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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Help me setup my new build! [closed]

Background: Linux user for about 2 years More of a GUI guy than a terminal guy, but I can sudo apt-get install program-name Don't know how to compile or install from .zip/tar files. If there are ...
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GRUB installation Windows and Ubuntu 13.04

I have two hard drives, one with no partitions and Windows 7 installed on it(ssd): /dev/sda And the second is for Ubuntu 13.04 (hdd), and is partitioned for: /dev/sdb1 / /dev/sdb2 /home /dev/sdb3 ...
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Any Mechanical Drive Tweaks?

Noticed a couple of SSD-specific tweaks like putting log files to tmpfs, discard and noatime, etc. Was curious if such tweaks would also work on mechanical drives or be advisable? I noticed a little ...
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Pf kernel on ssd is it worth it (Ubuntu 13.04)

Has anyone tried the pf kernel on an ssd in ubuntu? Is it going bring more performance in terms of reading and writing to ssds?
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Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 on an SSD

First of all, I want you to know that this is a machine translation because I do not speak English. So I apologize for any errors that may see. I want to make an installation of Ubuntu alongside ...
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What version? dell inspiron 910 8GB [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu and planning to install it on my Dell Inspiron 910, because in Windows XP some random updates ate all my 8GB storage (SSD). Even after stripping down XP to the bone, I'm unable to ...
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Fresh install of 13.04 on SSD: no network, no mouse, low graphic mode

I am having some trouble installing 13.04 on an AMD FX4300 UEFI PC with one Samsung SSD 120GB and 1TB HD. After installing from USB stick 13.04 the SSD the PC boots in low graphics mode with no ...
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Manual Cloning of a mutli partition gpt disk to smaller target

Ok so I have a Asus Laptop that came with 2x 128 GB ssd and its setup as a raid 0 totaling 256 GB. The first 4 partitions are the important ones. I assembled the raid with mdadm and cloned the entire ...
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Partitioning SSD for flashcache

I am trying to setup my HDD + SSD on my Win7/Ubuntu dual booting laptop to work with flashcache. Part of my ssd (/dev/sdb1) is already partitioned for ExpressCache on Windows 7. For Ubuntu, I am ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on Samsung 530U (500GB+24GB)

I have Samsung 530U (model NP530U3C-A06CZ), which has 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD. I would like to have dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 8, but I don't know how I can do it. According to my information ...
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Is there a tool that will tell me why my hard drive is spinning up?

I have my OS installed on a small SSD and most of my data on a large HDD. My HDD will spin up every fifteen minutes or so even if I am not doing anything. I want to find out who is causing it to spin ...
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Move home folder back on to SSD

My current setup at the moment is I have my system partition on my SSD, and my home folder on a 320GB HDD. The HDD is unfortunately beginning to die with a couple bad sectors coming up, so I'd like to ...
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Corrupted super block

Ok, so this is driving me nuts. I had to hard reboot my machine and now I have superblock issues on my boot disk. I have a Lenovo u310, which comes with two drives, a little ssd, and another 500GB. ...
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Ubuntu Install Issues UEFI/BIOS ASUS

Hey everyone I have an ASUS laptop that came with windows 8 and of course UEFI(ugh) with a 500GB HDD and 20GB SSHD, this is a hybrid drive. I tried to wipe windows and install just ubuntu, I did this ...
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Which bits of Ubuntu need to be on an SSD?

I'm in the process of rebuilding a budget system from used parts. One of the components will be an 8GB SSD, to speed up the machine while continuing to use my 1TB conventional HD. I already use a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation on Acer Ultrabook

I have a Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 Ultrabook, which came bundled with 16GB SSD, Windows 7 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. The 500GB hard disk has a recovery partition(16.5 GB), hibernation ...
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Ubuntu + Windows 8 -> Dell 14z 5423 AHCI / ISRT

I just bought a Dell 14z 5423, which uses UEFI/GPT and Intel Smart Response on the Windows 8. I have been researching and studying how to use it as Dual boot. Thanks to this forum I was able to ...
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SSD: Support for SATA 3.1 and “queued TRIM”

I have a relatively new Thinkpad 530 running Xubuntu 13.04. I want to swap out the drive with a SSD and am considering the Samsung 840 series. There are three models (Pro, non-Pro and EVO). The ...
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Installing 13.04 (x64) off of USB (and via Windows installer) onto SSD but stuck at loading screen [closed]

I am trying to install Ubuntu to alleviate some Windows issues I've been having. I've run checkdisk so I know my disk hasn't gone bad. (Or at least it hadn't found anything...) I'm trying to install ...
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TRIM and encrypted home folders

I have enabled TRIM for my root partition by adding discard in /etc/fstab, following How to enable TRIM? They mention that special steps are needed if I have an encrypted partition. I have encrypted ...
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What is the best way installing Ubuntu on an 1 SSD + 2 HDD combination?

I have installed, already, ubuntu (latest) on SSD OCZ Vertex 4 (everything, home, tmp, /, swap, etc). I have two other HDDs. One is just Windows (used by my wife, only) and one is used to just store ...
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Installing ubuntu 13.04 as only os but windows still there (Asus UX32A)?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 as my only OS but something goes wrong (I'm not so good at this). I have Secure Boot disabled, CSM Boot enabled, and cannot find where to disable Intel Smart ...
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unable to install ubuntu 13.04 from external drive

I've got a Samsung 900X Ultra-book with Windows 8 Pro preinstalled and wanted to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside (as dual-boot) from a DVD which came with a Linux-Ubuntu special edition of a magazine. ...
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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 ...