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 Ubuntu on a separate drive

I am wanting to use Ubuntu for daily use and my programming contract work (basically everything except for gaming). Right now I have Windows installed on a 64GB SSD and all of my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Nvidia Driver 304.117 for 7600GT

I have a clean new installation on an SSD Drive of Ubuntu 14.04 with NVidia Driver 304.117 running. After (very quick) boot I can hear that the login screen has started but no picture on my F-HD ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 not recognizing new SSD and Disk Drive

Y'all?! I have a ADATA USA Premier Pro SP600 2.5-Inch 32 GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive ASP600S3-32GM-C and a optical drive which my machine does not recognize. Everything 'seems' to be ...
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Installed Ubuntu on HDD, how to move it partially onto SSD

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 entirely on the HDD of my Dell Inspiron 14z which has 500GB HDD + 32 GB SSD. I have 24GB of SSD lying unused and I would like to allocate about 18GB of the SSD ...
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How do I replace LVM root volume with SSD disk on Ubuntu 13.10

I have next partitions: /dev/sda1 → /boot /dev/sda2 → LUKS → LVM /dev/vg1/root → / /dev/vg1/home → /home /dev/vg1/opt → /opt /dev/vg1/var → /var /dev/vg1/tmp → /tmp ...
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What can be moved safely to tmpfs in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with SSD and 8gb RAM. What can be moved safely to tmpfs(and how to do it correctly, i'm mediocre in linux)? I don't know is it important or not, I mounted ...
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14.04 System hangs and IO errors

To my surprise, after todays fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (fully updated as of today) I'm getting various problems like random hangs and I/O errors when copying/moving files (moving backup from HDD to ...
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Ubuntu Server: SSD + existing LVM disks

I'm currently using the following setup for a home NAS server: - Debian installation on a 150 GB HDD (with LVM) - A logical volume of 4GB that consists of 2 2TB disks I would like to replace the HDD ...
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Samsung 840pro SSD in RAID0… caveats?

We have a SuperMicro X9SRI-F-O board that has two 6gb/s SATA3.0 ports. We currently have a single Samsung 840pro SSD hooked up to the first SATA channel. We want to double the storage and bandwidth by ...
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full disc encryption with SSD

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu onto my laptop. If I use full encryption, which I desire, how will this impact performance of the SSD and FSTRIM? Will I still be able to use it or will it be ...
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Do I need to enable TRIM if I have a non-Intel/Samsung

I read in one of the webupd8 articles that TRIM support, which was introduced in Ubuntu 14.04, by default only works for Intel and Samsung SSDs. What about other? I am using Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition ...
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BIOS not detecting boot files for 14.04LTS single OS installation

I am consistently getting the ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. message when trying to boot a single OS Ubuntu 14.04LTS setup. I have a brand new Packard Bell L4875-i5 ...
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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux [closed]

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an SSD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD. Will it be a problem in general to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD instead of a laptop with an HDD? Which Linux kernel version is best for a ...
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How can I install Lubuntu on a mSATA SSD

I have an Intel NUC D54250WYK with an mSATA. I can install Lubuntu on it, but it will not boot up into the OS. I've tried all of the so-called workarounds, but most of them are for Ubuntu. I really ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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Problems while using an SSD. Some HDD and SSD partitions fail to mount

I just added a new SSD drive and copied all the root files to it, edited fstab and updated the grub. Now the system is booting but some partitions fail to mount including 1 SSD partion and the swap ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so? Thanks!
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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System performance is extremely laggy when copying and extracting files

After a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (64-bit) and the according Gnome 3 (stable) PPA my system (Samsung 900X3C) is extremely laggy, when files are copied to the external hard-drive (HDD) or ...
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I'm confused about SSD optimization

I've tried to find out the deal with this, but I just can't. I have 3 drives in my rig. 1 240GB SSD, which I would like the main OS to go on (I have 16GB of RAM so no swap needed), a 1 TB backup drive ...
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How is Trim enabled? [duplicate]

I have heard, that Ubuntu 14.04 will have Trim enabled by default. How will this be done? By adding a discards option to the ext4 mount options or by running a cron-job? Will the default options for ...
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Setup config for my SSD [Ultrabay T430]

there are a lot of blog posts about how to configure Ubuntu when using an SSD. The ones I found rely on editing /etc/fstab. Unfortunately my file looks different from their samples which is why I'm ...
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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Slow transfer speed from SSD to HDD

I have a lenovo u310 touch laptop. It has an 25GB internal SSD in which I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. When I transfer data from my SSD to my HDD I get very slow speeds, along the lines of 65KB/s. If ...
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installing ubuntu on ssd from usb distro

attempting to install ubuntu 13.1 on Lenovo s10 netbook with (new) Crucial M500 240Gb SSD. Installer crashes late in the (very slow) installation process. SUSE and Mint also crashed when I tried them. ...
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Problem wiping SSD using hdparm command

I want to wipe my ssd using hdparm, but when I use the hdparm -I command to verify whether it's frozen or not, under commands instead of Security: (info here) I get: Integrity word not set (found ...
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How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
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Steam forgets where game directory is on second HDD

I installed steam onto my SSD, but of course that can't hold very many games so I setup a second steam directory on my HDD. However every single time a I restart my computer steam shows all my games ...
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Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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Second HDD from Windows as backup

So I'm migrating back to Ubuntu after a long struggle with Windows specific applications for my college work. My problem is, I now have two hard drives in my laptop, an SSD and a mechanical one. I ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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How to extend logical volume swap space to atleast 64 GB on SSD

My current configuration of physical volumes is as follows. --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda5 VG Name vgssd PV Size 190.89 GiB / not usable ...
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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit

So I've been spending tons of hours on this issue, nothing has been able to give me an exact result and I don't have a ton more time to spend on this issue. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 64gb SSD and ...
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VMHosts and SSD drives

EDIT: (Sorry for the wall of text) not so new Linux user but I still consider myself mostly a novice, because this is me jumping off the diving board, ANYWAYS:... From what little research I've ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation hangs after first two screens

I'm having a strange issue while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (64bit) to my system (preferably to the SSD). When I boot from DVD/USB i get to the Installer, after choosing my language and ...
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How to I make Ubuntu to recognize Dell PowerEdge R420 RAID 1 made of SSD?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420 configured with 2 SSD in RAID 1 and I installed Ubuntu on it. So far so, good but it seems that the OS has no idea about the fact that it is running on a RAID nor that is ...
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Identify SSD cache drive

I've just bought a crunchy piece of Asus N550LF laptop. The supplier claims that it comes with a secondary 16GB SSD drive, however it's neither listed in BIOS, nor can be seen in gparted as a ...
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An error occured while mounting /.(also /home)

I've read through related threads but a lot of the suggestions seemed somewhat vague and unhelpful. I re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday after running into some problems. I set it up to where / ...
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working Ubuntu doesn't boot after placing SSD with it to another PC

I had a working Ubuntu 12.04 on SSD in my PC. Then I needed to use it on a laptop. I took out the SSD disk and put to the laptop instead of its HDD. Now Ubuntu doesn't boot, which means that after ...
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On shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 has trouble unmounting my SSD

On a fresh (today) install with Ubuntu 12.04 Shutdown is always UN-succesfull. In the console it tells me that it is UN-mounting my primary drive (an SSD, mounted as a Scsi device, where it actually ...
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Ubuntu really slow - Intel SSD

I'm still having problems with my laptop (not sure if this issue is related to this one). Acer v5-122p. I installed a new ssd on it but it's really slow. Please find below some benchmarks: ...
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What is the UUID of my swap drive?

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.10 on an ASUS Windows 8 with an SSD (but not on the SSD). I configured it when installing to use a swap drive, but it doesn't seem to be using it since I get this message ...
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I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it ...
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Enable TRIM on the windows partitions?

Do I need to enable TRIM for the windows 8.1 partition on my dual boot ultrabook if I will be reading/writing to the windows partition while booted into Ubuntu? Also do I need to enable it for a ...
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Which drive is better to keep a swap?

I have a laptop with a processor core i5. 4 GB of RAM. The laptop has a built-in hard disk SanDisk SSD U100 24GB [10.52.01] (/dev/sda). Read speed 270 MB / s, write speed of 78 MB / s. In addition, ...
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Backup SSD as image

I want to backup an existing SSD on a new notebook with a pre-installed Windows, Recovery Partition, ... before I wipe it and install Ubuntu on it. (It is too small for a dual-boot) Until now I have ...
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How I can I set up Ubuntu with as much as possible on a nonbootable raid

I have an older system with a BIOS, a 64gb SSD, an a nonbootable fakeraid running windows 8.1 I want to install ubuntu and move as much of the installation as possible to the nonbootable raid. I've ...
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Dual Kubuntu 13.10 for SSD+HDD configuration with same /boot/ partition - how to do it?

I'd installed SSD to my desktop and copyed existing Kubuntu 13.10 from HDD to it (fixed /etc/fstab and so after copying). Because some BIOS&AHCI related issues I'm need to disable SSD in BIOS ...