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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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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Automount of CIFS share fails during boot while mount -a works after login

I am trying to automatically mount a CIFS share on a Synology NAS during boot time. I am on a 14.04 LTS Workstation. Everything works fine when I manually mount the share using the fstab entry, ...
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...
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First time installing Ubuntu. Partition. Do I need swap area? I only have SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop (Thinkpad X201). I already have Windows 8 on my Laptop, so it will be a dual boot. My laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD, but no HDD. My question is, for ...
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Wiping and resuming SSD not supporting TRIM

I have an SSD (Kingspec) which does not support TRIM. I have read on a post Kingspec Slowed Down that a way to maintain the performance of the SSD is to replace all the zeros in the free space with 1. ...
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SSD drive errors in dmesg but smartctl says all is ok

I am not extremely experience in SSD monitoring so not sure if there is an issue or not, but yesterday I noticed in dmesg a number of errors being generated from my root disk (/dev/sdb). These seem to ...
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I got a MSI Leopard GP60 2PE with two SSDs? :O [duplicate]

I have a laptop with two SSDs and one is almost completely empty: I have 500gb+250gb and the 250gb SSD has only 1gb of used space which is only a few folders like this: $RECYCLE.BIN/Papirkurv, ...
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How should I install Ubuntu onto a new SSD drive with Windows 7 on my old hard drive?

So I am buying a new 250 GB SSD drive and caddy to replace my CD Drive with. The laptop that I am installing this on currently has only Windows 7 on it. I plan on keeping the current hard drive in it ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with multiple hard drives [duplicate]

I have only used Linux Mint before and installation was very straightforward and automatic. I just got a new laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1tb HDD. I have two questions: I don't need Ubuntu on the SSD ...
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restrict memory usage to prevent swapping

I have an SSD and 8GB memory, and no swap partition. My normal use never ever needs more than 3-4GB. However from time to time I observed that some memory-leaking programs can still freeze the system ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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I need to run a security erase tool on my drive

I downloaded Hirens Boot CD and it just stops and says "No PXE" or similar. So that is obviously a stumbling block and I can't afford to keep downloading on the basis that it may be a bad download. I ...
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Problem enabling TRIM on SSD on Ubuntu 14.04/Dell Power Edge T620 workstation

I have problem activating TRIM on INTEL SSDs in a Dell PowerEdge T620 workstation. The SSDs are handled by BIOS and not behind the HW RAID controller. The symptoms are the following: fstrim -v /ssd ...
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Force primary HDD to be as secondary? [closed]

Here is my problem. I have 2 SATA hard drives in my ASUS K95VJ laptop. A regular HDD for storage and a SSD for OS. I physically removed the regular disk to force Ubuntu 14.04 to be installed on the ...
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SSD, HDD And Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've ordered an SSD (Cosair Force LX 128GB) I have a HDD (Seagate Barricuda 320GB 72RPM) Im still building my Custom pc. i have to get a mobo, ram, cpu, and psu. so im still using my old Dell ...
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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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Can I have Windows on my laptop and Ubuntu on SSD?

I have a laptop with 500GB of HDD and Windows 7 installed. I also have virtual machine with Ubuntu installed, because I need Ubuntu for my school work, but it works way too slow. The idea is to ...
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How do I maintain having two hard drives?

Firstly, let me say I am very new to the Linux community. I have only been using Ubuntu for 2 weeks, so I do not know a lot. As well I am not tech savvy so it may be obvious, but I don't see it. I ...
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At startup HDD not recognised [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my SSD (alongside Windows 7). I've also got a HDD installed with all my documents etc. Whenever I want to access the HDD after startup (in Ubuntu) it is not recognised: ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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Change Default Program Install Path from SSD to Secondary HDD [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Kingston 120 GB SSD. I plan on installing several programs, including Steam, that will take up quite a bit of space, so I installed, formatted, and partitioned a ...
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I want to use my secondary HDD for everything [closed]

In windows, you can change some settings so that only the operating system is on the sdd, and all installed programs and user documents are installed/stored on a secondary HDD. How would I do this so ...
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Unkown partitions after cloning HDD

I cloned my 500 GB traditional HDD to a new 512 GB SSD yesterday using ddrescue from a Ubuntu live CD. First, I wrote the whole HDD in a file on another external hard disk and then used this file to ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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mount ssd disk on new acquired server

I have just acquired a new 3x 120Go SSD server (within soyoustart Soft Raid), but I can only see/use one SSD disk! Should I mount the other 2 disks ? What should be the new content of fstab file ? ...
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Question regarding dual boot (BIOS/UEFI, SSD)

I'm totally new to ubuntu and want to ask some things before diving into it: First off I have an Asrock z77 extreme 4 and 1 SSD with Windows 7 installed. On my second (empty) SSD I want to install ...
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Lenovo E540 SSD cache solution

My company gave me a Lenovo E540 that has an integrate 16 Gb SSD cache. I'm wondering how to use the cache with an existing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installation, I found several posts explaining about ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does trim SSD RAID 0 discs?

I've got Ubuntu 14.10 in a RAID 0 set up with 2 x Samsung Evo 840 SSD 256Mb, for performance reasons while acessing/modificating very large files. I've also got a schedule backup to another HDD for ...
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Sound (speakers) doesnt work neither in windows nor Ubuntu (dual-boot)

Im not really good when it comes to computer maintenance and driver installs.My brother messed up the sound on my system. I have 2 SSDs(dual-boot). On one I have win 7 installed(x64) and on the other ...
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How to disable SSD power down when suspend to sleep?

I have a laptop with a brand new SSD. And I read hint about disabling hibernation (I don't use it) and even let the SSD powered on while in sleep mode. The latter activates Active Garbage Collection ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 SSD

I just bought a laptop with 256gb ssd and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I already have Ubuntu on my PC but I really don't know if there is a difference between installing Ubuntu on SDD or HDD. Do I ...
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Strange boot issue (purple screen)

I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am a computer science student so I am familiar with operating systems. Anyway, I'll try to be as detailed as possible in describing ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an SSD with Windows on another SSD

I recently got a new SSD (512GB Samsung 850 EVO) to replace my old one (128GB Samsung 830). My intention is either to partition the new SSD into two 256GB partitions and to install Windows 7 on one ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 after perfect install, boots into blank screen

After installing Ubuntuserver 14.04.2 LTS without any errors I tried to boot into my SSD and then I just got to a blank screen with a blinking underscore. There was no input except for "Ctrl + alt + ...
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What can I do with a cache SSD?

I have a Lenovo U410 with a 1TB HDD (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB) and a cache SSD (SanDisk SSD U100 24GB). I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the only operating system. I'm currently looking into the right ...
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Ubuntu installation usb strange behavior on laptop

I seem to be having difficulties trying to install Ubuntu on this computer. For reference, it's a "new" (never used) Crucial M500 220GB onto an Asus Q501la. Here is what it gives me when I try to ...
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How to setup LVM cache on ubuntu 14.10 server

building a server machine for my personal server (media + application (docker)) I have two 2tb hdd(1 sata 2 old and 1 sata3) along with a samsung 120 gb ssd. I can format one of hdd but not both ...
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Why so slow, Ubuntu?

I've got a problem with Hard Drive on Ubuntu. In fact every operation on hard drive takes really long time and CPU's load is over 3.0 during this (4 cores). For example, packing files into zip file, ...
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Monitor apps accessing HDD

I have SSD and HDD installed on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and all apps installed on SSD. But some apps are reading and/or writing data to/from HDD, so it makes OS freeze sometimes, since my HDD is ...
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KingFast SSD installation hell

I recently purchased a KingFast 30GB SSD (F6-30GB-SATA 3) to give a bit of a boost to my old laptop (Acer Aspire 3100 - 2GB RAM). The issue is that I keep getting "ata1.00 - Failed to IDENTIFY ...
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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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No /var/log/syslog file after moving /var/log to tmpfs

To avoid useless write to my SSD I've moved /var/log (and /tmp) to RAM via /etc/fstab: cat >> /etc/fstab <<'EOT' tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,size=1g ...
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Is there software that can use my SSD and hard disk drive as a hybrid drive? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD. Now I have a 500 GB HDD and 256 GB SSD. Is there software that can move more used files/programs to the SSD?
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Dual Booting and “locking” hard drives

I don't think this question has been posted yet, but I'm planning on dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two drives, a solid state and a mechanical respectively. Is there a way to disable the SSD ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from my Sony vaio SSD laptop

I have tried booting ubuntu 14.04 with DVD, but screen just goes black and stuck on vaio icon, nothing happens. Is there a problem with my SSD (is sony ultra book)? Wasn't sure if I had windows virus ...
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USB GRUB boot HDD -or- The Upgrade parachute

I have a question... I'm upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD. Starting basically from scratch (just backing up and partially transfering /home and stuff), but there's software I have installed (such ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 fit in a 8gb SSD? [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a new laptop that comes with a hybrid HD with a 8GB SSD.
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Gluglug ThinkPad X200 Ubuntu?

I'm looking at buying the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 from Gluglug (http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/) and they say they have Libreboot so you can install any OS, but I'm wondering if the ...
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Binding /var during installation

I want to install an SSD into my desktop PC, putting there the root and other folders like /etc. What I don't want to put there is /var, because I work with databases pretty often. So, what I want to ...