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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I unfreeze my ssd?

I have a Patriot Torqx 2 32GB SSD internally installed along with my main hdd, which in the beginning worked, but now it seems to be frozen, when I am trying to do secure erasing. I belive it became ...
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How should I customise partition sizes for my installations?

I've been using this guide as my go-to for how to install Ubuntu onto my desktops, particularly the partition scheme: http://www.tecmint.com/ubuntu-14-04-installation-guide/ However, I've realised ...
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FSTrim, how to check if it was succesful in the last run

I recently installed an SSD and AFAIK Ubuntu makes a weekly FSTrim on SSD's that support it. Is there a log file of this Trims ?
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How to migrate and setup Ubuntu 14.04 installation to SSD?

First, there is a lot of similar question everywhere, even here on AskUbuntu. I have bought Samsung 850 Evo Basic, 120 GB model. I have existent system installed on classic 500GB HDD. Question is, how ...
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How to enable TRIM on Crucial BX100 SSD?

Changing back from Windows to Ubuntu after a good 5 years or so on windows and can't rememer much. 1) Do I need to enable TRIM or any other ssd features for a crucial BX100 on Ubuntu 15.04? Will the ...
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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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Install stops on Lenovo laptop

I've tried installing Ubuntu 15.04 desktop amd 64 on my older Lenovo B575 laptop. I've used a flash drive and a dvd with no success. I choose the language then it seems to be doing things for a while ...
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How to select OS during boot?

I have laptop with hdd and installed windows 7 on it. I bought ssd drive and replaced it with hdd and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it. I also replaced my cd drive with hdd. So, now, at bios I can select ...
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recommended partition setup for two 128 gb ssds

I have two 128 gb ssds and want to install ubuntu with them. At first I filled the first disk with a / partition. Then I made the second disk have a big /home partition. Is there a better way to get ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on usb3.0 pendrive with swap,tmp,var,etc folders on ssd

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on USB 3.0 (SanDisk Extreme 16GB) pen drive but want to keep /var, /etc, /opt, /tmp on SSD as my Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB is relatively new and until now only 2 TB has ...
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Will Ubuntu work on this old machine?

I am trying to convert a old desktop into ubuntu (or Debian) machine. I have already looked up the supported hardware list at wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesDesktopsDell but still have ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on external SSD drive

I am using external SSD drive to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I remember mistakenly selecting optiton to encrypt my folder, while installing ubuntu. Now whenever I boot I get this error, The disk drive ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Strange SATA Problem / Ubuntu 14.04 / ASUS P8Z68V / OCZ Vertex 2

this is my first question, because i usually got things going myself. But this time i'm out of ideas. As mentioned in the thread title, i have a very strange problem with my SATA boot device. It ...
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Can't install Ubuntu along with Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with Windows 10 for my laptop, but I didn't succeed. I downloaded Ubuntu from the official website, then used Universal USB installer and YUMI – Multiboot ...
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SSD windows + ubuntu

I have a new 250 GB SSD (Samsung Evo) on my desktop running Windows 8. I've tried to install Ubuntu (12 and 14), but it fails to see the Windows installation, reporting the SSD as empty. I don't ...
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Enable TRIM for Kingston SSDNow v300 on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Although Ubuntu 14.04 enables TRIM out-of-the-box, it only does so on Intel and Samsung SSDs. I bought a Kingston SSDNow v300, not knowing that Kingston wasn't supported, and now I'm rather lost. How ...
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Can swap be used instead of RAM?

I have an older netbook that I love. It's currently using a relatively recent version of Lubuntu. The hangup is its relatively low amount of onboard RAM: 1GB. This amount also cannot be updated as it ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Move root partition from LVM to 32 GB SSD

I have LVM with just one partition for /home and / (default in ubuntu). I want to move root partition to SSD in my notebook (initally for Intel® Smart Response™). And is it good thing to do? Is 32 ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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Ubuntu Clearing Solid State Cache from other OS

I have a dual boot set up on my laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop has a 1TB hard drive (with two partitions for the OSes) and a 24 GB SSD for caching. I have the SSD set up to cache ...
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Dilemma with Dual boot in HDD and fresh installation in SSD

I'm stuck with a strange situation regarding an existing HDD and an SSD (connected via optical drive Caddy) in my laptop. Context: The HDD already has dual partition with Ubuntu and Windows. I have ...
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Running Ubuntu on SSD with native hardware encryption enabled to work for eDrive (Windows' BitLocker enabled)

I have Samsung 850 Evo. If I do a secure erase and then fresh install the Windows 10 (to enable the BitLocker to work with SSD's hardware encryption), will I able to install and use Ubuntu on it ...
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SSD SAMSUNG T1 on UBUNTU

Greetings to the community of Ubuntu I have a question, what happens is that bought a SSD SAMSUNG T1 (I could not ride it, also not formatted with gparter or GNOME Disks) and I wonder if there is any ...
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Will Partitioning My SSD For Dual Boot Cause A Performance Drop? Tips?

I have a nice laptop (i5, 8gb, 256gbssd) and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Some people and some forms explained that you shouldn't partition an SSD, or the performance will decrease. ...
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Check the health of my SSD

I want to check the status of my ssd under Ubuntu 14.04 so I use these commands: smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Media_Wearout_Indicator sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda and this is the output: smartctl 6.2 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't detect ssd

I have a main disk, a traditional hard disk with ubuntu installed on it. I bought a new ssd kingston drive, with 240 gb of capacity (SSDNow) and my ubuntu 14.04 it's not detecting it at all. I ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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Installing Ubuntu woes (2x SSD in RAID 0 & 1x HDD)

I have unsuccessfully been attempting to install Ubuntu over the last few days. The only thing I have accomplished was corrupting my windows installation and having to recover it. What I know: I ...
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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

I've got a Laptop with 1 HDD and 1 SSD. On the SSD is both, Windows and Ubuntu, installed. Now I want to move my /home folder to the HDD on a seperate partition. How much space do I have to give the ...
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Same Ubuntu on external SSD used on different machines : feasible, or not?

I happen to work with some new and old computers, all of them 64-bits, with at least 4 GB of RAM. So my question could remind this one : How can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I ...
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Is there a way to find out my SSD's controller from the terminal?

I tried using hdparm but I'm not seeing anything using the -I option that lists the controller that my SSD uses. Whether or not I can find the controller my SSD uses in its manual, I'd still like to ...
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Ubuntu single install SSD keep deleting data

I have a HP-ENVY laptop with 32GB LITEON SSD and 500GB Harddisk. I have a single boot system installed with ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD, and have a Data partition on the HD. Partitions look like this ...
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Why no swap partitions on SSD drives?

I often read that one should not place swap partitions on a SSD drive, as this may harm the device. Is this true? Can you please explain the reason to me? Because I otherwise would have thought that ...
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Really slow ssd performance

So I installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a samsung 840 evo ssd, the system works fine but I did a test to see the speed of the ssd. hdparm -t /dev/sdb gives me about 30MB/s, when it is supposed to give me ...
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Installed SSD and want to boot existing Ubuntu off of original Hard Disk

I just installed a new SSD into my laptop and had some questions on how to boot into Ubuntu. Before I installed my SSD, I had a single HDD with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed on it. When I ...
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Recommended partitioning for system with 40gb SSD and 500gb HDD [closed]

I was going to put / on the SSD and swap and /home on the HDD. The system is a office PC and has 4gb RAM. Is this the best way to partition the system?
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How Can I Set Up a Dual Boot with Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 on Two SSDs in RAID0

So I am a complete novice when it comes to all things Linux/Ubuntu, but I have been trying to remedy that by making it so that my computer can boot either Ubuntu 15.04 or Windows 8.1, which came ...
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How to change FileSystem from, msdos to ext3/ext4 on a specific drive

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and I have recently added a new 480Gb+ SSD drive. When I attempted to install a program onto the drive it wouldn't allow it to happen and a error would occur. I ended up ...
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How can I install programs on another drive?

I'm planning on switching from Windows to Ubuntu and with Windows, when you install programs, you can have the option to choose where to install it. How could I do that on Ubuntu? The reason is ...