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 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 ...
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Any benefit installing ubuntu desktop on SSD [closed]

For a large memory (lots of RAM) Ubuntu desktop machine, is there any upside to installing Ubuntu on SSD ? wouldn't everything be loaded to memory right after boot anyway, making it just superfluous? ...
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Moving Ubuntu and Windows from seperate drives to single drive [duplicate]

I currently have three hard drives in my machine that I dual-boot: - 1TB for data - 80GB win 7 - 240GB Ubuntu (only using less than half) I just got a new 256GB SSD, and I'd like to end up with both ...
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Can I partition my boot drive?

I have 2 physical drives on my laptop, a 500 GB hard drive and a 120 GB SSD. I installed Ubuntu on the SDD and it thus became my boot drive. I moved my /home folder to the hard drive because I have ...
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Trying install OS on SSD but “Erro: no such device d7a2c…”

On HD left the /home directory, while the SSD (which was installed in place of the CD-ROM drive) left the / and the swap area. The first error was "No such partition", put live-usb, ran the ...
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Moving boot disc to another

I have Ubuntu 14.10 installed on a Corsair SSD but am becoming a little nervous at the increase of smart errors appearing from it. I am considering the purchase of a new SSD to take over the role but ...
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Dual boot W8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD/HDD

I recently bought a new laptop which has an 8 GB ssd and a 1 TB HDD, pre-installed with W8.1. I'm used to creating a partition on a HDD to install Ubuntu on. However, with the new SSD I'm not sure as ...
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Ubuntu and internal WD Digital Black2 Dual Drive — Did anyone managed to make it work?

The Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive is a 2.5 drive which combines a 120GB SSD with a 1TB HDD. It differs from hybrid drives in that it appears to the system as two distinct partitions, leaving to ...
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Win 8.1 + Ubuntu, 256GB SSD, partitioning scheme

I would like to install Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu(both x64) on a one 256 GB SSD. I need 3 partitions, 2 for systems and 1 shared(NTFS?) for data accessible by both OSes. '/root' and '/home' will be on ...
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problem with SSD

Decided to put an additional SSD, to put back the system itself, but my computer does not see the SSD, through the BIOS can not see anything to, tell me what could be the problem? laptop: acer aspire ...
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Incredibly bad M.2 SSD performance (HP OMEN with Samsung XP941)

I have a new laptop (HP Omen) and have just, after great trials and tribulations, installed Kubuntu on it. The install is a dualboot install along with the factory Win8.1 installation using EFI mode. ...
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Can't change vm.dirty_ratio with /etc/sysctl.conf

I recently bought an 120GB SSD drive and I wanted to tweak my OS for it. I found some tutorial to do that and I followed it, but I've found some problems. I wanted to change vm.dirty_ratio value to ...
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Dell E4300 needs two boots

Currently going through the process of moving over to Ubuntu with mostly laptops. There's one small issue that I have been unable to remedy on my own, this relates to a Dell E4300 fitted with Samsung ...
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Install Ubuntu on fresh new SSD alongside with windows on another SSD

I did a lot a research to check if my question was already answered or not, but so far I've only seen two related questions in Can I install Ubuntu on a separate SSD, AFTER having encrypted my Windows ...
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Dualbooting Ubuntu/Windows 8.1 on SSD with Data HDD [duplicate]

here's the deal My system currently has a 128gig SSD and a 2TB HDD. I'm currently running Windows 8.1 on the SSD and using the HDD as a data drive for most of my games/programs/data/video etc I'm ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting, behaves like a spoiled child

I've unsuccessfully tried to boot again in Ubuntu after 1 week of not using it. It clearly punishes me for that. Joke aside, please know that i'm using "vanilla" Ubuntu. I didn't tinker with it. All ...
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Ubuntu not booting on SSD

I have an SSD which I installed both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.1. When I installed Ubuntu I allocated 500 MB to /boot and the rest of the Ubuntu partition to /. The installation completed and now ...
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installing drivers for intel 910 series SSD (data center hdd), how it it possible?

I got my hands on a Intel 910 series 800GB SSD, now I have a hard time installing it since Ubuntu is not mentioned as a supported OS for it. And I might add that I am a newbie with Linux as well so ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation - hide ssd builtin disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my main disk (sda). The laptop (acer aspire s3) comes with a built-in (soldered! :_() 20GB ssd which appears to be broken, it spits I/O errors in both GParted and ...
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How to mount and sdb and move /home directory to sdb

I have a question: when I type the command sudo lsblk -o, I get the following: NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL", my outcome looks like this: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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8GB RAM is fullfilled, addressed /tmp /var/log into RAM

Ok, so I have 8GB memory and 30GB msata storage + some external drives... 30GB for ubuntu, no SWAP partition, only main / Updated fstab to store /tmp and /var/log into RAM and Firefox caching into ...
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fstrim does not work (Ubuntu 14.04, ext4, Intel SSD 520)

I've been googling around for hours without having found an answer. I've found some hints, but they don't correlate with each other. $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep TRIM * Data Set ...
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Oscillating disk performance

I recently upgraded my server from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. It used to run flawlessly for 2+ years, perfect in every way, but now I'm getting massive dropouts in the media streaming it provides. So ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and RAID-5 for data files

I want my NAS to run a lot like Freenas or Nas4free in that I have a separate drive for my OS and all other files (like WWW, media, plex media server and minecraft) run off the raid-5 (3*3tb WD reds). ...
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SSD SMART failing - two temperature values?

Running Ubuntu 12.04. This morning I started getting disk failure warnings on my root drive (EDGE™ Boost Pro Plus 7mm SSD 240GB). Looking at the SMART data shows the failing attribute is 231 ...
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Cannot create partition table on SSD

I'm running into quite a dilemma, where I'm unable to create a new partition table on a particular SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). Attempting to create a msdos partition table via gparted doesn't work, and ...
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large amount of data TRIMMed on SSD

I just recently set up a new PC with an SSD/HDD combo; my linux partition on my SSD is mounted as / with /home mounted on my HDD. I have the noatime and discard flags set for my SDD in /etc/fstab, ...
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on ssd

I have recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD, I currently have Windows 7 installed and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer I cant see the SSD in the dropdown menu (the one ...
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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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Install programs in other directories

I have a PC with a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I want to have Ubuntu and Windows dual boot. I am OK with this bit. The problem is that I want to partition the SSD in 2 60GB partitions and have one for ...
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T440s Dual Boot m2 ssd help [duplicate]

I'm not really experienced in this stuff and english isn't my native language so.. sorry, but I hope you can help me I bought my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s a week ago, it has a 256gb SSD and 256gb m2 SSD, ...
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How to install Ubuntu on the HDD, with Windows 7 ultimate on the SSD

I'm a newbie on Ubuntu and up to now I use it from a permanent USB pendrive. Now I've decided to install it on my HDD. My PC has an SSD with Windows 7 Ultimate and a standard HDD that up to now I'm ...
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Capacity for ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu on an external SSD. The drive is 120GB. I want to split it into 2 partitions. One for a hackintosh and the other for ubuntu. Will 40GB be sufficient for ubuntu to run smoothly ...
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Ubuntu on Flash USB rather than SSD: performance penalty when not r/w-intense use?

I plan to turn my fanless HTPC completely silent, exchanging the current HDD for a silent runner. All I expect to do with the machine is to run a media client (XBMC), streaming my media via a network ...
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How to read/mount full ubuntu volume from now external hard drive

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my laptop hard drive to an SSD. I was previously running Ubuntu 14.04 on the HDD that came with it. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on the SSD. I would like to mount up ...