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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During installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 on 2 year-old Toshiba Satellite, graphics fails

I recently upgraded to an SSD on a 2-year old Toshiba Satellite laptop. On this laptop, I had previously installed 12.04 LTS, and it installed like a charm. I had tried other Linux flavors, but came ...
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Installing linux on OCZ RevoDrive3 x2

First of all, here is the configuration of my computer: Motherboard: Asus H87Plus RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB Processor: Intel i7 4770 Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 (240 GB) (OCZ Revodrive3 is a PCIe ...
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How to apply TRIM to an NTFS partition on an SSD drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. How can I apply TRIM to this partition?
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How do I install Ubuntu 13.10 from a partition on my Mac?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Air. I've previously had no issue installing from a USB stick to this machine. However, I don't currently have access to a USB stick or any external ...
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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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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
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What are the appropriate mount options for a shared NTFS partition on an SSD in a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows setup?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. What is the optimal way to mount this NTFS ...
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Dual Boot 2 separate SSD drives? [duplicate]

So right now I only have 1 SSD in my computer. It is 120 GB Samsung SSD. I boot windows directly from this SSD. I would like to buy another totally separate SSD and install and boot Ubuntu from ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and ubuntu in SSD/HDD system

I have a recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128GB (46 GB free space) and a HDD of 1TB (350 GB free space). Currently, I have installed windows 8 on the SSD (C drive) and I use the the HDD (D ...
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AMD designation in iso file, and installing on internal ssd

Two very basic questions re 12.04.3-desktop-amd64 I am concerned about the "amd" designation. Does this mean it is for use with AMD processors only? My desktop is a Lenovo 450k with an Intel i5 ...
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installing ubuntu on ssd in uefi

I have a msi gt70 notebook with preinstalled win 8. It has 32 GB RAM, 3x128 SSD and 1 tb HDD. I want to install Ubuntu and also use win 8 as original state. I search so much on net but I think none is ...
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is it necessary to enable discard on logical volumes if lvm is configured with “issue_discards”?

LVM has a option issue_discards. If this option is set, does it make sense using discard on filesystem level (ext4 here) for filesystems being created in a LVM logical volume?
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Can I delete partitions of an SSD drive?

I have an SSD which is installed with Windows 8 and UEFI. My main concern is that GParted might not be able to get rid of the hidden partitions SDA1, 5, 6 and I'll be left with some kind of legacy ...
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Is there anything I have to do to optimize SSD for Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

i got a SSD and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it and was just wondering if there'es anything special I had to do or can I just leave it alone at defaults?
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New Computer, 2 SSDs, 1 Windows 7, Other Ubuntu. NTK? [duplicate]

If I am installing Ubuntu now, will I be able to install another Linux on the same drive without problems? can I access programs, files installed on ubuntu etc? Reading about the install process and ...
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Will I reduce the life of my SSD prematurely?

I purchased my first ssd drive and since I have been learning linux figured I would ask about installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a ssd. I know from doing research there was issues with write life on a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD (system) and HDD (data). Missing /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod

I've got a HDD (750 GB) and a SSD (16 GB). I want to install Ubuntu (13.10) on the SSD, but because of its small size, I need to install /home, /var and /tmp on the HDD. After that, I would like to ...
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Ubuntu Server SSD primary OS, user data/home folders on secondary RAID1

I have a 60GB SSD drive that i want Ubuntu Server 13 installed upon, and user home folders (except for root) automatically redirected to a secondary RAID1 array. Each hard drive in the array is 2TB. ...
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Acer S3 SSD and HD Deleted partitions?

I'm new to Linux and Ubuntu, and I think I have a problem. I have an Acer Aspire S3 with 20GB SSD and 320GB HD. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it today, and when it asked about partitions, without ...
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Ubuntu GRUB SSD Raid0 Win8.1

I have a notebook (Asus UX51VZ) with 2x256GB SSD Raid0 and EFI. - Have Windows 8 Professional pre-installed - I never use, but keep it - I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 (updated to 13.10) - I have ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 vs 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am migrating my workflow to ubuntu from windows. I have a macbook pro at home and I really enjoy being able to use the workspaces feature on ubuntu to increase my productivity. As myself being ...
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Does installing ubuntu touch other physical connected hard drives

In my computer I have 2 SSDs. One has Windows installed. The other is waiting to be used. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the empty SSD is there any chance that a single bit will be written to the ...
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How to change the default drive to install programs on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Hello I have Ubuntu and Windows XP installed on my SSD. I want to use my other terabyte HDD for programs such as Steam etc... because I am out of space on my SSD.
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How to boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, not modifing Windows bootloader?

I know there's a few questions have been asked similar to this one, but I didn't find what I wanted. I want to install Ubuntu 13 (13.10?) alongside Windows 8.1. The thing is Ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?

I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following: Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, ...
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Cloning only used part of Ext4 partition

I have a 320GB HDD. 100GB holds /, out of which only 30GB is used, and rest holds /mnt. I am planning to buy a 64GB SSD. And I can only use one HDD at a time. How can I create an image of that 30GB ...
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end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxxx - SSD crash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems like my SSD is failing on me. After an arbitrary amount of time the disk just prints end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxx when I enter a command like ls or ...
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Configuring Ubuntu to use SSD drive

I've just installed 12.04 LTS on my Envy 4 laptop and I'd like to make use of the SSD for my boot partition. Can anyone provide information on how to configure the raid from within Ubuntu; and how to ...
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How can I transfer Ubuntu from a stick to a new SSD

My SSD died a month ago, I ordered a new SSD that has just arrived. In the meantime I had installed (with friendly help) and had been running Ubuntu from a USB stick. Now I'd like to transfer ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 problem with formatting drive

I am trying to install 13.04 on a 60 GB SSD, connected via SATA to a LSI 2008 8 port SAS controller on an SuperMicro MBD-H8DG6-F-0 motherboard. The install took an extremely long time (~ an hour) on ...
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“No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key.” - ubuntu 12.04 install on ssd

I have new lenovo g580 notebook, where I changed 1TB hard disk to 250ssd ocz-vertex4. I had previously installed windows and linux 12.04 on this disc and when I put it in new lenovo g580 suprisingly ...
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SSD cache for Lenovo Y500

I have a Lenovo Y500 with a dual GTX650M, 16Gb SSD and 1Tb HDD. I just install a clean Ubuntu 13.04 then upgrade to 13.10. Previously I had windows 8 but I cleaned it off and only use Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Can I copy 2 partitions at a time with sudo dd

I have copied Windows from one hard drive to another with SUDO DD many times successfully. It was always from a smaller SSD (120 GB) to a at least same sized or bigger SSD. I could always copy the ...
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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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Help move swap and home to new hard drive

SSD for OS drive and 1tb storage drive for everything else. I want to move the Swap partition and home location to the storage drive. The 1tb storage drive is already formatted with one maximum ext4 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freezing at startup

I have installed a dual boot system on an UEFI board with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (both 64bit). Ubuntu is freezing during bootup very often. In most of the cases it's stuck on a blank orange ...
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Reducing the size of udev filesystem

I have this line in the output of df -h: udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev What is this thing doing? Do I need it, and if not, how can I reduce the size of it? As far as I know, this ...
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Can I let Ubuntu use the same SSD cache drive as Windows 8 which is on the same system and hdd as Ubuntu?

I got a pretty straightforward question. First let me explain the structure that I have in mind: I got a 24gb ssd which will function as a cache drive I got a 1tb HDD which will be used to install ...
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How can I tell linux kernel to completely ignore a disk as if it was not even connected?

Notice Please scroll down for the answer (it has 0 points but it is the correct one). The problem is solved by a patch that will be in kernel 3.12.7 and up; I hope it will back-ported to earlier ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on SSD doesn't find the harddrive

I'm having trouble with my SSD (Intel 520 series, 120gb) when I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer with a USB. It doesn't recognize my hard drive under the partition part. I've been switching ...
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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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Help me setup my new build! [closed]

Background: Linux user for about 2 years More of a GUI guy than a terminal guy, but I can sudo apt-get install program-name Don't know how to compile or install from .zip/tar files. If there are ...
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GRUB installation Windows and Ubuntu 13.04

I have two hard drives, one with no partitions and Windows 7 installed on it(ssd): /dev/sda And the second is for Ubuntu 13.04 (hdd), and is partitioned for: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 /home /dev/sdb3 ...
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Any Mechanical Drive Tweaks?

Noticed a couple of SSD-specific tweaks like putting log files to tmpfs, discard and noatime, etc. Was curious if such tweaks would also work on mechanical drives or be advisable? I noticed a little ...
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Pf kernel on ssd is it worth it (Ubuntu 13.04)

Has anyone tried the pf kernel on an ssd in ubuntu? Is it going bring more performance in terms of reading and writing to ssds?
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on an SSD

First of all, I want you to know that this is a machine translation because I do not speak English. So I apologize for any errors that may see. I want to make an installation of Ubuntu alongside ...
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Add windows 8 which is on a SSD tu the bootloader which is on the HDD

I have a big problem and I hope you guys can help me... I have a MSI GT60-2OD which has SSD and HDD. My Windows 8 is installed on the SSD and now I want to install Ubuntu and Kali on the HDD ... and I ...