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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My system loads before the themes

I'm using ubuntu with a SSD. The only problem so far is that my system boots so fast that the themes aren't loaded. I already tried the tip on the first answer of this topic (Desktop forgets theme?), ...
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Why does fstrim not seem to be thorough?

I tried the command fstrim to manually TRIM my SSD drive, i.e. to discard unused blocks. I know this is done automatically by a weekly cronjob, but I wanted to try it myself once. However, running ...
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My Laptop has USB 3.0 but Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize it?

I have two USB 3.0 ports in my dell inspiron 5421 laptop . The ports marked as SS meaning super speed. But when I run the command lspci -t this is the output /: Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...
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Samsung SSD, TRIM and Ubuntu 15.04

In light of a recent issue raised in regards to Samsung SSD firmware relating to TRIM and the related launchpad bugs for Ubuntu.. Bug# 1465663 'libata Samsung SSD 8 series TRIM blacklist' and the ...
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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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What is the best configuration for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on SSD

Currently I have a laptop Asus A43S with 8GB RAM, HDD 500GB, dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7). The HDD has 4 partitions. They are Windows 10 (162GB NTFS), Ubuntu (104GB ...
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Bootdelay: Ignoring bad onboard SSD via libata:disable does not work

today I installed a new main SSD on a ASUS UC32A which has by default a 500GB harddrive with a 24GB onboard intel cache SSD, which already failed twice in the laptops life span(OT) Now the new SSD is ...
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Encrypted Install of Ubuntu on a SSD and SSD Support for Encryption / Performance

I am looking to purchase a SSD to use as the primary drive on my computer, with the goal of installing Ubuntu (or Linux Mint) with an encrypted hard drive install for security purposes. There's a ...
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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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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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New install from cd kernel offset disabled-vfs:unable to mount root fs

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a old PC with amd processor and 60 GB ssd. Ssd is unallocated now (deleted the partition using windows) and i get the message irrespective of option I choose install ...
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SSD partition and align Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

There are some old articles like http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance that come up when you search for SSD. Some ...
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Macbook Pro - 2014 - SM0512F SSD high io wait

I have recently installed a Macbook Pro with Kubuntu. When I test it under OS X I do not see any issues with performance - but running Ubuntu causes a constant io wait time of about 20% if I use a web-...
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Ubuntu installed on laptop, want to switch to Windows with existing SSD

I am a noob and need help. I installed Ubuntu a while ago on this laptop (ASUS N55SF). Now I have a SSD on the computer with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to switch to another SSD with Windows 8.1. I ...
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How to mount individual directories in /home on separate drive?

I have an Ubuntu install with my /home directory mounted on a HDD partition with the system / mounted on an ssd. However, I have certain programs (like Android Studio and IntelliJ) that I wish to keep ...
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SSD got unmounted by itself while OS is running

While I was working on my laptop suddenly froze. I had to turn off and then turn it on from the button... When I turned it on I saw that my ssd isn't mounted and the OS is there.. I see this message:...
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Ubuntu won't boot from SSD

Previously I've had windows installed to a SSD in my laptop and ubuntu installed to HDD on it. Recently I've changed that HDD to SSD and installed ubuntu there as usual, but for some reason it won't ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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Moving old encrypted SSD into new PC

My laptop died and I have some important files on that SSD. What can I do? It's encrypted, but I know the password and everything. If I install grub via Ubuntu Live it helps? Or it's something I can ...
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4 questions error after selecting free space for ubuntu

I have Sony Vaio VPCZ1 with 128 ssd drive , it's drive is combination of 2 64 ssd drive(Tooshiba). When i want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 , after I select empty disk spaces for ...
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Fan control thinks my SSD has about 100 degree celsius

my fan is driving me crazy. It is continously running. I think I know why this is happening. If I run psensor, my SSD HD (from udisks2) is listed to be 100 degree hot. But if I use hddtemp, it tells ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS does not display/list my Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 256GB SSD under “Devices”

Does anyone know why I am unable to see the Samsung 950 NVMe 25GB SSD listed under "Devices" while logged into ubuntu 14.04 LTS??? I was able to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new Samsung 950 Pro ...
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How to dualboot Ubuntu and Windows (as default) with minimal delay on boot?

I know there are some other questions here similar to mine, but i think my problem is a little bit different. So I currently have Windows 10 as my only OS, and I want to install Ubuntu on dual boot; ...
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SSD Wiped Overnight

I came home from work today to find that my laptop fans were running at 100% and my laptop was ridiculously hot to the touch. It had been fully powered off 14 hours prior and was not like this 9 hours ...
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I have a 256gb SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary - best to store the home folder where?

I've got a 256GB SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary. I've already gone through the steps of storing my large Dropbox folder on the secondary. I can at the moment easily fit the home folder on the ...
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Ubuntu not recognising my PCIE SSD

I have been trying to install ubuntu and have made a bootable USB drive which loads the try ubuntu thing fine, but when I try to install ubuntu and get to the partitioning section it only recognises ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Slow boot (link is slow to respond and SRST failed errno=-16)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 20gb SSD installed on a mSATA to SATA adapter. During boot a lot of unpleasant delays occur. I've probably found one of the critical steps in dmesg output: [ 2.966380] sd ...
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I Keep Getting DIfferent Large Numbers When Trimming SSD

Each time I type the command "sudo fstrim / -v", I keep getting large numbers like 9 digits. It should say 0, since I haven't deleted anything? Are my deleted files actually trimmed? Blossom
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Does xubuntu 15.10 comes with trim enabled by default?

How do I check if trim is enabled on Xubuntu 15.10? I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO and is EXT0BB6Q, the latest driver for my SSD?
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Installing software in another location?

I bought a 32gb msata ssd for my gigabyte brix (amd) and I was wondering if I were to install Ubuntu on that drive that I could install software/ packages in another location like on a secondary hard ...
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Installed Ubuntu to SSD; did I do it right? Laptop is a bit slow

I recently removed my hard drive from my HP laptop, and installed a brand new SSD. When I did the installation type it asked me about setting up a partition. What could've been the proper way to have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed on Samsung 850 Pro 512GB results in data corruption

In short: Does anybody know why running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Samsung 850 Pro 512GB drive results in corrupted file system and random files disappearing? Here is the long story: In 2013 I got ...
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upgrading from a 256gb ssd drive to a bigger one

My laptop came with a 256gb SSD disk. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it and activated the disk encryption when I installed it (as far as I know you can't disable it afterwards, can I?) Anyway I don't ...
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14.04 LTS Trim problem on an SSD

I own a Lenovo laptop with an M.2 NGFF slot. I put a 128 GB ZTC SSD card. This card is GPT partitioned and seen as sdb. I use it for the / which is EXT4 formated. Then I did a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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Dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on Dell Precision M3800

I'm trying to dualboot Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Dell Precision M3800. Dell M3800 Specs: i7 Quad Core 2.30GHz 16 Gb Ram 512 Gb Full Mini SSD 1TB HDD NVidia Quadro K1100 Boot settings are ...
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SSD - Trim - trimmed a lot of data

I have a Xubuntu distribution and a new SSD (Plextor 128GB) Partitions scheme: 16GB / 52GB home rest free Every day Cron runs script: #!/bin/sh LOG=/var/log/trim.log echo "*** $(date -R) ***" &...
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How to troubleshoot cause of read-only file system errors

I'm running Xubuntu off of a fairly new Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Recently my root file system has been going into read-only mode and I need help troubleshooting it. These are all the errors (and many ...
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constantly files corrupted after ssd and ram upgrade

I have a ~5-year old ThinkPad x201 and it worked fine until I chose to update my ram and disk to now: description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous (according to sudo lshw -class memory (M471B5273CH0-CH9 and ...
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Managing multiple hard drives, choosing which stores what (during install process)

I have an SSD and an HDD installed in my machine. I've decided to start fresh, and make a few changes in the process. I would like to use the SSD for certain documents (project files) as well as the /...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Strange SATA Problem / Ubuntu 14.04 / ASUS P8Z68V / OCZ Vertex 2

this is my first question, because i usually got things going myself. But this time i'm out of ideas. As mentioned in the thread title, i have a very strange problem with my SATA boot device. It ...
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Running Ubuntu on SSD with native hardware encryption enabled to work for eDrive (Windows' BitLocker enabled)

I have Samsung 850 Evo. If I do a secure erase and then fresh install the Windows 10 (to enable the BitLocker to work with SSD's hardware encryption), will I able to install and use Ubuntu on it later?...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Really slow ssd performance

So I installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a samsung 840 evo ssd, the system works fine but I did a test to see the speed of the ssd. hdparm -t /dev/sdb gives me about 30MB/s, when it is supposed to give me ...
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Ubuntu - win 8.1 dual boot - ssd and uefi woes

I built my new computer last week and decided it was about time I installed my dual boot. I disconnected the gpu as I was getting an out of range issue with the monitors, presumably as a result of not ...
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Install Ubuntu on Seperate HDD - Win 7 Error

So, I decided that installing Ubuntu and re-learning Linux would be beneficial. I downloaded Ubuntu (Latest version), unplugged all other HDD/SSD that I have in my PC and the install went perfect and ...