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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Debug my read only filesystem

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open ...
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ATA Secure Erase - password set - not locked

Today I tried to wipe my ssd using ATA Secure Erase (with an Ubuntu live sytem). I basically followed the description here: What is the recommended way to empty a SSD? However, I think I made a ...
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Install Linux on SSD and have HDD RAID5

I'm trying to find a solution, but it seems that no one has specifically had my problem. I'm trying to install Linux on an SSD and attach a RAID5 setup so that I have a secure home networked server. ...
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How to partition a Hybrid drive (SSD+HDD)? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Hybrid drive (8GB Flash and 1TB disk), that is it has a SSD AND HDD in the same drive unit. This is not two separate drives but one drive with a solid state part and a rotating disk ...
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Good Dell Laptop For Linux Lite 2.6 [closed]

I'm not good with computers at all, been using Windows my whole life and I hate it, that's why I'm picking Linux Lite: lightweight, design based on Windows, thankfully not actually Windows though, ...
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Are SSHDs with SATA transparent to operating system/mother board?

I was trying to find answer to this question for many days. What my current laptop has: 500GB Serial ATA drive What I want to replace with: Seagate SSHD SATA drive Does this change ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption on a NVMe SSD

On a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption enabled I ran into the same problem as described here: After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for ...
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Can I install a Windows 10 boot on a 2nd SSD and not have it affect my Ubuntu boot?

Can I buy a second SSD, install it into my computer, and install Windows 10 on that without it affecting my current SSD running Ubuntu? So like, when I want to use Ubuntu I boot up with my original ...
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Why can't ubuntu install detect my other drives?

I was going install 14.04 on my desktop but because of the bad word rendering during the installation and searched up, found out using the newest ubuntu won't have such problem so I downloaded ...
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Boot Option during Startup

I have Windows 10 on my HDD, would like to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on SSD. During startup, Can I get a screen which shows me the option to "boot from" menu? It is possible to go to BIOS and select ...
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Installing Ubuntu in SSD + HDD system

I own an Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 laptop which came bundled with Windows 7, to which I added an Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot. I plan to get rid of Windows and install Ubuntu Mate 16.04 as the main, ...
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Partition table for deep learning PC

I have a 250gb ssd and 1Tb hard drive. I want to create a partition table for a pc dedicated to deep learning. I don't have a idea how to do the best configuration for this porpuse. My ideais use the ...
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Should I partition 256GB SSD to install Ubuntu?

I need to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu, but 256GB is really a small space to partition. Moreover, I have heard that partitioning SSD is not a good choice, tell me if I am wrong. I have read this on ...
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Encrypted SSD into new PC

Can I use my old encrypted SSD with my new computer? I know the password and everything. How can I do it?
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Moving old encrypted SSD into new PC

My laptop died and I have some important files on that SSD. What can I do? It's encrypted, but I know the password and everything. If I install grub via Ubuntu Live it helps? Or it's something I can ...
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Moving old SSD into a new computer

My laptop died and I have some important files on it. Can I move the old SSD into the new computer and run with it? Can I make it work with the Ubuntu Live and install the grub on it? Or can I use ...
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Possible to allow read/write operations between ssd and hdd?

So I have two hard drives mounted on my Acer Aspire S3. A 20 GB SSD a 500 GB HDD Previously, I was using Ubuntu 14.10 installed on the HDD. Now when I was installing Xenial Xerias, I had the ...
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Move Ubuntu 16.04 to a SSD from HDD occurring error, no ssd shown in grub menu

I was using an 1TB hdd with uefi boot window10(updated from 7) and ubuntu 16.04 on it.It worked fine.I first installed windows,and then parted 120gb free space for ubuntu,then I installed ubuntu just ...
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Remove Ubuntu from SSD and Install Windows 10 [duplicate]

I know there are similar questions already floating around the magical interweb, but I have quite a specific issue. I built a new PC just yesterday, but decided not to go for an optical drive since I ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 - Ubuntu does not see my SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Yoga 900 laptop. I created an Ubuntu installation usb and can try Ubuntu just fine, but it does not appear to recognize my computer's SSD. The ...
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How to debug why Kubuntu crashes?

I am installed Kubuntu 16.04 in a Virtual box VM. I have a SSD disk and have disabled atime in /etc/fstab to decrease number of writes to SSD. All the latest updates are installed. When I start ...
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Do SSDs care about the beginning and the end of space?

Every time I install a distro and creat a partition, the partitioning utility give an option to locate the partition location whether in the beginning of space or in the end of space. And a friend of ...
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How to store program files on a secondary drive?

I have the Ubuntu OS installed onto a SSD. I do not want too many program files on my SSD. I understand that not all software files for a program can be stored on a secondary drive. However, I do ...
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How to use TRIM on encrypted home folder

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. During the installation, I've checked 'encrypted home' but home folder is in the same partition as the root (i.e in '/'). I know that the usage of TRIM on LUKS devices ...
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Is 10 GB/day of writes to my SSD typical for a workstation?

In this article in Linux Journal, the author states that his workstation sustains 6.3 GB/day of writes to his SSD. Using tune2fs -l, I see that my SSD filesystem was created on Filesystem created: ...
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SSD Compatibility MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)

I just rebuilt this laptop (battery and HDD failure) and I went with a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on it and ideally, I would like Ubuntu to really be my main operating system. I ...
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Installing games to other drive

still pretty new to Ubuntu. I have a 22.2 GB SSD and a 250 GB SSD. Ubuntu and boot stuff is mounted to the little SSD. I think. Now I want to play Skyrim, and PlayOnLinux gets me pretty far into the ...
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Cloning Encrypted SSD to larger SSD

I currently have a 128GB SSD. Its using encryption that comes with Ubuntu. What's the best way to clone this to another SSD that's bigger and then expand the partition to be bigger to fit this new ...
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How to align a Nvme SSD partiotion after installation? [duplicate]

I've install Ubuntu 16.04 in a Nvme SSD,but I found the partion 6 isn't aligned automatically through parted command: sudo parted /dev/nvme0n1 (parted) align-check optimal 6 6 not aligned This ...
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Which directory should I install on my 32GB SSD?

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z with 32GB of SSD and 500GB on regular HDD. Since I would not be able to install the full system on the SSD, which directory or directories should I install on the SSD and ...
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Lags while copying

My hardware: I7 4900MQ, 32GB of Ram, 1TB SSD, Ubuntu 15.10/16.04 x64... So this problem is not new to me, I have similar experience on different computers and different storage locations. Some ...
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High iowait on Ubuntu 16.04 - with encrypted disk

I've been using ubuntu 14.04 for a few years now and all worked great. A few days ago I installed 16.04 and encrypted my disk *something I haven't done before). Now 2-3 times a day the iowait goes ...
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16.04, Windows 10 boot

Can't boot into windows. Legacy support, UEFI off, Fastboot off. Grub entry: insmod part_gpt insmod ntfs set root='hd0,gpt3' if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then search --no-floppy ...
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Installing dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on separate disks

I have a new computer. It has a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. It also has a 1TB HDD. I would like to install Ubuntu on a partition (say 100GB) on the HDD for a dual-boot. I would like ...
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ZFS filesystem on SSD for normal use

Ubuntu 16.04 will be out soon and it seems ZFS will be natively supported. I have used ext4 for years but have read some of the newer file-systems (like the still fairly experimental btrfs) will have ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 15.10 from Samsung 950 Pro PCIe NVME SSD

I just installed desktop 15.10 but met the same problem described here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2309056 ubuntu is installed on /dev/nvme0n1p2 ~ /dev/nvme0n1p5, which is not recognized ...
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A disk read error occured. Press CTRL + Alt + Del to restart. (Samsung 840 Evo)

I am encountering this error when I try to boot off the SSD (I boot Windows 10 off that drive). Now the strange thing is that BIOS sees the drive and so does Ubuntu. But Ubuntu doesn't mount it. It ...
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Are my files on an ext4 filesystem recoverable after removing the logical volume the filesystem was inside of?

Scenario: The other day I was trying to "unmount" some logical volumes so that I could close the LUKS partition they were inside. I accidentally uses lvremove thinking that was the right command to ...
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4 questions error after selecting free space for ubuntu

I have Sony Vaio VPCZ1 with 128 ssd drive , it's drive is combination of 2 64 ssd drive(Tooshiba). When i want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 , after I select empty disk spaces for ...
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Fresh Ubutnu 14.04 on External SSD slow

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new USB3 connected SSD drive and it seems to be very slow. The slowdowns are particularly apparent when performing actions such as opening programs, ...
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Very large TRIM amounts

Something is wrong with my system setup on SSD. During the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I selected "use entire disc" for my 256 GB SSD. Now after reload fstrim shows 200 GB trimmed and just after ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 installer does not detect usb3.0 ssd

I bought a mac pro recently. But I prefer developing under ubuntu. So, I am trying to install a ubuntu server 14.04.4 into a usb3.0 ssd and running it on a VirtualBox machine. If the plan is work I ...
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Tried to keep grub bootloader/ubuntu separate from windows, failed

So I installed 14.04 via USB stick onto a pc I built. The computer has 3 hard drives, one is an SSD for booting and system files, and the other two are typical hard drives. Originally, my computer ...
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Weird sda3 partition - did Ubuntu intentionally reserve space on SSD drive?

I see weird ~15 Gb of unused space on my 512 Gb SSD drive: I'm pretty sure that during installation I choose "use entire disk and don't bother me with stupid questions" option. I didn't create a ...
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Slow boot after Kernel Update and messing with grub

I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my computer and updated the kernel to 4.4. My touchpad wasn't working so I added the following to grub. i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop Since then ...
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UEFI installed 15.10 doesnt boot from /dev/sdb

I tried installing 15.10 on my ssd which is /dev/sdb (unfortunatly), format/set a new gpt partition table to /dev/sda and /dev/sdb and let the installer do its job setup the partitions myself where ...
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ERROR message : EXT4-fs error: ext4_find_entry 1451

I have a dell Xps 15 9550 and I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 in the UEFI dual boot along with Windows 10. Ubuntu works fine but after running for a while it goes to the black terminal screen with ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD

I have the following config: HP 210 mini Intel Atom 1.6 ghz CPU Crucial MX100 256GB SSD 2GB RAM After installing 15.10, the system displays grub loader. After selecting the boot option, the ACPI ...
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Made a boot USB, loads into GRUB?

I recently purchased a new computer with a SSD inside, no installs currently on it. I created the bootable USB and plugged it in, making sure that it boots from the USB in the BIOS. It loads the ...
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Interpretation of smartctl output bad_block_count and Erase_Count

What exactly mean? [root@localhost]# smartctl -a /dev/sda (***) 170 Bad_Block_Count 0x0003 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0 406 0 173 Erase_Count 0x0012 ...