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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Optimizations When Installing to an SD Card

Back in the day, there where a number of optimizations that were generally recommended when installing Linux to an SD Card: mount using the noatime option using a ramdisk for temp files put your ...
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About TRIM command execution

I have some question about TRIM command for SSDs. First of all, mounting partitions with discard option vs. trim in crontab. I'm aware discard option forces immediate trim after every single file ...
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ssd msata hot temperature hp on ubuntu 14.04

my laptop hard disk temperature is really hot with win8 is stable and not became hot. i search but not found nothing working for me i have no idea of what i must do ubuntu first is installed ...
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Second hard drive and music libraries

I am unable to get any of my music to be recognized immediately when I boot my machine. I have to add everything manually after each boot or reboot. I've used Rhythmbox, VLC, Clementine, and XBMC. ...
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help with installation wizard and ssd [duplicate]

I want to switch from win8 to Ubuntu but I'm stuck on the installation wizard partition management. I've a 24gb ssd and a 750gb hdd, and I would like to have the "core" on the ssd and data on hdd, ...
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re-install does not format selected drives

I installed ubuntu 14.10 on my Acer with new Codestarter. everything was fine, until ungraded to 15.10. The process also went fine - except occasional WiFi connections. Recently, I decided ...
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Unmarking bad block on a drive

I had gotten root kitted and gone through and zero wiped all my drives. my ssd where I assume had the rootkit installed is reporting a bad block. I went and checked with badblocks and it reported 0 ...
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Re-installing OS's, best order?

So I was going to take this weekend to throw in another SSD and install Ubunutu on it. But Windows (Win 7) has been acting up lately, so I was thinking I was going to go ahead and reinstall Windows ...
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Installing issues | unable to open /dev/sda and /dev/sdb

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB drive. It boots into the installation and after selecting Install Ubuntu the loading screen appears and stops there. Pressing the left arrow key brings me to a ...
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Installing Ubuntu with SSD in a Toshiba Satellite L50-B-137 (PSKT4E)

I have recently upgraded the BIOS in my Toshiba Satellite L50-B-137 (PSKT4E) to the latest (Version 2.00) and I am trying to install Linux Ubuntu on a brand new OCZ ARC 100 SSD drive (480GB). I am ...
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Ubuntu on a SSD and Everything else on a HDD

So i am looking into the future on getting a new computer, one with a 1TB Hard Disk Drive for everything and a Solid State Drive STRICTLY for Ubuntu, i did some research and found out that you half to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Win7 dual boot ssd - Is Samsung evo 850 a good choice?

Is Samsung Evo 850 a good choice for running Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with win7? My main OS is Ubuntu 14.04 with WinXP running alongside on virtual box. My laptop is an Acer 1810tz (dual core su4100, ...
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How to install Ubuntu with both disk encryption AND SSD caching

I'm using Ubuntu in a corporate environment, and our security policy states that we have to use full disk encryption. I've also got a laptop with a 32GB mSATA SSD and 750GB of spinning rust. My ...
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How can I make a seperate partition on my 120 gb SSD that cannot be formatted nor deleted?

I want a separate partition on my SSD (about 10 GB or so) since I re-install often. I want to be able to put things that are really important to me that I don't want to upload to the cloud. I would ...
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My ubuntu 15.04 file system is not writable

The problem started when my lightdm config got messed up and would only boot to a black screen with a cursor. In an attempt to fix this I booted up into recovery mode, dropped into the shell and tried ...
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How to install Ubuntu to my second SSD? [duplicate]

I've been searching around google and I've seen a few guides to "dual booting", but I don't want to put two operating systems on one drive. I have a 240 GB SSD for windows and a 64 unused SSD that I ...
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Windows and Linux startup SSD

I want to install windows and linux on SSD as a booting drive. Both systems will have separate disks for data. I don't want to store private data on SSD. How partition table should look like? Will it ...
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Storing files and folders inside 'C:/Users/UserProfile' and accessing from Ubuntu from second hard drive [duplicate]

Windows8.1 is pre-installed in a 500GB HDD and then also installed Ubuntu14.04 in the second 256GB SSD for dual booting. Since planning to use Ubuntu as main OS, I want to store files in the larger ...
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Moving to ssd: do a fresh install; or is “dd” of old hdd “good enough”?

our generous management considers handing out SSDs to replace the HDDs in our laptops. I am told that SSDs will have the same size as the HDDs; so I am now wondering: should I simply use "dd" to ...
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fstrim for SSD in Ubuntu 15.04, no-model-check is not necessary?

I have SSD on my computer. before when I use Ubuntu I always do : sudo nano /etc/cron.weekly/fstrim And add this command: exec fstrim-all --no-model-check The description in this file states that ...
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How to migrate ubuntu to an ssd when /home is encrypted with ecryptfs?

I discovered this topic 'How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk' which was useful for creating lvm volumes on my new SSD. Nevertheless, my original Ubuntu 14.04 has just a /home ...
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Moving / from SSD to HDD

My current installation of Ubuntu 14.04 is done partly on a SSD and a HDD. The file systems /home/ and /usr/share are on the HDD and the rest is on the SSD. But I am running out of space on the SSD ...
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Performance driven, future proof desktop partitioning setup: SSD+HDD

I just got 2 new storage devices, a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. Currently I have Ubuntu 15 (Desktop version) installed on a 2.5TB HDD (16GB RAM). And I would like to move Ubuntu to the SSD and my data to ...
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Transfer Ubuntu from USB to new SSD

This question follows on from my previous one. I have decided to take the plunge and replace my faulty hard disk with a brand new SSD drive. In the mean time I have done a fair bit of customization ...
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Installing Grub on a cloned SSD with W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

First af all sorry if its to obvious but i'm a newbie. I have a regular hard drive with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 currently using grub as bootloader and I want to replace the HD with a smaller ...
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Is it possible to use a dedicated parity drive without striping?

I'm setting up a log server. I'd like to set them up so that each disk is independent of the next, but the last disk is parity of all the rest. The reason why I want this is because: You can't ...
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SDA1 almost full. What do i do? [duplicate]

Ive been using my ubuntu 14.4 system for awhile now.Its just Ubuntu,i havent installed it along any other os.learning as I go. Ive been doing allot of updating removing and downloading. So much so ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on a hard disk portable?

How can I install Ubuntu (14.10) portable on a hard disk/ssd and use it on multiple computers. Should be compatible with all BIOS versions (uefi etc.) And it should not be the live version of Ubuntu ...
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how to dual boot windows and Ubuntu, using an MSATA for the new OS (ubuntu)

my situation is as follows. I have a laptop, with windows 8.1 on a 240gb SSD. only 25gb are available. I want to install Linux Ubuntu. my laptop has a 16gb MSATA installed. I want to put Linux ...
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u410 SSD BIOS Problems

I am all out of idea, can someone help a newb? I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo u410 with UEFI on, secure boot on and with optimus enabled but with several issues at hand. I ...
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move 14.04 from HD to SSD and new HD - in what order

I have 14.04 installed on a 1T HB, that is at 90% capacity. I've ordered 120G SSD and a 3T HD, that I want to migrate to. Wondering in what order I should do so? install the SSD, and move the OS to ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 with btrfs on SSD

I have a PC with two hard drives: SDD and HDD. On SSD I've installed Xubuntu to BTRFS partition , also I have BTRFS on second drive. The issue is that during boot I'm waiting for a long time (I guess ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14 on an Asus Vivobook S46CA with 20GB SSD and 1TB HDD? How to do the partitions?

I'm new in Linux world. My entrance is due to the awful Windows 8 which came installed by factory in my Asus Vivobook S46CA (i7 / 6GB RAM / 20GB SSD / 1TB HDD). What a bad experience. So I've tried a ...
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Partitioning SSD+HDD for ubuntu installation

Ok, I bought a new Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB; What I'm intending to do is have a fresh ubuntu installation on my SSD along with a spinning hard drive I previously owned. I read through a lot of ...
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Installed dualboot ubuntu & win7 on two separate drives

First of all, I am total linux noob, so do not judge. I needed Ubuntu for dual-boot, and since I knew that I would not use it that often, I installed it on my other drive. The goal was to not have any ...
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Automount of CIFS share fails during boot while mount -a works after login

I am trying to automatically mount a CIFS share on a Synology NAS during boot time. I am on a 14.04 LTS Workstation. Everything works fine when I manually mount the share using the fstab entry, ...
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Dual HDD manual partitioning woes

Wondering if anyone can lend a hand. Installed an SSD in my laptop, now have two drives (SSD for efi patition and /) (HDD for /home & swap). I am able to install uefi mode with all distros (Arch, ...
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First time installing Ubuntu. Partition. Do I need swap area? I only have SSD

I want to install Ubuntu on my laptop (Thinkpad X201). I already have Windows 8 on my Laptop, so it will be a dual boot. My laptop has 4 GB RAM and a 120 GB SSD, but no HDD. My question is, for ...
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Wiping and resuming SSD not supporting TRIM

I have an SSD (Kingspec) which does not support TRIM. I have read on a post Kingspec Slowed Down that a way to maintain the performance of the SSD is to replace all the zeros in the free space with 1. ...
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SSD drive errors in dmesg but smartctl says all is ok

I am not extremely experience in SSD monitoring so not sure if there is an issue or not, but yesterday I noticed in dmesg a number of errors being generated from my root disk (/dev/sdb). These seem to ...
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I got a MSI Leopard GP60 2PE with two SSDs? :O [duplicate]

I have a laptop with two SSDs and one is almost completely empty: I have 500gb+250gb and the 250gb SSD has only 1gb of used space which is only a few folders like this: $RECYCLE.BIN/Papirkurv, ...
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How should I install Ubuntu onto a new SSD drive with Windows 7 on my old hard drive?

So I am buying a new 250 GB SSD drive and caddy to replace my CD Drive with. The laptop that I am installing this on currently has only Windows 7 on it. I plan on keeping the current hard drive in it ...
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How to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 with multiple hard drives [duplicate]

I have only used Linux Mint before and installation was very straightforward and automatic. I just got a new laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1tb HDD. I have two questions: I don't need Ubuntu on the SSD ...
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restrict memory usage to prevent swapping

I have an SSD and 8GB memory, and no swap partition. My normal use never ever needs more than 3-4GB. However from time to time I observed that some memory-leaking programs can still freeze the system ...
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Install Ubuntu in a second drive and grub in the primary one

I currently have 2 HD's: 120Gb SSD - Used by the existing Windows 7 OS 2Tb HDD - Here I have the user folder and all the programs. I'm planning to install Ubuntu on my PC, but I would like to make a ...
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I need to run a security erase tool on my drive

I downloaded Hirens Boot CD and it just stops and says "No PXE" or similar. So that is obviously a stumbling block and I can't afford to keep downloading on the basis that it may be a bad download. I ...
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Problem enabling TRIM on SSD on Ubuntu 14.04/Dell Power Edge T620 workstation

I have problem activating TRIM on INTEL SSDs in a Dell PowerEdge T620 workstation. The SSDs are handled by BIOS and not behind the HW RAID controller. The symptoms are the following: fstrim -v /ssd ...
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SSD, HDD And Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've ordered an SSD (Cosair Force LX 128GB) I have a HDD (Seagate Barricuda 320GB 72RPM) Im still building my Custom pc. i have to get a mobo, ram, cpu, and psu. so im still using my old Dell ...
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New SSD in optical Bay, Cant get boot order to select it first

(fairly new to Ubuntu) Running 14.04 on a Mac (a1278 Mac 5.1), no dual boot just Ubuntu. Just installed a new SSD in place of my optical drive. It was recognized, and I used "dd" to copy my ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...