ubuntu issues on SSD and HDD, freezes/hangs at Shutdown and Restart

So, I have installed ubuntu on my SSD along with Windows 8.1. I have used three partitions for Ubuntu: swap, /, /home. All was fine until I had to shutdown or restart. It hangs/freezees every time. ...
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Lenovo G700, New SSD Ubuntu clean 14.04LTS, Want to Use old Ubuntu Programs in orignial HHD installed in Optical Drive bay

I have a Lenovo G700 that I had Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on, I put an SSD in and did a clean install of 14.04 I want to put the original HDD in the Optical drive bay and want to use the original programs that ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 on small SSD and HDD?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S46C with Windows pre-installed, it has a small 24 GB SSD and a 750 GB HDD and UEFI system. Windows leave about 16 GB free on SSD. I have successfully installed Ubuntu ...
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Boot much slower after partition resize

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I have been running quite happily for several months on a 250GB SSD: <5s boot time. I just swapped to a 500GB SSD (same brand, slightly different model). After initial cloning ...
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How many and how should I set up my partitions? [closed]

I have a 1 Tb HDD and an 8 Gb SSD. I currently have Windows 8.1 installed on the HDD (no partitions yet), and plan on installing Ubuntu 14.04. A coworker of mine mentioned that I ought to have a ...
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ubuntu boot to initramfs/busybox

I have an Alienware 17 R2. I installed it with 2 SSD and 1 HDD. I have windows 8.1 and install ubuntu 14.04. The disk list is: Disk 0: HDD Vol 1: Data Disk 1: SSD Vol 2: Ubuntu Disk ...
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Install Ubuntu on Seperate HDD - Win 7 Error

So, I decided that installing Ubuntu and re-learning Linux would be beneficial. I downloaded Ubuntu (Latest version), unplugged all other HDD/SSD that I have in my PC and the install went perfect and ...
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SSD space used even if formatted

I wanted to reinstall Ubuntu and formatted all my disks but the installer got stuck when creating the primary partition on my ssd. I decided to create the partition manualy with gparted but whilst the ...
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Win 7 on HDD and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

new machine, 258G SSD, 500G HDD. Main purpose of the machine is for data analysis, and Ubuntu is my preferred OS. Nonetheless, there are times when I need to use Microsoft Excel, therefore I do need ...
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SSD I/O error due to fsync failure

During a normal usage my system froze all of a sudden and then I had to reboot it after which I found the following log of errors. I am not able to even reinstall ubuntu because of I/O errors. Now I ...
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Windowse/Ubuntu dual-boot disk separation

I have a HDD and an SSD. I have a win8 and Ubuntu in two separate partitions on my SSD. First win8 has been installed and then Ubuntu. Boot-loader grub comes up and I can select my OS. Now, I feel ...
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No HW detection installing Ubuntu 14.04 from liveUSB

This is my first post, I hope to be correct. I have a laptop which contains a 320 Gb HDD disk and a 32 Gb SSD disk. The SSD is only for accelerate the pc, and is not available to use as a storage ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer for dual-booting with win10 doesn't recognize any partition

Im facing the following issue on a new desktop machine: I installed Win 10 Insider Preview made a fat32 Partition on a USB stick, extracted x64 ubuntu iso to it and set boot flag one ssd where win10 ...
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UEFI Dual Boot partitioning with 14.04 and Win 8.1 on SSD + HDD

I'm setting up a new machine with a SSD and a HDD. Windows is for gaming and Ubuntu for working. I'll install 8.1 first and leave 10GB on the SSD for /. On the HDD I'll leave 120GB for /home and the ...
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Disable TRIM to avoid file system corruption

I read the following article on a problem with TRIM and Samsumg. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 and I have a Samsung PRO 850 of 250GB. I am worried to get my file system damaged due to same firmware ...
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Samsung SSD, TRIM and Ubuntu 15.04

In light of a recent issue raised in regards to Samsung SSD firmware relating to TRIM and the related launchpad bugs for Ubuntu.. Bug# 1465663 'libata Samsung SSD 8 series TRIM blacklist' and the ...
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Unable to Mount External USB SSD

I bought a 1TB external USB SSD (Shadow). I want to copy files from an old disk and use it with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 7 (so NTFS). But it won't automount. The internal drive is SSD as well and ...
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Can I restore backup when I switch from HDD to SSD on my Laptop

So I finally got my 250GB SSD for my Laptop (a Samsung Np530u3c). I have to install Windows and Ubuntu together. I was wondering if I could just restore my Backup I did on my current System to the ...
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Encrypted Install of Ubuntu on a SSD and SSD Support for Encryption / Performance

I am looking to purchase a SSD to use as the primary drive on my computer, with the goal of installing Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) with an encrypted hard drive install for security purposes. There's a ...
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Cloning SSD with dd But Clone Does Not Boot

At my job we have always used dd to make clones of our master os image, but recently we have updated from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. We made an image of it and created a news SSD with it. sudo dd ...
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Why is cp -ax /media/hdd /media/ssd creating a hhd folder in media/ssd instead of copying files there?

I am using liveCD to clone the file system from one drive (hdd) to an ssd (I am trying to migrate my system to use SSD) I mounted /dev/sdb1 (my former hdd) to /media/hdd I mounted /dev/sda1 (my ...
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How to optimize SSD to prevent wear

I am upgrading my system (2011 MacBook Pro) by installing an SSD. I was wondering if there is any sort of configuration in Ubuntu that will help prolong the life of the drive? I'm not even sure if ...
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Partitioning advice with SSD/HDD combination

I'm building a PC with a 128GB SSD and a 4TB HDD. I want to move my media collection from smaller external HDDs (NTFS) back into my PC (ext4). There's two formatting options and I tend to prefer the ...
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Extremely slow hard drive problem

I'm pretty new to linux and my research doesn't find a solution for my specific problem. I don't believe I understand the whole situation well enough to know what to search for exactly so please ...
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Moving to an SSD

I'm moving from a 1tb HDD to a 500gb SSD. On the HDD I have a 600gb partition for Windows and a 400gb partition for Ubuntu. On the SSD I have a 150gb partition for Windows, and a 350gb partition for ...
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Prevent page cache above certain RAM usage level

Someone here on AskUbuntu pointed out that disk caching is harmless thing, that only makes your disc read times faster. And that it is birds singing and flowers only. I kinda have to disagree: I ...
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How to change lowercase hex to uppercase with efibootmgr?

Lowercase hex appears to be a problem for grub2: :~$ sudo grub-install --recheck /dev/sdb` Installing for x86_64-efi platform. ** Warning ** : Boot000a is not EFI 1.10 compliant (lowercase hex in ...