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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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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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 do I format my 24gb SSD for ubuntu?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S400CA-DB51T and I want to replace windows 8 with ubuntu. No dual boots or anything like that, just 100% ubuntu. I'm trying to make the conversion with the 13.10 image, but ...
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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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Installing linux on OCZ RevoDrive3 x2

First of all, here is the configuration of my computer: Motherboard: Asus H87Plus RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB Processor: Intel i7 4770 Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 (240 GB) (OCZ Revodrive3 is a PCIe ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD with Asus Zenbook

I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32V with: 24GB Sandisk SSD 500Gb Hitatchi It came with Windows 8 but I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot and everything works great. Now I've spent some ...
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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 10.4 but can install 12.04 and 12.10

I have 2 Lenovo thinkstation E31s with the xeon processor. Both machines have a 320 SSD and a 2 TB SATA HD, 8 gigs RAM. I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on them because for whatever reason, the ...
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Grub installation failure when installing Ubuntu with SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on a Vaio S series with 256GB SSD. But Ubuntu cannot install the grub boot loader. What should I do? I face the same problems as this question, but there is no answer to ...
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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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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit

So I've been spending tons of hours on this issue, nothing has been able to give me an exact result and I don't have a ton more time to spend on this issue. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 64gb SSD and ...
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USB: Enable Trim (FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported)

First of all, I am pretty surprised my usb flash device supports trim: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep 'Model\|TRIM' gives me: Model Number: SanDisk SSD CZ80 32GB ...
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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 thing is whenever i boot up the Ubuntu installer ...
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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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Planning Storage

I've just bought a new laptop (ASUS SS551LB) and decided to install an Ubuntu on it (for the first time after many years with Windows). I have two storage devices: SSD of 24GB, and a regular disk with ...
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Cant install from USB or DVD — Posted solutions not resolving the issue

Hi and thanks for taking the time to view my question, I've been trying to install X/Ubuntu (12/13.04/10), all to no avail. From USB I always encounter the output: BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu ...
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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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SSD causes occasional 100% iowait and freeze. How can i fix this?

My Problem: Sometimes my Computer or just some applications freeze and i can see iowait (with system-monitor-tool) jump to 100% (on some or all cores) for like 15 seconds. This is extremely annoying. ...
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Freezes when writing SSD and reading heavy files

I had random freezes of Xubuntu 12.04.3 on Core i5 laptop with SSD as root partition. It happened on two different laptops. It happens when multiple small writes and multiple reads are happening at ...
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fstrim is taking too long?

I'm running manual SSD TRIM fstrim -v /, and it's added to my /etc/rc.local. Recently I realized that the command is taking too long to finish execution. It finishes after I login by average 10 ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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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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How do I install Ubuntu 13.10 from a partition on my Mac?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Air. I've previously had no issue installing from a USB stick to this machine. However, I don't currently have access to a USB stick or any external ...
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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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“No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key.” - ubuntu 12.04 install on ssd

I have new lenovo g580 notebook, where I changed 1TB hard disk to 250ssd ocz-vertex4. I had previously installed windows and linux 12.04 on this disc and when I put it in new lenovo g580 suprisingly ...
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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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Installing 13.04 (x64) off of USB (and via Windows installer) onto SSD but stuck at loading screen

I am trying to install Ubuntu to alleviate some Windows issues I've been having. I've run checkdisk so I know my disk hasn't gone bad. (Or at least it hadn't found anything...) I'm trying to install ...
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TRIM and encrypted home folders

I have enabled TRIM for my root partition by adding discard in /etc/fstab, following How to enable TRIM? They mention that special steps are needed if I have an encrypted partition. I have encrypted ...
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Install ubuntu on acer s3-951 ssd

I'd like to install Ubuntu on my Acer S3, but I can't see the 20 GB SSD. /dev/sda is the HDD. There are on the HDD two 140 GB partitions, a 15 GB big partition and a ~100 MB partition, and there is a ...
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SSD 4K alignment question

I have the following partitions for my SSD: (sector size = 512Byte) Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2048s 122882047s 122880000s primary ntfs ...
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GRUB doesn't load with Ubuntu on mSATA, Win7 on SATA

I've had Win7 installed on my 2.5" SSD for a few months. The computer also has a mSATA slot which I've now packed with a 16GB SSD. I've installed Ubuntu onto the mSATA disk from USB which went fine ...
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Iostat shows very little written data while installing and updating

I upgraded my T60 with a Crucial V4 128GB. Have done all the tweaks (scheduler, discard, noatime, nodirtime) and I'm finding that installing anything is very slow. Right now I'm installing some ...
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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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How to install apps to another drive?

I have a SSD 80 gigs disk which I want to use for Ubuntu 12.10 installation and some programs like Libre Office and Firefox, but the new Steam linux and games would fill up my SSD quickly. How can i ...
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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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Filesystem locks up (read-only) after HDD -> SSD clone, no sudo access, no applications

I recently cloned my old HDD to a new smaller SSD and something must have gone wrong. Windows 7 works absolutely fine, but Ubuntu 12.04 has issues - at first, it works normally, but after only a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Cherryville SSD with GTX 680

So I have absolutely never used Ubuntu before. Shortly before Windows 8 release Valve started investing in making Steam for Linux and peaked my interest in giving a Linux OS a shot. I've installed ...
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Ubuntu on SSD does not show my 650GB HDD under devices

I installed Ubuntu on the 64GB SSD storage my laptop which also has a 650GB HDD. When I go into SYSTEM SETTINGS>DETAILS, it says I have a disk of 730GB but when I go into the file system under ...
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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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How can I install Lubuntu on a mSATA SSD

I have an Intel NUC D54250WYK with an mSATA. I can install Lubuntu on it, but it will not boot up into the OS. I've tried all of the so-called workarounds, but most of them are for Ubuntu. I really ...
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hdparm issue / problem verifying TRIM

I am trying to find out whether TRIM works on my 14.04 installed on a 1TB samsung SSD which is set up as an LVM. I have been following this tutorial and have carried out the following steps: First, I ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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System performance is extremely laggy when copying and extracting files

After a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (64-bit) and the according Gnome 3 (stable) PPA my system (Samsung 900X3C) is extremely laggy, when files are copied to the external hard-drive (HDD) or ...
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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Slow transfer speed from SSD to HDD

I have a lenovo u310 touch laptop. It has an 25GB internal SSD in which I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. When I transfer data from my SSD to my HDD I get very slow speeds, along the lines of 65KB/s. If ...
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Problem wiping SSD using hdparm command

I want to wipe my ssd using hdparm, but when I use the hdparm -I command to verify whether it's frozen or not, under commands instead of Security: (info here) I get: Integrity word not set (found ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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VMHosts and SSD drives

EDIT: (Sorry for the wall of text) not so new Linux user but I still consider myself mostly a novice, because this is me jumping off the diving board, ANYWAYS:... From what little research I've ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation hangs after first two screens

I'm having a strange issue while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (64bit) to my system (preferably to the SSD). When I boot from DVD/USB i get to the Installer, after choosing my language and ...