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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Ubuntu 12.10 and Prolong SSD life

I will be installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a SSD as a dual boot with Windows 7. I also have a HDD that will be used as a data drive. I was thinking of having: / on SSD /home on HDD swap on HDD Is there ...
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Where can I find what filesystem lvm2 uses/

After a default installation of Xubuntu (12.10) on a SSD card, I now have the following set up: A SATA disk: /dev/sda1 --> extended /dev/sda5 --> ext4 (mount point: /media/mark/ A SSD disk: ...
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Can Windows boot from Ubuntu?

I am thinking about using two SSDs. Install each OS on one SSD. Then set the boot order to the Ubuntu one first. Then, is it possible to boot Windows from Ubuntu? This should be simple right? I will ...
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Installing Ubuntu after formatting a laptop (Win8 pre-installed) with Uefi/Legacy boot

Here is what I got: A pre-installed Windows 8 64 bit pro laptop, with an SSD card (Samsung PM83) and a SATA HDD. It is a Vostro 3560 from Dell. First thing I did was create a recovery disk for ...
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How shall I partition my disk

I installed Ubuntu 64bit on a new Dell XPS 8500. As I had no idea how to partition my disk, I installed everything in one partition. The disk has 2TB and there is an additional 64GB SSD inside, ...
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Installation fails when trying to create an EFI partition on an ASUS ux32vd (double SSD model)

I've purchased an ASUS ux32vd Ultrabook that has 2 SSD in RAID 0 configuration. I've managed to remove Windows 8 but I can't boot in Ubuntu. When it try to create an EFI partition the installation ...
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Using an SSD - things to consider? [closed]

I am considering to buy an SSD disk for my laptop. I know it's very fast, but i am concerned about its lifetime and data integrity. Can you please share your experience about using SSD in your ...
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How to add Windows 7 to GRUB2?

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to dual boot it with Windows 7. Let me explain what did I do: There was only Ubuntu 12.04 on and I get it's image with clonezilla. Ubuntu was ...
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Can't mount a SSD

I have a bit of a problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop, and about 2 years ago I replaced the aging HDD with a 32 GB SSD. Today I tried to boot my computer, but it couldn't. So I've put ...
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Moving Kubuntu from hdd to ssd

I bought a new SSD to install it in my HTPC. Before, I had an HDD with Kubuntu. I would need to copy the files from the / partition from HDD to SSD. To do this, I booted from the Kubuntu livecd, ...
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SSD tweaks for Ubuntu 12.04 cause Texmaker to compile a lot slower

I added these tweaks from Ubuntu SSD Tweak and Ubuntu Tweaks but now Texmaker is compiling slowly. Does someone know what tweak would be causing this? Or could I edit something unrelated to the ...
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Why can't I boot Windows 7 from GRUB when an ext-HDD is connected?

I just installed ubuntu and I really like it, even though the dual-boot configuration took me at least 2 days :p My dual-boot works fine, except for the fact my windows doesn't boot if one of my ...
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Iostat shows very little written data while installing and updating

I upgraded my T60 with a Crucial V4 128GB. Have done all the tweaks (scheduler, discard, noatime, nodirtime) and I'm finding that installing anything is very slow. Right now I'm installing some ...
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how do i install ubuntu on ssd cache and maintain windows acceleration? [duplicate]

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I just bought a lenovo u310 preinstalled with windows 7. It has a 32 GB ssd cache drive and a 500 GB hard drive. I want to install Ubuntu root ...
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Boot Ubuntu From MSATA SSD

I have an HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1030us, which I have a 250GB 2.5" SSD and a 32 GB MSATA SSD which was originally used for the Intel RST which obviously isn't necessary because I installed an SSD. But ...
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How do I install Ubuntu onto a laptop with a 32GB SSD drive a 500GB hard drive? I want to take advantage of the quick boot option

Some people have suggested symlinking, but I have no idea how to accomplish that (despite Googling for quite a while). Someone recommended using these steps: http://imgur.com/a/hnmdn Specs: 14" HP ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 10.4 but can install 12.04 and 12.10 [closed]

I have 2 Lenovo Thinkstation E31s with Xeon processors. Both machines have a 320 SSD and a 2 TB SATA HD, 8 gigs RAM. I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on them because for whatever reason, the ...
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How should I troubleshoot this weird SSD issue?

I'm having a confusing issue with my SSD. I will describe some of the symptoms. Randomly the GUI will crash. The launcher and panel disappear, programs won't launch and eventually everything blanks ...
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GRUB error while trying to run fully installed Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

Due to my laptop having a RAM problem, I removed its SSD(which contains an Ubuntu 12.04 installation, with my personal data) and attempted to boot it from my old P4 machine lying around. This P4 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 8 in SSD+Normal drives [closed]

I'm gonna setup my computer with a new HD config. I have a 320gb old SATA2 drive with Ubuntu 12.10 + Windows 7. I'm buying a new 120gb SSD drive today, and my plan is as follows: SSD - 20gb ...
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How to set up SSD raid and TRIM support?

I am looking to set up a new server. I can only use Intel 520 Series 240gb MLC ssds or standard Seagate 7200rpm disks. These are the non negotiable options. Naturally, as this is going to be running ...
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Checking media [Fail] on boot

Lately I've been getting this black screen at boot time with 2 lines saying Checking media [Fail] And the time of booting has extended greatly due to that thing (like from seconds to a minute) I ...
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What is the optimal configuration for a laptop with a 24GB SSD cache? [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio ultrabook that contains a 24GB ssd drive and a 750GB hard disk. What is the optimal configuration for installing ubuntu on this to get the most out of the hardware? Would I be ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A

As the title suggests, I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on the 24GB integrated SSD of an Asus UX32A. I took into consideration this answer - How to boot Ubuntu from SSD drive which cannot be ...
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How to load HDD lazily?

I have a laptop with an SSD and an HDD. I tend to use the SSD only. On Windows 8 when I don't use the HDD for a few minutes, it goes idle and the laptop is completely silent, because SSD makes no ...
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fstrim does not work

I have a Thinkpad X60s with an OSZ agility SSD. I use ext2. I read that I should execute the trim command from time to time, however, this command doesn't work on my machine: ...
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HELP Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 8 dual-boot on SSD

I want to slowly migrate my OS from the mess that's Windows 8 to Ubuntu, but I still want to have Win8 for the time being. My system is: i7 3770k, G. Skill Ripjaw X 8GB 2133MHz Ram, Crucial M4 256 GB ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 8 Boot problems (SSD uefi)

I hope someone can help me because I just dont know what else to do! I have a Dell XPS 15z that has 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD. It came with Windows 8 installed on the SSD. First thing I did was install ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 SSD root frequent random read only file system

I really need your help. I've got Dell Inspiron 1545 with 8GB of RAM and Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD. The disk is seperated into three partitions, /root, /swap - 8GB, /home blkid: /dev/sda1: ...
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Trim and SSD with usb 3.0 enclosure does not work - UASP not supported?

I have installed one SSD disk (Micron C400-MTFDDAC128MAM) in an external usb 3.0 enclosure. Now I want use this disk as second disk in my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. Disk is working, but I want to use ...
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Running fstrim with traditional HDD mounted in /dev/media

Is it safe to run fstrim -v / if I have rotational HDD mounted in /dev/media? For now, whenever I want to trim the SSD I just unmount those drives, run fstrim and mount them again.
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Cannot boot Ubuntu 12.04 from SSD

I cannot boot from my SSD with a fresh in stall of 12.04 LTS. I tried to boot from the flash drive and copy the grub file to the proper location on the SSD and reboot.. no luck. There is another ...
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Replacing Windows 8 with Ubuntu 12.10 on an Ideapad U510 [duplicate]

I have (very) recently purchased a new Lenovo Ideapad U510 with a 24 gb SSD, and was quite disappointed with Windows 8. So I am considering replacing it with Ubuntu 12.10. I have some experience in ...
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Can (and how do) you install Ubuntu in F2FS filesystem?

F2FS is a file-system optimised for use in NAND memories (SSDs, USB flash drives, memory cards, etc...). You can read a more complete information here. Is it possible to install Ubuntu in it?. Does ...
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Advantages of separate /home partition on HDD + SSD setup

I have a brand new SSD and would like to optimize my Ubuntu 12.10 installation for best speed and durability of device. From what I know, there should always be a lot of free space in an SSD, and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 /Windows7 dual boot with ssd and hdd - partitioning & setup

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit and Win7 64 bit in dual boot. In few days I'm planing to use SSD 128GB and my current 500GB HDD to dual boot and have no idea how to set this up. There's lot of ...
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Unable to boot Windows 7 after Ubuntu 12.10 update

I have a Dell Vostro 3360 with 500GB+32GB SSD and I've installed dual boot Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.10. Everything worked fine till I upgraded the kernel version as I noticed that Windows 7 from GRUB menu ...
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12.10 suddenly bricked luks ssd

There is luks-encrypted instance, no raid, no lvm. I often look through logs and that allows me to state that everything worked fine until reboot. However, laptop had ~3 days uptime. The drive is SSD ...
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Am I using IDE or AHCI?

I recently installed an SSD in my laptop, but according to what I've read AHCI mode is preferable to IDE mode for SATA drives, something that is set in the computer's BIOS. However, I don't have any ...
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Restoring RAID after linux installation

After Years using windows and wishing to enter the linux world, I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Dell vostro 3460 with: 500 GB HDD 32 GB SSD mSATA (cache - not physical drive) My ...
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SSD on Ubuntu 12.10 Much Slower than on Win7

I have OCZ Solid 3 120GB SSD with 500MB/s Read & 450MB/s Write speeds on my Dell Inspiron R15. My primary OS is Ubuntu 12.10 (fresh) 32-bit. It runs fairly well, no freezes and overall performance ...
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How do I install and use flashcache/bcache to cache HDD to SSD?

I want to know if there is anyone who has tried installing and running their kernel built with flashcache or bcache for SSD caching? How did you manage to do it?
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Adding a SSD drive to an exisitng dual boot system

I have an existing dual boot system Ubuntu 12.04 LTE and Windows 7 on a 1TB disk. This is partitioned as 50gb for Windows, 50gb for Linux and the rest as shared storage. I would like to add an SSD ...
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Can I cache an mdadm raid with an ssd?

I have a 1TB array set up in raid 1 using mdadm on Ubuntu 8, to store mission-critical files. I'd like to speed up read/write, especially for large files by caching to an SSD. Is this possible? Does ...
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“Error Loading Operating system” when booting from usb to install 12.10 64bit

I have just built a new computer I've never installed Linux on a computer before. booting from my usb come up with "error loading operating system". I am trying to install it on my new 64gb SSD, it ...
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Very slow copying Ubuntu 12.10, AHCI

I have two disks, SSD (Samsung 830 128GB) and normal HDD (WD 1TB) and Ubuntu 12.10 installed. AHCI enabled in the BIOS. I have a problem with extremely slow copying in all directions ...
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Did EFI Partition ruin my hard drive?

I can't access my HDD (Drive D). After having trouble installing Ubuntu on my new EFI system, I couldn't boot either of the OS on my SSD (Drive C). I fixed that problem by running boot-repair, ...
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Ubuntu crashed once shortly after partitioning during install. My second attempt was successful, but I have some concerns

Is there something I should check, or a procedure I should perform, to make sure that nothing is wrong with my hard-drive or partitions? And I noticed that I wasn't asked to define a partition size ...
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Slow SSD + dm-crypt with Luks encryption in Ubuntu 12.10

I have an 128 GB SSD installed in my laptop (Samsung 840 Pro) on a Sata 3 interface. This laptop also has an i5 3210m Ivy Bridge Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.10, using the ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, SSD + HDD

I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have ...