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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How to partition with a 8GB SSD and a 16GB memory card

I would like to use my available memory as a single area. I have a 8GB SSD and a 16GB SD card. I also have 1GB RAM. I want to repartition and reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have been running into ...
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Ubuntu Partition/Dual-Boot HELP!

I recently got a PC with Windows 8 pre-installed. It has a 1TB HDD and 24GB SSD. So I decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu, using the simple method ("Install Ubuntu beside W8"). However, the only disk ...
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Encrypted Ubuntu 13.04 on SSD does not work

I got a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 full os encryption installed to my SSD. On boot I'm not able to type anything at all in the decryption screen. The keyboard works perfectly fine in GRUB, but in decryption ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not shutting down

after a problem with my Windows I reinstalled Ubuntu and Windows 7 completely. Before I had a Win7 installation on a SSD (Samsung 840 Pro) and a Ubuntu 13.04 installation on a old HDD. Now I changed ...
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“df -h ~” thinks my drive is full, but it shouldn't even be half way. Can't install stuff (13.04)

Using a Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD, with 13.04 (no other OS's installed) df -h ~ reports that I have 94gb available (wut?), and 82gb used (wrong). GParted says i'm only using a few hundred megabytes ...
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HDD Health in SSD/HDD System (I/O Scheduler?)

I have been using a dual-boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04 system for a couple of months with Windows 7 on a 1TB Hybrid HDD (Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH1) and Ubuntu on a 512GB SSD (Samsung 840). During this ...
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SSD 4K alignment question

I have the following partitions for my SSD: (sector size = 512Byte) Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2048s 122882047s 122880000s primary ntfs ...
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Ubuntu Minimial Install mounts internal HD as sdb

I am trying to setup 13.04 on a new internal SSD on an Intel NUC i3 from a USB Stick. For some reason during the install it mounts the SSD as ssb and install on it but writes to the the USB Stick MBR ...
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Optimization for SSD/HDD Dual Boot

I have set up a dual-boot/dual-disk machine at work with Windows 7 installed on a 1 TB HDD and a totally separate Ubuntu 12.04 installation on a 512 GB SSD. I've been advised by a couple of competing ...
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Installing Ubuntu on 24GB mSSD Hardware Acceleration Cache [duplicate]

I bought an HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j000 Quad Edition Notebook PC laptop with a 24GB mSSD customization. I want to install Ubuntu in a dual boot setup alongside the existing Windows 8 OS. I've ...
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Is TRIM on by default in 13.04?

I've just installed the Ubuntu Raring (with Sandisk Extreme) and I know there're multiple articles over the internet (and here) about TRIM, but I suspect it's a native resource on Ubuntu Raring. PS: ...
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Ubuntu One for Windows Need to change sync folder

Running UbuntuOne for Windows I need to change the default location of the sync folder. My PC has a small SSD along with a larger HDD. I need the Ubuntu folder to be on the larger HDD. Could I set ...
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Install Ubuntu and upgrade Windows

I'm running Windows 7 on my laptop. I'm going to upgrade to Windows 8 and also installing Ubuntu along side. My questions: Should I install Ubuntu to my SSD ? ( I have windows 7 on HDD and can't ...
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ubuntu Wubi SSD Windows 7 - New Linux instalation

My system: CPU: Intel i7 Windows 7 16 GB Ram Disks: 1 TB HDD - Partitioned for Windows 240 GB SSD primary Windows disk 40 GB SSD - not in use - I thought I would install Ubuntu here. 2 TB HDD New ...
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Install ubuntu in Toshiba u845w-s400

Someone can help me to install ubuntu 13.04 on a toshiba laptop u845w-s400, when I try to install ubuntu using a live usb, they not recognice any hdd to install it, I have understood that this laptop ...
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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j000 Quad Edition + custom mSata Plextor M5M 64GB SSD

The ssd did not come along with the laptop, so i bought one myself and physically installed it. I've booted into Ubuntu from a USB drive and my goal is to install / and /home in the SSD. (because ...
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Multiple mounts on single partition, fresh install

Lead in: This may be a little advanced to correctly answer simply, however I am a technical user and will be able to follow a complex solution. Situation: I have a 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD in my ...
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SSD tweaks under 13.04?

I'm going to install 13.04 on my home microserver, an HP N54L, specifically on a Kingston SSD. I'm wondering what tweaks are still worth making to extend the life of the SSD? I know that previously it ...
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Partition Alignment Confusion [duplicate]

I have a new Samsung 840 250GB SSD on the way, and I want to make sure that everything is running optimally after install. I've spent many frustrating hours on the internet trying to understand how I ...
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Transfering from ubuntu to windows

I recently bought an ssd and it is plugged in correctly, however I would like to create a dual boot on my ssd with with windows and ubuntu. The problem is my Ubuntu is already installed on my 2tb hard ...
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How do I fix a “/tmp is not ready or mounted” Error?

I run ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Lenovo ideapad netbook S10. I Been getting this error a lot, and then I did a fresh install. I had ubuntu only a month now, but the error hadn't started till yesterday ...
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How to install applications to a separate hdd?

I was so good with windows, now I’m feeling like a complete idiot. I have an SSD for ubuntu and want to install the majority of my programs to a separate HDD but I have no clue how. All searches I ...
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GRUB doesn't load with Ubuntu on mSATA, Win7 on SATA

I've had Win7 installed on my 2.5" SSD for a few months. The computer also has a mSATA slot which I've now packed with a 16GB SSD. I've installed Ubuntu onto the mSATA disk from USB which went fine ...
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How To Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in 32GB SSD

In my System I have a 32GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I want to dual Boot My Windows OS and Ubuntu OS in the Same SSD HardDisk..but i am Unable to do that...afterwards i tried to install Both the OS in my ...
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Unable to Boot After Wiping Windows

So, I originally dual-booted Windows 8 Pro with Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell Vostro 3560 machine with 1 TB HDD + 32 GB SSD, Intel i7-3630Q 2.2GHz CPU and 8 GB RAM. Today, I removed Windows 8 by means of ...
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Dual HDD; reinstalled windows and now can't go past boot screen logo

So I have a three drive set up. 1 SSD (Windows 7), 1 HDD (Windows 7 storage), 1 HDD (Ubuntu 12.04). I was not thinking and reinstalled Windows and messed it up. If I have the Ubuntu HDD disconnected, ...
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Sometimes Chrome and Firefox can't connect to the Internet

I have a Thinkpad T61 with a 64 GB SSD running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Often, after I have used Chrome or Firefox to browse a website, I close the browser, do some more work (in this case, writing a paper ...
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Any suggestion From HD to SSD

I have a 1.5TB hard drive (5200 RPM), and need to speed up the system a little bit, so I was wondering if a 128GB SSD would work to transfer Ubuntu (12.04) on the SSD and use the current HD for back ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm running a new system with 120GB SSD and 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8, I've created a 75GB partition on the SSD for the windows and installed it. On the HDD, I've created an NTFS ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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HDD and SSD configuration

I had just bought a system76 laptop that is preinstalled with Ubuntu 13.04, and has a nice SSD and HDD setup. The problem is that the laptop's hdd comes unpartioned and unformatted, while the entire ...
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After installing Ubuntu on my HP desktop, it fails to boot up, any ideas whats wrong?

I made a Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit USB drive, using that I installed Ubuntu onto the 1 terabyte hdd in the machine, thus erasing my windows 8 installation (I use Ubuntu on all of my computers and have ...
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13.04, Thinkpad x230, I/O Errors after 15-20 minutes working [closed]

After last update my system became behave strange. After 15-20 minutes all drives become read only. In terminal I get errors: I/O error, Bus error, disk is read only. I checked all my disks by ...
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Cannot install 13.04 to SSD on Asus UX32A

So I am trying to install the 64 bit version of Ubuntu on a UX32A from USB. The install is able to see both the 32 gig SSD and the 320 HDD, but when trying to install on the SSD, I get a message ...
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XPS15Z - Ubuntu 12.10 - Black screen at startup - SSD

I found several issues with the same symptoms but every fix I tried didn't work. I have a Dell XPS15z with a SSD drive (and optimus). I installed ubuntu 12.10 with Bumblebee, and everything was fine. ...
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Limiting writes on SSD, wine, tmp and burning ISOs with ImgBurn

I currently have a SSD + HDD partition layout so that /var and /tmp are located on the HDD to limit writes on the SSD. Before buying an SSD, I used to burn dual layer DVD isos with ImgBurn through ...
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“Ownerless” (no permission) SSD-friendly filesystem

A bit of context and needs: Most time I'm using Ubuntu machines. I have a laptop which I do not carry around a lot, so I'm in usermode (no admin permissions) lots of time. I have a large and fast ...
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Swap HDD to change OS?

I'm going to a LAN tomorrow, however, they all use windows and we're planning on playing some games that are only for windows. I have a laptop with a pretty SDD of 60GB with Ubuntu that works perfect ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.04 slower than windows 7 on SSD [closed]

I made a dualboot windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 on my ssd samsung 840 250Gb and ubuntu seems slower / less reactive than windows 7. On windows 7 apps start faster than on ubuntu. Is it normal ? ...
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Shutdown slow in 13.04, hangs on shutting down processes

I believe this problem has existed since I upgraded to 13.04. I have an SSD, so differences in boot/shutdown times are very noticeable. It used to take a couple of seconds to shut down - now, it takes ...
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Direct install of Ubuntu into new HDD

Ok, so I have search most of the questions/answers related to this, but I could not find any "suitable" to my situation. I have a laptop currently running WIN XP. I also have a brand new and empty ...
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Makeshift Hybrid HDD setup [duplicate]

I have an idea I want to try, but just curious if it would work. I want to install Ubuntu's root folder onto a 16gb SD card and set /home to my 1tb internal drive. Is there a way to accomplish this to ...
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Ubuntu Laggy Response over time 64bit

Hello everyone here are my specs: i7 2600 intel cpu asus p8p67 motherboard 8gb ram kingston ocz agility 240gb ssd 1tb seagate hdd 7200rpm 800w corsair psu evga nvidia gtx680 2gb I am running on ...
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Migrating encrypted LVM to a new SSD

This question is related to How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk but I couldn't post it as a comment on the answer. Help is appreciated. Anyway, regarding the solution on the ...
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Use swap for hibernating only

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an SSD with the swap partition on the same disk. Now I want to use the swap partition only for hibernating (not for swapping memory) because the SSD don't like the ...
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Crucial M4/Unbutu giving a myriad of errors [duplicate]

I'm having some serious issues with my Crucial M4 SSD and Ubuntu HTPC. It's freezing frequently and randomly requiring a hard reset, often won't shut down and goes to the error screen I'll post below, ...
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data transfer to an ssd with crucial data transfer kit

so i am thinking about buying "Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD1CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Data Transfer Kit" to speed up my computer and i was wondering if the data ...
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Failure to recognize internal SSD while installing 13.04

I'm trying to upgrade my Toshiba Satellite A135-S2246 laptop, running Windows 7, to Ubuntu-13.04, but my internal SSD is not recognized. From dmesg: [ 9.100085] ata3: SATA link up 1.5 Gbps ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on a 60GB Kingston SSD ( partititions and TRIm )

Whats the difference between having / and /home on a same partition / and having them saparate partitions which is better ? / -> 24GB /home -> 34GB swap -> 2GB OR / -> 58GB ...
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Best configuration for 1 SSD and 2 HDD's?

I'm going to be buying a sata 3 motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3) and a new SSD (SATA 3) as my boot/programs disk. In addition, I will be using my 2 old maxtor diamondback 10's (7200 - 300gb each) ...