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 to set up SSD raid and TRIM support?

I am looking to set up a new server. I can only use Intel 520 Series 240gb MLC ssds or standard Seagate 7200rpm disks. These are the non negotiable options. Naturally, as this is going to be running ...
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How to speed up copying files to NTFS drive?

I recently bought new USB 3.0 flash drive (write speed: 110 MB/s, read speed: 190 MB/s). And I have Dell XPS 13 (it has SSD and USB 3.0). My problem is speed of copying files to the USB flash stick. ...
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Put swap on SSD or HDD?

New installation coming up. 120gb SSD for OS and HOME and 1tb HDD for storage. 16gb of ram which means 16gb of swap if I recall correctly. SSD space is too valuable for a swap partition right? If my ...
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Advantages of separate /home partition on HDD + SSD setup

I have a brand new SSD and would like to optimize my Ubuntu 12.10 installation for best speed and durability of device. From what I know, there should always be a lot of free space in an SSD, and ...
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Can I cache an mdadm raid with an ssd?

I have a 1TB array set up in raid 1 using mdadm on Ubuntu 8, to store mission-critical files. I'd like to speed up read/write, especially for large files by caching to an SSD. Is this possible? Does ...
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Why isn't discard automatic for SSDs?

I was surprised to find that the discard option still isn't added automatically to my fstab, even though I have an SSD. Thus I have to follow these instructions to add it. Why doesn't the installer ...
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How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be selected as boot device?

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bits) on an Asus S405CM-WX117H laptop (similar to this one) which features a 24GB SSD drive and a regular 500GB hard drive. I placed the / (ext4) root file ...
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Where to install boot loader on a Zenbook Prime?

I cannot figure out where to install the boot loader on my Zenbook UX31A Prime. I have installed Ubuntu many times on normal hard drives, but this is the first SSD and I am struggling. Installed ...
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Should I be concerned about COMRESET errors with my SSD?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit on a Lenovo X220, that is certified to work correctly with the OS (see here) including its default 128Gb SSD by Samsung. As soon as I got the laptop I ...
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Will a laptop with hybrid HDD + SSD run Ubuntu?

So my ol' X71SL is starting to show its age and as much as it saddens me, I think I'll need a new daily driver and I am very intered in the Asus UX32VD. I intend to dual boot if I end up buying it, ...
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Running Ubuntu On My OCZ RevoDrive 2 - No such drivers exist?

Would anyone know if there are future plans or a possiblity of getting some drivers for my SSD; There is very little to no support from OCZ regarding linux drivers - Is there a coder out there that ...
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Installed on a machine with EFI and after installation, it says the disk is not bootable

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 and the installation runs through fine. It then says reboot, and the machine says 'inserts a boot disk' which means the hard disk isn't bootable. The primary hard disk is an ...
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Slow SSD + dm-crypt with Luks encryption in Ubuntu 12.10

I have an 128 GB SSD installed in my laptop (Samsung 840 Pro) on a Sata 3 interface. This laptop also has an i5 3210m Ivy Bridge Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.10, using the ...
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Setting up lvm with HDD and SSD

My current hard drive is just about full and rather than just toss it and get a new one (since it works fine), I want to get a new drive and set them both up using lvm. While I'm at it, I also want to ...
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dual boot: Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7 on a 240GB SSD

I would like to replace the HD in my laptop (ASUS i3, 4GB, 13.3") for a SSD. The information I've found is not precise. I would appreciate your advice/links on: Preparation of SSD. Partitions on a ...
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Are configurations still needed for SSD drives in 12.04+ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well are SSDs supported? I will be getting an SSD drive soon but since 12.04 received MANY MANY changed in regards to everything, I was wondering if there is still a ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu using SSD as cache

I'm new to the forum, and quite inexperienced working on Ubuntu, so be patient! haha. I recently bought a new Laptop and I'd like to install ubuntu, while keeping some of the features it already has. ...
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Strategy Need to Migrate larger SATA drive to smaller SSD?

My current 12.04 install is on a 750GiB SATA drive and I would like to smaller 480GiB SSD. I only have about 250GiB in use right now, along with an 8 GiB swap partition. I regularly use Clonezilla, ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu detect all of my RAM on 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu only detects 3.1 GB of ram on Ubuntu 64 bit ISSUE IDENTIFIED: BIOS bug. See dmesg output below. Question is: How to resolve this? Change made since 2.6.32 have ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 on modern SSD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I optimize the OS for SSDs? There is already quite a lot of questions regarding SSD disks with Ubuntu. But the technology moves forward. Are there any new things ...
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Very slow SSD speeds on 12.10

I recently upgraded my ultrabook to have a 128GB SSD (Crucial v4). The speed of installing ubuntu was shockingly slow, worst i've ever experienced. Once installed i did some testing and the speeds ...
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How do I update the firmware on an Intel X25M?

As I mentioned earlier, I have installed ubuntu on X25M 80 GB SSD and ubuntu is the only OS on my laptop. How do i check and update the SSD firmware? on intel's site, everything is for windows :( ...
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What would be a good partitioning scheme for 128 gb SSD and 640 GB HDD

I have a combination of 128 GB SSD and a 640 GB HDD. I'm planning to install Xubuntu 12.04 on it. I have read some question here (like What's a good partition method to combine an SSD boot drive with ...
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Do I need swap with new SSD?

Am about to upgrade to new SSD and thinking through partition migration process. Will I need SWAP with an SSD? I have 8GB RAM and an i5 processor.
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Setup for dual disk (SSD+HDD) with /home partition

I'm going to move from HDD to SSD (60GB) + HDD (250GB) setup. Basicly I want the system to be fast. Root partition will be on SSD but I'm not sure what to do with /home. All data like /pictures ...
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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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SSD: Support for SATA 3.1 and “queued TRIM”

I have a relatively new Thinkpad 530 running Xubuntu 13.04. I want to swap out the drive with a SSD and am considering the Samsung 840 series. There are three models (Pro, non-Pro and EVO). The ...
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Boot failure: failed: command IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE

Trying to install from CD desktop image and getting: ata8.00: exception Emask 0x52 Sact 0x0 SErr 0xffffffff action 0xe frozen ata8: SError: { blah blah } ata8.00: failed command: IDENTIFY PACKET ...
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How to preserve/export my current Ubuntu installation after changing to a new SSD & installing Windows7?

Ok, currently got set up: Puny little old 40GB harddrive AMD Athlon II X2 245 4GB DDR3 RAM Planning to upgrade to: 120GB SSD harddrive (40GB is getting a little tight for me, but 120GB is ...
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SSD I/O extremely slow installing/booting Ubuntu 12.04

These are some useful specs: Macbook Pro 7,1 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 2,5" SATA SSD (120 GB). Has SandForce driver. Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 32 bits. One 18 GB partition for GNU/Linux and 1.5 GB for ...
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Ubuntu SSD performance issue

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a 55GB Adata S599 SSD. I have a Asus M4N68T motherboard that does not support AHCI. Bootup takes a lot longer than expected and working in the system is not even close ...
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SSD tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 cause Texmaker to compile a lot slower

I added these tweaks from Ubuntu SSD Tweak and Ubuntu Tweaks but now Texmaker is compiling slowly. Does someone know what tweak would be causing this? Or could I edit something unrelated to the ...
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Am I using IDE or AHCI?

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop, but according to what I've read AHCI mode is preferable to IDE mode for SATA drives, something that is set in the computer's BIOS. However, I don't have any ...
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Partitions for Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot on SSD + HDD setup

I have purchased a new SSD (120GB) and I had a HDD (1TB) already installed. I will install both Ubuntu and Windows on these drives. As the file space on the SSD is limited and I've read that writing ...
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Encrypt SSD or not?

My desktop machine is running Ubuntu 12.04 (and will probably stay with it until the next LTS). I've got a new 120GB SSD on the way as my existing 420GB spinning disk. If it makes any difference I'll ...
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Partition scheme on SSD and HDD

I am reformatting my laptop but I am not sure how to setup my partition. I have a 120GB SSD and a 320GB HDD. I was planing to setup / on the SSD and /home on the HDD. Will placing my /home on the ...
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How do I enable Trim on an SSD in a Wubi install under Windows 7?

I've installed Wubi on an SSD on a Windows 7 x64 system. Wubi and Windows 7 reside on the same ntfs formated drive/partition. How does trim work for this configuration? How do I configure it? ...
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Does the Intel 320 SSD work out-of-the-box?

I am a non-techie person, so I will ask my question in plain English: I have a ThinkPad T510 with a SATA II, 3 GB interface. I am thinking about a new drive and installing a 12.04 ISO in April. The ...
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How to Boot from iRAM Solid State Drive on Ubuntu

I've got an iRAM solid state drive. I'd like to use this to store a root filesystem; the trouble is the device is not recognized as a hard drive to the BIOS. It only shows up if a live CD ...
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Is there any known problems with PCI-E based SSD disks?

I'm going to add SSD disk to my Ubuntu computer. Is there any known problems with PCI-E based SSD disks in Ubuntu (this, for instance)? Or should I prefer SSD disk with SATA interface to achieve ...
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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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Flashcache on Xubuntu 13.04

First of all, I'm noob on using flashcache, and all that I'll post here is studying about it. I've an Asus K56CM, i5 with 500gb of HD and 24Gb of SSD for cache. In windows 8, the default operating ...
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Using an SSD - things to consider? [closed]

I am considering to buy an SSD disk for my laptop. I know it's very fast, but i am concerned about its lifetime and data integrity. Can you please share your experience about using SSD in your ...
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HELP Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot on SSD

I want to slowly migrate my OS from the mess that's Windows 8 to Ubuntu, but I still want to have Win8 for the time being. My system is: i7 3770k, G. Skill Ripjaw X 8GB 2133MHz Ram, Crucial M4 256 GB ...
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SSD + TRIM + ext4 OK. What about LVM and RAID?

I've read that SSD TRIM is now supported in the recent kernels with ext4 too (see How to enable TRIM? ). Is it OK/safe to enable TRIM when having a) LVM b) RAID1+LVM? Thanks!
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't boot up once in a while

I realize my question has been asked before, usually phrased as "sometimes Ubuntu doesn't boot", but after reading some of the other questions and answers, I think my situation is a bit more ...
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Trim and SSD with usb 3.0 enclosure does not work - UASP not supported?

I have installed one SSD disk (Micron C400-MTFDDAC128MAM) in an external usb 3.0 enclosure. Now I want use this disk as second disk in my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Disk is working, but I want to use ...
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Is there anything to remember when I exchange my /?

I have a laptop computer with the following setup: / on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @ /home on a btrfs /dev/sda3 subvolume @home /boot on an ext4 /dev/sda2 /boot/efi on a vfat /dev/sda1 no swap /tmp ...
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Xubuntu LightDM shows blank screen half the time [closed]

System info: (will be amended if any more info is asked for) My laptop runs Xubuntu 12.10. As it has a Solid State Drive, /tmp, /var/tmp, /var/log and /var/log/apt are set to tmpfs in the /etc/fstab ...