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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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 ...
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Invalid Opcode 0000

At random times (usually when watching a movie in XBMC), the computer locks up. I can still sometimes SSH in and get the 'dmesg' output before that locks up too. A hard reboot is usually required to ...
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How do I check whether partitions on my SSD are properly aligned?

I just installed ubuntu on my new intel SSD. Now I am not sure, whether paritions are properly aligned in respect to my specific SSD. Here's my fdisk output. $ fdisk -l Platte /dev/sda: ...
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On an SSD, are there any advantages to a swap partition over a swap file?

If my only "hard drive" is a smallish SSD, are there any advantages to setting up a swap partition rather than a swap file?
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Windows is excruciatingly slow after wubi installation

I installed Wubi on my Windows 7 64bit machine yesterday, and since then, the windows partition is ridiculously slow. As in, takes an hour to boot. Once it boots, it takes ten minutes to log in. ...
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Possible/viable to make a btrfs RAID between SSD and HDD?

Since I don't use my laptop's CD-drive I want to put a small (8 GB) SSD into the CD-drive slot (I'll use a caddy similar to this one). I want to use compressed btrfs on the SSD and put all the data on ...
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How to layout the filesystem for a small SSD and a big HDD?

Since I don't use my laptop's CD-drive I want to put a small (8 GB) SSD into the CD-drive slot (I'll use a caddy similar to this one). I want to use compressed btrfs on the SSD and put all the data on ...
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What should I know about SSDs that can be used with Ubuntu?

I'm building a new configuration and intend to buy an SSD with it. I recall that the first SSDs were problematic in Linux for some reason (maybe lack of TRIM support?). Is there something to ...
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Cannot install 10.10 on new 32 GB SSD in DELL Mini 9

Cannot install 10.10 or any other distro on new 32 GB SuperTalentSSD. It is recognized by Bios, but Error says: Input/output error during write on dev/sda. Installed 10.04 on 16 GB SuperTalent SSD ...
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What SSD support changes are there in 11.04?

For Ubuntu 10.10 I put together a list of optimizations and configuration options that needed tweaking for optimum SSD support: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MagicFab/SSDchecklist I am wondering what has ...
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What is the recommended way to empty a SSD?

I've just received my new SSD since the old one died. This Intel 320 SSD supports TRIM. For testing purposes, my dealer put malware, err, Windows on it. I want to get rid of it and install Kubuntu on ...
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How to move Ubuntu to an SSD

My current situation is: One hard disk Dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. Partitions: 100MB Windows System thingy 144GB Main Windows 160GB Ubuntu 4GB Swap 12GB System Restore stuff Now I want ...
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GRUB: “invalid arch independent ELF magic” after install on SSD [duplicate]

I've got a brand new laptop with a 128GB SSD drive. I read that aligning the partitions to match the Erase Block Size of the SSD is important. I followed William Scott's guide SSD Tweaks in Linux and ...
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How do I partition an install to put / on an SSD? [closed]

I have question regarding, on how to install ubuntu on a SSD... Only boot and core files thou... I have mechanical hdd for storage. Now for the question: when partitioning... Theres a lot of choices ...
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How do I update the firmware on an Intel X25M?

As I mentioned earlier, I have installed ubuntu on X25M 80 GB SSD and ubuntu is the only OS on my laptop. How do i check and update the SSD firmware? on intel's site, everything is for windows :( ...
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What about the performance enhancement when using an SSD as the main disk?

I'm planning to buy a new PC and I am thinking about using an SSD as the main disk. I'd also use a standard spinning disk and I'd mount it to /home. To the people already using such a setup: does ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a SSD

Going to install Ubuntu 10.10 on new intel x25M 80GB SSD. It will be fresh install. I have been googling for past few days and getting overwhelming articles/blogs/Q&As. One particularly very ...
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Is a 40GB SSD practical to use for ' / '

I was lucky enough to be given a 40 GB SSD as a Christmas gift; and, given the inherent speed of these drives, decided it would be best used as the / partition; but then it occurred to me that this ...
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How to enable TRIM?

I know that the Linux kernel supports TRIM as of version 2.6.33, so there should be TRIM support in ubuntu. Is TRIM enabled by default or do I need to change some settings or install additional ...
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Should I align partitions on an SSD, if so how do I do it at install time?

I just bought a new SSD (OCZ Vertex 2) and plan to do a clean install of Maverick on it (/home is on a separate HDD). I read that it is wise to align SSD partitions. What advantages does it truly ...
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Is there any known problems with PCI-E based SSD disks?

I'm going to add SSD disk to my Ubuntu computer. Is there any known problems with PCI-E based SSD disks in Ubuntu (this, for instance)? Or should I prefer SSD disk with SATA interface to achieve ...
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SSD Installation error: Read-only file system: '/target/bin'

I'm having real issues reinstalling 10.04 to an SSD - I had one SSD fail, and have replaced it with a brand new one, but the 10.04 installer fails at beginning to write files to the disk with this ...
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What's the story with TRIM support?

The situation with TRIM in Ubuntu has me utterly confused. I don't know whether I need to manually run it or not. Sources I've found are disparate and unclear. I have Ubuntu 10.04 with latest updates ...
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How can I log my SSD's read performance over time?

I'd like to keep a log over time, perhaps weekly, of my solid state drive's read rate as determined by a tool like System -> Administration -> Disk Utility -> Benchmark: Is there a way to archive ...
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Best FS for SSD as of 10.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? Given what I think is a common scenario: SSD used as boot disk Conventional HD(s) for bulk storage Ubuntu 10.10 What's the best ...
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Is there a way to force a specific file to exist in RAM only?

I like this suggestion of mounting a tmpfs at /var/log in order to reduce disk writes. Is there any way to do something similar for just a single file such as ~/.xsession-errors? My incentive for ...
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How do I optimize the OS for SSDs?

What steps should be taken before/during/after installation of Ubuntu on a Solid State Drive to optimize performance and ensure maximum durability of the drive?
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Does Ubuntu have support for the TRIM command for use with SSD?

SSD drives need to be "cleared/reset" after the drive fills up to maintain performance. This is done through the TRIM command for new SSD drives. Does Ubuntu support the TRIM command (through hdparm ...