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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Cache a (non-root) hdd which already has data on it with bcache - possible?

Could not find any recent info on this subject, so here goes! I have a small home server with 2 disks: SSD (120 gb), formatted as /ext4 which has an Ubuntu Server 15.10 install (including /home, ...
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Dual-boot on new computer with SSD

This is a basic question. I have found a lot of material on SSD's and dual-booting, but they are about set-ups that are much more nuanced than what I'm interested in. My question is simply this: if ...
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Samsung SSD performance in Linux

I'm going to replace my HDD with a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I've seen a software called Samsung Magician that only works in windows. Can I get the same performance on Linux than in Windows? Or is better ...
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Does xubuntu 15.10 comes with trim enabled by default?

How do I check if trim is enabled on Xubuntu 15.10? I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO and is EXT0BB6Q, the latest driver for my SSD?
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Portable Ubuntu can't see SSD

My laptop has HDD and SSD installed (HDD replaced optical drive). OS Windows is installed on SSD. But something wrong has happened and I need to boot from USB in order to save some files from SSD. ...
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Windows C drive is on ssd. Dual booted ubuntu on hdd. Can't boot windows 7 now

So I tried dual booting windows on my hdd, which worked for ubuntu but now I'm not able to boot windows 7 correctly. I am given the option to load windows 7 on grub 2 but when I actually click it, it ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Uses 97% of Disk

I have two disks, a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the following configuration: 7GB linux-swap on SSD / on remainder of SSD /home on HDD but I got this error: There ...
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SSD partitioning for Ubuntu Gnome [closed]

Being rather new to Linux, I need the opinion(s) of more experienced users in some matters like choosing a partitioning scheme for my system. My distro of choice is Ubuntu Gnome (only OS installed at ...
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Installing software in another location?

I bought a 32gb msata ssd for my gigabyte brix (amd) and I was wondering if I were to install Ubuntu on that drive that I could install software/ packages in another location like on a secondary hard ...
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What's the entire install procedure like? What do I have to take care of? [duplicate]

So, I've got a 128GB SSD and 2 TB HDD. I already created a Ubuntu 14.04.3 Live USB a few weeks ago. I'ts currently running on my desktop. My question is: What's the entire install procedure like? ...
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What Causes: “Error: environment block too small. Press any key to continue” Messages?

It seems like a never-ending fight at the moment, I'm able to fix it every time it happens, but having migrated to an 18 month old SSD pulled from a different (fully working) machine, I now seem to ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD( 750GB, /dev/sda ) and faster SSD( 128GB, /dev/sdb ). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD ( /dev/sdb5 ). My btrfs ...
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Windows 10 will not boot after I deleted partitions

I had win 10 installed on my SSD 240 Samsung hard drive and thought I was installing Ubuntu to my new M.2 hard drive that I just fitted to my Intel NUC to run along side each other. At one point I ...
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My Laptop has USB 3.0 but Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize it?

I have two USB 3.0 ports in my dell inspiron 5421 laptop . The ports marked as SS meaning super speed. But when I run the command lspci -t this is the output /: Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 or higher on PCIe G3x4 SSD with Windows pre-installed

I just recently bought this laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed in it on the SSD. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on this SSD (does not matter if I have to remove Windows for that) and use 1 TB HDD to ...
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Chrome/chromium very slow after idle in ubuntu 15.10

I have this pretty strange problem with both chrome and chromium browser. While working with them they are perfectly fine and fast browsers, but if I leave my PC idle for some time like 10+ minutes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after booting from SSD

I recently installed a Crucial 500GB SSD, to replace the ageing HDD in my laptop, and improve performance (a Dell Vostro, about 5 years old). After cloning the existing drive using ddrescue, I ...
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Clone/Migrating internal HDD to SSD

I have a internal 500GB HDD but with only 6GB used. I want to migrate/clone this to a 240GB SSD that will be connected to my laptop through a HD dock. What is the easiest way? Thanks Nick
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Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 15 errorno 5

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my 2015 Dell XPS 15. The first time I tried to install it I had forgot to change the SATA settings from RAID to AHCI and the installer crashed. Now, Ubuntu does ...
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Moving physical drive (SSD) with installed Ubuntu from one machine to another

I haven't found exact answer to my question, so I'm creating this thread. Most of the threads considered transferring data - not moving physical drive. I'm using laptop with installed Ubuntu. I'm ...
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SSD failure prediction using SMART data

How is reallocated sector count related to SSD failures? Is there a threshold value or can we assume that an SSD is going to fail if the raw value for Reallocated Sector Count reached a specific ...
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Primary SSD on Dell Precision 7510 Cannot Be Detected by Ubuntu Installer

I've been trying to install Ubuntu along with the pre-installed Win 10 on my new Dell Precision 7510 with a PCIe SSD as the primary hard drive (this is where Win 10 was pre-installed) and a SATA HDD ...
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Got a new SSD, don't want to wear it out but I still want to use some of it to store data files together with the old HDD

I've bought a brand new 250GB Samsung 850 EVO for my laptop, that I want to use as primary storage device, together with the old - but still pretty functioning - 250GB 7500 RPM HDD that I put in the ...
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Is my SSD broken?

I recently started experiencing lags and freezes on Windows 10. Because of that, I've removed it and have tried installing various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint). With all of them I ...
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After Upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 the Installation on HDD will no longer boot. Grub 2 rescue prompt

I have an Asus M70 which had Windows installed from purchase, and I installed 14.10 alongside. I then upgraded to install a Kingston SSD where I then installed 15.04. This became my normal day to day ...
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Bootdelay: Ignoring bad onboard SSD via libata:disable does not work

today I installed a new main SSD on a ASUS UC32A which has by default a 500GB harddrive with a 24GB onboard intel cache SSD, which already failed twice in the laptops life span(OT) Now the new SSD is ...
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Install Ubuntu on an external SSD [duplicate]

I've been unable to install OSX onto an SSD (I tried two different drives, internally and externally), and I'd now like to see if installing Ubuntu might work. I have a Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu, ...
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NUC5i3RYH and Kingston 120 GB SATA Industrial Solid State Drive

I just received my shiny new NUC and M.2 SSD, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse and BenQ GL2250 monitor. I fired it all up and installed Ubuntu 14.4 from a USB drive. Everything worked flawlessly. ...
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Installed Ubuntu to SSD; did I do it right? Laptop is a bit slow

I recently removed my hard drive from my HP laptop, and installed a brand new SSD. When I did the installation type it asked me about setting up a partition. What could've been the proper way to have ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 “deadlocked” on SSD

I have a problem with new SSD and Ubuntu 15.10. After a short work on the computer OS stop responding. I tried to clean logs before problem, but after "syslog" and "kernel.log" have only load ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed on Samsung 850 Pro 512GB results in data corruption

In short: Does anybody know why running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Samsung 850 Pro 512GB drive results in corrupted file system and random files disappearing? Here is the long story: In 2013 I got ...
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SSD via USB on GA-GC230D for Ubuntu Server 14.04

After a break of about ten years I am currently re-trying to administrate a small Linux server for my home use (file storage, streaming, etc.). I bought an old mini-ITX system on ebay, center part is ...
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M2 PCIe NVMe SSD driver

I´m wondering if or what Ubuntu version supports my shiny new M2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD (Samsung PM951 MZVLV 1TB), so Ubuntu will see it when I boot it from USB.
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What to do with a 16gb m.2 disc?

I've bought a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 back in 2013. It came with a 512GB hard disk, which I replaced with a 256GB SSD. When I ordered it there was something written about the 512GB hard disk, that it has ...
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Why I can not format Samsung NB530UB Ultrabook 16gb SSD to install Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ultrabook from Samsung model NB530UB. It has 16 Gb SSD. Here is list of harddrives: Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54505 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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SSD crashed, now not showing up in BIOS, no boot

My SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 has lagged, so I had to use Alt SYSRQ RESUB (I didn't press I). It didn't reboot, so I powered it off with the power button. Now, the SSD is not being detected in BIOS, when ...
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Install ubuntu with windows 10 - SSD and HDD

I bought a laptop with SSD and Installed windows on it . now I want to install Ubuntu on HDD . I did once and ubuntu was not detecting windows. What should I do? any advice ? I uninstalled ubuntu and ...
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Dual boot set up on different hard drives or on different partitions?

First of all I 'd like to apologise if this question is not related with this section. I have a 250GB SSD hard drive on my desktop, in which I have installed Windows at the moment, however I'm ...
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Diagnose SSD problems

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on a Thinkpad T450s with an MX200 SSD. Any time I run a disk heavy process, like vagrant up the process hangs on 90% and all other shells refuse to react until the VM image ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...
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Switched SSD and HDD in laptop. Cannot boot into any

When I bought SSD for laptop I installed it in main slot and HDD in caddy and installed Windows 10 and then Ubuntu MATE 15.10 in separated partitions on SSD. Now I switched places so SSD is in caddy ...
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How do I make Firefox in Lubuntu use less virtual memory?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on an old XP desktop, which has an Intel Celeron 2.00GHz and a SiS 651 graphics chipset. I have upgraded it with as much memory as it will take (2GB DDR), and a 120GB ...
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upgrading from a 256gb ssd drive to a bigger one

My laptop came with a 256gb SSD disk. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it and activated the disk encryption when I installed it (as far as I know you can't disable it afterwards, can I?) Anyway I don't ...
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Ubuntu on Intel hardware, unusable and slow

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system Intel 3.5 ghz 4 core Xeon 1246V3 CPU, Intel 1200RPS Motherboard , 16GB Memory and 256GB SSD.. But the OS isnt working properly at oll. There is lot of ...
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Adivce for dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have recently become interested in trying out Ubuntu 15.10, just for the sake of fun. However, I am confused as to how to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 on my Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7295 The ...
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Partitioning to go for a dual boot

So I'm thinking of dual booting my windows 10 with the latest ubuntu. I'll need my windows because gaming is a big hobby of mine. Linux will be used for simulations since I'm a physicist going in the ...
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Windows doesn't see gparted partition done

i have a pc with has dual boot of win10 and 14.04 at different ssds, recently i have seen that i spend much more time on ubuntu and made it my primary os, windows had 250gb ssd while ubuntu had 60gb, ...
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Is there any way to move volatile system dirs on RAMDISK if I am using SSD only?

Based on Accessed Time I noticed that directories tmp, etc, run, sys, dev, proc, var are volatile (not much useful except /var/log I assume). In order to increase SSD life or optimize its usage. Can I ...
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relatime not working as documented

I have installed SSD (Transcend 128 370S) on Ubuntu - 15.10 having Kernel - 4.2.0-16. After installation I'm trying SSD optimization as given in link. I have added relatime to fstab on / but I can ...
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Why is Kubuntu booting so slowly despite using an SSD?

I recently switched from Windows 10 to Kubuntu 15.10 and I really like the possibility of customizing everything, but it's booting really slowly compared to Win10. There are also many cases where the ...