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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ubuntu desktop installation

I've been searching on the internet for quite some time to find a solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu Desktop on a new computer build. I would like to install ubuntu desktop on a ssd and ...
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using GRUB to boot a linux system on a different device?

I bought a new SSD drive with the idea of running my Ubuntu system on it and leaving the other two SATA drives (which are configured in a RAID array) for storage only. Ubuntu installed with no ...
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how to boot ubuntu from another disk

My senario is: I have a desktop computer with two disk. One of disk is SSD and other is HDD. I install Windows 8 on SSD and I use HDD for data. Then I want to install ubuntu 13.10 on HDD with ...
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SSD Spindown Settings

I have dual SSDs in my new laptop, but the second SSD isn't used as often. Does "spin-down" have any affect on SSDs for preserving battery life? Is there a delay in SSDs in the event that the device ...
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Reorganize partitions with HDD and SSD

In my notebook I have a 16GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I have installed W7 an the HDD ~250GB. Then I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. The / I put on the SSD with ~12GB and also the SWAP with the rest of ~4GB. The ...
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SSD causes occasional 100% iowait and freeze. How can i fix this?

My Problem: Sometimes my Computer or just some applications freeze and i can see iowait (with system-monitor-tool) jump to 100% (on some or all cores) for like 15 seconds. This is extremely annoying. ...
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New SSD gets errors when booting

I recently bought a 120Gb Kingston SSDNowV300 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto it. When I boot, it pauses at a flashing cursor for a huge amount of time. Changing the boot flags to text showed a ...
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Copying Linux partition from an HDD to a SSD

OK, I have a laptop with an HDD drive and I also have a SSD drive. I would like to replace the former with the latter without having to reinstall everything. What I found after a bit of research was ...
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With an SSD, do I need to change my swappiness to increase SSD life?

I encountered this article which includes the following suggestion: Swap and swappiness I kept my swap partition on the old HDD. Swap on the SSD would be faster, but would also shorten the ...
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Disk Space is rapidly deplenishing [duplicate]

My disk space is rapidly getting eaten up and I don't know why. I was using localhost and it was taking a long time to load so I checked the properties in the folder and I had 2GB left out of 125GB ...
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Running a VM on SD card

I recently bought a ssd, and i'm wondering if running a windows virtual machine will do a lot of writing or it's mainly reads? I thought using a 32G SD card (SanDisk extreme plus 80m/s read and ...
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SSD use cases / Windows-Ubuntu Dual Boot with UEFI

I got a Asus S550 CM Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre installed, 24 GB SSD, 750 GB HDD and am looking at UEFI for the first time. I am a web developer and would only be using a few IDEs, My SQL and a ...
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GRUB and installing a secondary SSD

I hope you can help pointing me in the right direction with this. I currently have a dual-boot setup (I don't use Windows much, but i need it sometimes). I want to install an ssd drive in place of ...
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How to partition a small SSD alongside an HDD when installing Ubuntu

There is both a HDD and a 24GB SSD in my Ultrabook. I will install Windows (for testing in feature, as its free in university) in the HDD. I need to decide what to do with Ubuntu, as its the system ...
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Fresh install on a new SSD, black screen on boot [duplicate]

Trying to install 13.10 on a new Asus UX302LA. I changed the from the original 750gb HDD (which comes with win8), to an empty 256gb SSD. When i choose to install Ubuntu, i only get a black screen, ...
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ELF header smaller than expected

I have a Dell XMP-13 Ultrabook (SSD drive only) with 12.04 installed dualboot with the original windows. It has been running flawlessly for many many months. Today in the middle of a system update ...
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dd decreased the size of ssd

My 32 Gb ssd was partitioned with 8 Gb and 29 Gb. I used dd to write ubuntu iso onto my pendrive but accidentally wrote it to my 8 gb partition of my ssd. Now gparted dosent show that 8 Gb partition. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 [duplicate]

Ok, I've noticed alot of people asking this question. But none of the solutions works for me. Keep in mind I have NEVER touched Ubuntu before. I want to try out Ubuntu and get to know it. Here is ...
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fstrim is taking too long?

I'm running manual SSD TRIM fstrim -v /, and it's added to my /etc/rc.local. Recently I realized that the command is taking too long to finish execution. It finishes after I login by average 10 ...
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Unable to get TRIM to work on Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to use the fstrim command on my machine. The configuration is as follows : ubuntu@ip-172-16-10-56:~/test$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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GA-H87-D3H (BIOS F5) und Intel (R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port -> SATA III hard link reset / link speed drop

it looks like, that GA-H87-D3H and Intel (R) PRO/1000 PT Dual Port are causing SATA III hard link resets / link speed drops. [ 5939.483243] ata1: exception Emask 0x50 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4090800 action ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Is enabling TRIM on an encrypted SSD a security risk?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an SSD drive using the "encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" option. I wanted to enable TRIM, so was following the guide provided here. One step says ...
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Install packages to /usr/bin

I want to physically separate my data (/home) folder from my root folder for reasons of available space on an SSD I just got. I still, however, want to put my installed programs (everything from g++ ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and the Ubuntu is installed on the HDD I got no errors after the installation and when I start up the computer it goes directly to windows 7 I'm assuming that ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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Ubuntu sometimes booting on an older version

Brace yourselves my friends, weird stuff is incoming. My laptop had only one HDD back in the time. My two OpenSuses, my Windows and my Ubuntu were leaving peacefully all together, ruled by the mighty ...
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Reccomended options for mounting /dev/bcache0 as /home

I have set up /dev/sda3 on my SSD to cache /dev/sdb3 on my HDD as /dev/bcache0 using bcache in Ubuntu 13.10 (kernel 3.11.0-14-generic). I have formatted it as ext4. I currently mount / (on my SSD) ...
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Disk Errors. FSCK returns 0

I've been having disk issues recently. The disk usually remounts as read only after 1 hour of uptime at which point the OS basically crashes. The disk is set to remount read-only after errors are ...
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GParted doesn't find partitions

I'm trying to install a dual boot on SSD 120 GB using win 7 and ubuntu 13.10/12.04. To avoid redundant trouble I'm trying to install win7 first (and partition the system there) and then use that ...
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Want to install ubuntu 12.04 new on ssd for / and hdd for /home but keep all settings [duplicate]

Good evening, i have ubuntu installed right now on my 2TB hdd. Runs very good. The last weeks i configured all programs/games/audio stuff now and are very fine with it. Now i got one new ssd drive ...
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Dell xps 15 (l521x) Dualboot with windows 8.1 and ubuntu

My dell xps 15 has 1TB HDD and 32G SSD. I've installed newest ubuntu on SSD (before that I've disabled Intel Smart Response Technology by setting ATA operation to AHCI in BIOS) and after that I've ...
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SSD not found in the BIOS boot order when an hdd is present

Thank you for reading my question, but thank you even more for answering! My setup is as followed: An Acer laptop using an SSD with Ubuntu installed in the deticated "hdd" SATA slot, and a HDD with ...
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Problem with dual booting from two separate storage media

Hello and happy holidays, I've got a problem I can' t seem to fix at the moment. I've got two storage media on my laptop. One SSD with Ubuntu 13.10 and one HDD with windows 7 (connected on the ...
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Will be TRIM enabled by default?

I heard that Ubuntu 14.04 will feature TRIM by default on SSDs. What I would like to know is that if in the current daily builds it is already activated. Also, it would be appreciated a way to verify ...
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13.10 64bit install problem: Kernel Panic - not syncing

I'm trying to install 13.10 64bit on my new laptop with a live CD, and I get the message: Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100 drm_kms_helper: panic occured, ...
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Why did I get two Home directories?

Fresh install of 13.10, put "swap" and "/home" on 80G hdd and then "/" on a 32G ssd. Everything works fine BUT when I examine the drives they both have a "home" directory with a "mike" (that's me) sub ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer on SSD boots to black screen with blinking underscore [duplicate]

What I have done: Downloaded Ubuntu-130.10-desktop-amd64.iso Partitioned my SSD into a single partition with Ext4 file system Checked hashes - Hash for the .iso is ok Ran following command sudo ...
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tmp folder fills up my drives, how to cap it?

I'm running an application that generates a lot of data. Roughly 6GB every other minute, to handle it I have a 2x3TB RAID0 set up. However, my tmp directory also fill up with .tmp files that are about ...
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Install Ubuntu on windows 8 HDD / SSD system

I have recently bought a laptop with an SSD of 128 GB and a HDD of 1 TB. Currently I am running windows 8. Windows is installed on the 128 GB SSD (C drive) and I use the 1 TB drive for data storage ...
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Combining SDA and SDB

I recently purchased a laptop to install ubuntu onto. From my understanding, there is 1 SSD inside with a size of 256GB. However, upon attempting to install ubuntu, I am given two partitions, SDA and ...
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Does a fresh install of Ubuntu on an SSD need tweaking (to enable TRIM, etc.)? [duplicate]

I've heard that Ubuntu needs some tweaking for optimal performance when migrating an existing install to an SSD. However, I have made a fresh install after switching to the SSD, so perhaps the ...
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Install program to home folder, not /

I want to install flightgear I understand I can install it by doing sudo apt-get install flightgear, etc. However, computer uses a SSD and a HDD, with my SSD being very limited. With flightgear being ...
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Blank screen on server install with a SSD [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu server 13.10 on my newly built server. I come to the point where I can choose a language and boot options (you know the first screen). When I hit enter to actually make ...
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installing Ubuntu 12.04/13.10 with HDD and mSATA SSD, and restoring from backup

My last computer broke and I'm debating trying something new with the next one. However, there are a lot of pieces to it and I haven't been able to sort them all out on my own. I just bought an Acer ...
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Why Ubuntu doesn't turn on TRIM for SSD by default [closed]

Why doesn't ubuntu turn on discard mount option for ssd drives that support it? Or, alternatively, include a cron-job to run fstrim periodically ? The aim of this question is to understand the ...
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Does TRIM work with FAT32?

I used this webupd8 guide to help me Trim my SSD on Ubuntu 13.10. The guide says that "you must make sure the partition(s) are EXT4 or BTRFS". Unfortunately, I stupidly assumed the HD was formatted to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD

I have been getting an error message after installing Ubuntu 13.10 64-bin on a 500 GB Samsung SSD. attempting to read or write outside of disk "hd0" Followed by a grub rescue prompt. I have ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not recognizing my windows 8.1 partitions [duplicate]

I recently put together a computer with windows 8.1 (installed on SSD), and I wish to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. However the installer does not recognize windows 8.1 nor does it recognize the ...
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keyboard issues

would it be possible to identify whether my keyboard issues are hardware or software related? After upgrading my HDD to SSD , some keys stopped working; such as Enter, z, left arrow keys and all fn ...