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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What do you use to wipe an SSD short of a hammer?

So it's been stated in other questions that you can't wipe / secure erase an SSD with the same tools that you use to wipe a regular hard drive. This was for two reasons, the first was that you could ...
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Clarifications on Installing Ubuntu and Windows

right now I am considering reinstalling my Windows/Ubuntu dual boot because they were originally on two external hard drives and I can't boot into my Windows anymore. Can someone correct my steps and ...
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Unable to boot into 2nd Ubuntu installation on new SSD

I recently installed a new SSD on my laptop along with my old HDD. On this SSD, i did a new Ubuntu installation. so now i have sda old Windows and Ubuntu sdb new ubuntu installation I updated ...
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Reinstall ubuntu on a SSD and keep /home

I recently purchased a 120GB SSD, and I would like to do a clean install of ubuntu on it, while keeping my current /home. My current configuration is the following (I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) : ...
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How to run ExpressCaché on 14.04

I've recently bought a notebook (ASUS K551LN), which comes with a 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD (SanDisk). Thing is, that SSD is supposed to be used as a caché. When I first used the computer (that is, W8), ...
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How can I find the exact model of a hard disk in a raid?

I have a ProLiant DL380p Gen8 with 4 Plextor solid state drives RAIDed. Since one of these disks has failed (as I see in HP iLO4 of my server) I need to find the exact model of these disks to replace ...
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ux32vd(asus): issd turning on

Few weeks ago I had some problems and turned "offline" my iSSD which is integrated to motherboard from windows cmd. Now I installed ubuntu and I have "ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)" problem when I ...
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How to move a whole Ubuntu system

I was using a WIN7 Machine and wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed 14.04 LTS on a external hard-drive - I had fears of destroying the WIN7 Part. I like it so much that I want to install on a SSD ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Transfer Existing install of ubuntu 14.04 to SSD

I have a Samsung NP530U3B, long time ago i installed ubuntu on it (Just ubuntu) and i installed it on the HDD (500GB), this computer has an SSD drive and i want to move the installation to the SSD but ...
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Problem with booting ubuntu 14.10 when using tmpfs for /tmp

I was following the recommendation on this page: http://yktoo.com/en/blog/post/id/233 Apparently when I put my /tmp to tmpfs then the system cannot boot. It seems that the booting runs into some loop ...
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Should the swap partition be on an ssd or hdd? Or can I use a swapfile? [duplicate]

Lots of posts mention installing the swap partition on an HDD instead of an SSD. Does this really matter? shutdown and startup my windows 8 several times a day and it uses the ssd for it's hibernation ...
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Should /var/log be on an hdd partition when / is on an ssd?

I keep reading that /var/log should not be on an SSD as it gets written to all the time. I'm installing Ubuntu and SSD and am wondering if I really need an extra partition for this folder on my HDD, ...
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full disk encryption on SSD with trusty [duplicate]

I am about to install a new SSD into my laptop and I have to do full-disk encryption due to regulations where I work. Since this is a new install I can get it right from the outset. How can I install ...
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How do I move / to my new SSD

I built a computer and loaded ubuntu 14.04 onto my HDD. I recently got a SSD and wanted to put / and /home on the ssd and all other storage on the HDD. How would I go about this process.
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SSD is always running out of room

Today I opened my laptop to find the message: Failed to write file '/home/chris/.cache/xfce4-notifyd-theme.rc.TF9RSX': write() failed: No space left on device displayed on all workspaces. I googled ...
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How to install Linux applications onto an external hard drive [duplicate]

The laptop that I have acquired only came with a 16GB SSD. I installed XFCE onto it and now the SSD is almost completely full. I have an external hard drive with 1TB of memory, and I was wondering if ...
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Which parts of Ubuntu would you place on SSD and not HDD? (to leverage better system responsiveness without excessive write cycles to the SSD)

Which parts of Ubuntu would you offload from an SSD installed system to HDD or vice versa, to reduce write cycles and still enjoy better responsiveness? I assume the following, but must be missing ...
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Any benefit installing ubuntu desktop on SSD [closed]

For a large memory (lots of RAM) Ubuntu desktop machine, is there any upside to installing Ubuntu on SSD ? wouldn't everything be loaded to memory right after boot anyway, making it just superfluous? ...
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Moving Ubuntu and Windows from seperate drives to single drive [duplicate]

I currently have three hard drives in my machine that I dual-boot: - 1TB for data - 80GB win 7 - 240GB Ubuntu (only using less than half) I just got a new 256GB SSD, and I'd like to end up with both ...
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Problem with pm-suspend and mSata

I noticed a strange thing when i put my computer in pm-suspend mode my hard disk (mSata crucial m550) continue to be a litlle hot ... It seem to be power up ... I think it isn't normal But i ...
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Hackintosh on a already dual OS sytem [duplicate]

Hello and thanks for answering here (if you do) in advance. So here it goes... I already have an 128GB SSD with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I would like to install a Mac OS too on this PC ...
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Can I partition my boot drive?

I have 2 physical drives on my laptop, a 500 GB hard drive and a 120 GB SSD. I installed Ubuntu on the SDD and it thus became my boot drive. I moved my /home folder to the hard drive because I have ...
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Trying install OS on SSD but “Erro: no such device d7a2c…”

On HD left the /home directory, while the SSD (which was installed in place of the CD-ROM drive) left the / and the swap area. The first error was "No such partition", put live-usb, ran the ...
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Moving boot disc to another

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on a Corsair SSD but am becoming a little nervous at the increase of smart errors appearing from it. I am considering the purchase of a new SSD to take over the role but ...
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Dual boot W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD/HDD

I recently bought a new laptop which has an 8 GB ssd and a 1 TB HDD, pre-installed with W8.1. I'm used to creating a partition on a HDD to install Ubuntu on. However, with the new SSD I'm not sure as ...
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Ubuntu and internal WD Digital Black2 Dual Drive — Did anyone managed to make it work?

The Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive is a 2.5 drive which combines a 120GB SSD with a 1TB HDD. It differs from hybrid drives in that it appears to the system as two distinct partitions, leaving to ...
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Win 8.1 + Ubuntu, 256GB SSD, partitioning scheme

I would like to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu(both x64) on a one 256 GB SSD. I need 3 partitions, 2 for systems and 1 shared(NTFS?) for data accessible by both OSes. '/root' and '/home' will be on ...
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SD card image library manager

I'm currently playing with lots of SD cards for various raspberry pi's and I'm looking for a program I can use to take backups of them, store them on my desktop, and write them back to cards when ...
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problem with SSD

Decided to put an additional SSD, to put back the system itself, but my computer does not see the SSD, through the BIOS can not see anything to, tell me what could be the problem? laptop: acer aspire ...
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Incredibly bad M.2 SSD performance (HP OMEN with Samsung XP941)

I have a new laptop (HP Omen) and have just, after great trials and tribulations, installed Kubuntu on it. The install is a dualboot install along with the factory Win8.1 installation using EFI mode. ...
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Can't change vm.dirty_ratio with /etc/sysctl.conf

I recently bought an 120GB SSD drive and I wanted to tweak my OS for it. I found some tutorial to do that and I followed it, but I've found some problems. I wanted to change vm.dirty_ratio value to ...
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Dell E4300 needs two boots

Currently going through the process of moving over to Ubuntu with mostly laptops. There's one small issue that I have been unable to remedy on my own, this relates to a Dell E4300 fitted with Samsung ...
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Install Ubuntu on fresh new SSD alongside with windows on another SSD

I did a lot a research to check if my question was already answered or not, but so far I've only seen two related questions in Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows ...
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Dualbooting Ubuntu/Windows 8.1 on SSD with Data HDD [duplicate]

here's the deal My system currently has a 128gig SSD and a 2TB HDD. I'm currently running Windows 8.1 on the SSD and using the HDD as a data drive for most of my games/programs/data/video etc I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting, behaves like a spoiled child

I've unsuccessfully tried to boot again in Ubuntu after 1 week of not using it. It clearly punishes me for that. Joke aside, please know that i'm using "vanilla" Ubuntu. I didn't tinker with it. All ...
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Ubuntu not booting on SSD

I have an SSD which I installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I installed Ubuntu I allocated 500 MB to /boot and the rest of the Ubuntu partition to /. The installation completed and now ...
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VMWare Shared Folder, host resources

I have a SSD running a ubuntu virtual machine. Shared folders is set up to a folder on another hard drive. Ubuntu constantly, 24/7 writes data to this shared folder. As SSD have a limited write ...
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installing drivers for intel 910 series SSD (data center hdd), how it it possible?

I got my hands on a Intel 910 series 800GB SSD, now I have a hard time installing it since Ubuntu is not mentioned as a supported OS for it. And I might add that I am a newbie with Linux as well so ...
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Samsung ssd Ubuntu 14.04 install won't boot on Lenovo B575, but works perfectly on a new ASUS Z87-A motherboard

I am trying to get a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Samsung ssd drive to work on an older Lenovo B575 laptop (2011). For some reason when I go to boot from the ssd drive the system does not even ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation - hide ssd builtin disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my main disk (sda). The laptop (acer aspire s3) comes with a built-in (soldered! :_() 20GB ssd which appears to be broken, it spits I/O errors in both GParted and ...
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How to mount and sdb and move /home directory to sdb

I have a question: when I type the command sudo lsblk -o, I get the following: NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL", my outcome looks like this: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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8GB RAM is fullfilled, addressed /tmp /var/log into RAM

Ok, so I have 8GB memory and 30GB msata storage + some external drives... 30GB for ubuntu, no SWAP partition, only main / Updated fstab to store /tmp and /var/log into RAM and Firefox caching into ...
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fstrim does not work (Ubuntu 14.04, ext4, Intel SSD 520)

I've been googling around for hours without having found an answer. I've found some hints, but they don't correlate with each other. $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep TRIM * Data Set ...
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Oscillating disk performance

I recently upgraded my server from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. It used to run flawlessly for 2+ years, perfect in every way, but now I'm getting massive dropouts in the media streaming it provides. So ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and RAID-5 for data files

I want my NAS to run a lot like Freenas or Nas4free in that I have a separate drive for my OS and all other files (like WWW, media, plex media server and minecraft) run off the raid-5 (3*3tb WD reds). ...
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SSD SMART failing - two temperature values?

Running Ubuntu 12.04. This morning I started getting disk failure warnings on my root drive (EDGE™ Boost Pro Plus 7mm SSD 240GB). Looking at the SMART data shows the failing attribute is 231 ...
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Cannot create partition table on SSD

I'm running into quite a dilemma, where I'm unable to create a new partition table on a particular SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). Attempting to create a msdos partition table via gparted doesn't work, and ...
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large amount of data TRIMMed on SSD

I just recently set up a new PC with an SSD/HDD combo; my linux partition on my SSD is mounted as / with /home mounted on my HDD. I have the noatime and discard flags set for my SDD in /etc/fstab, ...
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...