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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SSD I/O extremely slow installing/booting Ubuntu 12.04

These are some useful specs: Macbook Pro 7,1 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 2,5" SATA SSD (120 GB). Has SandForce driver. Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 32 bits. One 18 GB partition for GNU/Linux and 1.5 GB for ...
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Problems installing Ubuntu on a vaio with SSD, GRUB installation failure

I have installed and used Ubuntu in several computers. But now I have a problem that I don't know how to solve. I have a Vaio (Product name: vpcz13c5e), it has a SSD 128gb. I decided to install ...
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When installing, how can I have multiple mount points on a single partition?

I want to put /home, /var, /opt and /tmp on /dev/sda2 and /root on /dev/sda1 when installing Ubuntu. My PC has an 8GB integrated SSD, and I would like to use it to speed up boot time and application ...
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Installing problems with Dell Vostro 3460

I'm having problems installing 12.04 or 11.04 in a new Dell Vostro 3460. The issue becomes on the "Raid" performance that comes with the laptop, a 500GB HDD and a mini SATA 32GB SSD. With Windows ...
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Running Ubuntu On My OCZ RevoDrive 2 - No such drivers exist?

Would anyone know if there are future plans or a possiblity of getting some drivers for my SSD; There is very little to no support from OCZ regarding linux drivers - Is there a coder out there that ...
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Ubuntu SSD performance issue

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a 55GB Adata S599 SSD. I have a Asus M4N68T motherboard that does not support AHCI. Bootup takes a lot longer than expected and working in the system is not even close ...
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How to check if TRIM is working for an encrypted volume?

You can easily check if TRIM works for a "normal" ext4 partition: http://askubuntu.com/a/19480/5920. How to do that for a LUKS-encrypted one? Let's assume the default LUKS setup made by 12.04 ...
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Unable to boot from new SSD after installing from USB

I'm using a new SSD with nothing on it. It's installed via USB drive, and boots from USB as well. While in Ubuntu I can see the SSD and other devices. When I install from the desktop (have tried from ...
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12.04, Slow load, VMWare Player

Everything, including booting, apt-get install, and web browser page load is snappy, but anything that requires random disk IO seems to be slow. The examples include: application launch, sudo command, ...
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12.04 Installer is not recognizing current OS

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Lenovo Y570, which already has Windows 7 on it. In the installer, it says that no OS is currently installed on my computer, and it only gives me two ...
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Ubuntu on a secondary drive concurrant with Windows 7

I'm a developer who must rely on Windows for various programs that simply don't run in Linux. My first thought is to run Ubuntu within some sort of virtual machine, such as Vbox. However, my primary ...
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SSD Tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? I need to tweak my Dell XPS 13z SSD for maximum performance and life cycle than I read the solutions explained here, but it is for ...
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Why isn't discard automatic for SSDs?

I was surprised to find that the discard option still isn't added automatically to my fstab, even though I have an SSD. Thus I have to follow these instructions to add it. Why doesn't the installer ...
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How do I enable Trim on an SSD in a Wubi install under Windows 7?

I've installed Wubi on an SSD on a Windows 7 x64 system. Wubi and Windows 7 reside on the same ntfs formated drive/partition. How does trim work for this configuration? How do I configure it? ...
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Are configurations still needed for SSD drives in 12.04+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well are SSDs supported? I will be getting an SSD drive soon but since 12.04 received MANY MANY changed in regards to everything, I was wondering if there is still a ...
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Moved to SSD and now getting “the disk drive for / is not ready yet”

I moved my Ubuntu 12.04 install over to an SSD drive. Copied all directories except for the ones most often written to - var, tmp, ... Reinstalled grub into SSD by booting with live CD and following ...
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12.04 freezes due hybrid ssd?

Ubuntu 64bit installation freezes 3-5 times per day on my new desktop comupter. Only cold reboot is possible. I suppose the issues is due the SSD hybrid drive (Seagate Momentus 7200 FDE.2 ST950042) ...
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Is Seagate's new “FAST Factor Boot” technology compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm looking at buying a new laptop and considering buying one with a hybrid HDD/SSD drive. Specifically I am looking at the new second generation Seagate Momentus XT. For some reviews look here and ...
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Will a laptop with hybrid HDD + SSD run Ubuntu?

So my ol' X71SL is starting to show its age and as much as it saddens me, I think I'll need a new daily driver and I am very intered in the Asus UX32VD. I intend to dual boot if I end up buying it, ...
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Intel 330 SSD running slow, how can I improve performance?

I just installed a new Intel 330 60 GB SSD into my HP Mini 2140 laptop. But it's not going as fast as expected and my hdparm results aren't looking very good compared to SSD benchmarks at: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 grub install fails, installing to wrong device

This is getting quite annoying and Google isn't proving to be much of assistance. I've built a new server and it has a total of five devices. /dev/sda - 2TB HDD /dev/sdb - 2TB HDD /dev/sdc - 2TB ...
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Outsource the /boot onto a SSD

Now I'm going to buy me a new Laptop. So this Computer uses a 500 GB 7200rpm SATA Hybrid Hard Drive with 4 GB SSD, so my question is: Is it possible to just use the SSD for /boot? Does it reduce the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on a new hard drive and booting from It

I've just bought SSD and installed 12.04 on it. I have 11.10 on my old hard drive. However I can't boot from SSD since grub and everything else is on the hdd. How do I set Ubuntu to boot from SSD?
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installation on SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a SSD I want to install new 12.04 on OCZ Vertex3 disk. Do I need make proper partition alignment or something like that? Some people say that modern ...
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How do I install Anything-sync-daemon?

From the Arch Linux wiki: Anything-sync-daemon (asd) is a tiny shell script designed to manage target directories in tmpfs and to periodically sync them back to your physical disc (HDD/SSD). This ...
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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. ...