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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Ubuntu 12.04 with 120GB SSD and 500GB Spinner, partition help needed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I symlink certain directories in /home to an SSD? I am ready to ditch my Windows 7 install on my laptop, finally, after getting all of the linux application ...
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partitioning suggestions

Today i am going to install a clean ubuntu 12.04 . Right now i am running windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I am going to dual boot ubuntu. Also i am using a 120 gb ssd. My question is can you help me to ...
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error: invalid arch independent ELF magic. Dual boot with SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” after install on SSD I am currently trying at get an dual boot computer work, where the Ubuntu 12.04 system is spread over two ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A (ssd hard-drive)

I've recently bought the Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A I boot the live usb ubuntu 12.04 and format the ssd drive. I then created 2 partitions: 28GB for / and 100GB for /home After install I reboot the ...
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What filesystem should I use for a Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid ST750LX003?

I am considering upgrading my regular HDD hard drive on my laptop by the SSD/HDD Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid ST750LX003 hard drive, and I was wondering if I should take any particular consideration in ...
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What would cause SSD to become not detectable?

I recently purchased an Intel 520 120GB SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. Occasionally my system will freeze and I will have to ALT-PRINT SCREEN-REISUB to reboot. Sometimes it will reboot and work ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a new solid state drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? I dropped my laptop and my hard disk is corrupted. I had dual boot win7 and Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I have purchased a ...
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Two SSD in Thinkpad W520 and Internal RAID - Not Enabled

Looking for some suggestions: I have bought a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with a SSD of 160 GB. windows 7 came as a default OS. My Storage subsystem has "Internal RAID Not Enabled". I want to replace my ...
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Dualboot (Win7 & Ubuntu) on SSD

Advice please. Can I install Windows 7 (Windows 8) and Ubuntu on an SSD with the ability to dualboot? And if so, how best to partition the disk? SSD - VTX3-25SAT3-60G For example: 1. Windows - 25Gb ...
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configuration for Samsung SSD 830

I would like to know what would be the best filesystem configuration for a Samsung SSD 830 of a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install on my laptop (Asus U33JC). I've seen people suggesting a RAID configuration, ...
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Trim on encrypted SSD--Urandom first?

My understanding (I'm not sure I'm getting this all right) is that if one uses Trim on an encrypted SSD, it defeats some of the security benefits, because the drive will write zeros to empty space (as ...
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What to install on ssd partition [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with a 1TB data drive? Plan to duel boot windows 7 and Ubuntu from a 120gb ssd. What's a good amout of ...
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Clone internal HDD to new SSD

I recently installed an SSD into my machine. The machine itself is a Lenovo thinkpad W520, and it previously had an internal HDD. I moved the internal HDD into an expansion bay (replacing the CD-ROM), ...
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Setup for dual disk (SSD+HDD) with /home partition

I'm going to move from HDD to SSD (60GB) + HDD (250GB) setup. Basicly I want the system to be fast. Root partition will be on SSD but I'm not sure what to do with /home. All data like /pictures ...
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SSD on USB 3.0 doesn't always mount

The SSD I use is apparently slightly damaged. At the moment it shows this popular Corsair Series 3 problem. Symptoms: the disk is working for some minutes and then just suddenly stops. Two months ago ...
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TRIM on an encrypted SSD

wiki.ubuntuusers.de says if I want to use TRIM on an encrypted SSD, I need at least cryptsetup 1.4 and kernel 3.1. Do I need this, when creating the partitions and setting up encryption, or is ...
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Boot failure on Ubuntu 11.04

I was using my laptop with Ubuntu without problem for a few months. I did not update any software or install any OS updates. This morning when it started, I got error: no such device:.... error: no ...
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Duplicating Ubuntu from external hard drive to internal SSD?

I have been trying to install Ubuntu for the last few days and have had no success at installing to my internal SSD. After trying to format it in Mac OS X and GParted (Which always resulted in a ...
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Windows on SSD; Ubuntu on HDD

In my System I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and I partitioned the HDD in 2 Partitions on for Windows programs and files. And one for Ubuntu. But after I ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 restart and shutdown not working fully

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an Asus p8z68 v-pro motherboard which is a UEFI bios. The install seems to have worked fine except for one thing, when restarting or shutting down it gets stuck at the ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu detect all of my RAM on 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu only detects 3.1 GB of ram on Ubuntu 64 bit ISSUE IDENTIFIED: BIOS bug. See dmesg output below. Question is: How to resolve this? Change made since 2.6.32 have ...
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SSD not found during installation

While i was trying to install ubuntu to my hard drive (which is an ssd, maybe 2 years old) and it just can't seem to locate the drive as if it doesn't exist. I've tried rebooting multiple times, ...
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Redirecting directories in home partition

I have a 60GB SSD for my / filesystem but for more space I got a 16GB SD card for my /home partition. I'm worried it won't be able to take the amount to write the /home directory. So I was wondering ...
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Does the Intel 320 SSD work out-of-the-box?

I am a non-techie person, so I will ask my question in plain English: I have a ThinkPad T510 with a SATA II, 3 GB interface. I am thinking about a new drive and installing a 12.04 ISO in April. The ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 SSD install -> error: unknown filesystem

I have tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 x64 and x86 a couple of times onto a new OCZ Vertex 30GB, with Ext3 and Ext4 partitions. After installing, it reboots into Ubuntu properly, but hangs on shutdown. ...
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Can't boot to Ubuntu after installing it with Wubi

Hi I'm trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi, but when I reboot I press esc for advanced options, selected verbose mode it stops here My hardware is: Intel dp67bg motherboard, Intel 2600k CPU, and ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 on modern SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? There is already quite a lot of questions regarding SSD disks with Ubuntu. But the technology moves forward. Are there any new things ...
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fwupd to update OCZ RevoDrive firmware gets a 'Permission denied' error

Try as I might I just don't get it working http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/OCZ_RevoDrive_and_RevoDrive_X2/. There's another thread here with an similar issue here: Command is giving me ...
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Installing on a Sony Vaio VPCZ138GG [closed]

I long for Linux and have been trying for the past 12 days to install Ubuntu/Linux mint on my Laptop [Sony VAIO VPC Z138gGG with 256GB SSD HDD/8GB RAM/NVIDIA GEFORCE Graphics card] without success. ...
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Best /etc/fstab setings for boosting SSD/HDD

I know EXT4 is the fastest by 3y already checking test blog posts from different authors But theres also other settings that make SSD faster i found in ...
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Adding physical volumes to LVM partitions - what happens to existing files? And general SSD optimization

I've got two drives in my laptop, a 120GB SSD and a 320GB hard drive. Ubuntu (11.04 amd64) is on the hard drive, set up using LVM. Now, I got this SSD recently, and I want to put Ubuntu on it for ...
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Should I use btrfs or Ext4 for my SSD?

Should I use btrfs (with discard, compress=lzo and space_cache options) or Ext4 (with discard option) for the SSD for my Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric) amd64 desktop root partition of my office machine? ...
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SSD + TRIM + ext4 OK. What about LVM and RAID?

I've read that SSD TRIM is now supported in the recent kernels with ext4 too (see How to enable TRIM? ). Is it OK/safe to enable TRIM when having a) LVM b) RAID1+LVM? Thanks!
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System hangs after second time suspending [closed]

I installed a new system when oneiric was released I am also using gnome classic and have the following layout: /dev/sda3 on / type btrfs (rw,noatime,relatime,subvol=@) /dev/sda3 on /home type btrfs ...
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mke2fs writes 2.4 GiB to disk

Using the Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit Desktop LiveCD, I created a 149.04 GiB partition using gdisk on an unpartitioned SSD. I opened gparted to notice that nothing has been written to the new partition. Then ...
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Small Swap Size in SSD Notebook

I have read a lot of questions and answers about swap size but I am still quite confused. I have also read this article, which suggests swap size of half to two times of RAM, depending on low/high RAM ...
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How to set up system to boot from read-only SSD and store data on HD

I'm getting a new laptop with a hard drive and a SSD drive. I plan to install 11.10. I plan to partition in such a manner that: I put the files that (almost) never change on the SSD and mount it as ...
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Installed on a machine with EFI and after installation, it says the disk is not bootable

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 and the installation runs through fine. It then says reboot, and the machine says 'inserts a boot disk' which means the hard disk isn't bootable. The primary hard disk is an ...
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Command is giving me “bash: ./fwupd: cannot execute binary file”

Whenever I issue the command ./fwupd /dev/sda I get the following: bash: ./fwupd: cannot execute binary file I'm trying to update my SSD's firmware using Ubuntu 11.04 LiveCD. How do I ...
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Does Ubuntu 11.04 fully support TRIM?

Does Ubuntu 11.04 fully support TRIM? And what happens if it doesn't, will my SSD wear out?
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How to combine an SSD boot drive with a HDD data drive? [closed]

I have a SSD with 64 GB and a 6 GB/s 1 Terabyte harddrive. I want to use the SSD only as a boot device and maybe for swap storage. On the 1 Terabyte harddrive I want ot have the main file system. As ...
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SSD install problem on Dell Mini 10v

Long story short: I was a happy user of the first generation (screen resolution: 1024x576), with a 8GB SSD. But SMART warned me about a forthcoming disk error, so I had purchased one OCZ Vertex Plus ...
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How can I move /var to another harddrive?

I've put a new SSD as /dev/sda, the old HD as /dev/sdb. And done a fresh installation as one partition on /dev/sda1. The main quirk in my set-up is that I don't want to repartition the old HD, since ...
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Do you recommend LUKS encryption on a SSD (TRIM support)?

I have a laptop (Dell Inspiron 11z) and and SSD (Samsung 128GB) on order. On my current laptop, I have a spinning HDD and use LVM and LUKS encryption. I would like to use LUKS on the SSD but from ...
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SSD or USB for HTPC/Homeserver (only the OS)

I have a htpc / homeserver (apache2, mysql for some website testing) and I also use it as a htpc. My current setup is, it is in my bedroom, the OS is installed on a 2 TB drive, but at night the OS ...
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How do I set up Full Disk Encryption on an SSD?

I have a new Lenovo Thinkpad with an Intel SSD. I want to set up full disk encryption with pre-authentication boot. From reading I see there is a Guided Setup with Encryption option on the alternate ...
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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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How do I symlink certain directories in /home to an SSD?

In Is a 40GB SSD practical to use for ' / ' Jorge describes how he symlinks things in his /home that would benefit from being on an SSD. How is this done? I've figured that I need to do the ...
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How well are SSDs supported?

I'm planning to buy an SSD (Corsair Force Series 60GB) but haven't found any reassurance that it is "safe" to install Ubuntu 11.04 on without commands or "hacks". I want to install Ubuntu on an SSD ...
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How to Boot from iRAM Solid State Drive on Ubuntu

I've got an iRAM solid state drive. I'd like to use this to store a root filesystem; the trouble is the device is not recognized as a hard drive to the BIOS. It only shows up if a live CD ...