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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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 ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from SSD in ASUS K55VD

As the title would suggest, I am having trouble booting from my new SSD that I installed in my ASUS R500V K55VD today. I have been running Ubuntu on the HDD since I got the laptop, but I wanted to ...
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Install ubuntu on 128GB SSD or 3TB SATA disk?

sorry for the silly question; for gaming/heavy programs on Ubuntu (PlayOnLinux, Wine, Steam etc.) and given the amount up updates that come and go plus, I am - at least under the impression that you ...
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Can I install Intel Smart Response Technology?

I have 1 500gb HDD and 64gb SSD in the system. I already installed Ubuntu in my system on the HDD. Can I have Intel RST (Rapid Storage Technology) without sacrificing my Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 13.04 purple screen of death and kernel panic [closed]

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit from a USB startup disc on a new SSD drive. The installation completes without a problem, but on the first boot I get a blank purple screen (this is when I ...
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SSD and HDD Dual Boot [duplicate]

I have got Win 8 on my SSD and I want to install Ubuntu on my HDD. Can I? Thanks. My SSD is 120 GB and when I try to access it gives this error in "trying Ubuntu" : Error mounting /dev/sda2 at ...
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How do I check the health of a SSD?

We all know that SSDs have a limited predetermined life span. So the question for me is how do I check in (Ubuntu) Linux what the current health status of my SSD is? And maybe an estimation how long ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD with Asus Zenbook

I have a new Asus Zenbook UX32V with: 24GB Sandisk SSD 500Gb Hitatchi It came with Windows 8 but I've successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 dual boot and everything works great. Now I've spent some ...
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How to partition with a 8GB SSD and a 16GB memory card

I would like to use my available memory as a single area. I have a 8GB SSD and a 16GB SD card. I also have 1GB RAM. I want to repartition and reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have been running into ...
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Ubuntu Partition/Dual-Boot HELP!

I recently got a PC with Windows 8 pre-installed. It has a 1TB HDD and 24GB SSD. So I decided to dual-boot with Ubuntu, using the simple method ("Install Ubuntu beside W8"). However, the only disk ...
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Encrypted Ubuntu 13.04 on SSD does not work

I got a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 full os encryption installed to my SSD. On boot I'm not able to type anything at all in the decryption screen. The keyboard works perfectly fine in GRUB, but in decryption ...
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“df -h ~” thinks my drive is full, but it shouldn't even be half way. Can't install stuff (13.04)

Using a Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD, with 13.04 (no other OS's installed) df -h ~ reports that I have 94gb available (wut?), and 82gb used (wrong). GParted says i'm only using a few hundred megabytes ...
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SSD 4K alignment question

I have the following partitions for my SSD: (sector size = 512Byte) Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2048s 122882047s 122880000s primary ntfs ...
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Ubuntu Minimial Install mounts internal HD as sdb

I am trying to setup 13.04 on a new internal SSD on an Intel NUC i3 from a USB Stick. For some reason during the install it mounts the SSD as ssb and install on it but writes to the the USB Stick MBR ...
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Installing Ubuntu on 24GB mSSD Hardware Acceleration Cache [duplicate]

I bought an HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j000 Quad Edition Notebook PC laptop with a 24GB mSSD customization. I want to install Ubuntu in a dual boot setup alongside the existing Windows 8 OS. I've ...
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Is TRIM on by default in 13.04?

I've just installed the Ubuntu Raring (with Sandisk Extreme) and I know there're multiple articles over the internet (and here) about TRIM, but I suspect it's a native resource on Ubuntu Raring. PS: ...
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Install Ubuntu and upgrade Windows

I'm running Windows 7 on my laptop. I'm going to upgrade to Windows 8 and also installing Ubuntu along side. My questions: Should I install Ubuntu to my SSD ? ( I have windows 7 on HDD and can't ...
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ubuntu Wubi SSD Windows 7 - New Linux instalation

My system: CPU: Intel i7 Windows 7 16 GB Ram Disks: 1 TB HDD - Partitioned for Windows 240 GB SSD primary Windows disk 40 GB SSD - not in use - I thought I would install Ubuntu here. 2 TB HDD New ...
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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15t-j000 Quad Edition + custom mSata Plextor M5M 64GB SSD

The ssd did not come along with the laptop, so i bought one myself and physically installed it. I've booted into Ubuntu from a USB drive and my goal is to install / and /home in the SSD. (because ...
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Multiple mounts on single partition, fresh install

Lead in: This may be a little advanced to correctly answer simply, however I am a technical user and will be able to follow a complex solution. Situation: I have a 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD in my ...
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SSD tweaks under 13.04?

I'm going to install 13.04 on my home microserver, an HP N54L, specifically on a Kingston SSD. I'm wondering what tweaks are still worth making to extend the life of the SSD? I know that previously it ...
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Partition Alignment Confusion [duplicate]

I have a new Samsung 840 250GB SSD on the way, and I want to make sure that everything is running optimally after install. I've spent many frustrating hours on the internet trying to understand how I ...
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Transfering from ubuntu to windows

I recently bought an ssd and it is plugged in correctly, however I would like to create a dual boot on my ssd with with windows and ubuntu. The problem is my Ubuntu is already installed on my 2tb hard ...
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How do I fix a “/tmp is not ready or mounted” Error?

I run ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Lenovo ideapad netbook S10. I Been getting this error a lot, and then I did a fresh install. I had ubuntu only a month now, but the error hadn't started till yesterday ...
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How to install applications to a separate hdd?

I was so good with windows, now I’m feeling like a complete idiot. I have an SSD for ubuntu and want to install the majority of my programs to a separate HDD but I have no clue how. All searches I ...
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GRUB doesn't load with Ubuntu on mSATA, Win7 on SATA

I've had Win7 installed on my 2.5" SSD for a few months. The computer also has a mSATA slot which I've now packed with a 16GB SSD. I've installed Ubuntu onto the mSATA disk from USB which went fine ...
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How To Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in 32GB SSD

In my System I have a 32GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I want to dual Boot My Windows OS and Ubuntu OS in the Same SSD HardDisk..but i am Unable to do that...afterwards i tried to install Both the OS in my ...
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Dual HDD; reinstalled windows and now can't go past boot screen logo

So I have a three drive set up. 1 SSD (Windows 7), 1 HDD (Windows 7 storage), 1 HDD (Ubuntu 12.04). I was not thinking and reinstalled Windows and messed it up. If I have the Ubuntu HDD disconnected, ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm running a new system with 120GB SSD and 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8, I've created a 75GB partition on the SSD for the windows and installed it. On the HDD, I've created an NTFS ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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HDD and SSD configuration

I had just bought a system76 laptop that is preinstalled with Ubuntu 13.04, and has a nice SSD and HDD setup. The problem is that the laptop's hdd comes unpartioned and unformatted, while the entire ...
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After installing Ubuntu on my HP desktop, it fails to boot up, any ideas whats wrong?

I made a Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit USB drive, using that I installed Ubuntu onto the 1 terabyte hdd in the machine, thus erasing my windows 8 installation (I use Ubuntu on all of my computers and have ...
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13.04, Thinkpad x230, I/O Errors after 15-20 minutes working [closed]

After last update my system became behave strange. After 15-20 minutes all drives become read only. In terminal I get errors: I/O error, Bus error, disk is read only. I checked all my disks by ...
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“Ownerless” (no permission) SSD-friendly filesystem

A bit of context and needs: Most time I'm using Ubuntu machines. I have a laptop which I do not carry around a lot, so I'm in usermode (no admin permissions) lots of time. I have a large and fast ...
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Swap HDD to change OS?

I'm going to a LAN tomorrow, however, they all use windows and we're planning on playing some games that are only for windows. I have a laptop with a pretty SDD of 60GB with Ubuntu that works perfect ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 / 13.04 slower than windows 7 on SSD [closed]

I made a dualboot windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 on my ssd samsung 840 250Gb and ubuntu seems slower / less reactive than windows 7. On windows 7 apps start faster than on ubuntu. Is it normal ? ...
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Shutdown slow in 13.04, hangs on shutting down processes

I believe this problem has existed since I upgraded to 13.04. I have an SSD, so differences in boot/shutdown times are very noticeable. It used to take a couple of seconds to shut down - now, it takes ...
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Direct install of Ubuntu into new HDD

Ok, so I have search most of the questions/answers related to this, but I could not find any "suitable" to my situation. I have a laptop currently running WIN XP. I also have a brand new and empty ...