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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
108 views

Ubuntu install doesn't recognize SSD but Windows 7 do

I tried to install Ububntu 15.10 (amd64) on my workstation machine to a Kingston V300 SSD drive without success Motherboard is: MSI K9ND Speedster2 I cannot find AHCI option in the BIOS only RAID. ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

Can't install Xubuntu

I used to run Ubuntu 14.04, but a lot of my hardware died in an unlucky accident (the video card burned, taking motherboard and two HDDs with it). So I bought a used motherboard and installed Mint on ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Move Ubuntu from one of my internal SSD to another internal SSD and dual boot with Windows?

So I have an Asus VivoBook S400CA and this computer has a small SSD drive of 24GB which I installed Ubuntu on. Now this small SSD drive is going bad so I want to move my Ubuntu to the regular SSD ...
1
vote
0answers
139 views

Dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on Dell Precision M3800

I'm trying to dualboot Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Dell Precision M3800. Dell M3800 Specs: i7 Quad Core 2.30GHz 16 Gb Ram 512 Gb Full Mini SSD 1TB HDD NVidia Quadro K1100 Boot settings are ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Optimize small SSD for ubuntu [duplicate]

The issue is basically this - where should I mount SSD and where should I mount the HDD if what I want is the system to be installed on the SSD, but new software installed through apt-get and such ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

EnhanceIO persistent udev rules not firing on reboot - Ubuntu 14.04.3

Abstract : I've installed enhanceIO and enhanceio-dkms from the daily PPA at http://ppa.launchpad.net/enhanceio/daily/ubuntu/ giving version 0+git20130406-0~69~ubuntu14.04.1. Everything seems to be ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Setting up a HDD with Ubuntu installed on a SSD

I built a new build yesterday with a SSD for my OS/Applications and a HDD for everything else. Installed Ubuntu on the SSD, but I think I underestimated how I'd go about this and now I'm unsure how to ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Unable to Install Ubuntu 14 next to Windows 7 (different HD)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Desktop PC and I am new to Linux. I made a bootable USB-Stick with Rufus (MBR for UEFI) and booted from it. I came into the mask which gave me the options ...
2
votes
1answer
126 views

system running low graphics [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu on a fresh machine had Nothing on it just a 120gb SSD, 1TB HDD. Once it finished installing which was pretty fast on the SSD, I restarted my PC only to get the error ...
3
votes
3answers
220 views

SSD temp with conky

I have a problem with conky. I installed hddtemp and my ssd is shown like this: /dev/sda: Crucial_CT120M500SSD1: 39°C now in conky I wrote: ${alignr 10}${color}SSD M500 Crucial 120GB Temp ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Is ubuntu installed compaq 610 any SSD compatibile?

I am using ubuntu 14 LTS. Memory 1.9GB | processor: intel core 2duo cpu T5870 @ 2.00 GHz *2 | Graphics : Intel 965 GME/GLE | OS Type : 64bit sam@sam:~$ sudo lshw -short PCI (sysfs) H/W ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

What is so dangerous about --trim-sector-ranges?

I have an SSD that I want to TRIM before installing Ubuntu on it. It has been suggested to me, that I leave some unpartitioned space, such that the wear leveling will have free blocks to work with. ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Best partition scheme for two ssd?

I have two 256GB ssd drives, one is a Samsung 850 Evo on a mSATA port and the other is a Samsung 850 Pro on a SATA port. I expect the Evo is a bit slower than the Pro and is has half the lifetime ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

recover western digital my passport ultra

I cant read my western digital my passport after I put dd /dev/zeros and a whole bunch of other crap on it. Now with gdisk and hdparm (with the nasty --dco-restore option) I have reasonable output ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Changed 32 gb SSD to 128 GB. Still shows 32 GB?

I have an Acer c720P chromebook. I installed ubuntu trusty kde. Under Devices, it says 31.ish gib hard drive. Do I really have 31ish GB as my storage in ubuntu, or is it the 106 GB under /dev/root ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

Ubuntu 14.04 slow after startup, possibly because of the SSD?

I am sorry if this question has been asked before. I've been searching for months to be honest but have had problem wording the question properly to find anything. (Or maybe this is quite an edge ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

MBR on SSD, system on HDD - but why?

I made some foolish steps during Windows 10 Insider time. I will try to explain step by step. SSD - /dev/sda HDD - /dev/sdb cloning tool - clonezilla First configuration: SSD - Ubuntu, HDD - ...
0
votes
0answers
86 views

SSD - Trim - trimmed a lot of data

I have a Xubuntu distribution and a new SSD (Plextor 128GB) Partitions scheme: 16GB / 52GB home rest free Every day Cron runs script: #!/bin/sh LOG=/var/log/trim.log echo "*** $(date -R) ***" ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Dual-boot Ubuntu / Windows 10 on SSD + HDD

Hi there, newbie here ! I'm going to have a 256 GB SSD very soon (mSATA 850 EVO) to accompany my 1 TB HDD (7.2k TPM) on a laptop, and I want to take advantage of this to format the HDD (with obvious ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

How to install large software on a different partition

My system runs from a small (16GB) internal SSD. I'm mounting my /home /swap and other folders on the main HDD. Now I want to install a large software package (sagemath), whose download size is 700 ...
0
votes
0answers
333 views

Dual booting Windows 10 + Ubuntu problem {SSD + HDD}

I've got an HP envy ultrabook 6-1100sl with an HDD(500GB) and an SSD(around 20GB). In the SSD, which due capacity is able to just handle one OS, I've got Windows 10. For work I've now have to also use ...
0
votes
1answer
405 views

How is trim enabled in Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Does it work once a week or does it continually trim the system? I have seen answers for this but they refer to Ubuntu 14.04 but not to Ubuntu 15.04
0
votes
0answers
25 views

why is my ubuntu installation not working?

I just installed ubuntu version 14 on my acer laptop. the install went fine. No hiccups. Then when it rebooted at the end of the installation process my laptop says "no bootable device found". The ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Samsung 840 Evo (1TB) running hot on laptop

I have a laptop that has an SSD under the touchpad and no powered airflow to it. It has a small vent to let the heat out but it is heating up the touch pad an unbearable amount. I have thermald, tlp ...
0
votes
0answers
71 views

Hardware raid 0 SSD with TRIM

I currently use 1 SSD with discards enabled in my fstab, but I am looking to move to 2 SSD's in RAID 0. If I hardware raid 0 the drives using my motherboard, would trim still work using the discard ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

How to move an Ubuntu 14.04 installation to SSD ? (Separate /home + customizations)

I'm a relatively new user on Ubuntu (recently switched from Win 8.1). I'm amazed by the versatility of Ubuntu and currently using same as my day to day pc O/S. I'll be acquiring an Intel 535 series ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

BIOS Not Detecting RAID Array After Adding SSD

My system used to boot to a RAID 0 array of 2 300GB HDDs, then I added an SSD as a secondary drive, and now it doesn't detect the RAID array at all, not in the bios, and on boot just hangs at a blank ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

Slower than advertised SSD performance

I've just assembled new machine: Asrock AM1H-ITX, AMD 5350 with AES-NI, 8GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD Elementary OS based on Ubuntu 14.04 Advertised read/write of the SSD is something around ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Ubuntu Dual Boot Install Windows SSD

As you can see here, my laptop have a SSD unallocated space and I want to use it to install Windows, besides Ubuntu. How can I do that? I just insert my USB boot with Windows and select that SSD ...
-1
votes
1answer
133 views

Can the /home and /swap partitions be on a different drive than the /? [closed]

I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything ...
0
votes
0answers
181 views

How to troubleshoot cause of read-only file system errors

I'm running Xubuntu off of a fairly new Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Recently my root file system has been going into read-only mode and I need help troubleshooting it. These are all the errors (and many ...
1
vote
3answers
102 views

Combining multiple types of HDDS & SSD Into one recognizable drive

So I'm currently running Ubuntuu 14.04 on a desktop that is meant originally as a server tower. I've put the server thing on the back burnerfor now although I would like to be able to install virtual ...
1
vote
1answer
300 views

Docker performance on ubuntu host 2x+ worse than OSX host

Ok, let's start over after a bunch of investigation. Here is what we know: Ubuntu host 15.04 on i7 3820 (quad 3.6) and Samsung 850 pro SSD 512gb SATA 6 $ docker info Containers: 2 Images: 101 ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

Having an SSD of 25GB and harddrive of 500GB. Can i boot Ubuntu from SSD and install everything(i.e from Software Center) to my harddrive?

I have a SSD of 25GB and a hard drive of 500GB in my laptop. I want to install Ubuntu on a SSD. Is 25GB sufficient to run Ubuntu? Can I boot Ubuntu from the SSD and install everything (i.e from ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

Using ssd only for boot and turn your HDD for storage (UBUNTU 14.04)

I bought a new pc and i installed Ubuntu to my 60gb ssd.Now, i have another disk (1 Tb hdd).My question is how to install programmes to my HDD an not to my SSD.Can i change the installation directory ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

SSD-caching vs OS on SSD - which is faster?

I have an Alienware laptop with a 750GB HDD and a 32GB SSD-cache. I currently have a Windows 10 partition that I only use for maintaining the SSD-cache and drivers. The laptop is useless for gaming ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

constantly files corrupted after ssd and ram upgrade

I have a ~5-year old ThinkPad x201 and it worked fine until I chose to update my ram and disk to now: description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous (according to sudo lshw -class memory (M471B5273CH0-CH9 and ...
0
votes
0answers
440 views

Installing Kubuntu 15.04 on Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Installing Kubuntu 15.04 on Samsung 850 EVO SSD 250GB. Kubuntu 15.04 was booted from bootable USB created from kubuntu 14.04 by using kubuntu 15.04 ISO image. Step 1: Created a GPT partition table ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Recover data after SSD failure [closed]

A friend's macbook wouldn't boot so I took the SSD and hooked it up to my machine. The smartctl output doesn't look good, is there anything I can do? There is some important data on the drive and ...
0
votes
1answer
204 views

How to install Ubuntu 15.04 on UEFI system with SSD

I am thinking about to install 15.04 to my PC which has the following specifications: Previously I have installed 14.04 on this system in UEFI mode and the entry of Ubuntu is still shown in UEFI. I ...
6
votes
3answers
3k views

What SSD optimization are needed on latest Ubuntu version?

I have read of a lot of questions about SSD optimization (How do I optimize the OS for SSDs?, Installing Ubuntu on a SSD, I'm confused about SSD optimization, etc...). Most of those questions seem ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Installing LAMP on SSD

I've already installed LAMP but because I'll be doing local dev work on drupal sites I got an SSD and installed that (+ partitioned and formatted it). So I can access my SSD now. But I'm thinking I'd ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

Example Samsung Magician CLI to Over-Provision

Has anyone got any experience using Samsung Magician in the CLI? Im just looking for some examples of how the commands would look. Samsung Magician "MAN" How to use Magician DC 12 Starting ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

How to install/access an SSD

Total newbie here. I installed Ubuntu on my HDD and all works fine. However I also have an SSD that I installed physically in the system when I created it. I built the computer. However I don't know ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 to external hdd Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to boot full ubuntu 14.04 from an external hard drive. I don't know much about linux, my last experience was not so good (had to install a million 3rd party drivers ...
1
vote
2answers
149 views

SSD for OS and Programs, Spanned Multiple HDD's for storage (Home Server)

I have set up a Home Server. The Server is used for several purposes, but most specifically as a home Media server and online cloud, with local Back up. Recently lost 2 HDD's due to severe power surge ...
0
votes
4answers
377 views

disk requirements for 15.04

How much space does Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) use on a SSD disk? How much swap space to assign for standard desktop usage?
0
votes
0answers
101 views

Ubuntu can't see SSD or HDD when installing

I've built my first pc, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. My BIOS shows both the SSD and the HDD but Ubuntu cannot see these when trying to install. I have tried using both IDE and AHCI settings in ...
0
votes
0answers
227 views

Ubuntu 15.04 install freezes with “booting in insecure mode”

This is essentially the question Joao asked (How to solve "boot in insecure mode" error?), but I was not able to fix this issue on my laptop: I upgraded my 4 year old Acer Travelmate 8473TG ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Managing multiple hard drives, choosing which stores what (during install process)

I have an SSD and an HDD installed in my machine. I've decided to start fresh, and make a few changes in the process. I would like to use the SSD for certain documents (project files) as well as the ...