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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error in bcache

I used bcache to cache my 24GB SSD using this tutorial. I tried to back up my HDD with: sudo make-bcache -B /dev/sdb1 But I get this error: Can't open dev /dev/sdb1: Device or resource busy My ...
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Moving Encrypted Folders

How can i move Encrypted folder(everything) to new Disk, my HDD that has Linux is about to blow, its so slow. So I bought SSD but, how can i move encrypted folders because my Linux folders are ...
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How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Problem installing and problem remove partition

I have two problems, one is that Ubuntu not will boot unless it is from a USB drive. How do I make it boot up from my SSD? I realized I had a partition on my SSD which I probably need to remove. I ...
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Clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 onto SSD fails to boot. Single OS

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto my laptop. I removed the Windows 8.1 drive and put in a brand new SSD and installed Mint 14 (Petra) first. It wouldn't boot. I decided to have a crack at ...
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Can not boot from SSD on Samsung NP530U4C

I wanted to install Ubuntu for my Samsung NP530U4C on SSD. There are 2 drives available in this machine one is 750 GB HDD and 24 GB iSSD. But SSD one is not available in boot loader. After I tried to ...
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Building NAS Server and Need Guidance

I'm building a NAS and using Ubuntu as the OS. I have a few questions and need some guidance on what direction to take. I know I am asking many questions, if you can only answer one of them please ...
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Do I really have SATA 6 Gb/s if I get <400 MB/sec disk reads?

pawel@paulbook:~$ dmesg | grep -i sata | grep 'link up' [ 2.355461] ata1: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300) [ 2.691842] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300) ...
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Ubuntu Server Setup help: sda sdb have changed? How to know I'm making shared folders on the right drive?

Please help, I will be forever grateful! I've built a system to use as a file server, with one 120GB SSD and one 4TB HDD. I've installed Ubuntu Server and I want to have the OS on the SSD and the ...
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Ubuntu Server setup: How to install Ubuntu on one drive and use other drive for file storage?

I've built a computer to use as a home file server. I will be installing Ubuntu Server. I've put a small SSD and two large HDDs in it. I have no prior experience with Ubuntu (desktop or server). I've ...
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Cant find hard drive in Ubuntu

So my computer already has Windows installed on a 1 TB hard drive and just purchased a 120 GB SSD that I believe is correctly installed. Last night I set the BIOS to automatically start to the SSD ...
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Dualbooting HP8570w with ssd cache

I have a question regarding dualbooting my HP 8570w with a ssd-cache. I want to dualboot this laptop, but I don't want to lose the ssd-cache functionality for my windows (I prefer it working for both ...
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RAID10 write speed decreased to normal SSD speed after rebuilding the array

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Software Raid10: 4x120Gb Intel 530 SSDs Server: HP ProLiant DL160 G6 FS: md0: ext4/ md1:swap Test is made on fresh new install, before making any change to some package or ...
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SSD Size Dissapearing

I recently have been low on SSD space, I can usually manage with very little space. Today I decided to try to create a Windows VM on VirtualBox. I did a "df -h" to check my disk space left and it ...
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Blinking moon of death since SSD upgrade on standby

I own a Lenovo SL510 (4G RAM) and I just upgraded it with a Samsung 840 Evo 120G. Previously I was using Ubuntu. Later on I switched to Linux Mint Nadia. At the very beginning (Ubuntu 10.10 I guess) ...
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Dynamic swap file like in Windows?

I would like to install Ubuntu to a 8GB USB stick so really don't have space for swap. I have 8GB RAM and the most memory intense apps I use are Firefox and LibreOffice. I don't use hibernate. I know ...
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Move ssd drive with win7 and ubuntu 12.04 already installed to new laptop

I want to move my ssd drive that has dual boot with win 7 and ubuntu 12.04 installed to my new laptop. I'm using grub for the dual boot. I was hoping life would be easier with just physically moving ...
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How to disable TRIM on SSDs in Ubuntu

I have enabled TRIM by adding discard option in /etc/fstab but even after removing it the effect is not going. How to disable it?
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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a 8 GB ssd harddrive?

I d like to buy a Lenovo Ideapad z510 Laptop which has got a 508GB SSH harddrive (it s 500 GB SATA and 8 GB SSD). The preinstalled OS is DOS, I want to replace it with ubuntu Is the 8 GB SSD ...
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New SSD is VERY SLOW under Xubuntu 14.04

I got myself a Transcend 64GB SSD (model number: TS64GSSD340). I put the SSD into a tiny netbook I have. Netbook specs are: Make/Model: Acer V5-123 CPU: AMD E1-2100 with Radeon HD 8210 RAM: (came ...
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Clearing Disk Space at Command Line while fixing Low Graphics Mode Problem

So My SSD is completely full and I cant access the desktop to be able to delete these files. I need help on how to set the command to delete the files of a particular folder ie Videos
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How can I setup my SSD+HDD-setup the best way?

I have recently build a new system with a 256GB SSD and a 3TB HDD. I want to save all my files on my HDD while my programs and Ubuntu 14.04 should run on my SSD to boost the performance. I might also ...
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Quick question: Will a fresh install Ubuntu detect my Raid-0?

I have Ubuntu installed on an external drive and Windows installed on my primary "C:" drive. I've been dual-booting this way for years. Recently, I upgraded my single SSD C: drive (where Windows ...
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Can I count on SSD to distribute wear evenly? [closed]

I checked my SSD to see how much I have written to it over its lifetime to estimate how much life might be left in it. Currently, it the wear amounts to about 50 write cycles, which isn't much, this ...
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How do I know how much was written to an SSD over its lifetime?

To assess the remaining reliability of my SSD I would like to know how much was written to an SSD over its lifetime. How can I learn this?
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Can't recongnize my SSD device file in /dev

I am using Ubuntu and can't find my SSD device file. The /dev directory has following contents: agpgart audio audio1 audio2 audio3 audioctl char console core dsp dsp1 dsp2 dsp3 fd full kmem kmsg log ...
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Dual boot or virtual box SSD

I'm using my laptop primairily for school and webbrowsing (including several musicplayers and videoplayers) but I want to use dual boot/virtualbox for improved compatability (ms office extensions, ...
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If an internal HDD is not mounted, is it still in function?

I have a probably stupid question, but I'm gonna try anyway I have both a SSD and a HDD on my laptop: if my HDD is data only, and not mounted unless I need something inside (there's no "eject" icon ...
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24GB SSD Large HDD Partitioning

First, I've read the recommended Q/As, so please don't mark this duplicate without a close reading. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 to the SSD, along with a swap partition. (there will not be any other ...
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Shrink or remove swap with 4GB RAM and SSD?

I wasn't exactly sure so I created a swap partition 4100MB in size. Now I have swappiness at 0 and it's highly unlikely I'll ever need swap because I don't use any memory intensive apps. I also don't ...
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Installing GRUB in one hard disk only

Initially, my laptop has only one HDD with mainly three partitions which contains Ubuntu, Windows and Data (excluding the swap, boot, recovery partitions). I used GPT as my partition scheme. Now, I ...
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Best Dual Boot Setup

My professor told me that partitioning hard drive is not recommended. It is better to have two separate drives, especially for dual boot system. Now, I will have one SSD and one HDD in my laptop. ...
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SSD drive reserved by W8?

I have a dualboot setup as described at http://askubuntu.com/a/228069/149354. I want to take advantage of the SSD drive on Ubuntu without messing up Windows 8.1. All systems are on /dev/sda (including ...
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Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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Dual Boot, Dual Hard Drives!

I'm posting this question after reading most of similar ones. My situation is different here in the fact that I'm installing on SSD and not partitioning my HDD, and that I can actually boot! I'm just ...
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Installation from USB Fails at Network Time

I am installing to an older Acer Aspire laptop with a new, empty SSD drive. The laptop previously worked well as a dual boot, so we put in a new SSD to make it a dedicated Ubuntu machine. Install ...
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Dual booting Windows 7/Ubuntu and partitioning on a 220GB SSD / 1TB HDD

I am not a technical user and am not familiar with any of these linux/unix/ubuntu terms - I'm looking for an easy to follow, non-technical guide for setting up my system - please tell it to me like ...
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How to decrease the utilization of my SSD drive as much as possible? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a 250GB SSD & 500GB SATA HD. I will have Linux root (/) in the SSD disk after the installation. I want to minimize ssd utilization as much as possible. Therefore, I will ...
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SSD is not showing up in boot loader installation device list while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows

I've windows 7 installed in my SSD and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in same SSD drive. But when I try to install ubuntu alongside windows it shows only HDD in the drive selection list. If I try to ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu from a second SSD

My problem is that I can not get my BIOS to let me change bootorder so I can get my second SSD to be SSD number 2. I have an HP6751c. Are there BIOS that will not let you select the bootorder?
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SSD temperature sensor readout with hddtemp

It seems hddtemp cannot detect the temperature sensor of my SSD (Samsung EVO 840) properly.This is the bash output when running hddtemp: WARNUNG: Laufwerk /dev/sda scheint keinen Temperatur-Sensor zu ...
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Boot Windows 8 after migration from HDD to SSD

I migrated my hdd windows 8 to a SDD partition. Also i have ubuntu and linux mint in the same SDD. Grub is working fine for Ubuntu and Mint, but it doesn't detect the windows 8 partition. I used the ...
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I intend to install 14.04 onto a fresh Crucial m500 SSD, but will it auto-format?

I'm hoping I can install my new Crucial M500 SSD into my Dell laptop, boot the 14.04 installation disc from the DVD drive, and get a fresh install without any preliminary hassle. (intel I7, originally ...
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Ubuntu mount points for new installation SSD and Secondary HDD

I have a question regarding a new Ubuntu installation. I have a primary SSD drive and secondary HDD drive. I am going to put home on the secondary drive and have done this with multiple installations. ...
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Can I 'reset' an SSD to improve its performance?

I think my SSD is getting a bit slower with time. I think it just might be the case, if TRIM is not supported by my version of Ubuntu. I have an Intel 520 SSD in a Thinkpad laptop. I am using Ubuntu ...
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A question about Samsung 840 Pro SSD with Kubuntu 14.04

I recently purchased Samsung 840 Pro SSD and installed Kubuntu 14.04 (13.10 first, then upgraded to 14.04). I did almost all the tricks (firmware latest version, trim by discard in fstab, ext4 ...
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/ on SSD, should I put /var on a HDD?

I've recently just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i'm still very new to linux/ubuntu. I've got a laptop in which i have installed an 120GB SSD and a 750GB HDD. Currently, i have ubuntu installed on the ...
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Keeping files on current HDD during SDD upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading my media server to use an SSD for the OS & applications, but my HDD is loaded with a current instal of ubuntu 14 and all of my media. I plan on doing a fresh install on ...