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 boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, not modifing Windows bootloader?

I know there's a few questions have been asked similar to this one, but I didn't find what I wanted. I want to install Ubuntu 13 (13.10?) alongside Windows 8.1. The thing is Ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?

I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following: Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, ...
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Cloning only used part of Ext4 partition

I have a 320GB HDD. 100GB holds /, out of which only 30GB is used, and rest holds /mnt. I am planning to buy a 64GB SSD. And I can only use one HDD at a time. How can I create an image of that 30GB ...
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end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxxx - SSD crash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems like my SSD is failing on me. After an arbitrary amount of time the disk just prints end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxx when I enter a command like ls or ...
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How can I transfer Ubuntu from a stick to a new SSD

My SSD died a month ago, I ordered a new SSD that has just arrived. In the meantime I had installed (with friendly help) and had been running Ubuntu from a USB stick. Now I'd like to transfer ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 problem with formatting drive

I am trying to install 13.04 on a 60 GB SSD, connected via SATA to a LSI 2008 8 port SAS controller on an SuperMicro MBD-H8DG6-F-0 motherboard. The install took an extremely long time (~ an hour) on ...
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“No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key.” - ubuntu 12.04 install on ssd

I have new lenovo g580 notebook, where I changed 1TB hard disk to 250ssd ocz-vertex4. I had previously installed windows and linux 12.04 on this disc and when I put it in new lenovo g580 suprisingly ...
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SSD cache for Lenovo Y500

I have a Lenovo Y500 with a dual GTX650M, 16Gb SSD and 1Tb HDD. I just install a clean Ubuntu 13.04 then upgrade to 13.10. Previously I had windows 8 but I cleaned it off and only use Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Can I copy 2 partitions at a time with sudo dd

I have copied Windows from one hard drive to another with SUDO DD many times successfully. It was always from a smaller SSD (120 GB) to a at least same sized or bigger SSD. I could always copy the ...
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Flashcache on Xubuntu 13.04

First of all, I'm noob on using flashcache, and all that I'll post here is studying about it. I've an Asus K56CM, i5 with 500gb of HD and 24Gb of SSD for cache. In windows 8, the default operating ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freezing at startup

I have installed a dual boot system on an UEFI board with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (both 64bit). Ubuntu is freezing during bootup very often. In most of the cases it's stuck on a blank orange ...
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Reducing the size of udev filesystem

I have this line in the output of df -h: udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev What is this thing doing? Do I need it, and if not, how can I reduce the size of it? As far as I know, this ...
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How can I tell linux kernel to completely ignore a disk as if it was not even connected?

Notice Please scroll down for the answer (it has 0 points but it is the correct one). The problem is solved by a patch that will be in kernel 3.12.7 and up; I hope it will back-ported to earlier ...
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Put swap on SSD or HDD?

New installation coming up. 120gb SSD for OS and HOME and 1tb HDD for storage. 16gb of ram which means 16gb of swap if I recall correctly. SSD space is too valuable for a swap partition right? If my ...
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Help me setup my new build! [closed]

Background: Linux user for about 2 years More of a GUI guy than a terminal guy, but I can sudo apt-get install program-name Don't know how to compile or install from .zip/tar files. If there are ...
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GRUB installation Windows and Ubuntu 13.04

I have two hard drives, one with no partitions and Windows 7 installed on it(ssd): /dev/sda And the second is for Ubuntu 13.04 (hdd), and is partitioned for: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 /home /dev/sdb3 ...
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Any Mechanical Drive Tweaks?

Noticed a couple of SSD-specific tweaks like putting log files to tmpfs, discard and noatime, etc. Was curious if such tweaks would also work on mechanical drives or be advisable? I noticed a little ...
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Pf kernel on ssd is it worth it (Ubuntu 13.04)

Has anyone tried the pf kernel on an ssd in ubuntu? Is it going bring more performance in terms of reading and writing to ssds?
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on an SSD

First of all, I want you to know that this is a machine translation because I do not speak English. So I apologize for any errors that may see. I want to make an installation of Ubuntu alongside ...
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What version? dell inspiron 910 8GB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and planning to install it on my Dell Inspiron 910, because in Windows XP some random updates ate all my 8GB storage (SSD). Even after stripping down XP to the bone, I'm unable to ...
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Fresh install of 13.04 on SSD: no network, no mouse, low graphic mode

I am having some trouble installing 13.04 on an AMD FX4300 UEFI PC with one Samsung SSD 120GB and 1TB HD. After installing from USB stick 13.04 the SSD the PC boots in low graphics mode with no ...
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Manual Cloning of a mutli partition gpt disk to smaller target

Ok so I have a Asus Laptop that came with 2x 128 GB ssd and its setup as a raid 0 totaling 256 GB. The first 4 partitions are the important ones. I assembled the raid with mdadm and cloned the entire ...
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Partitioning SSD for flashcache

I am trying to setup my HDD + SSD on my Win7/Ubuntu dual booting laptop to work with flashcache. Part of my ssd (/dev/sdb1) is already partitioned for ExpressCache on Windows 7. For Ubuntu, I am ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on Samsung 530U (500GB+24GB)

I have Samsung 530U (model NP530U3C-A06CZ), which has 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD. I would like to have dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 8, but I don't know how I can do it. According to my information ...
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Is there a tool that will tell me why my hard drive is spinning up?

I have my OS installed on a small SSD and most of my data on a large HDD. My HDD will spin up every fifteen minutes or so even if I am not doing anything. I want to find out who is causing it to spin ...
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Move home folder back on to SSD

My current setup at the moment is I have my system partition on my SSD, and my home folder on a 320GB HDD. The HDD is unfortunately beginning to die with a couple bad sectors coming up, so I'd like to ...
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Corrupted super block

Ok, so this is driving me nuts. I had to hard reboot my machine and now I have superblock issues on my boot disk. I have a Lenovo u310, which comes with two drives, a little ssd, and another 500GB. ...
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Ubuntu Install Issues UEFI/BIOS ASUS

Hey everyone I have an ASUS laptop that came with windows 8 and of course UEFI(ugh) with a 500GB HDD and 20GB SSHD, this is a hybrid drive. I tried to wipe windows and install just ubuntu, I did this ...
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Which bits of Ubuntu need to be on an SSD?

I'm in the process of rebuilding a budget system from used parts. One of the components will be an 8GB SSD, to speed up the machine while continuing to use my 1TB conventional HD. I already use a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation on Acer Ultrabook

I have a Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook, which came bundled with 16GB SSD, Windows 7 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The 500GB hard disk has a recovery partition(16.5 GB), hibernation ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 -> Dell 14z 5423 AHCI / ISRT

I just bought a Dell 14z 5423, which uses UEFI/GPT and Intel Smart Response on the Windows 8. I have been researching and studying how to use it as Dual boot. Thanks to this forum I was able to ...
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SSD: Support for SATA 3.1 and “queued TRIM”

I have a relatively new Thinkpad 530 running Xubuntu 13.04. I want to swap out the drive with a SSD and am considering the Samsung 840 series. There are three models (Pro, non-Pro and EVO). The ...
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Installing 13.04 (x64) off of USB (and via Windows installer) onto SSD but stuck at loading screen [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu to alleviate some Windows issues I've been having. I've run checkdisk so I know my disk hasn't gone bad. (Or at least it hadn't found anything...) I'm trying to install ...
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TRIM and encrypted home folders

I have enabled TRIM for my root partition by adding discard in /etc/fstab, following How to enable TRIM? They mention that special steps are needed if I have an encrypted partition. I have encrypted ...
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What is the best way installing Ubuntu on an 1 SSD + 2 HDD combination?

I have installed, already, ubuntu (latest) on SSD OCZ Vertex 4 (everything, home, tmp, /, swap, etc). I have two other HDDs. One is just Windows (used by my wife, only) and one is used to just store ...
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Installing ubuntu 13.04 as only os but windows still there (Asus UX32A)?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 as my only OS but something goes wrong (I'm not so good at this). I have Secure Boot disabled, CSM Boot enabled, and cannot find where to disable Intel Smart ...
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unable to install ubuntu 13.04 from external drive

I've got a Samsung 900X Ultra-book with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside (as dual-boot) from a DVD which came with a Linux-Ubuntu special edition of a magazine. ...
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Do I use ext4 for all partitions (such as / and /boot)? What are the other formats used for?

I'm installing ubuntu onto a new laptop with 24gb SSD and a 500gb HDD. I wanted to put / and swap onto the SSD and /home onto the HDD. Is there anything I shouldn't use ext4 for? I do not ever intend ...
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Ubuntu on ssd and windows

I have recently bought a laptop with 32gb ssd and 750 gb hdd. Due to my job I need both windows and linux (I use more linux than windows). I want to install first windows 7 on the hdd and later ubuntu ...
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Some things I don't quite understand about partitioning for an installation

So I'm installing ubuntu onto my main desktop, but I don't quite understand the partitioning and how Ubuntu works in general. I have 4 SSDs which I would like to put into a JBOD array. I did some ...
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Creating a swap file or swap partition on the SSD/HDD [closed]

I have Linux Mint 13 LTS which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I installed it on my SSD and will use the HDD for data storage only. When installing the OS I skipped making a swap file/partition. The ...
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How to format and auto-mount the HDD after installing OS to SSD? [closed]

I made a clean install of Linux Mint 13 LTS on my SSD which is in the optical drive bay. Now, I will use the HDD for data storage and I don't want the old data there where I just have installed the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a MSATA SSD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 on my 24Gb MSATA SSD. In my laptop, I've also got a 500Gb SATA HDD. I realize that in order for this to work I need to put my /home directory on the 500Gb HDD. ...
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How do I know if my SSD is damaged?

When I use 'dd' to make an image of my sad, I get the message: dd: /dev/disk1: Input/output error I've tried on Mac and Ubuntu (the Mac output is above) and the result is the same. My question is: ...
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Driver and Hardware compatiblity

I am looking at a laptop and there are two things that I think might not be compatible. It has: a dual SLI-Nvidia Gtx 650, and a hybrid drive 1TBHDD+16GB SSD. Here's the laptop. So, I want to ...
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Unable to install bootloader

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a HP ENVY Ultrabook 6-1113tx with Windows 8 pre-installed, off of a LiveUSB. We tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 onto his 32GB SSD by overwriting Windows 8 with ...
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How can I make Ubuntu only boot from SSD?

I have two drives and I want it so that the ssd drive is only for Ubuntu boot. Nothing saved on it, not even system files just have it boot from ssd and I have a hdd to put storage and any other ...
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switching from windows 8 to Ubuntu. A few questions to ask before hand

I have the microsoft office applications and am wondering if I will still be able to use these. If I want to switch back to windows will I be able to do so? I have an Acer ultrabook with a 30gb ssd. ...
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Steps to follow to install ubuntu 13.04 on an ultrabook [duplicate]

How exactly should I install ubuntu on my ultrabook so that I can use all my ultrabook hardware at its best? Since, I am new to Ubuntu, it will be really helpful if you can elaborate each step. My ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu with SSD and HDD

So I have an Acer laptop that has both an HDD and SSD. I have been having trouble dual booting Ubuntu with Windows. For some reason Ubuntu does not recognize Windows and I do not want to wipe out ...