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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
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mystery of missing file modifications (hybrid drive + Ubuntu 12.04)

Last week (Sep 10) I worked a whole day (on my Ubuntu 12.04 HP elitebook 8530p laptop) using a tex editor (TexWorks) and Jabref to maintain a Bibtex library. Today however I noticed all my ...
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installing drivers for intel 910 series SSD (data center hdd), how it it possible?

I got my hands on a Intel 910 series 800GB SSD, now I have a hard time installing it since Ubuntu is not mentioned as a supported OS for it. And I might add that I am a newbie with Linux as well so ...
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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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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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full disc encryption with SSD

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu onto my laptop. If I use full encryption, which I desire, how will this impact performance of the SSD and FSTRIM? Will I still be able to use it or will it be ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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How to boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, not modifing Windows bootloader?

I know there's a few questions have been asked similar to this one, but I didn't find what I wanted. I want to install Ubuntu 13 (13.10?) alongside Windows 8.1. The thing is Ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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Unkown partitions after cloning HDD

I cloned my 500 GB traditional HDD to a new 512 GB SSD yesterday using ddrescue from a Ubuntu live CD. First, I wrote the whole HDD in a file on another external hard disk and then used this file to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does trim SSD RAID 0 discs?

I've got Ubuntu 14.10 in a RAID 0 set up with 2 x Samsung Evo 840 SSD 256Mb, for performance reasons while acessing/modificating very large files. I've also got a schedule backup to another HDD for ...
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Strange boot issue (purple screen)

I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am a computer science student so I am familiar with operating systems. Anyway, I'll try to be as detailed as possible in describing ...
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Ubuntu installation usb strange behavior on laptop

I seem to be having difficulties trying to install Ubuntu on this computer. For reference, it's a "new" (never used) Crucial M500 220GB onto an Asus Q501la. Here is what it gives me when I try to ...
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KingFast SSD installation hell

I recently purchased a KingFast 30GB SSD (F6-30GB-SATA 3) to give a bit of a boost to my old laptop (Acer Aspire 3100 - 2GB RAM). The issue is that I keep getting "ata1.00 - Failed to IDENTIFY ...
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Problem with booting ubuntu 14.10 when using tmpfs for /tmp

I was following the recommendation on this page: http://yktoo.com/en/blog/post/id/233 Apparently when I put my /tmp to tmpfs then the system cannot boot. It seems that the booting runs into some loop ...
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Dual boot W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD/HDD

I recently bought a new laptop which has an 8 GB ssd and a 1 TB HDD, pre-installed with W8.1. I'm used to creating a partition on a HDD to install Ubuntu on. However, with the new SSD I'm not sure as ...
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large amount of data TRIMMed on SSD

I just recently set up a new PC with an SSD/HDD combo; my linux partition on my SSD is mounted as / with /home mounted on my HDD. I have the noatime and discard flags set for my SDD in /etc/fstab, ...
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Direct install with new SSD single OS

I have an ASUS Eee PC netbook. I have 2gb ram(new) and a new SSD. I do not have any OS loaded. I need to know how to install ubuntu on it from a flash drive. I have the 32bit version on my flash ...
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SSD settings under UBUNTU 14.04,

I have just set up a NEC with ubuntu 14.04 amd 64, the hard drive is the SanDisk Ultra II SSD. I have found some information on this site, and it is different from what I have read elsewhere. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze on Lenovo thinkpad x230, Samsung SSD 840EVO

I recently installed an mSATA disk (Samsung SSD 840EVO) on my Thinkpad x230 and then installed Ubuntu 14.04. It seemed to work fine but then froze completely after showing a system error message. ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after install on ssd

Last week I bought new Acer Laptop which came with a pre-installed Windows 8.1. I replaced the factory 500GB HDD for a Crucial MX100 256GB SSD, after which I used a bootable USB device to install ...
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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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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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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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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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Secondary SSD stuck as read only

I am having trouble getting my second SSD to work with Linux. I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04 and I am still learning Linux. I can see my second drive under Devices in the File ...
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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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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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T440s Stops Booting into GRUB after a random period of time

I have a new Thinkpad T440s. Here are my specifications: Intel 4600U 12GB (4GB integrated, 8GB stick) DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 SSD 250GB Sandisk SSD 16GB This problem has been a real brain buster as I ...
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What can be moved safely to tmpfs in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with SSD and 8gb RAM. What can be moved safely to tmpfs(and how to do it correctly, i'm mediocre in linux)? I don't know is it important or not, I mounted ...
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Setup config for my SSD [Ultrabay T430]

there are a lot of blog posts about how to configure Ubuntu when using an SSD. The ones I found rely on editing /etc/fstab. Unfortunately my file looks different from their samples which is why I'm ...
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Ubuntu on SSD issue

I just got my new laptop up and running with Windows 7. The thing is my main OS is Ubuntu, and therefore I would like to install it on my SSD. The problem is whenever I boot up the Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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using GRUB to boot a linux system on a different device?

I bought a new SSD drive with the idea of running my Ubuntu system on it and leaving the other two SATA drives (which are configured in a RAID array) for storage only. Ubuntu installed with no ...
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During installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 on 2 year-old Toshiba Satellite, graphics fails

I recently upgraded to an SSD on a 2-year old Toshiba Satellite laptop. On this laptop, I had previously installed 12.04 LTS, and it installed like a charm. I had tried other Linux flavors, but came ...
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Any Mechanical Drive Tweaks?

Noticed a couple of SSD-specific tweaks like putting log files to tmpfs, discard and noatime, etc. Was curious if such tweaks would also work on mechanical drives or be advisable? I noticed a little ...
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How to load HDD lazily?

I have a laptop with an SSD and an HDD. I tend to use the SSD only. On Windows 8 when I don't use the HDD for a few minutes, it goes idle and the laptop is completely silent, because SSD makes no ...
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Restoring RAID after linux installation

After Years using windows and wishing to enter the linux world, I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Dell vostro 3460 with: 500 GB HDD 32 GB SSD mSATA (cache - not physical drive) My ...
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2x SSD like one drive 12.10

I want to do a clean install of ubuntu 12.10. I got 2x 40GB SSD's. I want to have them like one drive. (like RAID0), is there a way to do this with LVM, in the graphical Ubuntu 12.10 installation? I ...
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Unsure about TRIM enabled on my SSD

I have a SSD OCZ Vertex4 installed on my laptop. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have enable TRIM by adding "discard" to my fstab file. (also added option noatime). I rebooted my Ubuntu and followed ...
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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. ...