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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SSD drive reserved by W8?

I have a dualboot setup as described at http://askubuntu.com/a/228069/149354. I want to take advantage of the SSD drive on Ubuntu without messing up Windows 8.1. All systems are on /dev/sda (including ...
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Files being wiped by cloud storage services

When I move and rename files using Ubuntu One or Grive Tools, using an SSD, sometimes clients doesn't catch the change properly and delete or make to reappear missing folders. Why it could be that?
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Dual Boot, Dual Hard Drives!

I'm posting this question after reading most of similar ones. My situation is different here in the fact that I'm installing on SSD and not partitioning my HDD, and that I can actually boot! I'm just ...
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Installation from USB Fails at Network Time

I am installing to an older Acer Aspire laptop with a new, empty SSD drive. The laptop previously worked well as a dual boot, so we put in a new SSD to make it a dedicated Ubuntu machine. Install ...
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Dual booting Windows 7/Ubuntu and partitioning on a 220GB SSD / 1TB HDD

I am not a technical user and am not familiar with any of these linux/unix/ubuntu terms - I'm looking for an easy to follow, non-technical guide for setting up my system - please tell it to me like ...
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How to decrease the utilization of my SSD drive as much as possible? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a 250GB SSD & 500GB SATA HD. I will have Linux root (/) in the SSD disk after the installation. I want to minimize ssd utilization as much as possible. Therefore, I will ...
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SSD is not showing up in boot loader installation device list while installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows

I've windows 7 installed in my SSD and trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in same SSD drive. But when I try to install ubuntu alongside windows it shows only HDD in the drive selection list. If I try to ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu from a second SSD

My problem is that I can not get my BIOS to let me change bootorder so I can get my second SSD to be SSD number 2. I have an HP6751c. Are there BIOS that will not let you select the bootorder?
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SSD temperature sensor readout with hddtemp

It seems hddtemp cannot detect the temperature sensor of my SSD (Samsung EVO 840) properly.This is the bash output when running hddtemp: WARNUNG: Laufwerk /dev/sda scheint keinen Temperatur-Sensor zu ...
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Boot Windows 8 after migration from HDD to SSD

I migrated my hdd windows 8 to a SDD partition. Also i have ubuntu and linux mint in the same SDD. Grub is working fine for Ubuntu and Mint, but it doesn't detect the windows 8 partition. I used the ...
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I intend to install 14.04 onto a fresh Crucial m500 SSD, but will it auto-format?

I'm hoping I can install my new Crucial M500 SSD into my Dell laptop, boot the 14.04 installation disc from the DVD drive, and get a fresh install without any preliminary hassle. (intel I7, originally ...
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Ubuntu mount points for new installation SSD and Secondary HDD

I have a question regarding a new Ubuntu installation. I have a primary SSD drive and secondary HDD drive. I am going to put home on the secondary drive and have done this with multiple installations. ...
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Can I 'reset' an SSD to improve its performance?

I think my SSD is getting a bit slower with time. I think it just might be the case, if TRIM is not supported by my version of Ubuntu. I have an Intel 520 SSD in a Thinkpad laptop. I am using Ubuntu ...
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A question about Samsung 840 Pro SSD with Kubuntu 14.04

I recently purchased Samsung 840 Pro SSD and installed Kubuntu 14.04 (13.10 first, then upgraded to 14.04). I did almost all the tricks (firmware latest version, trim by discard in fstab, ext4 ...
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/ on SSD, should I put /var on a HDD?

I've recently just installed ubuntu 14.04 and i'm still very new to linux/ubuntu. I've got a laptop in which i have installed an 120GB SSD and a 750GB HDD. Currently, i have ubuntu installed on the ...
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Keeping files on current HDD during SDD upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading my media server to use an SSD for the OS & applications, but my HDD is loaded with a current instal of ubuntu 14 and all of my media. I plan on doing a fresh install on ...
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NAS running Ubuntu / Raid 5 / SSD cache

I'm about to setup a NAS - planned hardware so far: MB: ASUS P9D WS(*link1): sry, it's german, it says th MB supports Hot-Plug in AHCI or RAID Mode, supports Intel Smart Response (SSD Caching) CPU: ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7

I've a new PC with two drives: SSD (120 GB) HDD (1TB) I want to use Windows 7 and Ubuntu in it. So first off I installed Windows 7 in a partition of the SSD. Windows was working perfectly. Next I ...
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Automatically booting Ubuntu from new SSD rather than Windows on old HDD?

So I got Ubuntu working. Problem is if I keep both my SSD and HDD drive connected to the motherboard, Windows automatically starts up completely disregarding Ubuntu. At the moment, i'd like both OSs ...
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anacron not working

I have a clean install of Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit, and anacron doesn't seem to be working. I read that it's better to use a cron job to trim SSDs, and that Ubuntu has a cron job to do that, so I removed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't install on boot SSD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it doesn't detect the boot SSD. I have an alienware m14x. I exchanged the HDD for a 120GB SSD and then replaced the disk drive with the original 750 HDD ...
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How to move data to specific areas of an SSD?

Ubuntu on a Crucial SSD, fantastic! But will never use 120 Gigs or even half that. After years of SSD writes (and subsequent SSD corruption), does an utility exist to copy the entire operating system ...
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Creating a swap partition on an SSD with full encryption

Much to my surprise I recently found myself to lack a swap partition. Since (as is evident from the output of df, which I hereby repost) that I am running off a single encrypted volume, I was ...
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Dual Booting with Windows 8.1, what partitions should I create on HDD and SSD?

I've never used any OS other than windows, but have decided to try ubuntu 14.04. I have 30GB of free space on the SSD and 200GB on the HDD. Now what partitions should I create? I really have no idea ...
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Ubuntu installation on a hybrid HD with little SSD space

I've just bought my ultrabook Lenovo Flex 14 8GbSSD 500HDD. I want Ubuntu 14.04 as the main OS running on SSD. I used and installed ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and now 14.04 on my old notebook, but I don't ...
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Should I put /boot on SSD or HDD

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am planning to implement EnhanceIO to use my new 25GB SSD drive for caching my 4TB RAID 0 array. The raid array is partitioned as: 500MB /boot, 20GB /, 200GB ...
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dbus error on 14.04 after system is left idle for a few hours

I did a clean install of 14.04 on a crucial M4 64gb ssd. The system boots in less than 30 seconds now! but.. when I leave it idle for a few hours and log back in nothing works .. if I do a simple ...
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Swap partition on SSD with full encryption

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my laptops SSD with full encryption enabled on installation and I just realized, that the installer created a swap partition. swapon shows me Filename Type ...
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T440s Stops Booting into GRUB after a random period of time

I have a new Thinkpad T440s. Here are my specifications: Intel 4600U 12GB (4GB integrated, 8GB stick) DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 SSD 250GB Sandisk SSD 16GB This problem has been a real brain buster as I ...
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Migrating into a full Ubuntu install

So I've scoured a lot of different articles and I think I have a decent idea of what to do here but I'm hoping someone will be willing to hold my hand a bit here. I've been running 12.04 as a wubi ...
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System Hangs After Sleep

I am new to the Linux world. I have a Asus Eee PC 1000HA with a 256Gb OCZ Agility4 SSD. I loaded the newest version of Kubuntu Linux 3.13.0-24-generic KDE SC Version 4.12.97. Whenever the system goes ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 support SSD TRIM on Software RAID? [duplicate]

I'm using the softwareraid (mdraid) RAID1 on 2 Intel SSD DC S3500 and I found there's a fstrim job on cron.weekly. Does it mean Ubuntu supports it? I could not find any article saying that SSD mdraid ...
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Encrypt: Overwrite empty disk space bad for SSD drives?

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 and got the choices of: Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for Security Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation If I select Encrypt and go to next step, I ...
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Poor SSD RAID0 write performance, alignment on raid?

We have Samsung840Pro 512gb x2 connected to the motherboard's c600 6gbps SATA3.0 ports. The RAID partitions use 100% of each disk: user@blockparty ~ $ sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 512.1 ...
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One SSD and two HDD. Install on SSD and RAID 0/1 or LVM for HDDs?

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but I'm uncertain on what would be the best for my setup. I have a 128GB SSD (Crucial M4) and two 500GB HDDs. Currently I'm running Windows 8 where I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate drive

I am wanting to use Ubuntu for daily use and my programming contract work (basically everything except for gaming). Right now I have Windows installed on a 64GB SSD and all of my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Nvidia Driver 304.117 for 7600GT

I have a clean new installation on an SSD Drive of Ubuntu 14.04 with NVidia Driver 304.117 running. After (very quick) boot I can hear that the login screen has started but no picture on my F-HD ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not recognizing new SSD and Disk Drive

Y'all?! I have a ADATA USA Premier Pro SP600 2.5-Inch 32 GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive ASP600S3-32GM-C and a optical drive which my machine does not recognize. Everything 'seems' to be ...
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Installed Ubuntu on HDD, how to move it partially onto SSD

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 entirely on the HDD of my Dell Inspiron 14z which has 500GB HDD + 32 GB SSD. I have 24GB of SSD lying unused and I would like to allocate about 18GB of the SSD ...
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How do I replace LVM root volume with SSD disk on Ubuntu 13.10

I have next partitions: /dev/sda1 → /boot /dev/sda2 → LUKS → LVM /dev/vg1/root → / /dev/vg1/home → /home /dev/vg1/opt → /opt /dev/vg1/var → /var /dev/vg1/tmp → /tmp ...
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What can be moved safely to tmpfs in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with SSD and 8gb RAM. What can be moved safely to tmpfs(and how to do it correctly, i'm mediocre in linux)? I don't know is it important or not, I mounted ...
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14.04 System hangs and IO errors

To my surprise, after todays fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (fully updated as of today) I'm getting various problems like random hangs and I/O errors when copying/moving files (moving backup from HDD to ...
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Ubuntu Server: SSD + existing LVM disks

I'm currently using the following setup for a home NAS server: - Debian installation on a 150 GB HDD (with LVM) - A logical volume of 4GB that consists of 2 2TB disks I would like to replace the HDD ...
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Samsung 840pro SSD in RAID0… caveats?

We have a SuperMicro X9SRI-F-O board that has two 6gb/s SATA3.0 ports. We currently have a single Samsung 840pro SSD hooked up to the first SATA channel. We want to double the storage and bandwidth by ...
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full disc encryption with SSD

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu onto my laptop. If I use full encryption, which I desire, how will this impact performance of the SSD and FSTRIM? Will I still be able to use it or will it be ...
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Do I need to enable TRIM if I have a non-Intel/Samsung

I read in one of the webupd8 articles that TRIM support, which was introduced in Ubuntu 14.04, by default only works for Intel and Samsung SSDs. What about other? I am using Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition ...
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BIOS not detecting boot files for 14.04LTS single OS installation

I am consistently getting the ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. message when trying to boot a single OS Ubuntu 14.04LTS setup. I have a brand new Packard Bell L4875-i5 ...
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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux [closed]

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an SSD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD. Will it be a problem in general to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD instead of a laptop with an HDD? Which Linux kernel version is best for a ...