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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Installing Ubuntu across multiple hard drives

I am building a new PC and I want to only have Ubuntu on it. It has two hard drives, one being a 180gb ssd drive and the other a 2tb hdd. I want to use this system mainly for work(software ...
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Intel SSD bug: unbootable after sleep mode with low battery. need to backup data

After putting my notebook to sleep while it was on a low battery state I pluged my cable in and turned it on again. Then I got error messages about writing data to swap, ssd superblock and I/O errors ...
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Secondary SSD stuck as read only

I am having trouble getting my second SSD to work with Linux. I recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 14.04 and I am still learning Linux. I can see my second drive under Devices in the File ...
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How to securely erase solid state drive in netbook running ubuntu [duplicate]

I want to sell (or donate) my HP Mini 1000 netbook, but I am concerned about identity theft and securing personal information with the transition to a new user. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The ...
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Slow copy/move transfer rate

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and am experiencing extremely slow transfer (copy/move) rates between my Ubuntu drive (SSD) and an NTFS 7200rpm HDD (SATAII) that I use as storage. By slow I mean around ...
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Moving GRUB from HDD to SSD - Dualboot Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu

Recently I acquired an SSD and decided to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on it and use my HDD as Data Storage. However, I seem to have installed GRUB onto the HDD and not the SSD, which has not ...
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How to enable Hardware Encryption on SSDs like Samsung 840 EVO?

Just got Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Zotac Zbox CI320. I want to enable the Samsung 840 hard ware encryption that comes with this hard drive, but I don't know how. Is there anyone that can help me set ...
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Install Ubuntu on mSATA alongside Windows on SSD?

I just got a new laptop (HP Zbook 15) with a 128 GB mSATA SDD and a (Samsung 840 Pro) 256 GB SSD. During installation, I formatted the drives to remove any preinstalled crap and installed Windows 7 on ...
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What should I use my SSD for? [closed]

I am setting up a small (1 user) email server. So far I have put in 2 x 1TB WD Red drives and set them up for LVM with RAID1 mirrored LVs. I also picked up a 120GB Samsung 840 Evo but I can't figure ...
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Problem with Ubuntu install onto secondary HDD, no GRUB [duplicate]

I have two drives in my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. One Samsung SSD and one Hitachi HDD via HDD frame. I tried to install Ubuntu onto my HDD. I made a partition for Ubuntu. In the beginning of the ...
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Change installation path / move programs

I am using a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I created Ubuntu (home directory, etc.) on the SSD and stored some data (music, photos) on the HDD. Sadly the SSD is now full because of my games and programs. I ...
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How to install on and boot from external SSD on UEFI?

I need an external SSD with Kubuntu to boot on different computers. So I created LiveCD, booted from it, plugged external SSD. With the help of GParted I converted the SSD to GPT and created ...
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Install Ubuntu on second SSD on Asus eeepc 901

I have an Asus eeepc 901 which previously had Windows XP installed - I'd like to replace this with Ubuntu 14.04 now that XP is out of support. The eeepc model that I have has two SSD drives - one 4GB ...
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error in bcache

I used bcache to cache my 24GB SSD using this tutorial. I tried to back up my HDD with: sudo make-bcache -B /dev/sdb1 But I get this error: Can't open dev /dev/sdb1: Device or resource busy My ...
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Moving Encrypted Folders

How can i move Encrypted folder(everything) to new Disk, my HDD that has Linux is about to blow, its so slow. So I bought SSD but, how can i move encrypted folders because my Linux folders are ...
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How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Problem installing and problem remove partition

I have two problems, one is that Ubuntu not will boot unless it is from a USB drive. How do I make it boot up from my SSD? I realized I had a partition on my SSD which I probably need to remove. I ...
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Clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 onto SSD fails to boot. Single OS

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto my laptop. I removed the Windows 8.1 drive and put in a brand new SSD and installed Mint 14 (Petra) first. It wouldn't boot. I decided to have a crack at ...
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Can not boot from SSD on Samsung NP530U4C [duplicate]

I wanted to install Ubuntu for my Samsung NP530U4C on SSD. There are 2 drives available in this machine one is 750 GB HDD and 24 GB iSSD. But SSD one is not available in boot loader. After I tried to ...
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Building NAS Server and Need Guidance

I'm building a NAS and using Ubuntu as the OS. I have a few questions and need some guidance on what direction to take. I know I am asking many questions, if you can only answer one of them please ...
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Do I really have SATA 6 Gb/s if I get <400 MB/sec disk reads?

pawel@paulbook:~$ dmesg | grep -i sata | grep 'link up' [ 2.355461] ata1: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300) [ 2.691842] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps (SStatus 113 SControl 300) ...
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Ubuntu Server Setup help: sda sdb have changed? How to know I'm making shared folders on the right drive?

Please help, I will be forever grateful! I've built a system to use as a file server, with one 120GB SSD and one 4TB HDD. I've installed Ubuntu Server and I want to have the OS on the SSD and the ...
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Ubuntu Server setup: How to install Ubuntu on one drive and use other drive for file storage?

I've built a computer to use as a home file server. I will be installing Ubuntu Server. I've put a small SSD and two large HDDs in it. I have no prior experience with Ubuntu (desktop or server). I've ...
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Cant find hard drive in Ubuntu

So my computer already has Windows installed on a 1 TB hard drive and just purchased a 120 GB SSD that I believe is correctly installed. Last night I set the BIOS to automatically start to the SSD ...
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RAID10 write speed decreased to normal SSD speed after rebuilding the array

OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Software Raid10: 4x120Gb Intel 530 SSDs Server: HP ProLiant DL160 G6 FS: md0: ext4/ md1:swap Test is made on fresh new install, before making any change to some package or ...
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SSD Size Dissapearing

I recently have been low on SSD space, I can usually manage with very little space. Today I decided to try to create a Windows VM on VirtualBox. I did a "df -h" to check my disk space left and it ...
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Blinking moon of death since SSD upgrade on standby [closed]

I own a Lenovo SL510 (4G RAM) and I just upgraded it with a Samsung 840 Evo 120G. Previously I was using Ubuntu. Later on I switched to Linux Mint Nadia. At the very beginning (Ubuntu 10.10 I guess) ...
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Dynamic swap file like in Windows?

I would like to install Ubuntu to a 8GB USB stick so really don't have space for swap. I have 8GB RAM and the most memory intense apps I use are Firefox and LibreOffice. I don't use hibernate. I know ...
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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 ...