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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Any SSD cache solution for Ubuntu 15.10?

I've past 4 days trying to activate an ssd cached system. I've Asus k56Cm laptop, with an HDD 500gb and SSD 22gb. I need to have cached all system, but only have found 3 solutions. - Bcache (but ...
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...
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VLC has poor performance on Gigabyte BRIX-2807

I'm running 15.10 on a BRIX-2807 compact PC with a Samsung SSD and 8GB of RAM (half of which is reserved as a TMPFS drive). Audio files and short video clips seem to work fine on VLC media player, but ...
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Moved Windows from my HDD to my new SSD - Can't boot on Ubuntu anymore

I'm right now a bit disapointed. I recently installed a new SSD in my laptop, on which I had Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (dualboot). Both were so on my HDD: I allocated a partition to Ubuntu. The thing is ...
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Moving the root and swap partition to another disk

I have this settings on my boot disk: GParted HDD disk settings I've got a SSD and want to make it my system (all but /home) and swap partitions. I wonder if: 1- Can I use GParted to copy my ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Can't detect my M.2 SSD second drive

Hello I have dell 7510 with two hard drives : SSD 512 GB & M.2 SSD 512 GB. When I want to install or just use ubuntu without install, ubuntu can't detect my second hard drive (image ubuntu), but ...
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Large ammount of data trimmed after running fstrim

Each time after I restart my computer I run fstrim. And each time this is the output I receive: emil@emil-Lenovo-G580 ~> sudo fstrim -v / [sudo] password for emil: /: 84.2 GiB (90372820992 bytes) ...
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GParted does not recognize SATA M2

I bought myself a new Laptop, the ASUS GL771JW with 250 GB M2 SSD drive and a 1 TB HDD. Now I'd like to install Ubuntu 15.10 on it, but I get errors. I downloaded the amd64 Ubuntu ISO and put it on ...
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Harddisk spinning when plugging/unplugging laptop

Im setting power management on my linux as I'm using laptop. I found on the internet that one good software is TLP, which helps power management. I have Acer Aspire V15 Nitro which have combination of ...
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Resizing partition (hdd/ssd)

on my vps, I got total 140GB HDD, when I building my server in web panel (debian) using 140GB, then I login to shell/ssh and issue command df -h it shows only 9GB, but rest of it is available, I need ...
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Can't get GRUB2 working, systems won't boot, (dual boot mint/win7). Please help [closed]

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Lxde & Windows 7 Starter. Situation: When booting the pc, the GRUB2 loader came uo as usual. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 on Acer Aspire S7

I decided to move from Windows 10 to Linux a couple of days ago. I started off by trying to install Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64bit off of a LiveUSB on to my Acer Aspire S7-391 which is an UEFI-based ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and sharing second HDD with Windows

I currently have: SSD Disk (54.5 GB free of total 112) Windows 10 installed here I would like to install Primary Ubuntu here HDD Disk (172 GB free of total 465) I would like to have Logical ...
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Can I have a GPT partitioned SSD and an MBR partitioned HDD on the same device?

The title pretty sums it up though I am not sure if it is a valid question. And if not, can the HDD be GPT partitioned with already existing encrypted partitions?
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Can boot from SSD-drive, but Ubuntu installer can't find it

Ubuntu installer can't find new SSD disk. I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a ASUS VivoBook, model R304LA with bios version 210. It has UEFI with secure boot and all that jazz, but I've managed to turn ...
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Are there any advantages to install ubuntu in uefi mode? [duplicate]

I intend to install a new ubuntu 14.04 64bit environment. My mainboard has a efi bios. Should i now install ubuntu in uefi mode (including efi partition) or not? The stoarge is a 120gb samsung ssd. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 10 dual boot makes windows hang

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04<>Windows 10 system. It has two SSD-drives, 256 GB for Windows and 128 GB for Ubuntu and one 1 TB HDD for data. Ubuntu works without any problems, Windows 10, ...
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256GB SSD + 1TB HDD - Struggle on partioning [No dual-boot]

I'm going to install Ubuntu and I was wondering about the partition scheme. My Setup: 256GB SSD 1TB HDD (Which is already partitioned - so 650GB would be free for my files, the rest of the HDD is ...
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Problems creating bootable USB-(SSD)-Drive

I am trying to create an bootable USB-SSD-Drive with Unetbootin. Everything works well, when i am using an ordinary USB 3.0 Thumb/Stick. But when i use a SSD-USB(3.0)-Drive, only some/few copied ...
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SSD extremely slow when connected with internal SATA, ok with external USB

I have a brand new laptop (Asus N551VW, i7-6700HQ, 16 Gb ram) on which i installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and a new Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512Gb (latest firmware). I installed the default MySql 5.6.27 on the ...
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Does Ubiquity align partitions to MiB?

In gparted I can choose to align to MiB, which is good for e.g. SSD, but how does Ubiquity align partitions, when you e.g. partition manually there?
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Dual booting pre installed Windos 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 (SSD + HDD)

I got this new laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed and I wish to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 with it. Here is the partition I have currently and I don't know what to make of the `SYSTEM_DRV'. Basically, it ...
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Some starting advice on Dell Chromebook 13 and ubuntu

I’m new to the forum and I wanted to ask some advice about the Dell Chromebook 13. I am thinking of buying the Dell CB 13 but I have no interest in using Chrome OS, hence I have a some questions ...
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solid state drive corrupts with sudden power loss

running xubuntu 14.04. I have a kingsoft ssd installed. When there is an unexpected power loss the drive gets corrupted causing me to have to re install. I read that unplugging the drive (of course) ...
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New SSD installation help

So I have purchased a 250GB SSD. I have read up on the various things you can do to improve its lifetime and performance on Ubuntu. I currently have a 2TB hard drive which is 500GB full. I am ...
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Partition Scheme for Ubuntu on HDD + SSD

I'm installing ubuntu on my notebook and it currently has no SO, a 120GB ssd and a 1TB hdd. I would like to know what is the best partition scheme for me, having in mind that I'll use it mainly for ...
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Using an external SSD for /boot and / but an internal HD for /home

I've got a half dozen systems but only one so far has an internal SSD. The rest are a mix of laptops & desktops which currently boot off of their internal physical hard drives. I usually keep ...
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Installing 15.4 on an SSD; taking forever?

I recently experienced a hard drive failure while upgrading my 14.x installation, so I purchased and installed an SSD drive. I'm installing from a newly-burned 15.4 DVD. I puzzled over the partitions, ...
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Clonezilla: copy multiple partitions to one partition

I am moving my ubuntu 14.04 installation from a 400gb hard drive to a 1tb ssd. My old drive has 4 partitions ( /, /home, /usr/local, /usr/local/games(? - I'm running clonezilla at the moment)) and I ...
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How do I partition my SSD to benefit of the speed?

I've watched a few videos on Youtube and read a little bit on the internet about partitioning. But it is still unclear to me how to partition my 4 drives. Besides a Raspberry Pi and VM I have no Linux ...
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Using an SD card for extending my SSD

I just bought a Jetdrive Lite 330 128GB SD card to extend my 256 GB SSD. I am using Ubuntu LTS 14.04. The idea is to permanently have it connected to the laptop and save some of my data on that (not ...
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Trouble with windows 10 and ubuntu on separate ssd

I have Windows 10 installed on a 120 GB SSD and Ubuntu Studio installed on a 240 GB SSd. Both are installed, I'm able to boot into either of them through the boot menu. However twice now while in ...
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Using ubiquity for the Full disk encrypted install to disk on /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda

Last week I got a brand new Dell M3800 for work with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. However, since the company has a disk encryption policy I needed to reinstall Ubuntu with encryption enabled. However ...
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What application displays disk details?

Does anyone know a software like Crystalmark where can I see all the information about my disk? Crystalmark, unfortunately, is only available for Windows.
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Windows 10 w/ shared storage on one SSD?

I've been trying to better understand the possibilities of dual booting OSs on a single SSD. I'm interested in most effectively partitioning my main drive to include both Linux and Windows, while ...
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After fresh install of Ubuntu with LVM not enough space size

i have installed Ubuntu server edition with LVM (i have 64GB SSD (on this is system) and 1TB HDD). But after boot i see only disk size of my SSD disc,but HDD disc is in "Disk Drives" as "LVM2 Physical ...
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What is the best configuration for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on SSD

Currently I have a laptop Asus A43S with 8GB RAM, HDD 500GB, dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7). The HDD has 4 partitions. They are Windows 10 (162GB NTFS), Ubuntu (104GB ...
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I Keep Getting DIfferent Large Numbers When Trimming SSD

Each time I type the command "sudo fstrim / -v", I keep getting large numbers like 9 digits. It should say 0, since I haven't deleted anything? Are my deleted files actually trimmed? Blossom
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Windows on SSD, Ubuntu on HDD

In my system (MSI GS60) I have 2 SSD (on a Raid0) for Windows, and an HDD where I want to create a partition to install Ubuntu. I have been reading about the optimizations you need to do to install ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 on windows 8.1 with ssd (30 GB) and HDD (500 GB)

I've been trying to start working with UBUNTU recently and I have trouble installing it on my Dell 15Z laptop. I tried installing dual boot using the bootable Ubuntu USB. On installation, It was not ...
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AHCI mode in Macbook Pro

I installed ubuntu 15.10 in a macbook pro 2010 using this guide and I'm stuck at the SSD part. I have a ADATA 128 GB SSD SP600 and wanted to make it boot with AHCI. Im particularly confused in this ...
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SDD + HDD partition help

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HDD and I recently bought a 120GB SSD. I'll make a clean install with / on the SSD, but I'm not sure if I should put /home on the SSD or the HDD. I'd like, ...
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Cache a (non-root) hdd which already has data on it with bcache - possible?

Could not find any recent info on this subject, so here goes! I have a small home server with 2 disks: SSD (120 gb), formatted as /ext4 which has an Ubuntu Server 15.10 install (including /home, ...
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Dual-boot on new computer with SSD

This is a basic question. I have found a lot of material on SSD's and dual-booting, but they are about set-ups that are much more nuanced than what I'm interested in. My question is simply this: if ...
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Samsung SSD performance in Linux

I'm going to replace my HDD with a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I've seen a software called Samsung Magician that only works in windows. Can I get the same performance on Linux than in Windows? Or is better ...
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Does xubuntu 15.10 comes with trim enabled by default?

How do I check if trim is enabled on Xubuntu 15.10? I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO and is EXT0BB6Q, the latest driver for my SSD?
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Portable Ubuntu can't see SSD

My laptop has HDD and SSD installed (HDD replaced optical drive). OS Windows is installed on SSD. But something wrong has happened and I need to boot from USB in order to save some files from SSD. ...
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Windows C drive is on ssd. Dual booted ubuntu on hdd. Can't boot windows 7 now

So I tried dual booting windows on my hdd, which worked for ubuntu but now I'm not able to boot windows 7 correctly. I am given the option to load windows 7 on grub 2 but when I actually click it, it ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Uses 97% of Disk

I have two disks, a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the following configuration: 7GB linux-swap on SSD / on remainder of SSD /home on HDD but I got this error: There ...
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SSD partitioning for Ubuntu Gnome [closed]

Being rather new to Linux, I need the opinion(s) of more experienced users in some matters like choosing a partitioning scheme for my system. My distro of choice is Ubuntu Gnome (only OS installed at ...