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 do I change location for the “standard” folders? (Images, Documents, Downloads etc)

My desktop has an 240GB SSD that i use for the OS and a 2TB HDD which I use for extra space. In Windows (all versions), it is possible to use the HDD for "Images", "Documents", "Music" etc. How do I ...
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Auto stand-by HDD at startup?

I have 3 storages in my NB: 1. SSD with Ubuntu 2. HDD for data like downloads, movies, etc. 3. HDD with Windows which I use just occasionally since I installed Ubuntu I want to restrict activity of ...
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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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Swap on SSD - will it decrease life sizeably? [duplicate]

I have a samsung 850 evo 120GB ssd. I have installed ubuntu on it , with a 119GB / and 1 GiB Swap(on the ssd) . Is the swap a good idea? Should I remove the swap ? Problem is , I have only 1 GB ram. ...
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how to transfer hard drive from on pc to another, HDD contains grub (dual boot win10 and ubuntu gnome)

I need to transfer my SSD that has dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu Gnome 3 to my secondary PC. I tried to simply take the disk out and put it in that secondary pc but than I'm having problem loading ...
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Move SSD drive with installed ubuntu 16.04 from one laptop to another

I have ThinkPad x220 (core i5 2520M, 6GB ram, ssd 128 GB) with Ubuntu 16.04 installed and configured (development enviroment). This laptop went through a lot and I want to replace it for the same ...
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Gparted - cannot change size of SSD

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my Laptop on a SSD and a Windows 7 on a HDD. I'd like to install Kubuntu parallel to Ubuntu on the SSD. Now when trying to install Kubuntu it doesn't show me the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu on different HDD?

In my setup I have a 120GB SSD with Windows 10 installed. I also have a 1TB HDD, with a 35GB partition for Ubuntu. I want to install Ubuntu on this partition. Can I install Ubuntu on this partition ...
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Which one: moving /home or making symlinks in regard to SSD efficiency

My whole Ubuntu installation including /home is located in an ext4 partition on an SSD drive. I'm going to move archives and document files (which are almost all inside the home folder) to an external ...
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Swap on SSD or HDD and how much?

Before I start I am a Linux noob. I will be running Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my 120Gb Kingston SSD. (Just the system files for windows and Ubuntu). Because of the space limitations I do not want to ...
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download Ubuntu to new clean SSD

My old Acer computers (windows 7) have crashed and I can't boot up to do anything. I've accepted that I've messed up and probably lost all my files, but this prompts me to convert to Ubuntu as I've ...
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SSD as /tmp partition

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server which has one drive where rootfs is mounted. I just added an SSD disk which I have mounted at /ssd Now I want my /tmp & /var/tmp to use this fast drive to speed up ...
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How to migrate to ssd in RAID 1 system

What are the steps to migrate a Ubuntu 12.04 system from HDD to SSD. the system has two HDD's running in sofware-based RAID 1 mode.
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Synergistic Files/Directories in Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.x?

I need to have Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.5 on the same filesystem ext4 of the limited SSD space (120 GB) without encryption and with only a login-password. I would like to have shared resources and ...
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My system loads before the themes

I'm using ubuntu with a SSD. The only problem so far is that my system boots so fast that the themes aren't loaded. I already tried the tip on the first answer of this topic (Desktop forgets theme?), ...
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How do I setup Ubuntu for SSD and HDD? [duplicate]

I have a feeling that this question has been asked before, but I was wanting to know if anyone has installed Ubuntu on an SSD and have their /home folder on an HDD? The reason I ask is I have a ...
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How to check serial number of NVMe disk?

How to check serial number of NVMe disk? To check serial number for sda and sdb I used: sudo lsblk --raw -o name,type,serial However it does not work for NVMe disks (nvme0n0, nvme0n1 etc). No ...
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Will erasing ubuntu and reinstalling affect both disks?

I'm planning on upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 lts to 16.04 lts. I've got 14.04 installed on my SSD, and my files are kept on HDD. My question is, will erasing and reinstalling ubuntu with liveCD erase ...
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Ubuntu boot partition corrupted after using DBAN on an external disk

Solution: So using DBAN to wipe an external disk corrupted/wiped my EFI partition on my main SSD drive. The solution for this problem was that I followed the steps from How can I repair grub? (How to ...
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Why is my system intermittently becoming read only?

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open /var/...
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ATA Secure Erase - password set - not locked

Today I tried to wipe my ssd using ATA Secure Erase (with an Ubuntu live sytem). I basically followed the description here: What is the recommended way to empty a SSD? However, I think I made a ...
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Install Linux on SSD and have HDD RAID5

I'm trying to find a solution, but it seems that no one has specifically had my problem. I'm trying to install Linux on an SSD and attach a RAID5 setup so that I have a secure home networked server. ...
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How to partition a Hybrid drive (SSD+HDD)? [duplicate]

I have a 1TB Hybrid drive (8GB Flash and 1TB disk), that is it has a SSD AND HDD in the same drive unit. This is not two separate drives but one drive with a solid state part and a rotating disk part....
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Are SSHDs with SATA transparent to operating system/mother board?

I was trying to find answer to this question for many days. What my current laptop has: 500GB Serial ATA drive What I want to replace with: Seagate SSHD SATA drive Does this change ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption on a NVMe SSD

On a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption enabled I ran into the same problem as described here: After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for ...
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Can I install a Windows 10 boot on a 2nd SSD and not have it affect my Ubuntu boot?

Can I buy a second SSD, install it into my computer, and install Windows 10 on that without it affecting my current SSD running Ubuntu? So like, when I want to use Ubuntu I boot up with my original ...
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Why can't ubuntu install detect my other drives?

I was going install 14.04 on my desktop but because of the bad word rendering during the installation and searched up, found out using the newest ubuntu won't have such problem so I downloaded ...
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Boot Option during Startup

I have Windows 10 on my HDD, would like to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on SSD. During startup, Can I get a screen which shows me the option to "boot from" menu? It is possible to go to BIOS and select ...
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Installing Ubuntu in SSD + HDD system

I own an Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 laptop which came bundled with Windows 7, to which I added an Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot. I plan to get rid of Windows and install Ubuntu Mate 16.04 as the main, ...
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Should I partition 256GB SSD to install Ubuntu?

I need to dual boot Windows and Ubuntu, but 256GB is really a small space to partition. Moreover, I have heard that partitioning SSD is not a good choice, tell me if I am wrong. I have read this on ...
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Encrypted SSD into new PC

Can I use my old encrypted SSD with my new computer? I know the password and everything. How can I do it?
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Moving old encrypted SSD into new PC

My laptop died and I have some important files on that SSD. What can I do? It's encrypted, but I know the password and everything. If I install grub via Ubuntu Live it helps? Or it's something I can ...
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Moving old SSD into a new computer

My laptop died and I have some important files on it. Can I move the old SSD into the new computer and run with it? Can I make it work with the Ubuntu Live and install the grub on it? Or can I use ...
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Possible to allow read/write operations between ssd and hdd?

So I have two hard drives mounted on my Acer Aspire S3. A 20 GB SSD a 500 GB HDD Previously, I was using Ubuntu 14.10 installed on the HDD. Now when I was installing Xenial Xerias, I had the ...
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Move Ubuntu 16.04 to a SSD from HDD occurring error, no ssd shown in grub menu

I was using an 1TB hdd with uefi boot window10(updated from 7) and ubuntu 16.04 on it.It worked fine.I first installed windows,and then parted 120gb free space for ubuntu,then I installed ubuntu just ...
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Remove Ubuntu from SSD and Install Windows 10 [duplicate]

I know there are similar questions already floating around the magical interweb, but I have quite a specific issue. I built a new PC just yesterday, but decided not to go for an optical drive since I ...
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Dual Booting Ubuntu 16.04 with Windows 10 - Ubuntu does not see my SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my Yoga 900 laptop. I created an Ubuntu installation usb and can try Ubuntu just fine, but it does not appear to recognize my computer's SSD. The ...
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How to debug why Kubuntu crashes?

I am installed Kubuntu 16.04 in a Virtual box VM. I have a SSD disk and have disabled atime in /etc/fstab to decrease number of writes to SSD. All the latest updates are installed. When I start ...
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Do SSDs care about the beginning and the end of space?

Every time I install a distro and creat a partition, the partitioning utility give an option to locate the partition location whether in the beginning of space or in the end of space. And a friend of ...
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How to store program files on a secondary drive?

I have the Ubuntu OS installed onto a SSD. I do not want too many program files on my SSD. I understand that not all software files for a program can be stored on a secondary drive. However, I do ...
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How to use TRIM on encrypted home folder

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. During the installation, I've checked 'encrypted home' but home folder is in the same partition as the root (i.e in '/'). I know that the usage of TRIM on LUKS devices ...
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Is 10 GB/day of writes to my SSD typical for a workstation?

In this article in Linux Journal, the author states that his workstation sustains 6.3 GB/day of writes to his SSD. Using tune2fs -l, I see that my SSD filesystem was created on Filesystem created: ...
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SSD Compatibility MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)

I just rebuilt this laptop (battery and HDD failure) and I went with a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo. I want to dual boot Ubuntu on it and ideally, I would like Ubuntu to really be my main operating system. I ...
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Installing games to other drive

still pretty new to Ubuntu. I have a 22.2 GB SSD and a 250 GB SSD. Ubuntu and boot stuff is mounted to the little SSD. I think. Now I want to play Skyrim, and PlayOnLinux gets me pretty far into the ...
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Cloning Encrypted SSD to larger SSD

I currently have a 128GB SSD. Its using encryption that comes with Ubuntu. What's the best way to clone this to another SSD that's bigger and then expand the partition to be bigger to fit this new ...
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How to align a Nvme SSD partiotion after installation? [duplicate]

I've install Ubuntu 16.04 in a Nvme SSD,but I found the partion 6 isn't aligned automatically through parted command: sudo parted /dev/nvme0n1 (parted) align-check optimal 6 6 not aligned This ...
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Which directory should I install on my 32GB SSD?

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z with 32GB of SSD and 500GB on regular HDD. Since I would not be able to install the full system on the SSD, which directory or directories should I install on the SSD and ...
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Lags while copying

My hardware: I7 4900MQ, 32GB of Ram, 1TB SSD, Ubuntu 15.10/16.04 x64... So this problem is not new to me, I have similar experience on different computers and different storage locations. Some ...
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High iowait on Ubuntu 16.04 - with encrypted disk

I've been using ubuntu 14.04 for a few years now and all worked great. A few days ago I installed 16.04 and encrypted my disk *something I haven't done before). Now 2-3 times a day the iowait goes 100%...
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16.04, Windows 10 boot

Can't boot into windows. Legacy support, UEFI off, Fastboot off. Grub entry: insmod part_gpt insmod ntfs set root='hd0,gpt3' if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then search --no-floppy --...