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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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 --...
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Installing dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on separate disks

I have a new computer. It has a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. It also has a 1TB HDD. I would like to install Ubuntu on a partition (say 100GB) on the HDD for a dual-boot. I would like ...
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ZFS filesystem on SSD for normal use

Ubuntu 16.04 will be out soon and it seems ZFS will be natively supported. I have used ext4 for years but have read some of the newer file-systems (like the still fairly experimental btrfs) will have ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 15.10 from Samsung 950 Pro PCIe NVME SSD

I just installed desktop 15.10 but met the same problem described here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2309056 ubuntu is installed on /dev/nvme0n1p2 ~ /dev/nvme0n1p5, which is not recognized ...
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A disk read error occured. Press CTRL + Alt + Del to restart. (Samsung 840 Evo)

I am encountering this error when I try to boot off the SSD (I boot Windows 10 off that drive). Now the strange thing is that BIOS sees the drive and so does Ubuntu. But Ubuntu doesn't mount it. It ...
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Are my files on an ext4 filesystem recoverable after removing the logical volume the filesystem was inside of?

Scenario: The other day I was trying to "unmount" some logical volumes so that I could close the LUKS partition they were inside. I accidentally uses lvremove thinking that was the right command to ...
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4 questions error after selecting free space for ubuntu

I have Sony Vaio VPCZ1 with 128 ssd drive , it's drive is combination of 2 64 ssd drive(Tooshiba). When i want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 , after I select empty disk spaces for ...
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Fresh Ubutnu 14.04 on External SSD slow

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new USB3 connected SSD drive and it seems to be very slow. The slowdowns are particularly apparent when performing actions such as opening programs, ...
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Very large TRIM amounts

Something is wrong with my system setup on SSD. During the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I selected "use entire disc" for my 256 GB SSD. Now after reload fstrim shows 200 GB trimmed and just after ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 installer does not detect usb3.0 ssd

I bought a mac pro recently. But I prefer developing under ubuntu. So, I am trying to install a ubuntu server 14.04.4 into a usb3.0 ssd and running it on a VirtualBox machine. If the plan is work I ...
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Tried to keep grub bootloader/ubuntu separate from windows, failed

So I installed 14.04 via USB stick onto a pc I built. The computer has 3 hard drives, one is an SSD for booting and system files, and the other two are typical hard drives. Originally, my computer ...
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Weird sda3 partition - did Ubuntu intentionally reserve space on SSD drive?

I see weird ~15 Gb of unused space on my 512 Gb SSD drive: I'm pretty sure that during installation I choose "use entire disk and don't bother me with stupid questions" option. I didn't create a ...
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Slow boot after Kernel Update and messing with grub

I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my computer and updated the kernel to 4.4. My touchpad wasn't working so I added the following to grub. i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop Since then ...
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UEFI installed 15.10 doesnt boot from /dev/sdb

I tried installing 15.10 on my ssd which is /dev/sdb (unfortunatly), format/set a new gpt partition table to /dev/sda and /dev/sdb and let the installer do its job setup the partitions myself where ...
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ERROR message : EXT4-fs error: ext4_find_entry 1451

I have a dell Xps 15 9550 and I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 in the UEFI dual boot along with Windows 10. Ubuntu works fine but after running for a while it goes to the black terminal screen with ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD

I have the following config: HP 210 mini Intel Atom 1.6 ghz CPU Crucial MX100 256GB SSD 2GB RAM After installing 15.10, the system displays grub loader. After selecting the boot option, the ACPI ...
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Made a boot USB, loads into GRUB?

I recently purchased a new computer with a SSD inside, no installs currently on it. I created the bootable USB and plugged it in, making sure that it boots from the USB in the BIOS. It loads the ...
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Interpretation of smartctl output bad_block_count and Erase_Count

What exactly mean? [root@localhost]# smartctl -a /dev/sda (***) 170 Bad_Block_Count 0x0003 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0 406 0 173 Erase_Count 0x0012 ...
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Patriot Blast SSD - 100°C?

So, it appears my Disks utility on Ubuntu 15.10 thinks my SSD is running at a constant 100°C temperature. And S.M.A.R.T. data seems to be stuck at 30 on temperature, since it doesn't seem to change, ...
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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 ...