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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Move ssd drive with win7 and ubuntu 12.04 already installed to new laptop

I want to move my ssd drive that has dual boot with win 7 and ubuntu 12.04 installed to my new laptop. I'm using grub for the dual boot. I was hoping life would be easier with just physically moving ...
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How to disable TRIM on SSDs in Ubuntu

I have enabled TRIM by adding discard option in /etc/fstab but even after removing it the effect is not going. How to disable it?
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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on a 8 GB ssd harddrive?

I d like to buy a Lenovo Ideapad z510 Laptop which has got a 508GB SSH harddrive (it s 500 GB SATA and 8 GB SSD). The preinstalled OS is DOS, I want to replace it with ubuntu Is the 8 GB SSD ...
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New SSD is VERY SLOW under Xubuntu 14.04

I got myself a Transcend 64GB SSD (model number: TS64GSSD340). I put the SSD into a tiny netbook I have. Netbook specs are: Make/Model: Acer V5-123 CPU: AMD E1-2100 with Radeon HD 8210 RAM: (came ...
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Clearing Disk Space at Command Line while fixing Low Graphics Mode Problem

So My SSD is completely full and I cant access the desktop to be able to delete these files. I need help on how to set the command to delete the files of a particular folder ie Videos
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How can I setup my SSD+HDD-setup the best way?

I have recently build a new system with a 256GB SSD and a 3TB HDD. I want to save all my files on my HDD while my programs and Ubuntu 14.04 should run on my SSD to boost the performance. I might also ...
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Quick question: Will a fresh install Ubuntu detect my Raid-0?

I have Ubuntu installed on an external drive and Windows installed on my primary "C:" drive. I've been dual-booting this way for years. Recently, I upgraded my single SSD C: drive (where Windows ...
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Can I count on SSD to distribute wear evenly? [closed]

I checked my SSD to see how much I have written to it over its lifetime to estimate how much life might be left in it. Currently, it the wear amounts to about 50 write cycles, which isn't much, this ...
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How do I know how much was written to an SSD over its lifetime?

To assess the remaining reliability of my SSD I would like to know how much was written to an SSD over its lifetime. How can I learn this?
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Can't recongnize my SSD device file in /dev

I am using Ubuntu and can't find my SSD device file. The /dev directory has following contents: agpgart audio audio1 audio2 audio3 audioctl char console core dsp dsp1 dsp2 dsp3 fd full kmem kmsg log ...
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Dual boot or virtual box SSD

I'm using my laptop primairily for school and webbrowsing (including several musicplayers and videoplayers) but I want to use dual boot/virtualbox for improved compatability (ms office extensions, ...
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If an internal HDD is not mounted, is it still in function?

I have a probably stupid question, but I'm gonna try anyway I have both a SSD and a HDD on my laptop: if my HDD is data only, and not mounted unless I need something inside (there's no "eject" icon ...
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24GB SSD Large HDD Partitioning

First, I've read the recommended Q/As, so please don't mark this duplicate without a close reading. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 to the SSD, along with a swap partition. (there will not be any other ...
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Shrink or remove swap with 4GB RAM and SSD?

I wasn't exactly sure so I created a swap partition 4100MB in size. Now I have swappiness at 0 and it's highly unlikely I'll ever need swap because I don't use any memory intensive apps. I also don't ...
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Installing GRUB in one hard disk only

Initially, my laptop has only one HDD with mainly three partitions which contains Ubuntu, Windows and Data (excluding the swap, boot, recovery partitions). I used GPT as my partition scheme. Now, I ...
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Best Dual Boot Setup

My professor told me that partitioning hard drive is not recommended. It is better to have two separate drives, especially for dual boot system. Now, I will have one SSD and one HDD in my laptop. ...
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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 ...