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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Convert software RAID fileserver from Windows to Ubuntu

I currently have a fileserver running on Windows 7 (it started as an old backup machine but has grown). It has 1 SSD for the OS, and 6 1TB HDDs, in 3 RAID 1 pairs. This was done via Windows' disk ...
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SSD trim support… Do i have to do anything? [duplicate]

First i must state that i am totally new in Linux world. I totally ditched the operating system that i used for about 20 years now. So here i am with my first question... My laptop has an SSD inside ...
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Hibernating vs Shutdown/ Restart - which is better if suspend is not an option for SSD equipped systems?

Basic gist is: my laptop is like many others that have the touchpad dead issue after resuming a suspended session. Also like others, the touchpad is working after resuming from a hibernate as well as ...
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How do I set all program data and downloads to a separate drive?

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I would like to dual boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I installed Ubuntu on a partition of the HDD, but Windows 10 was installed on the SSD so using a boot manager ...
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How to use second HDD as program installation drive path

My issue is that I have no idea how to make Ubuntu recognize my intent to have one drive for the loading and use of the operating system and the other for the storage of programs. Is this even ...
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Ubuntu random hard resets

Since recently migrating to Ubunutu from Windows, I have been have random hard resets of my machine (all new HW except for some of the SSD drives). I have 15.10 installed and looking at kern.log ...
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Fan control thinks my SSD has about 100 degree celsius

my fan is driving me crazy. It is continously running. I think I know why this is happening. If I run psensor, my SSD HD (from udisks2) is listed to be 100 degree hot. But if I use hddtemp, it tells ...
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how to propely copy 15.10 to new SSD? [duplicate]

So I wish to upgrade a 512GB SSD to 960GB SSD There's only one ext4 partition, (swap is on a different SSD) I do not wish to clean-install due to a huge list of repositories, extra installed stuff, ...
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Installing Ubuntu on ASRock x99 ws-e

Has anyone gotten Ubuntu installed on a system with an ASRock x99 ws-e motherboard? I'm asking because I've been having trouble installing Ubuntu 14.04 (and 12.04, 15.10, 16.04) on the following ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS does not display/list my Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 256GB SSD under “Devices”

Does anyone know why I am unable to see the Samsung 950 NVMe 25GB SSD listed under "Devices" while logged into ubuntu 14.04 LTS??? I was able to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new Samsung 950 Pro ...
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SSD blocked after shutdown (blackout)

i hope u can help me, i have an ssd, but it is blocked write after my pc was shutdown, it shutdown was because the light off by bad weather (i have desktop), then I can access to my sdd, when i tried ...
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How to dualboot Ubuntu and Windows (as default) with minimal delay on boot?

I know there are some other questions here similar to mine, but i think my problem is a little bit different. So I currently have Windows 10 as my only OS, and I want to install Ubuntu on dual boot; ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15.10 to a new SSD and create an easy dual boot menu?

My computer has an HDD which has Windows 10 on the C:\ partition and there are two other logical partitions which are used by the whole family. I am sure the disk has an MBR partition system and my ...
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Blank screen with white cursor on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an SSD. One day when powering up the system, the boot halted on a blank screen with a blinking white cursor. Holding shift while booting to see Grub menu does not work. I ...
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Ubuntu only booting sporadical

First of all, hi @all :) I have a problem with my new Ubuntu 15.10 installation, here is what i did: I had Debian and Win 8.1 installed on my 2 SSD's. To try Ubuntu I installed it on the same SSD as ...
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How to use a small SSD with ZFS?

I think I have a pretty good Idea how my TB drives will be laid out in a zpool using ZFS. I also have a 120GB SSD. My intent was to install the program on the SSD. Is that outside the pool? Is ...
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SSD Not part of Raid?

I was playing around with BTRFS calculator (link below). I have 2 2TB Drives and 1 3TB drive. I also have a 120GB SSD. I was thinking Raid 5 with the operating system loaded on the SSD. It said I ...
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SSD Wiped Overnight

I came home from work today to find that my laptop fans were running at 100% and my laptop was ridiculously hot to the touch. It had been fully powered off 14 hours prior and was not like this 9 hours ...
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Please help me set up my drives for new server?

I want to build a new home server (really mostly for storage/backup for my other computers and a PLEX server). I'm not too concerned about 24/7 uninterupted access (my point is that if it takes me a ...
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Instalation on SSD Crucial BX200

Good moring, I bought new SSD disc Crucial BX200 (240GB), i want install on it Ubuntu (side Windows 10 (first SSD)), but while formating I get error message (on Windows work OK) and within instalation ...
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Installing Linux and Windows on SSD and HDD from scratch

There are quite a lot of questions like this but they are either unanswered or aren't enough to make me fully understand how to do this. I just bought parts for a new computer, so I have a fresh and ...
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Should I put my /var on an SSD partition?

I know that people asked about it - whether to put your /var partition on SSD? Why and why not? Many people said that it's not good idea to put it to SSD cause it wears off the SSD and can harm your ...
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SSD intel pro 2500 series compatibility?

SSD INTEL SC2BF120H501 PRO 2500 SERIES 120GB SATA III I wonder if there is native compatibilidad on ubuntu (xubuntu 14.04.4) without the need for manual installation firmwares? thank you!
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Insanely high power_cycle_count in ssd - Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo T450 laptop which I bought not two months ago. I use Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. The laptop has an SSD (sdb) and a HDD (sda). I noticed that my ubuntu started hanging a lot ...
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SATA configuration mode RAID doesn't pick up SSD

I just got a laptop with Windows 10 on a 500gb SSD. I partitioned it in order to install Ubuntu. When I got to the Ubuntu installation screen, I couldn't pick up my SSD (it only picked up the HDD). In ...
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Is it safe to leave home folder on an SSD?

I just got a new laptop which came with a 500gb SSD and a 1tb HDD. On the SSD there was a Windows 10 install. I partitioned the SSD and now have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed on it. I have not ...
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dual boot windows 10 (already installed) and ubuntu lts, booting from ssd and using harddrive for storage [duplicate]

i have just ordered an alienware 15 laptop and i am stuck with a dual ssd and hdd setup. windows 10 is coming pre-installed to boot from the ssd and use the hdd for mass storage. how can i setup ...
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No such device after installing a ssd (Ubuntu/Win7)

I'm having problems to boot into Win7 via Grub after moving my Ubuntu installation to a ssd. Before I had a single hdd with Ubuntu installed on /dev/sda1 and Win7 on /dev/sda2. I then installed the ...
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Can I use a SSD Master, & mirror it with a HDD?

As the name suggests,I haven't used Ubuntu past the stage of just trying it out so far. I have grown to see though that it is a great OS & am currently typing this on a laptop that belongs to my ...
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I have a 256gb SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary - best to store the home folder where?

I've got a 256GB SSD primary and 1TB HDD secondary. I've already gone through the steps of storing my large Dropbox folder on the secondary. I can at the moment easily fit the home folder on the ...
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How does Ubuntu cope with SSDs?

Edit: Not a duplicate. I've got a Samsung 850 EVO SSD I'm gonna use as my main drive (OS and a few programs) and I'd love to try some linux distro on it. As far as I know Arch requires quite a lot of ...
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Can't go in recovery mode

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and don't know a lot. I have set my ssd storage as the boot device but the thing is I want to go in recovery mode to change my password because I've forgotten it. I have looked ...
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How to install applications by default to another drive

I'm building a computer, with a 120GB SSD, and a 2TB Hard drive. I am planning to install the Ubuntu Operating System(14.04) to the 120GB ssd, But I would like to have my applications install by ...
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Will installer automatically use new empty disk or try to partition my Win 10 disk?

I have been running Ubuntu 14.04 using Virtual Box on my Win 10 machine for a number of months. I am now spending the majority of my time in Ubuntu except when gaming so I have decided I am going to ...
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Ubuntu not recognising my PCIE SSD

I have been trying to install ubuntu and have made a bootable USB drive which loads the try ubuntu thing fine, but when I try to install ubuntu and get to the partitioning section it only recognises ...
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windows 10 on SSD and ubuntu on hdd

Hello I have Windows 10 on SSD and want to install ubuntu 15 on my Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB. I have only found one tutorial that handles this issue. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Slow boot (link is slow to respond and SRST failed errno=-16)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on a 20gb SSD installed on a mSATA to SATA adapter. During boot a lot of unpleasant delays occur. I've probably found one of the critical steps in dmesg output: [ 2.966380] sd ...
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is this best partition for ubuntu server? [closed]

I have 250gb ssd, 6x 3tb hdd and 16gb memory. I partitioned ssd; 16gb swap, 30gb /, rest of /home raid 6 for hdd and no spare, no swap just ext4 /home I will use this server for store all my media ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 SSD started freezing recently

So I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-77-generic) x64 with an Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB and up until a few weeks ago everything worked fine. Now I am getting random frequent freezes. Especially when I ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 with RAID 1

I want to install the ubuntu 14.04 desktop LTS on my computer. I have 1 SSD and 2 HDDs and I want to set the SSD as the boot drive and the 2 HDDs as RAID 1. Is this possible and if so, what are the ...
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Did Ubuntu eat my Samsung EVO 840?

Scenario: I've been experimenting with Ubuntu Server (both 14.04 and 15.10) on an old Atom 330 board I had laying around. I set it up with LVM, installing the main file systems (/ /root and /swap) ...
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Partitioning SSDs [duplicate]

I'm a lifelong Windows user, and absolutely new to Ubuntu. I just built this new computer and wanted Ubuntu on it, but there's a bit of a learning curve... I have a 32GB SSD (sdb) that I would like ...
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Taskbars missing in Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.3 LTS

I installed Linux Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.3 2 weeks ago onto a brand new SSD, to fix some issues with KODI. Yesterday after watching a movie, I turned the HTPC off. Today I started the PC first, then ...
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Ubuntu Installer doesn't show my Windows 7 partition

First, my PC has 2 SSD'S (128GB each) and a 1TB HDD. I first installed Windows 7 on my first SSD (C:) and with additional space on my HDD (D:). Then I made a 180GB partition on my HDD (shrink volume ...
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How to install ubuntu on ssd? [duplicate]

I'm building my very first home server for store media (music, photo etc),documents, backup and print. Also like to access from ouside my home. My computer setup is like this; 16gb memory 256gb m2 ...
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Installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 - But no boot menu, only booting Ubuntu

Windows 7 is installed on my first SSD. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is installed on my second SSD. But when I start my PC it only boots Ubuntu and no boot menu appears. I can not get into Windows 7 anymore. In ...
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How to resize disc after permanently disabling swap

My computer has 16GB of RAM and only 32GB of memory on SSD drive so I want to get rid of those 16GB of swap that was automatically created. I have succesfully disabled swap memory following How do I ...
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Best partition scheme on 128GB SSD and 200GB HDD?

first here are my PC specs: 2x128GB SSD 1x 1TB HDD and 16GB RAM I have already installed Windows 7 on one of my SSD's. I did a partition on the 1TB HDD with Windows disk management. So Windows got ...
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Any SSD cache solution for Ubuntu 15.10?

I've past 4 days trying to activate an ssd cached system. I've Asus k56Cm laptop, with an HDD 500gb and SSD 22gb. I need to have cached all system, but only have found 3 solutions. - Bcache (but ...
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Installing Program in a Custom directory

I have a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I want to install Steam on this 1TB HDD but the default directory to install is /usr/bin or something (which is on my 120GB SSD). I need a way of installing all of ...