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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SSD Randomly Filling up. Ubuntu 13.04

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my Laptop. It's installed on a 100 GB EXT4 partition on my SSD. In the past two weeks I have been encountering this weird problem where I get random notifications that my ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on a SSD with HDD for data?

I have bought a new computer with a 128GB SSD and a 750GB HDD, and I'd like to install Ubuntu 13.10 O.S., hardware drivers and programs that I will use more often on the SSD and data on the HDD Disk ...
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SSD card locked to launcher after wakening from sleep mode

Whenever I wake my laptop from sleep mode the SSD card is locked to the launcher. It is not though after booting. How can I avoid this behaviour? To avoid misunderstandings: I do want the SSD card ...
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During installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 on 2 year-old Toshiba Satellite, graphics fails

I recently upgraded to an SSD on a 2-year old Toshiba Satellite laptop. On this laptop, I had previously installed 12.04 LTS, and it installed like a charm. I had tried other Linux flavors, but came ...
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Installing linux on OCZ RevoDrive3 x2

First of all, here is the configuration of my computer: Motherboard: Asus H87Plus RAM: Corsair Vengeance 32GB Processor: Intel i7 4770 Drive: OCZ RevoDrive 3 x2 (240 GB) (OCZ Revodrive3 is a PCIe ...
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How to apply TRIM to an NTFS partition on an SSD drive?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. How can I apply TRIM to this partition?
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Ubuntu 13.04 doesn't boot up once in a while

I realize my question has been asked before, usually phrased as "sometimes Ubuntu doesn't boot", but after reading some of the other questions and answers, I think my situation is a bit more ...
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Is it safe to format msftres, msftdata and hidden partitions?

I have an acer V7 which came with a 1TB HDD, 24GB SSD and Windows 8 installed. I have installed Ubuntu onto the SSD and formatted the main partitions of the HDD. However, I also notice 3 other ...
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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
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What are the appropriate mount options for a shared NTFS partition on an SSD in a dual boot Ubuntu/Windows setup?

I have Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 installed in dual boot on a single SSD. In addition they share an NTFS partition where I put all my data and documents. What is the optimal way to mount this NTFS ...
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Dual Boot 2 separate SSD drives? [duplicate]

So right now I only have 1 SSD in my computer. It is 120 GB Samsung SSD. I boot windows directly from this SSD. I would like to buy another totally separate SSD and install and boot Ubuntu from ...
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Empty Disk when trying to install dual-boot system

I recently purchased an SSD to speed up my computer experience. Before, I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu in a dual-boot system. The plan was to install Windows 8 on the SSD and then set aside ~30GB for the ...
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Can I delete partitions of an SSD drive?

I have an SSD which is installed with Windows 8 and UEFI. My main concern is that GParted might not be able to get rid of the hidden partitions SDA1, 5, 6 and I'll be left with some kind of legacy ...
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Will I reduce the life of my SSD prematurely?

I purchased my first ssd drive and since I have been learning linux figured I would ask about installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a ssd. I know from doing research there was issues with write life on a ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD (system) and HDD (data). Missing /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod

I've got a HDD (750 GB) and a SSD (16 GB). I want to install Ubuntu (13.10) on the SSD, but because of its small size, I need to install /home, /var and /tmp on the HDD. After that, I would like to ...
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Ubuntu Server SSD primary OS, user data/home folders on secondary RAID1

I have a 60GB SSD drive that i want Ubuntu Server 13 installed upon, and user home folders (except for root) automatically redirected to a secondary RAID1 array. Each hard drive in the array is 2TB. ...
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Windows 8 and Ubuntu using SSD as cache

I'm new to the forum, and quite inexperienced working on Ubuntu, so be patient! haha. I recently bought a new Laptop and I'd like to install ubuntu, while keeping some of the features it already has. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 vs 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am migrating my workflow to ubuntu from windows. I have a macbook pro at home and I really enjoy being able to use the workspaces feature on ubuntu to increase my productivity. As myself being ...
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Does installing ubuntu touch other physical connected hard drives

In my computer I have 2 SSDs. One has Windows installed. The other is waiting to be used. If I install Ubuntu 13.10 on the empty SSD is there any chance that a single bit will be written to the ...
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How to boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1, not modifing Windows bootloader?

I know there's a few questions have been asked similar to this one, but I didn't find what I wanted. I want to install Ubuntu 13 (13.10?) alongside Windows 8.1. The thing is Ubuntu doesn't recognize ...
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How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?

I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following: Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, ...
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Cloning only used part of Ext4 partition

I have a 320GB HDD. 100GB holds /, out of which only 30GB is used, and rest holds /mnt. I am planning to buy a 64GB SSD. And I can only use one HDD at a time. How can I create an image of that 30GB ...
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end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxxx - SSD crash?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and it seems like my SSD is failing on me. After an arbitrary amount of time the disk just prints end_request i/o error, dev sdc sector xxx when I enter a command like ls or ...
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How can I transfer Ubuntu from a stick to a new SSD

My SSD died a month ago, I ordered a new SSD that has just arrived. In the meantime I had installed (with friendly help) and had been running Ubuntu from a USB stick. Now I'd like to transfer ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 problem with formatting drive

I am trying to install 13.04 on a 60 GB SSD, connected via SATA to a LSI 2008 8 port SAS controller on an SuperMicro MBD-H8DG6-F-0 motherboard. The install took an extremely long time (~ an hour) on ...
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“No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key.” - ubuntu 12.04 install on ssd

I have new lenovo g580 notebook, where I changed 1TB hard disk to 250ssd ocz-vertex4. I had previously installed windows and linux 12.04 on this disc and when I put it in new lenovo g580 suprisingly ...
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SSD cache for Lenovo Y500

I have a Lenovo Y500 with a dual GTX650M, 16Gb SSD and 1Tb HDD. I just install a clean Ubuntu 13.04 then upgrade to 13.10. Previously I had windows 8 but I cleaned it off and only use Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Can I copy 2 partitions at a time with sudo dd

I have copied Windows from one hard drive to another with SUDO DD many times successfully. It was always from a smaller SSD (120 GB) to a at least same sized or bigger SSD. I could always copy the ...
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Flashcache on Xubuntu 13.04

First of all, I'm noob on using flashcache, and all that I'll post here is studying about it. I've an Asus K56CM, i5 with 500gb of HD and 24Gb of SSD for cache. In windows 8, the default operating ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 freezing at startup

I have installed a dual boot system on an UEFI board with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 (both 64bit). Ubuntu is freezing during bootup very often. In most of the cases it's stuck on a blank orange ...
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Reducing the size of udev filesystem

I have this line in the output of df -h: udev 16G 4.0K 16G 1% /dev What is this thing doing? Do I need it, and if not, how can I reduce the size of it? As far as I know, this ...
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How can I tell linux kernel to completely ignore a disk as if it was not even connected?

Notice Please scroll down for the answer (it has 0 points but it is the correct one). The problem is solved by a patch that will be in kernel 3.12.7 and up; I hope it will back-ported to earlier ...
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Put swap on SSD or HDD?

New installation coming up. 120gb SSD for OS and HOME and 1tb HDD for storage. 16gb of ram which means 16gb of swap if I recall correctly. SSD space is too valuable for a swap partition right? If my ...
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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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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 ...