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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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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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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“Error Loading Operating system” when booting from usb to install 12.10 64bit

I have just built a new computer I've never installed Linux on a computer before. booting from my usb come up with "error loading operating system". I am trying to install it on my new 64gb SSD, it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Change ssd disk for another, and keep /home in on hdd

I have a PC with a SSD 120GB with ubuntu 13.10 partition / is in the SSD, and the /home partition is in another HDD 2TB disk with all my data. The SSD starts to have problem, Ubuntu freeze from one ...
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How to install Ubuntu with both disk encryption AND SSD caching

I'm using Ubuntu in a corporate environment, and our security policy states that we have to use full disk encryption. I've also got a laptop with a 32GB mSATA SSD and 750GB of spinning rust. My ...
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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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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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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 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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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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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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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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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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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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SSD becomes hot, disk failure warning

I have a two weeks old SSD (Kingston SSDnow 64GB). Yesterday, the computer shutdown twice and after rebooting I was bombarded with disk failure warnings. I usually take such warnings serious (and ...
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How do I check the health of a SSD?

We all know that SSDs have a limited predetermined life span. So the question for me is how do I check in (Ubuntu) Linux what the current health status of my SSD is? And maybe an estimation how long ...
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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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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 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, ...
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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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How can I make a seperate partition on my 120 gb SSD that cannot be formatted nor deleted?

I want a separate partition on my SSD (about 10 GB or so) since I re-install often. I want to be able to put things that are really important to me that I don't want to upload to the cloud. I would ...
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What in /home would benefit from being on an SSD?

In Is a 40GB SSD practical to use for ' / ' Jorge describes how he symlinks directories in his /home that would benefit from being on an SSD. The directories he names are ~/.cache ~/.config ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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14.04 System hangs and IO errors

To my surprise, after todays fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (fully updated as of today) I'm getting various problems like random hangs and I/O errors when copying/moving files (moving backup from HDD to ...
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My ubuntu 15.04 file system is not writable

The problem started when my lightdm config got messed up and would only boot to a black screen with a cursor. In an attempt to fix this I booted up into recovery mode, dropped into the shell and tried ...
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How to install Ubuntu to my second SSD? [duplicate]

I've been searching around google and I've seen a few guides to "dual booting", but I don't want to put two operating systems on one drive. I have a 240 GB SSD for windows and a 64 unused SSD that I ...
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SSD card locked to launcher after wakening from sleep mode

Whenever I wake my laptop from sleep mode the SSD card is locked to the launcher. It is not though after booting. How can I avoid this behaviour? To avoid misunderstandings: I do want the SSD card ...
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How do I install and use flashcache/bcache to cache HDD to SSD?

I want to know if there is anyone who has tried installing and running their kernel built with flashcache or bcache for SSD caching? How did you manage to do it?
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fstrim for SSD in Ubuntu 15.04, no-model-check is not necessary?

I have SSD on my computer. before when I use Ubuntu I always do : sudo nano /etc/cron.weekly/fstrim And add this command: exec fstrim-all --no-model-check The description in this file states that ...
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Windows and Linux startup SSD

I want to install windows and linux on SSD as a booting drive. Both systems will have separate disks for data. I don't want to store private data on SSD. How partition table should look like? Will it ...
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Storing files and folders inside 'C:/Users/UserProfile' and accessing from Ubuntu from second hard drive [duplicate]

Windows8.1 is pre-installed in a 500GB HDD and then also installed Ubuntu14.04 in the second 256GB SSD for dual booting. Since planning to use Ubuntu as main OS, I want to store files in the larger ...
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Moving to ssd: do a fresh install; or is “dd” of old hdd “good enough”?

our generous management considers handing out SSDs to replace the HDDs in our laptops. I am told that SSDs will have the same size as the HDDs; so I am now wondering: should I simply use "dd" to ...
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How to migrate ubuntu to an ssd when /home is encrypted with ecryptfs?

I discovered this topic 'How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk' which was useful for creating lvm volumes on my new SSD. Nevertheless, my original Ubuntu 14.04 has just a /home ...
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Moving / from SSD to HDD

My current installation of Ubuntu 14.04 is done partly on a SSD and a HDD. The file systems /home/ and /usr/share are on the HDD and the rest is on the SSD. But I am running out of space on the SSD ...
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Performance driven, future proof desktop partitioning setup: SSD+HDD

I just got 2 new storage devices, a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. Currently I have Ubuntu 15 (Desktop version) installed on a 2.5TB HDD (16GB RAM). And I would like to move Ubuntu to the SSD and my data to ...
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Transfer Ubuntu from USB to new SSD

This question follows on from my previous one. I have decided to take the plunge and replace my faulty hard disk with a brand new SSD drive. In the mean time I have done a fair bit of customization ...
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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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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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Is it possible to use a dedicated parity drive without striping?

I'm setting up a log server. I'd like to set them up so that each disk is independent of the next, but the last disk is parity of all the rest. The reason why I want this is because: You can't ...
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move 14.04 from HD to SSD and new HD - in what order

I have 14.04 installed on a 1T HB, that is at 90% capacity. I've ordered 120G SSD and a 3T HD, that I want to migrate to. Wondering in what order I should do so? install the SSD, and move the OS to ...
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SDA1 almost full. What do i do? [duplicate]

Ive been using my ubuntu 14.4 system for awhile now.Its just Ubuntu,i havent installed it along any other os.learning as I go. Ive been doing allot of updating removing and downloading. So much so ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a hard disk portable?

How can I install Ubuntu (14.10) portable on a hard disk/ssd and use it on multiple computers. Should be compatible with all BIOS versions (uefi etc.) And it should not be the live version of Ubuntu ...