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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Install program to home folder, not /

I want to install flightgear I understand I can install it by doing sudo apt-get install flightgear, etc. However, computer uses a SSD and a HDD, with my SSD being very limited. With flightgear being ...
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Why Ubuntu doesn't turn on TRIM for SSD by default [closed]

Why doesn't ubuntu turn on discard mount option for ssd drives that support it? Or, alternatively, include a cron-job to run fstrim periodically ? The aim of this question is to understand the ...
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Does TRIM work with FAT32?

I used this webupd8 guide to help me Trim my SSD on Ubuntu 13.10. The guide says that "you must make sure the partition(s) are EXT4 or BTRFS". Unfortunately, I stupidly assumed the HD was formatted to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD

I have been getting an error message after installing Ubuntu 13.10 64-bin on a 500 GB Samsung SSD. attempting to read or write outside of disk "hd0" Followed by a grub rescue prompt. I have ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer not recognizing my windows 8.1 partitions [duplicate]

I recently put together a computer with windows 8.1 (installed on SSD), and I wish to dual boot with Ubuntu 13.10. However the installer does not recognize windows 8.1 nor does it recognize the ...
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unity-service-panel.log taking 18+ GB

Im having strange unity-service-panel.log file behavior in Ubuntu 13.10., which in 5-6 days filled up to 18.5 GB worth of space. Its located in /home/user/.cache/upstart . I have no idea whats going ...
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Install 13.10 on SSD fails

Got some new parts today and decided to rebuild my main computer. Among the parts were a Crucial 240gb SSD. I boot from the live-dvd and partition 200gb of the SSD as "/", and put "/home" on my ...
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get error when try fstrim

Below is my /etc/cron.daily/fstrim file: #! /bin/sh # By default we assume only / is on an SSD. # You can add more SSD mount points, separated by spaces. # Make sure all mount points are within ...
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Is putting swap on a USB2 flashdrive practical?

After searching here, I found no direct answer to: Is it practical to put swap on a USB Flash drive? I do not yet know if the teeny-tiny flash drive (Fit CZ33 ) I wish to use runs at high-speed (480 ...
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separate executables to store onto SSD

I want a solid-state-drive (SSD) for speed but since they degrade when written to, I want to keep frequently written/rewritten files on my old HD. Is there a common arrangement already available ...
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Problem during installation on SSD

My system run Windows 8 updated to 8.1. Because of incompatibility from windows 8.1 with my hardware (old MB Asus P5BSE with Core2 Quad Q6600, but the disk is a SSD Samsung 830 Series), I want to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer (alongside windows 8) and gpt partition

I found several answers regarding that issue but I'd still like to get some confirmation on how to behave in this situation. I bought a quite recent laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 on a 128Gb ...
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installing ubuntu on 2 drives

if I have a 32 gb ssd and a 1tb hdd can I put /usr and /home on the 1tb and root on the ssd, or is the 32 gb ssd still not big enough for the os? Is there a different or better configuration I should ...
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Do SSD/HD hybrids increase performance in Ubuntu?

There are mass storage drives that consist of a large HDD and a smaller part of flash memory. From the computer's point of view they act just as a normal hard drive, but internally the disk internally ...
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Disk setup with a small SSD and a large HDD

I have a notebook on which I on want to install Ubuntu 13.10 in dual boot with Window 8.1. It has an 500GB HDD, and a 24GB SSD used as cache in Windows. In Windows I disabled ExpressCache and ...
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Questions about Ubuntu, HDD, SSD

Context: I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.04 on a 50Gb partition of my Hp Elitebook 8560p. As it is a company computer I'm asked frequently to "redump" my HDD with the company fresh new dump. Of ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 64bit - Slow and buggy “log out” process?

I'm a Windows convert who has done only a little bit of dabbling in Ubuntu in the past (back in Dapper Drake a few years back). A lot has changes since then, and I've been yearning to jump back into ...
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How to wisely partition a 2TB HDD?

Well I have some doubts about how to assign partitions on my HDDs and SSD. I'll explain my setup and how do I plan to use it and you can give me advices. I have a 120GB SSD where I have Windows 7 and ...
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How can I install Ubuntu and Windows 7 on the same SSD, then use another drive for data storage

I have a small SSD (120gb), and a much larger drive (3TB), and want to install both OS's onto the SSD and use the 3TB one for data and gaming storage. Is this possible, and easily doable? The main ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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SSD Randomly Filling up. Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Laptop. It's installed on a 100 GB EXT4 partition on my SSD. In the past two weeks I have been encountering this weird problem where I get random notifications that my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a SSD with HDD for data?

I have bought a new computer with a 128GB SSD and a 750GB HDD, and I'd like to install Ubuntu 13.10 O.S., hardware drivers and programs that I will use more often on the SSD and data on the HDD Disk ...
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SSD card locked to launcher after wakening from sleep mode

Whenever I wake my laptop from sleep mode the SSD card is locked to the launcher. It is not though after booting. How can I avoid this behaviour? To avoid misunderstandings: I do want the SSD card ...
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During installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 on 2 year-old Toshiba Satellite, graphics fails

I recently upgraded to an SSD on a 2-year old Toshiba Satellite laptop. On this laptop, I had previously installed 12.04 LTS, and it installed like a charm. I had tried other Linux flavors, but came ...
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Installing linux on OCZ RevoDrive3 x2

First of all, here is the configuration of my computer: Motherboard: Asus H87Plus RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB Processor: Intel i7 4770 Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 (240 GB) (OCZ Revodrive3 is a PCIe ...
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How to apply TRIM to an NTFS partition on an SSD drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. How can I apply TRIM to this partition?
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't boot up once in a while

I realize my question has been asked before, usually phrased as "sometimes Ubuntu doesn't boot", but after reading some of the other questions and answers, I think my situation is a bit more ...
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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
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What are the appropriate mount options for a shared NTFS partition on an SSD in a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows setup?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. What is the optimal way to mount this NTFS ...
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Dual Boot 2 separate SSD drives? [duplicate]

So right now I only have 1 SSD in my computer. It is 120 GB Samsung SSD. I boot windows directly from this SSD. I would like to buy another totally separate SSD and install and boot Ubuntu from ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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Can I delete partitions of an SSD drive?

I have an SSD which is installed with Windows 8 and UEFI. My main concern is that GParted might not be able to get rid of the hidden partitions SDA1, 5, 6 and I'll be left with some kind of legacy ...
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Will I reduce the life of my SSD prematurely?

I purchased my first ssd drive and since I have been learning linux figured I would ask about installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a ssd. I know from doing research there was issues with write life on a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD (system) and HDD (data). Missing /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod

I've got a HDD (750 GB) and a SSD (16 GB). I want to install Ubuntu (13.10) on the SSD, but because of its small size, I need to install /home, /var and /tmp on the HDD. After that, I would like to ...
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Ubuntu Server SSD primary OS, user data/home folders on secondary RAID1

I have a 60GB SSD drive that i want Ubuntu Server 13 installed upon, and user home folders (except for root) automatically redirected to a secondary RAID1 array. Each hard drive in the array is 2TB. ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu using SSD as cache

I'm new to the forum, and quite inexperienced working on Ubuntu, so be patient! haha. I recently bought a new Laptop and I'd like to install ubuntu, while keeping some of the features it already has. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 vs 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am migrating my workflow to ubuntu from windows. I have a macbook pro at home and I really enjoy being able to use the workspaces feature on ubuntu to increase my productivity. As myself being ...
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Does installing ubuntu touch other physical connected hard drives

In my computer I have 2 SSDs. One has Windows installed. The other is waiting to be used. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the empty SSD is there any chance that a single bit will be written to the ...
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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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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 ...