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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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 ...
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How to move an Ubuntu 14.04 installation to SSD ? (Separate /home + customizations)

I'm a relatively new user on Ubuntu (recently switched from Win 8.1). I'm amazed by the versatility of Ubuntu and currently using same as my day to day pc O/S. I'll be acquiring an Intel 535 series ...
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BIOS Not Detecting RAID Array After Adding SSD

My system used to boot to a RAID 0 array of 2 300GB HDDs, then I added an SSD as a secondary drive, and now it doesn't detect the RAID array at all, not in the bios, and on boot just hangs at a blank ...
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Slower than advertised SSD performance

I've just assembled new machine: Asrock AM1H-ITX, AMD 5350 with AES-NI, 8GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO 120GB SSD Elementary OS based on Ubuntu 14.04 Advertised read/write of the SSD is something around ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot Install Windows SSD

As you can see here, my laptop have a SSD unallocated space and I want to use it to install Windows, besides Ubuntu. How can I do that? I just insert my USB boot with Windows and select that SSD and ...
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Can the /home and /swap partitions be on a different drive than the /? [closed]

I am in the process of dual-booting my Windows 10 PC to also run Linux Mint. I have both a 240 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The SSD is for the Windows 10 OS, and the HDD is for my files/documents/everything ...
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How to troubleshoot cause of read-only file system errors

I'm running Xubuntu off of a fairly new Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Recently my root file system has been going into read-only mode and I need help troubleshooting it. These are all the errors (and many ...
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Combining multiple types of HDDS & SSD Into one recognizable drive

So I'm currently running Ubuntuu 14.04 on a desktop that is meant originally as a server tower. I've put the server thing on the back burnerfor now although I would like to be able to install virtual ...
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Docker performance on ubuntu host 2x+ worse than OSX host

Ok, let's start over after a bunch of investigation. Here is what we know: Ubuntu host 15.04 on i7 3820 (quad 3.6) and Samsung 850 pro SSD 512gb SATA 6 $ docker info Containers: 2 Images: 101 ...
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Having an SSD of 25GB and harddrive of 500GB. Can i boot Ubuntu from SSD and install everything(i.e from Software Center) to my harddrive?

I have a SSD of 25GB and a hard drive of 500GB in my laptop. I want to install Ubuntu on a SSD. Is 25GB sufficient to run Ubuntu? Can I boot Ubuntu from the SSD and install everything (i.e from ...
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Using ssd only for boot and turn your HDD for storage (UBUNTU 14.04)

I bought a new pc and i installed Ubuntu to my 60gb ssd.Now, i have another disk (1 Tb hdd).My question is how to install programmes to my HDD an not to my SSD.Can i change the installation directory ...
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SSD-caching vs OS on SSD - which is faster?

I have an Alienware laptop with a 750GB HDD and a 32GB SSD-cache. I currently have a Windows 10 partition that I only use for maintaining the SSD-cache and drivers. The laptop is useless for gaming ...
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constantly files corrupted after ssd and ram upgrade

I have a ~5-year old ThinkPad x201 and it worked fine until I chose to update my ram and disk to now: description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous (according to sudo lshw -class memory (M471B5273CH0-CH9 and ...
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Installing Kubuntu 15.04 on Samsung 850 EVO SSD

Installing Kubuntu 15.04 on Samsung 850 EVO SSD 250GB. Kubuntu 15.04 was booted from bootable USB created from kubuntu 14.04 by using kubuntu 15.04 ISO image. Step 1: Created a GPT partition table ...
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Recover data after SSD failure [closed]

A friend's macbook wouldn't boot so I took the SSD and hooked it up to my machine. The smartctl output doesn't look good, is there anything I can do? There is some important data on the drive and ...
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How to install Ubuntu 15.04 on UEFI system with SSD

I am thinking about to install 15.04 to my PC which has the following specifications: Previously I have installed 14.04 on this system in UEFI mode and the entry of Ubuntu is still shown in UEFI. I ...
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What SSD optimization are needed on latest Ubuntu version?

I have read of a lot of questions about SSD optimization (How do I optimize the OS for SSDs?, Installing Ubuntu on a SSD, I'm confused about SSD optimization, etc...). Most of those questions seem ...
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Installing LAMP on SSD

I've already installed LAMP but because I'll be doing local dev work on drupal sites I got an SSD and installed that (+ partitioned and formatted it). So I can access my SSD now. But I'm thinking I'd ...
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Example Samsung Magician CLI to Over-Provision

Has anyone got any experience using Samsung Magician in the CLI? Im just looking for some examples of how the commands would look. Samsung Magician "MAN" How to use Magician DC 12 Starting ...
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How to install/access an SSD

Total newbie here. I installed Ubuntu on my HDD and all works fine. However I also have an SSD that I installed physically in the system when I created it. I built the computer. However I don't know ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 to external hdd Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to boot full ubuntu 14.04 from an external hard drive. I don't know much about linux, my last experience was not so good (had to install a million 3rd party drivers ...
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SSD for OS and Programs, Spanned Multiple HDD's for storage (Home Server)

I have set up a Home Server. The Server is used for several purposes, but most specifically as a home Media server and online cloud, with local Back up. Recently lost 2 HDD's due to severe power surge ...
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disk requirements for 15.04

How much space does Ubuntu 15.04 (64 bit) use on a SSD disk? How much swap space to assign for standard desktop usage?
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Ubuntu can't see SSD or HDD when installing

I've built my first pc, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu. My BIOS shows both the SSD and the HDD but Ubuntu cannot see these when trying to install. I have tried using both IDE and AHCI settings in ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 install freezes with “booting in insecure mode”

This is essentially the question Joao asked (How to solve "boot in insecure mode" error?), but I was not able to fix this issue on my laptop: I upgraded my 4 year old Acer Travelmate 8473TG ...
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Managing multiple hard drives, choosing which stores what (during install process)

I have an SSD and an HDD installed in my machine. I've decided to start fresh, and make a few changes in the process. I would like to use the SSD for certain documents (project files) as well as the /...
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How do I unfreeze my ssd?

I have a Patriot Torqx 2 32GB SSD internally installed along with my main hdd, which in the beginning worked, but now it seems to be frozen, when I am trying to do secure erasing. I belive it became ...
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How should I customise partition sizes for my installations?

I've been using this guide as my go-to for how to install Ubuntu onto my desktops, particularly the partition scheme: http://www.tecmint.com/ubuntu-14-04-installation-guide/ However, I've realised ...
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FSTrim, how to check if it was succesful in the last run

I recently installed an SSD and AFAIK Ubuntu makes a weekly FSTrim on SSD's that support it. Is there a log file of this Trims ?
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How to migrate and setup Ubuntu 14.04 installation to SSD?

First, there is a lot of similar question everywhere, even here on AskUbuntu. I have bought Samsung 850 Evo Basic, 120 GB model. I have existent system installed on classic 500GB HDD. Question is, how ...
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How to enable TRIM on Crucial BX100 SSD?

Changing back from Windows to Ubuntu after a good 5 years or so on windows and can't rememer much. 1) Do I need to enable TRIM or any other ssd features for a crucial BX100 on Ubuntu 15.04? Will the ...
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Dual boot ubunuty/windows 10 partition on Dell xps 13

I have a new dell XPS 13 with 500 gb SSD and I want to partition in and install Ubuntu alongside windows 10. Ubuntu for me is primarily for work and I might use it quite a bit, but I am not a Ubuntu ...
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Install stops on Lenovo laptop

I've tried installing Ubuntu 15.04 desktop amd 64 on my older Lenovo B575 laptop. I've used a flash drive and a dvd with no success. I choose the language then it seems to be doing things for a while ...
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How to select OS during boot?

I have laptop with hdd and installed windows 7 on it. I bought ssd drive and replaced it with hdd and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it. I also replaced my cd drive with hdd. So, now, at bios I can select ...
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recommended partition setup for two 128 gb ssds

I have two 128 gb ssds and want to install ubuntu with them. At first I filled the first disk with a / partition. Then I made the second disk have a big /home partition. Is there a better way to get ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on usb3.0 pendrive with swap,tmp,var,etc folders on ssd

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on USB 3.0 (SanDisk Extreme 16GB) pen drive but want to keep /var, /etc, /opt, /tmp on SSD as my Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB is relatively new and until now only 2 TB has ...
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Will Ubuntu work on this old machine?

I am trying to convert a old desktop into ubuntu (or Debian) machine. I have already looked up the supported hardware list at wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesDesktopsDell but still have ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Strange SATA Problem / Ubuntu 14.04 / ASUS P8Z68V / OCZ Vertex 2

this is my first question, because i usually got things going myself. But this time i'm out of ideas. As mentioned in the thread title, i have a very strange problem with my SATA boot device. It ...
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Can't install Ubuntu along with Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with Windows 10 for my laptop, but I didn't succeed. I downloaded Ubuntu from the official website, then used Universal USB installer and YUMI – Multiboot ...
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SSD windows + ubuntu

I have a new 250 GB SSD (Samsung Evo) on my desktop running Windows 8. I've tried to install Ubuntu (12 and 14), but it fails to see the Windows installation, reporting the SSD as empty. I don't ...
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Enable TRIM for Kingston SSDNow v300 on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Although Ubuntu 14.04 enables TRIM out-of-the-box, it only does so on Intel and Samsung SSDs. I bought a Kingston SSDNow v300, not knowing that Kingston wasn't supported, and now I'm rather lost. How ...
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Can swap be used instead of RAM?

I have an older netbook that I love. It's currently using a relatively recent version of Lubuntu. The hangup is its relatively low amount of onboard RAM: 1GB. This amount also cannot be updated as it ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Move root partition from LVM to 32 GB SSD

I have LVM with just one partition for /home and / (default in ubuntu). I want to move root partition to SSD in my notebook (initally for Intel® Smart Response™). And is it good thing to do? Is 32 (...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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Ubuntu Clearing Solid State Cache from other OS

I have a dual boot set up on my laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop has a 1TB hard drive (with two partitions for the OSes) and a 24 GB SSD for caching. I have the SSD set up to cache ...
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Dilemma with Dual boot in HDD and fresh installation in SSD

I'm stuck with a strange situation regarding an existing HDD and an SSD (connected via optical drive Caddy) in my laptop. Context: The HDD already has dual partition with Ubuntu and Windows. I have ...
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Running Ubuntu on SSD with native hardware encryption enabled to work for eDrive (Windows' BitLocker enabled)

I have Samsung 850 Evo. If I do a secure erase and then fresh install the Windows 10 (to enable the BitLocker to work with SSD's hardware encryption), will I able to install and use Ubuntu on it later?...
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SSD SAMSUNG T1 on UBUNTU

Greetings to the community of Ubuntu I have a question, what happens is that bought a SSD SAMSUNG T1 (I could not ride it, also not formatted with gparter or GNOME Disks) and I wonder if there is any ...