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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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 SSD and HDD

I have searched every where but found nothing, probably because my case is an exception. I have Windows 8.1 installed on my 1TB HDD, I have a 120GB SSD, and I have installed Ubuntu on it with 2 ...
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How do I maintain having two hard drives?

Firstly, let me say I am very new to the Linux community. I have only been using Ubuntu for 2 weeks, so I do not know a lot. As well I am not tech savvy so it may be obvious, but I don't see it. I ...
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At startup HDD not recognised [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my SSD (alongside Windows 7). I've also got a HDD installed with all my documents etc. Whenever I want to access the HDD after startup (in Ubuntu) it is not recognised: ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu after removing Windows

so I've got a system that originally had Windows 8.1 on a regular HDD. I added an SSD and installed Ubuntu on it. After getting everything setup (this is my new media server), I decided to just ...
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Change Default Program Install Path from SSD to Secondary HDD [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Kingston 120 GB SSD. I plan on installing several programs, including Steam, that will take up quite a bit of space, so I installed, formatted, and partitioned a ...
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I want to use my secondary HDD for everything [closed]

In windows, you can change some settings so that only the operating system is on the sdd, and all installed programs and user documents are installed/stored on a secondary HDD. How would I do this so ...
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Unkown partitions after cloning HDD

I cloned my 500 GB traditional HDD to a new 512 GB SSD yesterday using ddrescue from a Ubuntu live CD. First, I wrote the whole HDD in a file on another external hard disk and then used this file to ...
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What is the recommened way to dual-boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two HD? [duplicate]

I am building a computer and have a 1 TB hard drive and a 250GB SSD. I would like to install both OS on the SSD and have them both be able to access the HD. Would it work to install both on the SSD ...
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mount ssd disk on new acquired server

I have just acquired a new 3x 120Go SSD server (within soyoustart Soft Raid), but I can only see/use one SSD disk! Should I mount the other 2 disks ? What should be the new content of fstab file ? ...
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Question regarding dual boot (BIOS/UEFI, SSD)

I'm totally new to ubuntu and want to ask some things before diving into it: First off I have an Asrock z77 extreme 4 and 1 SSD with Windows 7 installed. On my second (empty) SSD I want to install ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does trim SSD RAID 0 discs?

I've got Ubuntu 14.10 in a RAID 0 set up with 2 x Samsung Evo 840 SSD 256Mb, for performance reasons while acessing/modificating very large files. I've also got a schedule backup to another HDD for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 SSD

I just bought a laptop with 256gb ssd and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I already have Ubuntu on my PC but I really don't know if there is a difference between installing Ubuntu on SDD or HDD. Do I ...
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Strange boot issue (purple screen)

I'm somewhat of a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I am a computer science student so I am familiar with operating systems. Anyway, I'll try to be as detailed as possible in describing ...
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Install Ubuntu onto an SSD with Windows on another SSD

I recently got a new SSD (512GB Samsung 850 EVO) to replace my old one (128GB Samsung 830). My intention is either to partition the new SSD into two 256GB partitions and to install Windows 7 on one ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 after perfect install, boots into blank screen

After installing Ubuntuserver 14.04.2 LTS without any errors I tried to boot into my SSD and then I just got to a blank screen with a blinking underscore. There was no input except for "Ctrl + alt + ...
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What can I do with a cache SSD?

I have a Lenovo U410 with a 1TB HDD (ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB) and a cache SSD (SanDisk SSD U100 24GB). I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 as the only operating system. I'm currently looking into the right ...
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Ubuntu installation usb strange behavior on laptop

I seem to be having difficulties trying to install Ubuntu on this computer. For reference, it's a "new" (never used) Crucial M500 220GB onto an Asus Q501la. Here is what it gives me when I try to ...
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How to setup LVM cache on ubuntu 14.10 server

building a server machine for my personal server (media + application (docker)) I have two 2tb hdd(1 sata 2 old and 1 sata3) along with a samsung 120 gb ssd. I can format one of hdd but not both (...
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Monitor apps accessing HDD

I have SSD and HDD installed on my laptop. Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and all apps installed on SSD. But some apps are reading and/or writing data to/from HDD, so it makes OS freeze sometimes, since my HDD is ...
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KingFast SSD installation hell

I recently purchased a KingFast 30GB SSD (F6-30GB-SATA 3) to give a bit of a boost to my old laptop (Acer Aspire 3100 - 2GB RAM). The issue is that I keep getting "ata1.00 - Failed to IDENTIFY (...
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No /var/log/syslog file after moving /var/log to tmpfs

To avoid useless write to my SSD I've moved /var/log (and /tmp) to RAM via /etc/fstab: cat >> /etc/fstab <<'EOT' tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,size=1g ...
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Is there software that can use my SSD and hard disk drive as a hybrid drive? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD. Now I have a 500 GB HDD and 256 GB SSD. Is there software that can move more used files/programs to the SSD?
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Dual Booting and “locking” hard drives

I don't think this question has been posted yet, but I'm planning on dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two drives, a solid state and a mechanical respectively. Is there a way to disable the SSD ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from my Sony vaio SSD laptop

I have tried booting ubuntu 14.04 with DVD, but screen just goes black and stuck on vaio icon, nothing happens. Is there a problem with my SSD (is sony ultra book)? Wasn't sure if I had windows virus ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 fit in a 8gb SSD? [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a new laptop that comes with a hybrid HD with a 8GB SSD.
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Gluglug ThinkPad X200 Ubuntu?

I'm looking at buying the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 from Gluglug (http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/) and they say they have Libreboot so you can install any OS, but I'm wondering if the ...
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Binding /var during installation

I want to install an SSD into my desktop PC, putting there the root and other folders like /etc. What I don't want to put there is /var, because I work with databases pretty often. So, what I want to ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I don'...
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enable trim for mounted ntfs partition on dual boot system [duplicate]

I have a dual boot that I set up following this great manual on lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual-boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony). So I have just like the author 4 sda ...
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install Ubuntu 14.10 and windows 8.1 on new ssd

I upgraded my HDD to a 1Tb SSD. I want to install both Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on it, with 60% of the SSD for Ubuntu. But I don't know how make the partitions or how many partitions I need, or ...
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How to move files from Ubuntu to Windows then back to a Ubuntu VM

What I want to do: Have a Ubuntu development VM on Windows 8.1. Setup: I have a new SSD that I just installed Windows onto. I have an old SSD (60GB) that has Ubuntu on it. Problem: I am a developer ...
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Small SSD, large SATA. What can I move to SATA?

I've got a 601GB Linux partition which can be written to at up to 84.7MB/s (ref). My 62GB can be written to at 366MB/s (ref). Down to my last ~360MB. What should I move over and mount from my other ...
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Where to install bootloader for ubuntu/windows dual boot ssd+hdd

I'm brand new to ubuntu, but I've done a lot of research and I'm currently in the middle of installing ubuntu on my laptop. I looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but every answer out ...
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Partitioning for dual boot [closed]

My motherboard is a Asus am1l-a with a uefi bios. I have a 120 gb ssd and a 3tb hdd I plan on adding another 3tb hdd. I plan on installing Ubuntu as my main os and Arch as a secondary just for messing ...
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Two hard drives only my boot drive is shown?

I have a WD 1 tb blue and a SanDisk 120 GB SSD, obviously booting from SSD. I can not for the life of me figure out how to see both of them in the Files. I got close one time but there was an eject ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, partitioning small SSD and HDD

I looked at several related questions because some questions remained for me. I have just bought a Asus Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed, 500gb HDD and 24gb SSD. Apparently (according to some ...
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Cloning SSD to a another SSD? [duplicate]

Sorry for asking a lots of questions... I got a SanDisk X110 128SSD that I want to clone all the stuff to a Corsair Force GT 240. How can I do that?
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Shift-Select in Matlab Editor lagging

I have very peculiar problem in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 using Matlab (both R2014a and R2014b) I am not able to solve for almost a year (maybe even more). This problem persists on my second machine I ...
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How to check if SSHD works? [duplicate]

I have a Laptop with an 500 GB SSHD and running Ubuntu on it. A friend of mine told me he is not sure if Ubuntu is even capable of taking advantage in terms of performance of this technology. So my ...
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What do you use to wipe an SSD short of a hammer?

So it's been stated in other questions that you can't wipe / secure erase an SSD with the same tools that you use to wipe a regular hard drive. This was for two reasons, the first was that you could ...
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Clarifications on Installing Ubuntu and Windows

right now I am considering reinstalling my Windows/Ubuntu dual boot because they were originally on two external hard drives and I can't boot into my Windows anymore. Can someone correct my steps and ...
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Reinstall ubuntu on a SSD and keep /home

I recently purchased a 120GB SSD, and I would like to do a clean install of ubuntu on it, while keeping my current /home. My current configuration is the following (I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) : ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD Anyways I decided to dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 onto my SSD, ...
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Problem with booting ubuntu 14.10 when using tmpfs for /tmp

I was following the recommendation on this page: http://yktoo.com/en/blog/post/id/233 Apparently when I put my /tmp to tmpfs then the system cannot boot. It seems that the booting runs into some loop ...
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Should /var/log be on an hdd partition when / is on an ssd?

I keep reading that /var/log should not be on an SSD as it gets written to all the time. I'm installing Ubuntu and SSD and am wondering if I really need an extra partition for this folder on my HDD, ...
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full disk encryption on SSD with trusty [duplicate]

I am about to install a new SSD into my laptop and I have to do full-disk encryption due to regulations where I work. Since this is a new install I can get it right from the outset. How can I install ...
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How do I move / to my new SSD

I built a computer and loaded ubuntu 14.04 onto my HDD. I recently got a SSD and wanted to put / and /home on the ssd and all other storage on the HDD. How would I go about this process.
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SSD is always running out of room

Today I opened my laptop to find the message: Failed to write file '/home/chris/.cache/xfce4-notifyd-theme.rc.TF9RSX': write() failed: No space left on device displayed on all workspaces. I googled ...
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How to install Linux applications onto an external hard drive [duplicate]

The laptop that I have acquired only came with a 16GB SSD. I installed XFCE onto it and now the SSD is almost completely full. I have an external hard drive with 1TB of memory, and I was wondering if ...
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Which parts of Ubuntu would you place on SSD and not HDD? (to leverage better system responsiveness without excessive write cycles to the SSD)

Which parts of Ubuntu would you offload from an SSD installed system to HDD or vice versa, to reduce write cycles and still enjoy better responsiveness? I assume the following, but must be missing ...