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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Install stops on Lenovo laptop

I've tried installing Ubuntu 15.04 desktop amd 64 on my older Lenovo B575 laptop. I've used a flash drive and a dvd with no success. I choose the language then it seems to be doing things for a while ...
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How to select OS during boot?

I have laptop with hdd and installed windows 7 on it. I bought ssd drive and replaced it with hdd and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it. I also replaced my cd drive with hdd. So, now, at bios I can select ...
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recommended partition setup for two 128 gb ssds

I have two 128 gb ssds and want to install ubuntu with them. At first I filled the first disk with a / partition. Then I made the second disk have a big /home partition. Is there a better way to get ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on usb3.0 pendrive with swap,tmp,var,etc folders on ssd

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on USB 3.0 (SanDisk Extreme 16GB) pen drive but want to keep /var, /etc, /opt, /tmp on SSD as my Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB is relatively new and until now only 2 TB has ...
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Will Ubuntu work on this old machine?

I am trying to convert a old desktop into ubuntu (or Debian) machine. I have already looked up the supported hardware list at wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesDesktopsDell but still have ...
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TRIM problem in Samsung SSD's

I have a question about the TRIM problems found http://techreport.com/news/28473/some-samsung-ssds-may-suffer-from-a-buggy-trim-implementation I have a Samsung 850 PRO drive currently in use. Should ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on external SSD drive

I am using external SSD drive to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I remember mistakenly selecting optiton to encrypt my folder, while installing ubuntu. Now whenever I boot I get this error, The disk drive ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Strange SATA Problem / Ubuntu 14.04 / ASUS P8Z68V / OCZ Vertex 2

this is my first question, because i usually got things going myself. But this time i'm out of ideas. As mentioned in the thread title, i have a very strange problem with my SATA boot device. It ...
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Can't install Ubuntu along with Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with Windows 10 for my laptop, but I didn't succeed. I downloaded Ubuntu from the official website, then used Universal USB installer and YUMI – Multiboot ...
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SSD windows + ubuntu

I have a new 250 GB SSD (Samsung Evo) on my desktop running Windows 8. I've tried to install Ubuntu (12 and 14), but it fails to see the Windows installation, reporting the SSD as empty. I don't ...
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Enable TRIM for Kingston SSDNow v300 on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Although Ubuntu 14.04 enables TRIM out-of-the-box, it only does so on Intel and Samsung SSDs. I bought a Kingston SSDNow v300, not knowing that Kingston wasn't supported, and now I'm rather lost. How ...
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Can swap be used instead of RAM?

I have an older netbook that I love. It's currently using a relatively recent version of Lubuntu. The hangup is its relatively low amount of onboard RAM: 1GB. This amount also cannot be updated as it ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Move root partition from LVM to 32 GB SSD

I have LVM with just one partition for /home and / (default in ubuntu). I want to move root partition to SSD in my notebook (initally for Intel® Smart Response™). And is it good thing to do? Is 32 ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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Ubuntu Clearing Solid State Cache from other OS

I have a dual boot set up on my laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop has a 1TB hard drive (with two partitions for the OSes) and a 24 GB SSD for caching. I have the SSD set up to cache ...
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SSD partitioning, after Dual-Boot with Windows 8.1 (UEFI) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 8.1, now that windows does not have the fast boot activated can I manage my SSD partitions (bcache was once suggested but without any detail) ? I ...
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Dilemma with Dual boot in HDD and fresh installation in SSD

I'm stuck with a strange situation regarding an existing HDD and an SSD (connected via optical drive Caddy) in my laptop. Context: The HDD already has dual partition with Ubuntu and Windows. I have ...
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Running Ubuntu on SSD with native hardware encryption enabled to work for eDrive (Windows' BitLocker enabled)

I have Samsung 850 Evo. If I do a secure erase and then fresh install the Windows 10 (to enable the BitLocker to work with SSD's hardware encryption), will I able to install and use Ubuntu on it ...
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SSD SAMSUNG T1 on UBUNTU

Greetings to the community of Ubuntu I have a question, what happens is that bought a SSD SAMSUNG T1 (I could not ride it, also not formatted with gparter or GNOME Disks) and I wonder if there is any ...
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Will Partitioning My SSD For Dual Boot Cause A Performance Drop? Tips?

I have a nice laptop (i5, 8gb, 256gbssd) and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Some people and some forms explained that you shouldn't partition an SSD, or the performance will decrease. ...
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Check the health of my SSD

I want to check the status of my ssd under Ubuntu 14.04 so I use these commands: smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Media_Wearout_Indicator sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda and this is the output: smartctl 6.2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't detect ssd

I have a main disk, a traditional hard disk with ubuntu installed on it. I bought a new ssd kingston drive, with 240 gb of capacity (SSDNow) and my ubuntu 14.04 it's not detecting it at all. I ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Installing Ubuntu woes (2x SSD in RAID 0 & 1x HDD)

I have unsuccessfully been attempting to install Ubuntu over the last few days. The only thing I have accomplished was corrupting my windows installation and having to recover it. What I know: I ...
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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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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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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 ...