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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Why I can not format Samsung NB530UB Ultrabook 16gb SSD to install Ubuntu 15.10

I have Ultrabook from Samsung model NB530UB. It has 16 Gb SSD. Here is list of harddrives: Model: ATA Hitachi HTS54505 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B ...
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SSD crashed, now not showing up in BIOS, no boot

My SSD with Ubuntu 14.04 has lagged, so I had to use Alt SYSRQ RESUB (I didn't press I). It didn't reboot, so I powered it off with the power button. Now, the SSD is not being detected in BIOS, when ...
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Install ubuntu with windows 10 - SSD and HDD

I bought a laptop with SSD and Installed windows on it . now I want to install Ubuntu on HDD . I did once and ubuntu was not detecting windows. What should I do? any advice ? I uninstalled ubuntu and ...
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Diagnose SSD problems

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on a Thinkpad T450s with an MX200 SSD. Any time I run a disk heavy process, like vagrant up the process hangs on 90% and all other shells refuse to react until the VM image ...
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Dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15 on SSD and using HDD for storage

I'm looking for advice on how to create this following setup, or if it is even possible at all: I have a PC running Windows 10, which is installed onto my 120GB SSD (C:). I have also installed my ...
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Switched SSD and HDD in laptop. Cannot boot into any

When I bought SSD for laptop I installed it in main slot and HDD in caddy and installed Windows 10 and then Ubuntu MATE 15.10 in separated partitions on SSD. Now I switched places so SSD is in caddy ...
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How do I make Firefox in Lubuntu use less virtual memory?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on an old XP desktop, which has an Intel Celeron 2.00GHz and a SiS 651 graphics chipset. I have upgraded it with as much memory as it will take (2GB DDR), and a 120GB ...
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upgrading from a 256gb ssd drive to a bigger one

My laptop came with a 256gb SSD disk. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it and activated the disk encryption when I installed it (as far as I know you can't disable it afterwards, can I?) Anyway I don't ...
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Ubuntu on Intel hardware, unusable and slow

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system Intel 3.5 ghz 4 core Xeon 1246V3 CPU, Intel 1200RPS Motherboard , 16GB Memory and 256GB SSD.. But the OS isnt working properly at oll. There is lot of ...
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Adivce for dual-booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have recently become interested in trying out Ubuntu 15.10, just for the sake of fun. However, I am confused as to how to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 on my Toshiba Qosmio X75-A7295 The ...
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Partitioning to go for a dual boot

So I'm thinking of dual booting my windows 10 with the latest ubuntu. I'll need my windows because gaming is a big hobby of mine. Linux will be used for simulations since I'm a physicist going in the ...
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Windows doesn't see gparted partition done

i have a pc with has dual boot of win10 and 14.04 at different ssds, recently i have seen that i spend much more time on ubuntu and made it my primary os, windows had 250gb ssd while ubuntu had 60gb, ...
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Is there any way to move volatile system dirs on RAMDISK if I am using SSD only?

Based on Accessed Time I noticed that directories tmp, etc, run, sys, dev, proc, var are volatile (not much useful except /var/log I assume). In order to increase SSD life or optimize its usage. Can I ...
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relatime not working as documented

I have installed SSD (Transcend 128 370S) on Ubuntu - 15.10 having Kernel - 4.2.0-16. After installation I'm trying SSD optimization as given in link. I have added relatime to fstab on / but I can ...
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Why is Kubuntu booting so slowly despite using an SSD?

I recently switched from Windows 10 to Kubuntu 15.10 and I really like the possibility of customizing everything, but it's booting really slowly compared to Win10. There are also many cases where the ...
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15.10 Hang boot-Mounting /dev/sda2 aka root

Just did a fresh install of 15.10 on a Samsung 830 SSD 256gb. Ubuntu been great, but been having problems with booting. At boot there is around a 86 second delay. System is a GPT partition table and ...
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How to move hibernarnation file, separating it from swap partition/file? [duplicate]

My question is related to a problem that occurs with SSD drives: it's commonly known that these drives wear out quickly; they have a limited amount of write cycles. So writing a few Gigabytes large ...
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Can you change the directory/mount point to another location

I am looking to change the directory to which the Ubuntu app store and terminal installs programs. The main reasons are for the factor that I use a lot of programs and when I add a program to Ubuntu, ...
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14.04 LTS Trim problem on an SSD

I own a Lenovo laptop with an M.2 NGFF slot. I put a 128 GB ZTC SSD card. This card is GPT partitioned and seen as sdb. I use it for the / which is EXT4 formated. Then I did a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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Dual boot, Ubuntu & Windows 10 on SSD

When I install both Ubuntu and Windows 10 on 500GB Samsung SSD it seems that something is wrong meanwhile if one OS is installed everything works so smooth! It's like dual boot is not recommended for ...
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SSD related I/O errors with kernel version 3.13.0-66

Not sure if this was addressed before, but kernel version 3.13.0-66 was causing errors with my SSD drive. When booting, the kernel logs began to report I/O errors on various sectors. Cause is ...
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Theme not applied if I log in too quickly

My theme, and also my icon theme don't get applied unless I wait for a few seconds at the login screen before logging in. When the login screen appears, if I wait for about three seconds, the screen ...
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Installing ubuntu 15.04 on new SSD drive

I got a new SSD drive for my Hp Elitebook 2530p. I want to install Ubuntu on that disk and NOT copy anything from old hard drive. What should I consider when doing this? I've seen lots of links ...
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Ubuntu and w10 can't boot after installing second hard drive

I have a lenovo laptop(g505s), I installed an SSD and removed the CD player to install a tray with the hard disk which used to work fine. I had Windows 10 in the SSD and I used the hard disk only for ...
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Had Win 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on single SSD, want to delete Ubuntu from first SSD, re-install it 14.04.3 on new SSD, delete old and give space to Win 7

Currently I have a single 120GB SSD that has both Win 7 (NTFS) and Ubuntu 14.04 (EXT4)(sda1 Windows, sda2 Ubuntu, sda3 swap). Dual boot with grub giving me the choice of OS while booting up. Ubuntu is ...
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Ubuntu install doesn't recognize SSD but Windows 7 do

I tried to install Ububntu 15.10 (amd64) on my workstation machine to a Kingston V300 SSD drive without success Motherboard is: MSI K9ND Speedster2 I cannot find AHCI option in the BIOS only RAID. ...
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Can't install Xubuntu

I used to run Ubuntu 14.04, but a lot of my hardware died in an unlucky accident (the video card burned, taking motherboard and two HDDs with it). So I bought a used motherboard and installed Mint on ...
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Move Ubuntu from one of my internal SSD to another internal SSD and dual boot with Windows?

So I have an Asus VivoBook S400CA and this computer has a small SSD drive of 24GB which I installed Ubuntu on. Now this small SSD drive is going bad so I want to move my Ubuntu to the regular SSD ...
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Dualboot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on Dell Precision M3800

I'm trying to dualboot Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS on my Dell Precision M3800. Dell M3800 Specs: i7 Quad Core 2.30GHz 16 Gb Ram 512 Gb Full Mini SSD 1TB HDD NVidia Quadro K1100 Boot settings are ...
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Optimize small SSD for ubuntu [duplicate]

The issue is basically this - where should I mount SSD and where should I mount the HDD if what I want is the system to be installed on the SSD, but new software installed through apt-get and such ...
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EnhanceIO persistent udev rules not firing on reboot - Ubuntu 14.04.3

Abstract : I've installed enhanceIO and enhanceio-dkms from the daily PPA at http://ppa.launchpad.net/enhanceio/daily/ubuntu/ giving version 0+git20130406-0~69~ubuntu14.04.1. Everything seems to be ...
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Setting up a HDD with Ubuntu installed on a SSD

I built a new build yesterday with a SSD for my OS/Applications and a HDD for everything else. Installed Ubuntu on the SSD, but I think I underestimated how I'd go about this and now I'm unsure how to ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu 14 next to Windows 7 (different HD)

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my Desktop PC and I am new to Linux. I made a bootable USB-Stick with Rufus (MBR for UEFI) and booted from it. I came into the mask which gave me the options "...
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system running low graphics [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu on a fresh machine had Nothing on it just a 120gb SSD, 1TB HDD. Once it finished installing which was pretty fast on the SSD, I restarted my PC only to get the error ...
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SSD temp with conky

I have a problem with conky. I installed hddtemp and my ssd is shown like this: /dev/sda: Crucial_CT120M500SSD1: 39°C now in conky I wrote: ${alignr 10}${color}SSD M500 Crucial 120GB Temp ${color1}...
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Is ubuntu installed compaq 610 any SSD compatibile?

I am using ubuntu 14 LTS. Memory 1.9GB | processor: intel core 2duo cpu T5870 @ 2.00 GHz *2 | Graphics : Intel 965 GME/GLE | OS Type : 64bit sam@sam:~$ sudo lshw -short PCI (sysfs) H/W ...
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What is so dangerous about --trim-sector-ranges?

I have an SSD that I want to TRIM before installing Ubuntu on it. It has been suggested to me, that I leave some unpartitioned space, such that the wear leveling will have free blocks to work with. ...
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Best partition scheme for two ssd?

I have two 256GB ssd drives, one is a Samsung 850 Evo on a mSATA port and the other is a Samsung 850 Pro on a SATA port. I expect the Evo is a bit slower than the Pro and is has half the lifetime ...
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recover western digital my passport ultra

I cant read my western digital my passport after I put dd /dev/zeros and a whole bunch of other crap on it. Now with gdisk and hdparm (with the nasty --dco-restore option) I have reasonable output (...
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Changed 32 gb SSD to 128 GB. Still shows 32 GB?

I have an Acer c720P chromebook. I installed ubuntu trusty kde. Under Devices, it says 31.ish gib hard drive. Do I really have 31ish GB as my storage in ubuntu, or is it the 106 GB under /dev/root ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 slow after startup, possibly because of the SSD?

I am sorry if this question has been asked before. I've been searching for months to be honest but have had problem wording the question properly to find anything. (Or maybe this is quite an edge case,...
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MBR on SSD, system on HDD - but why?

I made some foolish steps during Windows 10 Insider time. I will try to explain step by step. SSD - /dev/sda HDD - /dev/sdb cloning tool - clonezilla First configuration: SSD - Ubuntu, HDD - ...
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SSD - Trim - trimmed a lot of data

I have a Xubuntu distribution and a new SSD (Plextor 128GB) Partitions scheme: 16GB / 52GB home rest free Every day Cron runs script: #!/bin/sh LOG=/var/log/trim.log echo "*** $(date -R) ***" &...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu / Windows 10 on SSD + HDD

Hi there, newbie here ! I'm going to have a 256 GB SSD very soon (mSATA 850 EVO) to accompany my 1 TB HDD (7.2k TPM) on a laptop, and I want to take advantage of this to format the HDD (with obvious ...
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How to install large software on a different partition

My system runs from a small (16GB) internal SSD. I'm mounting my /home /swap and other folders on the main HDD. Now I want to install a large software package (sagemath), whose download size is 700 MB,...
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Dual booting Windows 10 + Ubuntu problem {SSD + HDD}

I've got an HP envy ultrabook 6-1100sl with an HDD(500GB) and an SSD(around 20GB). In the SSD, which due capacity is able to just handle one OS, I've got Windows 10. For work I've now have to also use ...
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How is trim enabled in Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Does it work once a week or does it continually trim the system? I have seen answers for this but they refer to Ubuntu 14.04 but not to Ubuntu 15.04
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why is my ubuntu installation not working?

I just installed ubuntu version 14 on my acer laptop. the install went fine. No hiccups. Then when it rebooted at the end of the installation process my laptop says "no bootable device found". The ...
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Samsung 840 Evo (1TB) running hot on laptop

I have a laptop that has an SSD under the touchpad and no powered airflow to it. It has a small vent to let the heat out but it is heating up the touch pad an unbearable amount. I have thermald, tlp (...
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Hardware raid 0 SSD with TRIM

I currently use 1 SSD with discards enabled in my fstab, but I am looking to move to 2 SSD's in RAID 0. If I hardware raid 0 the drives using my motherboard, would trim still work using the discard ...