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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System performance is extremely laggy when copying and extracting files

After a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (64-bit) and the according Gnome 3 (stable) PPA my system (Samsung 900X3C) is extremely laggy, when files are copied to the external hard-drive (HDD) or ...
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I'm confused about SSD optimization

I've tried to find out the deal with this, but I just can't. I have 3 drives in my rig. 1 240GB SSD, which I would like the main OS to go on (I have 16GB of RAM so no swap needed), a 1TB backup drive ...
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How is Trim enabled? [duplicate]

I have heard, that Ubuntu 14.04 will have Trim enabled by default. How will this be done? By adding a discards option to the ext4 mount options or by running a cron-job? Will the default options for ...
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Setup config for my SSD [Ultrabay T430]

there are a lot of blog posts about how to configure Ubuntu when using an SSD. The ones I found rely on editing /etc/fstab. Unfortunately my file looks different from their samples which is why I'm ...
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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installing ubuntu on ssd from usb distro

attempting to install ubuntu 13.1 on Lenovo s10 netbook with (new) Crucial M500 240Gb SSD. Installer crashes late in the (very slow) installation process. SUSE and Mint also crashed when I tried them. ...
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How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
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Steam forgets where game directory is on second HDD

I installed steam onto my SSD, but of course that can't hold very many games so I setup a second steam directory on my HDD. However every single time a I restart my computer steam shows all my games ...
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Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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Second HDD from Windows as backup

So I'm migrating back to Ubuntu after a long struggle with Windows specific applications for my college work. My problem is, I now have two hard drives in my laptop, an SSD and a mechanical one. I ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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How to extend logical volume swap space to atleast 64 GB on SSD

My current configuration of physical volumes is as follows. --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda5 VG Name vgssd PV Size 190.89 GiB / not usable ...
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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit [closed]

So I've been spending tons of hours on this issue, nothing has been able to give me an exact result and I don't have a ton more time to spend on this issue. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 64gb SSD and ...
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What is the UUID of my swap drive?

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.10 on an ASUS Windows 8 with an SSD (but not on the SSD). I configured it when installing to use a swap drive, but it doesn't seem to be using it since I get this message ...
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I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it ...
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Enable TRIM on the windows partitions?

Do I need to enable TRIM for the windows 8.1 partition on my dual boot ultrabook if I will be reading/writing to the windows partition while booted into Ubuntu? Also do I need to enable it for a ...
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Which drive is better to keep a swap?

I have a laptop with a processor core i5. 4 GB of RAM. The laptop has a built-in hard disk SanDisk SSD U100 24GB [10.52.01] (/dev/sda). Read speed 270 MB / s, write speed of 78 MB / s. In addition, ...
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Backup SSD as image

I want to backup an existing SSD on a new notebook with a pre-installed Windows, Recovery Partition, ... before I wipe it and install Ubuntu on it. (It is too small for a dual-boot) Until now I have ...
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Install Ubuntu OS on SSD and other files to HDD [duplicate]

I am building a new PC. I am planning on having both a SDD and HDD. I want to install the latest Ubuntu release to, and have the PC boot from and run the OS from, the SSD. I also want any files, ...
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Partitioning a 256GB SSD [closed]

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. It comes with 256 GB of SSD. My intention is to install Ubuntu GNOME and I'm not sure of how my partitions should be arranged. I've always used ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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Install ONLY Ubuntu OS on SSD (22gb) [Samsung NP530] [duplicate]

install ubuntu on the SSD and all apps and documents in the HDD. Can i?
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USB: Enable Trim (FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported)

First of all, I am pretty surprised my usb flash device supports trim: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep 'Model\|TRIM' gives me: Model Number: SanDisk SSD CZ80 32GB ...
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Ubuntu on SSD issue

I just got my new laptop up and running with Windows 7. The thing is my main OS is Ubuntu, and therefore I would like to install it on my SSD. The problem is whenever I boot up the Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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SSD TRIM Support and Block Limits?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. In this situation, I have two questions? I have 4 drives on my desktop, two of which are SSD's with TRIM supported. However the two have different block limits. I am trying ...
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Ubuntu Server 10.04 will not connect to the internet

I created an dd image from a VirtualBox with Ubuntu server 10.04 on it. Then I placed that image on a fresh empty ssd. My internet was working just fine on that virtualbox but on the ssd it doesnt ...
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Installing ubuntu on a 16 gb ssd

I'm pretty new to linux, and I'm trying to make a dual boot now to try to learn it. But I'm having some difficulties because I want it in a pretty weird way. First of all, my laptop has 3 drives, a 16 ...
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Does the mpt2sas driver support TRIM?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with an LSI 9211-8i SAS adapter with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs. Doing some performance testing I noticed the write speed dropping off significantly so I've been attempting to get ...
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help interpreting SSD state

unknown@unknown-Z96S:~$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdb gives me: MART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG ...
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How do I format my 24gb SSD for ubuntu?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S400CA-DB51T and I want to replace windows 8 with ubuntu. No dual boots or anything like that, just 100% ubuntu. I'm trying to make the conversion with the 13.10 image, but ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I ordered an xps 15 l521x laptop. It's embedded with a 500 go hardrive + a 32 go ssd m-sata. Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'd like to install Ubuntu on to this laptop while retaining the ...
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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage ...
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SSD suddenly extremely slow (50x slower)

I'm using a SSD for about 460GB of data on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. (The drive holds 560GB, so it is about 88% full.) I have had a program which does a lot of random access to the data (no writing), ...
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SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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SSD slows down six months after install

Have a Samsung 840 SSD in a Thinkpad R60i running Xubuntu 13.04 /w 3GB usable RAM. Provisioned it with 20% free space and enabled TRIM, and it was fast as greased lightning to start, but four months ...
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Image or reset broken SSD

There is something very wrong with my 160G SSD. It shows up as a 8MB drive in fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 8 MB, 8388608 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders, total 16384 sectors Units = sectors ...
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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My SSD now has 226 bad sectors. Is that significant?

Ubuntu 13.04. The number of bad sectors on my SSD has steadily increased until 226 bad sectors today. The thing is, I don't know whether 226 bad sectors is 0.0001% of the SSD, 1% of the SSD, or 99% ...
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ubuntu desktop installation

I've been searching on the internet for quite some time to find a solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu Desktop on a new computer build. I would like to install ubuntu desktop on a ssd and ...
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using GRUB to boot a linux system on a different device?

I bought a new SSD drive with the idea of running my Ubuntu system on it and leaving the other two SATA drives (which are configured in a RAID array) for storage only. Ubuntu installed with no ...
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how to boot ubuntu from another disk

My senario is: I have a desktop computer with two disk. One of disk is SSD and other is HDD. I install Windows 8 on SSD and I use HDD for data. Then I want to install ubuntu 13.10 on HDD with ...
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SSD Spindown Settings

I have dual SSDs in my new laptop, but the second SSD isn't used as often. Does "spin-down" have any affect on SSDs for preserving battery life? Is there a delay in SSDs in the event that the device ...
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Reorganize partitions with HDD and SSD

In my notebook, I have a 16GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I have installed Windows 7 on the HDD, which consumes about ~250GB. Then I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I put / on the SSD with ~12GB and also the swap ...
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New SSD gets errors when booting

I recently bought a 120Gb Kingston SSDNowV300 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto it. When I boot, it pauses at a flashing cursor for a huge amount of time. Changing the boot flags to text showed a ...
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Copying Linux partition from an HDD to a SSD

OK, I have a laptop with an HDD drive and I also have a SSD drive. I would like to replace the former with the latter without having to reinstall everything. What I found after a bit of research was ...
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With an SSD, do I need to change my swappiness to increase SSD life?

I encountered this article which includes the following suggestion: Swap and swappiness I kept my swap partition on the old HDD. Swap on the SSD would be faster, but would also shorten the ...
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Disk Space is rapidly deplenishing [duplicate]

My disk space is rapidly getting eaten up and I don't know why. I was using localhost and it was taking a long time to load so I checked the properties in the folder and I had 2GB left out of 125GB ...
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Running a VM on SD card

I recently bought a ssd, and i'm wondering if running a windows virtual machine will do a lot of writing or it's mainly reads? I thought using a 32G SD card (SanDisk extreme plus 80m/s read and ...
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GRUB and installing a secondary SSD

I hope you can help pointing me in the right direction with this. I currently have a dual-boot setup (I don't use Windows much, but i need it sometimes). I want to install an ssd drive in place of ...