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 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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Incredibly slow boot time with ssd

I got a 120 gb Adata SSD about a month ago. I gave it a clean Ubuntu install and its average boot time was about 8 seconds from post. After a week of a stable OS, I attempted to dual boot with Kali ...
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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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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu on same SSD, with an extra HDD, UEFI

I have been using windows 7 for about 2 months now with the OS installed on my 250 GB SSD and other things like games on my HDD. I have been trying to install Ubuntu alongside windows 7 onto my SSD ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu Samba share on SSD, slow?

I have an existing Samba server running on Ubuntu 14.04. It is using Sata 3 hitachi enterprise disks (raid 1 via Adaptec raid controller) and I'm getting a fairly respectable 90MB/s write speed ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8.1 in a SSD

I have a 120Gb SSD and I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS and use Windows just for gaming. My question is: Is this partition table that I'm creating correct? http://i.imgur.com/NFQ4jZ9.jpg sda1 ...
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Why is my Crucial M550 or MX100 drive so slow in Ubuntu?

Recently I replaced the Samsung SSD (Dell OEM) in my notebook with a Crucial M550. Now I see very very poor write performance. Maximum of 80 MB/s sequential writes and the system freezes up for ...
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How do I split my unified root & home folder after installing Ubuntu?

I need some help over here. I want to split my Ubuntu partition (which contains the root and the home folder) to two separate partitions, so I could only move my root partition to my SSD afterwards. ...
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Impossible Challenge? Yosemite and Ubuntu both on SSD flash drive

I have been googling around without much success - I hope somebody knows if this is possible? I have a 128 GB SSD drive that I use for recovery and problem solving. I would like to have both Yosemite ...
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Dual boot windows 8.1 and Ubuntu?(Ubuntu preinstalled) SSD & HDD System76 laptop

I have a system76 laptop (Kudu Professional). It has an i7 core w/ 8gb of RAM. There are two drives: a 250 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. The Kudu came with Ubuntu pre-installed(version 15.04). I looked ...
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Installing Lubuntu 15.04 on SSD forces formatting?

I'm trying to install Lubuntu on a laptop with one SSD and one HDD, both had Linux mint 17 prior to current install. I've secure erased the SSD and would like to partition it my way rather than have ...
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How to dualboot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I replaced my CD/DVD with a 2nd HDD using an HDD/SSD IDE to SATA adapter rack. I would like to know if i can have these configuration: Windows 8.1 licensed on first hardisk Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the ...
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Ubuntu Swap Partition on HDD

I'm installing Ubuntu on my SSD and don't want to waste space on a swap partition because I have 16GB of ram, nor do I use hibernation. But as a precaution, would there be any drawbacks if I created a ...
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Install Win 7 on SSD while retaining Ubuntu dual boot on HDD

I have just bought a 120gb SSD for my computer. I currently run a 1tb HDD with dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want install Win 7 onto my new SSD (rather than cloning and migrating, which I think ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on new SSD - the ext4 file system creation in partition #1 (0,0,0)(sdd) failed

I'm a linux noob trying to install ubuntu 14.04 to a new 120 gb Kingston SSD. I'm aware there are other questions relating to this but I cannot find anything useful. Apologies if I have overlooked an ...
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Xubuntu 15.04 fails to boot into a live session from a live USB, but only when my SSD is plugged in

Specs: Xubuntu 15.04, GTX 770, i5-4690k, 8 GB RAM, Corsair SSD, Hitachi HDD. Whenever I boot into a live session, it always fails to boot when I have my SSD plugged in. This is most likely the result ...
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Copy folders /home /usr and /opt from hd2

I have the following partitions on my machine: /dev/sda1: UUID="0c910853-807a-4c08-9257-ff028ec31287" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="000bb0e6-01" /dev/sdb1: UUID="8ca21db1-81b0-42d0-8f56-fde9031c7d70" ...
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Clonezilla and Alignment

I have to move my 14.04 system from my old SSD onto a new one. Having decided to use Clonezilla, I went for direct disk-to-image: this would have had the bootloader (grub) cloned as well, allowing to ...
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GRUB “unknown filesystem” error on second boot of each day

I've installed a new 64GB SSD in my HP Compaq 2510p laptop. The SSD model is KingSpec KSD-ZF1. This system is a single-boot machine running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. There are no other operating systems ...
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Optimizations When Installing to an SD Card

Back in the day, there where a number of optimizations that were generally recommended when installing Linux to an SD Card: mount using the noatime option using a ramdisk for temp files put your ...
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About TRIM command execution

I have some question about TRIM command for SSDs. First of all, mounting partitions with discard option vs. trim in crontab. I'm aware discard option forces immediate trim after every single file ...
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ssd msata hot temperature hp on ubuntu 14.04

my laptop hard disk temperature is really hot with win8 is stable and not became hot. i search but not found nothing working for me i have no idea of what i must do ubuntu first is installed ...
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Second hard drive and music libraries

I am unable to get any of my music to be recognized immediately when I boot my machine. I have to add everything manually after each boot or reboot. I've used Rhythmbox, VLC, Clementine, and XBMC. ...
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help with installation wizard and ssd [duplicate]

I want to switch from win8 to Ubuntu but I'm stuck on the installation wizard partition management. I've a 24gb ssd and a 750gb hdd, and I would like to have the "core" on the ssd and data on hdd, ...
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re-install does not format selected drives

I installed ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer with new Codestarter. everything was fine, until ungraded to 15.10. The process also went fine - except occasional WiFi connections. Recently, I decided ...
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Unmarking bad block on a drive

I had gotten root kitted and gone through and zero wiped all my drives. my ssd where I assume had the rootkit installed is reporting a bad block. I went and checked with badblocks and it reported 0 ...
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Installing issues | unable to open /dev/sda and /dev/sdb

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB drive. It boots into the installation and after selecting Install Ubuntu the loading screen appears and stops there. Pressing the left arrow key brings me to a ...
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Installing Ubuntu with SSD in a Toshiba Satellite L50-B-137 (PSKT4E)

I have recently upgraded the BIOS in my Toshiba Satellite L50-B-137 (PSKT4E) to the latest (Version 2.00) and I am trying to install Linux Ubuntu on a brand new OCZ ARC 100 SSD drive (480GB). I am ...
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Ubuntu on a SSD and Everything else on a HDD

So i am looking into the future on getting a new computer, one with a 1TB Hard Disk Drive for everything and a Solid State Drive STRICTLY for Ubuntu, i did some research and found out that you half to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7 dual boot ssd - Is Samsung evo 850 a good choice?

Is Samsung Evo 850 a good choice for running Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with win7? My main OS is Ubuntu 14.04 with WinXP running alongside on virtual box. My laptop is an Acer 1810tz (dual core su4100, ...