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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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 ...
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Makeshift Hybrid HDD setup [duplicate]

I have an idea I want to try, but just curious if it would work. I want to install Ubuntu's root folder onto a 16gb SD card and set /home to my 1tb internal drive. Is there a way to accomplish this to ...
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Ubuntu Laggy Response over time 64bit

Hello everyone here are my specs: i7 2600 intel cpu asus p8p67 motherboard 8gb ram kingston ocz agility 240gb ssd 1tb seagate hdd 7200rpm 800w corsair psu evga nvidia gtx680 2gb I am running on ...
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Use swap for hibernating only

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on an SSD with the swap partition on the same disk. Now I want to use the swap partition only for hibernating (not for swapping memory) because the SSD don't like the ...
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Best configuration for 1 SSD and 2 HDD's?

I'm going to be buying a sata 3 motherboard (Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3) and a new SSD (SATA 3) as my boot/programs disk. In addition, I will be using my 2 old maxtor diamondback 10's (7200 - 300gb each) ...
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Does Ubuntu 13.04 conclusively support TRIM? [duplicate]

I'm getting ready to install (dual boot) Ubuntu, but I have heard conflicting information on how well supported TRIM is. I'm solely using an Intel 330 and would not install it if I don't know whether ...
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How should I partition my new SSD? (Journaling on another HDD?)

I know this might seem a strange question and I know I should buy a good UPS but I already had had two of them and none of them did a good job. I'm living in a house where many power outages occur ...
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One O/S, 2 Machines

quick question, Is it possible to share my Installation on my SSD between my main PC, and my laptop for when i go away, that way everything I need is still there, and dont have to worry about syncing ...
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second Operating system on ssd doesnt seem on grub menu

I have ssd and a hdd I installed ubuntu on hdd , after this fedora on ssd however on grub menu only ubuntu appears. I am uploading the text file of boot info script please help . Boot Info Script ...
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How to fix anacron & cups-pdf when you have /var on tempfs

I have a ssd drive in my laptop and I followed various advice that said to put /var/log /var/spool & /var/cache on a tmpfs so that the constant read/writes wouldn't lessen the life of my ssd. ...
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New XPS, Starting on Linux, Still a Windows power user, configuration question

I just bought a Dell XPS with Windows 8. Spent several months making the choice. The OS is on the 500GB HDD, and the 32GB SSD is used as cache.. seems standard. I've been wanting to get into Linux ...
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make another partition bootable

So I have my / on an SSD that decided to have a bad sector. I don't know if there a way to copy the data on another partition on an HD that I already have but don't use yet and make it bootable? ...
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What parts of Ubuntu are not written to often?

I'm thinking of purchasing a solid state drive for my computer, to install my operating systems on. It's my understanding that SSDs don't like being written to often, so I want to make sure that the ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of different SSD to HDD cacheing options (dm-cache, flashcashe…)?

There appear to be various different technologies available to use an SSD to act as a cache for HHDs. The ones I know of: dm-cache (by Redhat - in the 3.9 Kernel, so it should be in ubuntu 13.10) ...
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Setting up SSD+HDD Storage Properly

So the other day I purchased a 128gb SSD for my desktop. Currently I run 12.10 on a SATA drive, but want to do a clean install on the SSD and run that as the main OS drive+apps. I've been reading ...
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Is it possible to install Win8 next to an encrypted Ubuntu?

I run Ubuntu on an SDD (encrypted with systemtools since installation). So I want to install Windows 8 on a second partion on the same drive, but it is possible to do so, without chrashing anything, ...
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How should I partition my 128Gb Crucial SSD in my netbook for Ubuntu 13.04?

I know this is probably a question this is asked over and over again but I'm not finding anything close to an answer that I need. I am installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo x130e netbook . It has ...
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Change Ubuntu Software Center Download directory to Different drive from OS drive?

Ok, Im relatively new to Ubuntu and have a custom built computer. I am utilizing three drives, 1 ssd, and 2 hard drives. I have installed my OS to my ssd, and want to use the other two for gaming and ...
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Nonresponsive while copying files

I just switched from Win8 to Ubuntu 13.04 as my sole OS and it's pretty nice overall. But as the last time I tried using Linux I see I still have problems simply moving large files around and ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 installation freeze - HM67 chipset + SSD Intel 335

I upgraded HDD to Intel SSD 335 in my laptop (Dell Vostro 3750, chipset HM67, latest version of BIOS A14) and i cannot install Ubuntu - i tried three different versions : 32bit 11.10. and 12.04. and ...
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SSD options in /etc/fstab stop machine from booting

I just recently installed 12.10 on a new Lenovo T430, and added these options in \etc\fstab: discard, relatime To \sda1 on which \ is installed. When I rebooted, I got an error claiming that it ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 segmentation faults, damaged crash reports, random letters changing in files

I have Ubuntu 12.10, on an SSD (OCZ Agility 3 128GB), with a modestly overclocked i5-2500k (4.4GHz) on motherboard P8Z68V_LX. I think there may be a problem with the SSD. Its fairly unused, and is ...
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Do I need Intel Smart Response when installing Ubuntu?

With lots of guides and setup variations all over the internet, I find it confusing which is which to really follow. Normally, in Windows 8 my setup would be install everything in the HDD and use ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Prolong SSD life

I will be installing Ubuntu 12.10 on a SSD as a dual boot with Windows 7. I also have a HDD that will be used as a data drive. I was thinking of having: / on SSD /home on HDD swap on HDD Is there ...
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Where can I find what filesystem lvm2 uses/

After a default installation of Xubuntu (12.10) on a SSD card, I now have the following set up: A SATA disk: /dev/sda1 --> extended /dev/sda5 --> ext4 (mount point: /media/mark/ A SSD disk: ...
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Can Windows boot from Ubuntu?

I am thinking about using two SSDs. Install each OS on one SSD. Then set the boot order to the Ubuntu one first. Then, is it possible to boot Windows from Ubuntu? This should be simple right? I will ...
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Installing Ubuntu after formatting a laptop (Win8 pre-installed) with Uefi/Legacy boot

Here is what I got: A pre-installed Windows 8 64 bit pro laptop, with an SSD card (Samsung PM83) and a SATA HDD. It is a Vostro 3560 from Dell. First thing I did was create a recovery disk for ...
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How shall I partition my disk

I installed Ubuntu 64bit on a new Dell XPS 8500. As I had no idea how to partition my disk, I installed everything in one partition. The disk has 2TB and there is an additional 64GB SSD inside, ...
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Installation fails when trying to create an EFI partition on an ASUS ux32vd (double SSD model)

I've purchased an ASUS ux32vd Ultrabook that has 2 SSD in RAID 0 configuration. I've managed to remove Windows 8 but I can't boot in Ubuntu. When it try to create an EFI partition the installation ...
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Using an SSD - things to consider? [closed]

I am considering to buy an SSD disk for my laptop. I know it's very fast, but i am concerned about its lifetime and data integrity. Can you please share your experience about using SSD in your ...
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How to add Windows 7 to GRUB2?

I am currently using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to dual boot it with Windows 7. Let me explain what did I do: There was only Ubuntu 12.04 on and I get it's image with clonezilla. Ubuntu was ...