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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USB: Enable Trim (FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported)

First of all, I am pretty surprised my usb flash device supports trim: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep 'Model\|TRIM' gives me: Model Number: SanDisk SSD CZ80 32GB ...
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Ubuntu on SSD issue

I just got my new Laptop up and running with Windows 7. THe thing is my main OS is Ubuntu, and therefore i would like to install it on my SSD. The thing is whenever i boot up the Ubuntu installer ...
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internal HDD freezes

I have recently a one month old Dell laptop with an internal SSD hard disk that freezes for no reason. It has only happened twice so far, but given the age of the laptop I do not think it should be a ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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I have two intenal SSDs. Windows 7 is on one, how do I intall Ubuntu on the other SSD?

This is probably super simple, but I've spent about 7 hours over the last 2 days trying to get this accomplished. Most of the time is just waiting while things install or boot. I first tried putting ...
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SSD TRIM Support and Block Limits?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. In this situation, I have two questions? I have 4 drives on my desktop, two of which are SSD's with TRIM supported. However the two have different block limits. I am trying ...
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Ubuntu won't boot with windows hdd connected

I've got a very strange issue, I tried to dual boot my laptop (lenovo y500) which has a 120 gb SSD for windows 8.1, a 16 gb ssd (used to be cash, but it doens't make sense to keep it as cache after ...
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Ubuntu Server 10.04 will not connect to the internet

I created an dd image from a VirtualBox with Ubuntu server 10.04 on it. Then I placed that image on a fresh empty ssd. My internet was working just fine on that virtualbox but on the ssd it doesnt ...
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Installing ubuntu on a 16 gb ssd

I'm pretty new to linux, and I'm trying to make a dual boot now to try to learn it. But I'm having some difficulties because I want it in a pretty weird way. First of all, my laptop has 3 drives, a 16 ...
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Planning Storage

I've just bought a new laptop (ASUS SS551LB) and decided to install an Ubuntu on it (for the first time after many years with Windows). I have two storage devices: SSD of 24GB, and a regular disk with ...
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Does the mpt2sas driver support TRIM?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with an LSI 9211-8i SAS adapter with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs. Doing some performance testing I noticed the write speed dropping off significantly so I've been attempting to get ...
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Cant install from USB or DVD — Posted solutions not resolving the issue

Hi and thanks for taking the time to view my question, I've been trying to install X/Ubuntu (12/13.04/10), all to no avail. From USB I always encounter the output: BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu ...
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Does Ubuntu work on a Lenovo W540? [closed]

What works, what does not work? I have found information to indicate that installing Linux on a Lenovo T540p bricked (disabled) the laptop. The W and T series models are very similar and share many ...
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help interpreting SSD state

unknown@unknown-Z96S:~$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdb gives me: MART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG ...
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How do I format my 24gb SSD for ubuntu?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S400CA-DB51T and I want to replace windows 8 with ubuntu. No dual boots or anything like that, just 100% ubuntu. I'm trying to make the conversion with the 13.10 image, but ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I ordered an xps 15 l521x laptop. It's embedded with a 500 go hardrive + a 32 go ssd m-sata. Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'd like to install Ubuntu on to this laptop while retaining the ...
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problems after reinstalling and repartitioning, ubuntu not running

I had installed Ubuntu on my 32gb SSD and everything was fine until I figured I should try to use my 500gb HDD for something. So I ran Ubuntu from my usb, went on the installation guide, repartitioned ...
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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage ...
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SSD suddenly extremely slow (50x slower)

I'm using a SSD for about 460GB of data on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. (The drive holds 560GB, so it is about 88% full.) I have had a program which does a lot of random access to the data (no writing), ...
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SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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Dual boot with Windows 7 ssd/hdd UEFI

PC Config Core i7, b85m-d3h,ssd 128gb,1tb hdd, Window on sdd and ubuntu should be in 100 gb drive of hdd. i did normal way, Windows boots.
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SSD slows down six months after install

Have a Samsung 840 SSD in a Thinkpad R60i running Xubuntu 13.04 /w 3GB usable RAM. Provisioned it with 20% free space and enabled TRIM, and it was fast as greased lightning to start, but four months ...
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Image or reset broken SSD

There is something very wrong with my 160G SSD. It shows up as a 8MB drive in fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 8 MB, 8388608 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders, total 16384 sectors Units = sectors ...
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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My SSD now has 226 bad sectors. Is that significant?

Ubuntu 13.04. The number of bad sectors on my SSD has steadily increased until 226 bad sectors today. The thing is, I don't know whether 226 bad sectors is 0.0001% of the SSD, 1% of the SSD, or 99% ...
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ubuntu desktop installation

I've been searching on the internet for quite some time to find a solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu Desktop on a new computer build. I would like to install ubuntu desktop on a ssd and ...
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using GRUB to boot a linux system on a different device?

I bought a new SSD drive with the idea of running my Ubuntu system on it and leaving the other two SATA drives (which are configured in a RAID array) for storage only. Ubuntu installed with no ...
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how to boot ubuntu from another disk

My senario is: I have a desktop computer with two disk. One of disk is SSD and other is HDD. I install Windows 8 on SSD and I use HDD for data. Then I want to install ubuntu 13.10 on HDD with ...
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SSD Spindown Settings

I have dual SSDs in my new laptop, but the second SSD isn't used as often. Does "spin-down" have any affect on SSDs for preserving battery life? Is there a delay in SSDs in the event that the device ...
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Reorganize partitions with HDD and SSD

In my notebook I have a 16GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I have installed W7 an the HDD ~250GB. Then I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. The / I put on the SSD with ~12GB and also the SWAP with the rest of ~4GB. The ...
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SSD causes occasional 100% iowait and freeze. How can i fix this?

My Problem: Sometimes my Computer or just some applications freeze and i can see iowait (with system-monitor-tool) jump to 100% (on some or all cores) for like 15 seconds. This is extremely annoying. ...
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New SSD gets errors when booting

I recently bought a 120Gb Kingston SSDNowV300 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto it. When I boot, it pauses at a flashing cursor for a huge amount of time. Changing the boot flags to text showed a ...
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Freezes when writing SSD and reading heavy files

I had random freezes of Xubuntu 12.04.3 on Core i5 laptop with SSD as root partition. It happened on two different laptops. It happens when multiple small writes and multiple reads are happening at ...
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Copying Linux partition from an HDD to a SSD

OK, I have a laptop with an HDD drive and I also have a SSD drive. I would like to replace the former with the latter without having to reinstall everything. What I found after a bit of research was ...
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With an SSD, do I need to change my swappiness to increase SSD life?

I encountered this article which includes the following suggestion: Swap and swappiness I kept my swap partition on the old HDD. Swap on the SSD would be faster, but would also shorten the ...
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Disk Space is rapidly deplenishing [duplicate]

My disk space is rapidly getting eaten up and I don't know why. I was using localhost and it was taking a long time to load so I checked the properties in the folder and I had 2GB left out of 125GB ...
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Running a VM on SD card

I recently bought a ssd, and i'm wondering if running a windows virtual machine will do a lot of writing or it's mainly reads? I thought using a 32G SD card (SanDisk extreme plus 80m/s read and ...
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SSD use cases / Windows-Ubuntu Dual Boot with UEFI

I got a Asus S550 CM Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre installed, 24 GB SSD, 750 GB HDD and am looking at UEFI for the first time. I am a web developer and would only be using a few IDEs, My SQL and a ...
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GRUB and installing a secondary SSD

I hope you can help pointing me in the right direction with this. I currently have a dual-boot setup (I don't use Windows much, but i need it sometimes). I want to install an ssd drive in place of ...
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How to partition a small SSD alongside an HDD when installing Ubuntu

There is both a HDD and a 24GB SSD in my Ultrabook. I will install Windows (for testing in feature, as its free in university) in the HDD. I need to decide what to do with Ubuntu, as its the system ...
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Fresh install on a new SSD, black screen on boot [duplicate]

Trying to install 13.10 on a new Asus UX302LA. I changed the from the original 750gb HDD (which comes with win8), to an empty 256gb SSD. When i choose to install Ubuntu, i only get a black screen, ...
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ELF header smaller than expected

I have a Dell XMP-13 Ultrabook (SSD drive only) with 12.04 installed dualboot with the original windows. It has been running flawlessly for many many months. Today in the middle of a system update ...
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dd decreased the size of ssd

My 32 Gb ssd was partitioned with 8 Gb and 29 Gb. I used dd to write ubuntu iso onto my pendrive but accidentally wrote it to my 8 gb partition of my ssd. Now gparted dosent show that 8 Gb partition. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 [duplicate]

Ok, I've noticed alot of people asking this question. But none of the solutions works for me. Keep in mind I have NEVER touched Ubuntu before. I want to try out Ubuntu and get to know it. Here is ...
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fstrim is taking too long?

I'm running manual SSD TRIM fstrim -v /, and it's added to my /etc/rc.local. Recently I realized that the command is taking too long to finish execution. It finishes after I login by average 10 ...
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Unable to get TRIM to work on Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to use the fstrim command on my machine. The configuration is as follows : ubuntu@ip-172-16-10-56:~/test$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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GA-H87-D3H (BIOS F5) und Intel (R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port -> SATA III hard link reset / link speed drop

it looks like, that GA-H87-D3H and Intel (R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port are causing SATA III hard link resets / link speed drops. [ 5939.483243] ata1: exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4090800 action ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Is enabling TRIM on an encrypted SSD a security risk?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an SSD drive using the "encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" option. I wanted to enable TRIM, so was following the guide provided here. One step says ...
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Install packages to /usr/bin

I want to physically separate my data (/home) folder from my root folder for reasons of available space on an SSD I just got. I still, however, want to put my installed programs (everything from g++ ...