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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Partition Scheme for Ubuntu on HDD + SSD

I'm installing ubuntu on my notebook and it currently has no SO, a 120GB ssd and a 1TB hdd. I would like to know what is the best partition scheme for me, having in mind that I'll use it mainly for ...
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Using an external SSD for /boot and / but an internal HD for /home

I've got a half dozen systems but only one so far has an internal SSD. The rest are a mix of laptops & desktops which currently boot off of their internal physical hard drives. I usually keep ...
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Installing 15.4 on an SSD; taking forever?

I recently experienced a hard drive failure while upgrading my 14.x installation, so I purchased and installed an SSD drive. I'm installing from a newly-burned 15.4 DVD. I puzzled over the partitions, ...
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Clonezilla: copy multiple partitions to one partition

I am moving my ubuntu 14.04 installation from a 400gb hard drive to a 1tb ssd. My old drive has 4 partitions ( /, /home, /usr/local, /usr/local/games(? - I'm running clonezilla at the moment)) and I ...
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How do I partition my SSD to benefit of the speed?

I've watched a few videos on Youtube and read a little bit on the internet about partitioning. But it is still unclear to me how to partition my 4 drives. Besides a Raspberry Pi and VM I have no Linux ...
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Using an SD card for extending my SSD

I just bought a Jetdrive Lite 330 128GB SD card to extend my 256 GB SSD. I am using Ubuntu LTS 14.04. The idea is to permanently have it connected to the laptop and save some of my data on that (not ...
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Trouble with windows 10 and ubuntu on separate ssd

I have Windows 10 installed on a 120 GB SSD and Ubuntu Studio installed on a 240 GB SSd. Both are installed, I'm able to boot into either of them through the boot menu. However twice now while in ...
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Using ubiquity for the Full disk encrypted install to disk on /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda

Last week I got a brand new Dell M3800 for work with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. However, since the company has a disk encryption policy I needed to reinstall Ubuntu with encryption enabled. However ...
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What application displays disk details?

Does anyone know a software like Crystalmark where can I see all the information about my disk? Crystalmark, unfortunately, is only available for Windows.
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS + Windows 10 w/ shared storage on one SSD?

I've been trying to better understand the possibilities of dual booting OSs on a single SSD. I'm interested in most effectively partitioning my main drive to include both Linux and Windows, while ...
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After fresh install of Ubuntu with LVM not enough space size

i have installed Ubuntu server edition with LVM (i have 64GB SSD (on this is system) and 1TB HDD). But after boot i see only disk size of my SSD disc,but HDD disc is in "Disk Drives" as "LVM2 Physical ...
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What is the best configuration for dual boot Ubuntu and Windows on SSD

Currently I have a laptop Asus A43S with 8GB RAM, HDD 500GB, dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 7). The HDD has 4 partitions. They are Windows 10 (162GB NTFS), Ubuntu (104GB ...
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I Keep Getting DIfferent Large Numbers When Trimming SSD

Each time I type the command "sudo fstrim / -v", I keep getting large numbers like 9 digits. It should say 0, since I haven't deleted anything? Are my deleted files actually trimmed? Blossom
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Windows on SSD, Ubuntu on HDD

In my system (MSI GS60) I have 2 SSD (on a Raid0) for Windows, and an HDD where I want to create a partition to install Ubuntu. I have been reading about the optimizations you need to do to install ...
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Unable to install ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64 on windows 8.1 with ssd (30 GB) and HDD (500 GB)

I've been trying to start working with UBUNTU recently and I have trouble installing it on my Dell 15Z laptop. I tried installing dual boot using the bootable Ubuntu USB. On installation, It was not ...
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AHCI mode in Macbook Pro

I installed ubuntu 15.10 in a macbook pro 2010 using this guide and I'm stuck at the SSD part. I have a ADATA 128 GB SSD SP600 and wanted to make it boot with AHCI. Im particularly confused in this ...
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SDD + HDD partition help

I'm currently using Ubuntu 14.04 on a HDD and I recently bought a 120GB SSD. I'll make a clean install with / on the SSD, but I'm not sure if I should put /home on the SSD or the HDD. I'd like, ...
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Cache a (non-root) hdd which already has data on it with bcache - possible?

Could not find any recent info on this subject, so here goes! I have a small home server with 2 disks: SSD (120 gb), formatted as /ext4 which has an Ubuntu Server 15.10 install (including /home, /...
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Dual-boot on new computer with SSD

This is a basic question. I have found a lot of material on SSD's and dual-booting, but they are about set-ups that are much more nuanced than what I'm interested in. My question is simply this: if ...
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Samsung SSD performance in Linux

I'm going to replace my HDD with a Samsung SSD 850 EVO. I've seen a software called Samsung Magician that only works in windows. Can I get the same performance on Linux than in Windows? Or is better ...
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Does xubuntu 15.10 comes with trim enabled by default?

How do I check if trim is enabled on Xubuntu 15.10? I have a Samsung SSD 840 EVO and is EXT0BB6Q, the latest driver for my SSD?
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Portable Ubuntu can't see SSD

My laptop has HDD and SSD installed (HDD replaced optical drive). OS Windows is installed on SSD. But something wrong has happened and I need to boot from USB in order to save some files from SSD. ...
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Windows C drive is on ssd. Dual booted ubuntu on hdd. Can't boot windows 7 now

So I tried dual booting windows on my hdd, which worked for ubuntu but now I'm not able to boot windows 7 correctly. I am given the option to load windows 7 on grub 2 but when I actually click it, it ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Uses 97% of Disk

I have two disks, a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the following configuration: 7GB linux-swap on SSD / on remainder of SSD /home on HDD but I got this error: There ...
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SSD partitioning for Ubuntu Gnome [closed]

Being rather new to Linux, I need the opinion(s) of more experienced users in some matters like choosing a partitioning scheme for my system. My distro of choice is Ubuntu Gnome (only OS installed at ...
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Installing software in another location?

I bought a 32gb msata ssd for my gigabyte brix (amd) and I was wondering if I were to install Ubuntu on that drive that I could install software/ packages in another location like on a secondary hard ...
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What's the entire install procedure like? What do I have to take care of? [duplicate]

So, I've got a 128GB SSD and 2 TB HDD. I already created a Ubuntu 14.04.3 Live USB a few weeks ago. I'ts currently running on my desktop. My question is: What's the entire install procedure like? I'...
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What Causes: “Error: environment block too small. Press any key to continue” Messages?

It seems like a never-ending fight at the moment, I'm able to fix it every time it happens, but having migrated to an 18 month old SSD pulled from a different (fully working) machine, I now seem to ...
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Can I get SSD rw performance while keeing data security if I combine SSD & HDD in RAID1

I have 2 storage devices; classical slow HDD( 750GB, /dev/sda ) and faster SSD( 128GB, /dev/sdb ). Currently I have installed Ubuntu & Mint on same btrfs partition on SSD ( /dev/sdb5 ). My btrfs ...
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Windows 10 will not boot after I deleted partitions

I had win 10 installed on my SSD 240 Samsung hard drive and thought I was installing Ubuntu to my new M.2 hard drive that I just fitted to my Intel NUC to run along side each other. At one point I ...
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My Laptop has USB 3.0 but Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize it?

I have two USB 3.0 ports in my dell inspiron 5421 laptop . The ports marked as SS meaning super speed. But when I run the command lspci -t this is the output /: Bus 02.Port 1: Dev 1, Class=root_hub, ...
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Installing ubuntu 14.04 or higher on PCIe G3x4 SSD with Windows pre-installed

I just recently bought this laptop with Windows 10 pre-installed in it on the SSD. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 on this SSD (does not matter if I have to remove Windows for that) and use 1 TB HDD to ...
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Chrome/chromium very slow after idle in ubuntu 15.10

I have this pretty strange problem with both chrome and chromium browser. While working with them they are perfectly fine and fast browsers, but if I leave my PC idle for some time like 10+ minutes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes after booting from SSD

I recently installed a Crucial 500GB SSD, to replace the ageing HDD in my laptop, and improve performance (a Dell Vostro, about 5 years old). After cloning the existing drive using ddrescue, I ...
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Clone/Migrating internal HDD to SSD

I have a internal 500GB HDD but with only 6GB used. I want to migrate/clone this to a 240GB SSD that will be connected to my laptop through a HD dock. What is the easiest way? Thanks Nick
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Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 15 errorno 5

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on my 2015 Dell XPS 15. The first time I tried to install it I had forgot to change the SATA settings from RAID to AHCI and the installer crashed. Now, Ubuntu does ...
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Moving physical drive (SSD) with installed Ubuntu from one machine to another

I haven't found exact answer to my question, so I'm creating this thread. Most of the threads considered transferring data - not moving physical drive. I'm using laptop with installed Ubuntu. I'm ...
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SSD failure prediction using SMART data

How is reallocated sector count related to SSD failures? Is there a threshold value or can we assume that an SSD is going to fail if the raw value for Reallocated Sector Count reached a specific ...
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Primary SSD on Dell Precision 7510 Cannot Be Detected by Ubuntu Installer

I've been trying to install Ubuntu along with the pre-installed Win 10 on my new Dell Precision 7510 with a PCIe SSD as the primary hard drive (this is where Win 10 was pre-installed) and a SATA HDD ...
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Got a new SSD, don't want to wear it out but I still want to use some of it to store data files together with the old HDD

I've bought a brand new 250GB Samsung 850 EVO for my laptop, that I want to use as primary storage device, together with the old - but still pretty functioning - 250GB 7500 RPM HDD that I put in the ...
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Is my SSD broken?

I recently started experiencing lags and freezes on Windows 10. Because of that, I've removed it and have tried installing various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint). With all of them I ...
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After Upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 the Installation on HDD will no longer boot. Grub 2 rescue prompt

I have an Asus M70 which had Windows installed from purchase, and I installed 14.10 alongside. I then upgraded to install a Kingston SSD where I then installed 15.04. This became my normal day to day ...
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Bootdelay: Ignoring bad onboard SSD via libata:disable does not work

today I installed a new main SSD on a ASUS UC32A which has by default a 500GB harddrive with a 24GB onboard intel cache SSD, which already failed twice in the laptops life span(OT) Now the new SSD is ...
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Install Ubuntu on an external SSD [duplicate]

I've been unable to install OSX onto an SSD (I tried two different drives, internally and externally), and I'd now like to see if installing Ubuntu might work. I have a Dell Inspiron running Ubuntu, ...
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NUC5i3RYH and Kingston 120 GB SATA Industrial Solid State Drive

I just received my shiny new NUC and M.2 SSD, Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse and BenQ GL2250 monitor. I fired it all up and installed Ubuntu 14.4 from a USB drive. Everything worked flawlessly. ...
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Installed Ubuntu to SSD; did I do it right? Laptop is a bit slow

I recently removed my hard drive from my HP laptop, and installed a brand new SSD. When I did the installation type it asked me about setting up a partition. What could've been the proper way to have ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 “deadlocked” on SSD

I have a problem with new SSD and Ubuntu 15.10. After a short work on the computer OS stop responding. I tried to clean logs before problem, but after "syslog" and "kernel.log" have only load ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installed on Samsung 850 Pro 512GB results in data corruption

In short: Does anybody know why running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on Samsung 850 Pro 512GB drive results in corrupted file system and random files disappearing? Here is the long story: In 2013 I got ...
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SSD via USB on GA-GC230D for Ubuntu Server 14.04

After a break of about ten years I am currently re-trying to administrate a small Linux server for my home use (file storage, streaming, etc.). I bought an old mini-ITX system on ebay, center part is ...
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M2 PCIe NVMe SSD driver

I´m wondering if or what Ubuntu version supports my shiny new M2 PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD (Samsung PM951 MZVLV 1TB), so Ubuntu will see it when I boot it from USB.