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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Grub can't find device on boot resulting in Grub Rescue

So I have 2 hard drives a HDD 320GB and a SSD 20GB. Before I had Windows 7 on the HDD and Ubuntu on the SSD but wanted to get rid of windows and reinstall a clean Ubuntu on the SSD then use the HDD ...
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Clone everything to SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy an Ubuntu install from one laptop to another I am anxiously awaiting my new SSD for my Ubuntu server, and realized I have no idea on how to copy all my files ...
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Installing Ubuntu OS on SSD and install HOME on other HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with a 1TB data drive? I have a SSD with "only" 128GB. I already have Windows 7 and some apps installed ...
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How to use 11GB SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What would be a good partitioning scheme for 128 gb SSD and 640 GB HDD I've buy a Toshiba U840 with a HDD of 320GB and an SSD of 11GB. I'm going to dual-boot Win7 and ...
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How should I configure TRIM Support for LVM logical volumes?

I am setting up a notebook for software demo purpose. The machine has a Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, a 128GB SSD, and runs Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit desktop. As it is, the SSD is configured to have a ...
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How do I restore GRUB 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I upgraded my laptop with an SSD, moving my old HDD to where the DVD-drive was, so that I could ...
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16GB SSD booster on ubuntu

I've bought a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge laptop which has a hybrid 320GB HDD + 16GB SSD, then I've installed Ubuntu 12.04, so now I have dual boot - Ubuntu/Windows7. Everything is fine but the question is ...
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How to preserve/export my current Ubuntu installation after changing to a new SSD & installing Windows7?

Ok, currently got set up: Puny little old 40GB harddrive AMD Athlon II X2 245 4GB DDR3 RAM Planning to upgrade to: 120GB SSD harddrive (40GB is getting a little tight for me, but 120GB is ...
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Dual boot on Hp Envy Ultrabook

I just bought a HP Envy ultrabook 1002TX. It comes with a Win7 Home basic and a 32GB SSD + 500GB HDD. I started to install ubuntu and in doing so went and deleted all the partitions on my HDD and ...
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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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Is it safe to install the / partition on an SSD?

I've just purchased a laptop Dell Inspiron 14z, with a HDD with 500G and a SSD with 32GB. I installed 12.04 on it, setting the partitioning table like this: /home and swap partitions in the HDD, / ...
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Encrypt SSD or not?

My desktop machine is running Ubuntu 12.04 (and will probably stay with it until the next LTS). I've got a new 120GB SSD on the way as my existing 420GB spinning disk. If it makes any difference I'll ...
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Install Ubuntu on Samsung series 5 ultra SSD

I was wondering if anyone had had any luck with installing ubuntu 12.04 on samsung series 5 ultra? The thing is that I want to install root on the SSD for fast boot (along with windows7)... if anyone ...
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What would be a good partitioning scheme for 128 gb SSD and 640 GB HDD

I have a combination of 128 GB SSD and a 640 GB HDD. I'm planning to install Xubuntu 12.04 on it. I have read some question here (like What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with ...
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Where to install boot loader on a Zenbook Prime?

I cannot figure out where to install the boot loader on my Zenbook UX31A Prime. I have installed Ubuntu many times on normal hard drives, but this is the first SSD and I am struggling. Installed ...
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Fresh install on SSD with Ubuntu and Windows Vista, using whole disk encryption for Ubuntu

I would like to do a fresh install on a OCZ Vertex Plus R2 SSD 60GB drive I purchased on the cheap. Since the AES-encryption looks like it may not work optimally for this drive, I would like to set ...
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Ubuntu Lenove OCZ Agility3 - No Grub after install

I've tried a dualboot (Win7 + Ubuntu) installation it on a Lenovo E330 with Agility3 240 Gigs... Conclusions: Ubuntu:: Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 ( 21.06.2012 ) is not able to install grub in a bootable ...
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SSD becomes hot, disk failure warning

I have a two weeks old SSD (Kingston SSDnow 64GB). Yesterday, the computer shutdown twice and after rebooting I was bombarded with disk failure warnings. I usually take such warnings serious (and ...
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dual boot: Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 on a 240GB SSD

I would like to replace the HD in my laptop (ASUS i3, 4GB, 13.3") for a SSD. The information I've found is not precise. I would appreciate your advice/links on: Preparation of SSD. Partitions on a ...
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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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ubuntu ssd install issue

Was not able to install ubuntu 12.04 LTS or 11.10 on SSD OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Installer crashed. There is no more information. Installer promised to report issue to Ubuntu. Do I have to prepare ...
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Partition scheme on SSD and HDD

I am reformatting my laptop but I am not sure how to setup my partition. I have a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD. I was planing to setup / on the SSD and /home on the HDD. Will placing my /home on the ...
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System freezes with heavy disk usage - Samsung Series 9 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I've recently purchased a Samsung Series 9 and put Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I installed Ubuntu via the windows installer. Everything ...
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Strategy Need to Migrate larger SATA drive to smaller SSD?

My current 12.04 install is on a 750GiB SATA drive and I would like to smaller 480GiB SSD. I only have about 250GiB in use right now, along with an 8 GiB swap partition. I regularly use Clonezilla, ...
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Do I need swap with new SSD?

Am about to upgrade to new SSD and thinking through partition migration process. Will I need SWAP with an SSD? I have 8GB RAM and an i5 processor.
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 from Pen drive, now will not boot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed ubuntu 12.04 desktop amd64 to the following: AMD A8 3870K (CPU + GPU) ASUS F1Aff-M ...
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SSD errors with 12.04

I've just upgraded my 32-bit Xubuntu 10.04 system to 64-bit 12.04 (Core 2 Duo) and am getting consistent errors on my Crucial SSD which causes it to remount in read-only mode after about an hour of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Slow Installs After SSD Upgrade [closed]

OK. So I just installed a new SSD into my laptop and put a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 onto the drive. The OS install took about 45 minutes longer than it ever did with my HDD. Whenever I go to ...
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Should I be concerned about COMRESET errors with my SSD?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on a Lenovo X220, that is certified to work correctly with the OS (see here) including its default 128Gb SSD by Samsung. As soon as I got the laptop I ...
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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 ...