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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Ubuntu and battery life

Currently I'm using a Netbook (Dell Latitude 2100 non-touch scree) (2GB RAM, 1.6GHZ Intel Atom Processor, 60GB HDD, originally Win Vista Business, currently WIndows 7 Pro and a windows experience ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit on Crucial MX100 512GB SSD

Good evening all, I trust you are well. This is my first time on AskUbuntu, the first time I ask something. Nice to meet you all. I have some questions and I hope you can help me find the answers. ...
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Theme doesn't propagate for several minutes after boot

I'm using Unity on a standard Ubuntu install on my desktop, dual booting through Refind. I've installed the FGLRX drivers to deal with some graphics corruption (and make my dual monitors work ...
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Why do I see permanent disk activity on my software raid partition (/home)

I installed Ubutu 14.04 server with this partitioning: / on an SSD /var and swap on a single SATA drive /home on a software raid1 consisting of 2 SATA drives. I switched all partitions to noatime. ...
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Formatting and Partitioning SSD Help?

So I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my netbook and was going through the things to do to optimize my SSD (https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd) Steps 5 and 6 tell me to partition ...
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Ubuntu install on SSD drive

Today I installed a new 500gb ssd drive and tried to install ver 14.04 from dvd. After rebooting it started to load in whatever software it needed then asked me about internet access. I was ...
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Loading Ubuntu on new SSD

I'm about at the end of my rope. After several attempts to get a good download of 14.04.1 LTE, I'm now getting incredibly frustrated on the install. I can boot from DVD/USB just fine, but when I ...
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Safe way to setup Ubuntu14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 with a SSD

I just bought a new notebook, (ASUS UX301) and was wondering the best (or safest) way to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1. I know this question is subjective, but I am mostly concerned ...
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Partioning a dual SSD & HDD latop, complete guide

I have bought a nice Asus Zeenbok, one with a 30GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. Can anybody help me with a complete guide to partitioning the two? I can figure and judge the sizes myself, and I have tried ...
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Dual Boot with SSD and HDD Storage

I currently have a 1TB HDD setup to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04. I am purchasing a 256GB SSD and another 1TB HDD. My intentions are as follows: Setup the SSD as my dual boot device with Adobe ...
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I want to know every way I can use my new ssd to speed up my computer [closed]

I really want suggestions so I can use that speed fully to my advantage. I have an ssd with read/write speeds of over 500 megabytes per second and sata 3 at 6gbps though I only have a 1.9ghz amd cpu ...
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TRIM on encrypted device with Precise

I have migrated the main data to a new SSD. (That is Samsung 840 EVO, 120GB.) My ~ is an encrypted partition automounted by pam_mount. That is, there is a record in /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml ...
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How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD?

How would I use tar for full backup and restore with system on SSD and home on HDD? The existing backup and restore answers don't seem to cover the case where root and home are on separate devices
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Security Freeze Lock - hdparm shows “frozen” status SSD

SSD - Intel 330 180GB, Motherboard: Intel DH67CL1(latest BIOS and has the option to enable "uefi") I ran gparted livecd to find that, brand new SSD under hdparm -I /dev/sda shows "frozen" state. I ...
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How to setup bcache?

I've tried to set up bcache in Ubuntu 14.04 with a fresh install and an empty /home partition (/dev/sdb2) as a backing device. I have a running system on my SSD and I'd like to use its /dev/sda2 ...
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SSD is hot when running ubuntu 14.04(possible fan or intel gpu issue)

I have reviewed a number of questions here about overheating but nothing seems to impact on my system. My laptop has a intel i-3 chip, Nvidia Geforce chip (that appears to be running ok with ...
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Will an ssd make the ubuntu UI more responsive?

I apologize if this is a duplicate, if it is I was not able to find any actual explanation with Google or Bing or even searching Ask Ubuntu. I want to know if an SSD will improve the Ubuntu UI or KDE ...
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Can I install Ubuntu on a brand new SSD from a flash drive?

I'm thinking about buying a 30GB SSD for my laptop and want to know if it's possible to install Linux on it via flash drive with nothing else needing to be done. I just don't want to spend the money ...
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Install Ubuntu on a SSD alongside Windows on a HDD

Currently on my notebook I have Windows and Ubuntu in dual boot on the same HDD, with the following partitions: HDD: Windows OS (very rarely used) Ubuntu root partition (/) Swap Ubuntu home ...
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bcache is not caching all drives

I have 3 HDD and 1 SSD, I have successfully mounted all drives to bcache. pavs@VAS:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 132G 35G 90G 28% / none ...
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GPT partitioning on a bios/non-efi motherboard with a SSD

I have a 2 year old Intel DH67CL1 BIOS motherboard(non-efi). I am reading about GPT partitioning and wonder whether it is useful in my case. I have still reservations whether to use GPT and what ...
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SSD is more sluggish in Unity than my HDD on 14.04

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 on my old Dell 6400 laptop with 2Gb RAM (max) with a small 60Gb HDD and Unity performance has been fine. Last night I dropped in a 128Gb Adata SP600 SSD and installed ...
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Can't boot Linux from an external USB SSD drive

Windows 7 OS. Is there any difference between Linux Live CD and Linux installation on an external USB SSD drive in point of view of boot? I can boot Linux LiveCD without a problem when set boot order ...
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Won't login to Trusty after moving Home to a new partition

I've been following the second answer on question how to transfer SSD but keeping home on HDD. Now I can boot up fine from SSD. However, when I try to login with my correct password after the screen ...
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Crash, followed by I/0 error

I'm looking for help diagnosing an issue I'm having with Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I'm a relative newbie to all this, so I'm not really sure where to start. Basically what happens is this: computer ...
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Change location of /opt or /usr? Or other way to improve system portability and save SSD space

I have a 32 GB mSATA drive which I set to be the mountpoint of /. Then I have a 500 GB drive which is set to be /home. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 (but kept my home folder) and noticed ...
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Boot Windows 8 from another disk

I'm trying to add a Windows 8 SSD to the boot menu. But what I only have achieved is a blank screen after selecting the custom menu entry for Windows 8. I've no problems to boot Windows 8 when I ...
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SSD performance testing

I'm testing the performances of my new SSD card, and it seems I'm stuck with sata2 speed even if my controller is sata3. Here is the command I'm using. dd if=tempfile of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024 ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu (dual boot system) after migration on SSD

I'm facing out a strange problem with my laptop about Ubuntu 12.04 on a dual boot system with Windows 7. After migration from HDD to SSD, the dual booting stopped to work (Windows start automatically) ...
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Moving Videos folder into HDD and having a link of it in SSD

So I Currently have my /home on an SSD but I also have an HDD mounted to /mnt/hdd1 Now, I want to keep the big files like movies on my HDD. How do I move the Movies folder into my HDD while keeping ...
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Using bcache for two used HDD

I have 2 HDD half full, one is 1.5T the other is 2 TB, with NTFS and mounted using ntfs-3g. I have a lot of random reads on those drives. I want to use my 80 GB empty SSD drive as a disk cache for ...
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USB 3.0, mSATA, SSD in Enclosure connecting then disconnecting. What is happening?

I have a mSTAT SSD that I have put into a USB 3.0 enclosure and it is not working. When I connect my drive, it will mount but after about a few seconds it will disconnect. Sometimes it will ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SSD and HDD system [duplicate]

So I have this 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. And I plan to install Ubuntu on this system that uses them. Now all the info that I have found in here about similar problems, are usually with limited SSD ...
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Logical Volume resizing issues after migrating to SSD

I have recently been upgrading a machine that I built out of recycled/reclaimed/reused parts and have managed to lay my hands on an SSD. As it would provide a major speed boost over the ancient IDE ...
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Problem installing Windows 7 on laptop with Ubuntu already installed

I've met a problem when tried to install Windows 7 on laptop where Ubuntu 14.04 LTS already installed. In Ubuntu using GParted: I created separate NTFS partition on SSD (Ubuntu is installed on ...
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Wrong mount point for internal SSD

I am having a problem with mounting an internal SSD. For some reason The mounting point is chosen as /media/user/Data instead of, as specified in /etc/fstab, /mnt/Data. The according line in ...
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How to migrate to a bigger ssd?

I'd like to migrate my ubuntu 14.04 install from a smaller sdd (256Gb) to a bigger one (Crucial MX100 512Gb) without reinstalling. What is the best way to process? I read that clonezilla was not ...
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Move or Install Apps on HDD not SSD

I find a few threads that essentially say "you don't have to do that", so here goes: I already can find how to move the Home folder for a single user off my SSD. I think I have an idea how to do that ...
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why is my ubuntu 14.04 32 bit fresh install painfully slow on my fitpc2

I have 14.04 64 on another machine running well on another machine. I installed 14.04 32 bit on this Fitpc2 mini pc with an intel 40 gig ssd drive because it has 1 gig of ram. I erased the SSD drive ...
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14.04.1 LTS 64 bit from USB does not see my windows 7 when I go to install it

I suppose this is as much a question as a heads up/warning 14.04.1 LTS only gave me the option of writing over everything on one of my windows 7 machines. If I'd pushed the wrong button and continued ...
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How to remove encrypted ubuntu 14.04 OS from SSD

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS but I've decided its not for me. During the install I was prompted to use disk encryption and I chose to do so and I had to Use a Passpharse to unlock the SSD prior to ...
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Ubuntu Boot Slow - Late Drive Access

So I just installed Ubuntu on a brand new Samsung 840 Pro SSD and have noticed that it is slower than expected. The LED access light doesn't start blinking until after 20 seconds or so have passed, ...
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How to use multiple Hard drives in Ubuntu linux?

I have a desktop computer and in it there are two hard drives, one SSD and one HDD. I use the SSD for boot that works fine but I want to use the HDD for my files how can I do that. Thanks
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Very slow write access to SSD disks on some Asus P8Z77 motherboards

I have Asus P8Z77-V LK motherboard, that ran Mint 13 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) just perfectly, but recently I've tried to install Mint 17 and noticed abysmal write performance. Write speed on SSD disk ...
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32 bits processor and partition size on SSD [closed]

I am looking for advice. I have just installed Ubuntu on my 1T SSD. I want to separate the OS from new data I will put there. I have a 32-bit processor: any advice or constraint on the size of the new ...
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How to transfer Ubuntu to SSD, but keeping home on HDD?

I would like to transfer my existing Ubuntu Trusty (14.04.1) system (including installed apps from PPAs) to an SSD. I want to retain my existing home directory on hard disk). What is the best method, ...
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Is there a way to back up a whole hard disk (which holds the OS) and use it for a reinstall?

I've built my own system and the ssd i'm using has failed twice already. It's always been during boot up and it just says operating system missing. I've checked and made sure that it was definitely ...
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Does system encryption encrypt /home if it is on a separate HDD?

This question is similar but it seems to deal with a /home partition on same drive as / partition so not sure if answer would be the same as setup I am proposing. I am hoping to set up my new laptop ...
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Ubuntu SSD /dev/sda and LVM partition alignment

I got a SSD new harddrive and successfully moved my root partition to it. I am using LVM. It is booting fast, and all the performance is much better than with classic hdd. But I am not sure about the ...
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What are the pros and cons of an encrypted Ubuntu installation? [duplicate]

I am awaiting the delivery of a new laptop that has no OS on it. I am going to install 14.04LTS and I am wondering what are the pros and cons of an encrypted Ubuntu installation? I assume pros are to ...