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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Dual Booting and “locking” hard drives

I don't think this question has been posted yet, but I'm planning on dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two drives, a solid state and a mechanical respectively. Is there a way to disable the SSD ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from my Sony vaio SSD laptop

I have tried booting ubuntu 14.04 with DVD, but screen just goes black and stuck on vaio icon, nothing happens. Is there a problem with my SSD (is sony ultra book)? Wasn't sure if I had windows virus ...
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USB GRUB boot HDD -or- The Upgrade parachute

I have a question... I'm upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD. Starting basically from scratch (just backing up and partially transfering /home and stuff), but there's software I have installed (such ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 fit in a 8gb SSD? [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a new laptop that comes with a hybrid HD with a 8GB SSD.
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Gluglug ThinkPad X200 Ubuntu?

I'm looking at buying the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 from Gluglug (http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/) and they say they have Libreboot so you can install any OS, but I'm wondering if the ...
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Binding /var during installation

I want to install an SSD into my desktop PC, putting there the root and other folders like /etc. What I don't want to put there is /var, because I work with databases pretty often. So, what I want to ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I ...
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Backup and restore for migration and new drives [closed]

Problem: I crashed my HDD on my old computer and lost everything. New computer will arrive soon and a week or so later, I'll get my SSD drive. How should I configure the drive? Right now, I have ...
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enable trim for mounted ntfs partition on dual boot system [duplicate]

I have a dual boot that I set up following this great manual on lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual-boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony). So I have just like the author 4 sda ...
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install Ubuntu 14.10 and windows 8.1 on new ssd

I upgraded my HDD to a 1Tb SSD. I want to install both Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on it, with 60% of the SSD for Ubuntu. But I don't know how make the partitions or how many partitions I need, or ...
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How to move files from Ubuntu to Windows then back to a Ubuntu VM

What I want to do: Have a Ubuntu development VM on Windows 8.1. Setup: I have a new SSD that I just installed Windows onto. I have an old SSD (60GB) that has Ubuntu on it. Problem: I am a developer ...
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Small SSD, large SATA. What can I move to SATA?

I've got a 601GB Linux partition which can be written to at up to 84.7MB/s (ref). My 62GB can be written to at 366MB/s (ref). Down to my last ~360MB. What should I move over and mount from my other ...
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Where to install bootloader for ubuntu/windows dual boot ssd+hdd

I'm brand new to ubuntu, but I've done a lot of research and I'm currently in the middle of installing ubuntu on my laptop. I looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but every answer out ...
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Partitioning for dual boot [closed]

My motherboard is a Asus am1l-a with a uefi bios. I have a 120 gb ssd and a 3tb hdd I plan on adding another 3tb hdd. I plan on installing Ubuntu as my main os and Arch as a secondary just for messing ...
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how do i move files from windows 8 to ubuntu 13.1 [on hold]

i have a computer system with windows 8.1, asus motherboard z87, inter i7 4790 chip, 16 gigs of ram,2 ssd drives in a raid-120gig(windows 8), 1 ssd 120gig(ubuntu 13), and a 1tb hhd. sound and video ...
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Dual Boot, turning off Fast and Secure boot, partition SSD [closed]

I am following a tutorial to install ubuntu in my laptop and I have to turn off the fast boot and secure boot to install ubuntu, since my SSD is only 24gb, minus 8gb OEM partiton (apparently some Asus ...
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Two hard drives only my boot drive is shown?

I have a WD 1 tb blue and a SanDisk 120 GB SSD, obviously booting from SSD. I can not for the life of me figure out how to see both of them in the Files. I got close one time but there was an eject ...
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Partitioning to Install Ubuntu, so Ubuntu has higher performance

I Have a 500gb HDD + 24gb SSD laptop, and I came with Windows pre-installed, I want to know how to change my partitions in a way that Ubuntu keeps roughly 2/3 or more of the HDD disk, and about the ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, partitioning small SSD and HDD

I looked at several related questions because some questions remained for me. I have just bought a Asus Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed, 500gb HDD and 24gb SSD. Apparently (according to some ...
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Questions RE: dual booting two distros on an SSD. Will it mess with my data on the main partition?

I'd like to try out Deepin 14. (What a gorgeous distro!) I've got Ubuntu Mate 14 on now. I hear it doesn't work well on a virtual machine, so that leaves dual booting. I don't want to start from ...
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Cloning SSD to a another SSD? [duplicate]

Sorry for asking a lots of questions... I got a SanDisk X110 128SSD that I want to clone all the stuff to a Corsair Force GT 240. How can I do that?
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Shift-Select in Matlab Editor lagging

I have very peculiar problem in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 using Matlab (both R2014a and R2014b) I am not able to solve for almost a year (maybe even more). This problem persists on my second machine I ...
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Boot menu shows up but Ubuntu won't boot

I cloned an existing SSD 128GB hardrive (HD1) with Ubuntu 14.10 on it to a new SSD 256GB harbdrive (HD2) using HDClone using Windows. I supposed that the clone software would not change anything on ...
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New SSD causing segfault on boot (14.04 LTS)

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit system configured as follows: 2 x 3Tb drives, in a RAID 1 array, mounted as /home 2 x 1 Tb drives, partitioned as: a /boot partition (/boot2 on the other drive) a ...
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How to check if SSHD works? [duplicate]

I have a Laptop with an 500 GB SSHD and running Ubuntu on it. A friend of mine told me he is not sure if Ubuntu is even capable of taking advantage in terms of performance of this technology. So my ...
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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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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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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 ...