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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How to design partitions for SSD?

I'm going to install Linux on Lenovo B5400, which contains: 8GB SSD 500GB HDD Designing partitions for my 2 Linux distros was quite easy before, when I had only HDD. I always had: 10GB for Linux ...
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Dual booting windows 8.1 + Ubuntu issues

I currently have windows 8.1 pre-installed on the laptop. I have a 840 evo 120gb and a 500gb hdd. I've shrunk the SSD and cleared 20gb free for ubuntu. However, when I go onto Ubuntu installation, it ...
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Using Laptop with SSD & HDD

I have a new Acer V7 laptop with 24GB SSD & 500GB HDD. Windows is completly gone from it and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 automatically. I wasnt sure how to arrange/partition it manually. It ...
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Gave up waiting for root device (and cannot find drive from usb live)

I am seeking help for a typical problem for which I have tried many solutions. The typical problem is the Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - ...
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14.04 SSD prevents suspend

UPDATE BELOW I run Kubuntu 14.04 on an Asus Prime notebook UX32A which has an 24GB SSD drive in addition to the HDD on which the OS is installed. Since switching to Ubuntu I was never able to use ...
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Slow SO loading with SSD (40secs)

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I don't know why but the system loads really slow with a SSD Crucial 240GB. I've checked dmesg but I don't know to understand what the trouble is, can you give me ...
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Are there any issues with backing up Ubuntu running on an internal SSD drive to an internal HDD?

I'm configuring a new Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS machine and will be using a Samsung 512 GB SDD in my first internal hard drive bay. I've got a couple extra 500 GB HDD's that I don't want to waste, plus ...
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Samsung Magician on Ubuntu 14.04

I have replaced my laptop's HDD with a Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB and installed Ubuntu 14.04. I know that the Samsung Magician software drastically improves SSD performance, but have not been able to ...
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Cloned my harddrive to a SSD, SSD will not boot, suspect GRUB problem

Wanted to replace my laptop internal harddrive with an SSD, and not lose, or have to rebuild all my configuration info, etc. Cloned the harddrive to the SSD with Acronis True Image HD, which warned ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD and using my HDD

I have 500 GB of hard drive on my laptop and 24GB on SSD. After I install Ubuntu on the SSD, how can I make use of the hard drive? How do I make it so that only the operating system is on the SSD and ...
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boot0: error on new SSD install

Signed up for EdX Linux course so I decided to buy an SSD and load up Ubuntu on it. Downloaded the 64-bit version of Ubuntu and wrote it to a USB, booted from it and installed. All went fine. But ...
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Question about CRON trim weekly

I have got samsung SSD and so TRIM is on automatically. However I am bit confusing about how TRIM cron weekly starts. According to cat /etc/crontab it says that CRON weekly will start at 6:47am (odd ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04.1 (UEFI) [duplicate]

I Want to Dual Boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Windows is installed in UEFI and i try to install Ubuntu everything gets messed up and i cant even boot windows.Am i doing something wrong ?? Can ...
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How do I speed up how fast GRUB starts/hands off to OS?

After the BIOS finishes its POST, grub starts but the time between the BIOS finishing and seeing the Ubuntu startup screen takes maybe 3 or even 4 seconds, and when I set it to take 5 seconds to ...
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TRIM and file fragmentation on an SSD

I ran the TRIM test proposed by frostschutz and also found here. The result 1MB file is highly fragmented. How can that be ? My one and only storage device /dev/sda is a Samsung 500GB SSD. It is ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Asus EEE Pc 901

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, on Asus EEE Pc 901, that has a 4Gb SSD and an 8Gb SSD HD, via USB stick but the instalation stops on the screen that says "For best results, please ensure ...
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Will “guided with encrypted LVM” enable TRIM on a SSD?

I currently have a little SSD (32 GB) for / and another HDD (250 GB) for /home where I use eCryptfs to encrypt my personal files. I consider buying a big SSD (500 GB) to have all the data on a SSD as ...
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Move /tmp (ssd) to /home (hhd)

I have an SSD (256gb) with two partitions, one of the with Ubuntu. I also have an HDD with /home and a partition for data (music, videos, etc). I would like to move /tmp (on the ssd) to /home (on the ...
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Dual Boot windows 8 with Ubuntu 14.04 hybrid drive [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along with some programs and files, I want to see what I need to do in order to install Windows 8.1 alongside ubuntu. I have a boot partition along with my root and a folder in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + plextor m6s SSD

I managed to installed the ubuntu on my new SSD through the boot up from USB stick. Then I shut down and turn it on again... It cannot load the Ubuntu. It stuck at the bios login page with message ...
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Poblem with adding a PPA [duplicate]

shravan@Shravan-pcc:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:docky-core/ppa Cannot add PPA: 'ppa:docky-core/ppa'. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct. shravan@Shravan-pcc:~$
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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 [duplicate]

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 [on hold]

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) ...