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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Backup SSD as image

I want to backup an existing SSD on a new notebook with a pre-installed Windows, Recovery Partition, ... before I wipe it and install Ubuntu on it. (It is too small for a dual-boot) Until now I have ...
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Install Ubuntu OS on SSD and other files to HDD [duplicate]

I am building a new PC. I am planning on having both a SDD and HDD. I want to install the latest Ubuntu release to, and have the PC boot from and run the OS from, the SSD. I also want any files, ...
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Partitioning a 256GB SSD [closed]

I'm planning to buy a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. It comes with 256 GB of SSD. My intention is to install Ubuntu GNOME and I'm not sure of how my partitions should be arranged. I've always used ...
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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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Install ONLY Ubuntu OS on SSD (22gb) [Samsung NP530] [duplicate]

install ubuntu on the SSD and all apps and documents in the HDD. Can i?
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USB: Enable Trim (FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported)

First of all, I am pretty surprised my usb flash device supports trim: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep 'Model\|TRIM' gives me: Model Number: SanDisk SSD CZ80 32GB ...
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Ubuntu on SSD issue

I just got my new laptop up and running with Windows 7. The thing is my main OS is Ubuntu, and therefore I would like to install it on my SSD. The problem is whenever I boot up the Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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SSD TRIM Support and Block Limits?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. In this situation, I have two questions? I have 4 drives on my desktop, two of which are SSD's with TRIM supported. However the two have different block limits. I am trying ...
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Ubuntu Server 10.04 will not connect to the internet

I created an dd image from a VirtualBox with Ubuntu server 10.04 on it. Then I placed that image on a fresh empty ssd. My internet was working just fine on that virtualbox but on the ssd it doesnt ...
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Installing ubuntu on a 16 gb ssd

I'm pretty new to linux, and I'm trying to make a dual boot now to try to learn it. But I'm having some difficulties because I want it in a pretty weird way. First of all, my laptop has 3 drives, a 16 ...
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Does the mpt2sas driver support TRIM?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 with an LSI 9211-8i SAS adapter with Samsung 840 EVO SSDs. Doing some performance testing I noticed the write speed dropping off significantly so I've been attempting to get ...
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help interpreting SSD state

unknown@unknown-Z96S:~$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/sdb gives me: MART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG ...
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How do I format my 24gb SSD for ubuntu?

I have an Asus Ultrabook S400CA-DB51T and I want to replace windows 8 with ubuntu. No dual boots or anything like that, just 100% ubuntu. I'm trying to make the conversion with the 13.10 image, but ...
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Install Ubuntu on a laptop with a pre-installed Windows 8 [duplicate]

I ordered an xps 15 l521x laptop. It's embedded with a 500 go hardrive + a 32 go ssd m-sata. Windows 8 is pre-installed. I'd like to install Ubuntu on to this laptop while retaining the ...
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Redirect library location in Nautilus

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop, and I will install a dual-boot configuration with Windows 8.1 N and Ubuntu 13.10 (amd64 version). But since the SSD has a limited amount of storage ...
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SSD suddenly extremely slow (50x slower)

I'm using a SSD for about 460GB of data on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. (The drive holds 560GB, so it is about 88% full.) I have had a program which does a lot of random access to the data (no writing), ...
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SSD from Windows drive to external drive under Ubuntu

My SSD Samsung 840 was used as OS drive for a Windows 7 based machine. I want to use it now as external SSD drive under Ubuntu. I formatted it with Gparted to remove recovery partitions of Windows ...
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SSD slows down six months after install

Have a Samsung 840 SSD in a Thinkpad R60i running Xubuntu 13.04 /w 3GB usable RAM. Provisioned it with 20% free space and enabled TRIM, and it was fast as greased lightning to start, but four months ...
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Image or reset broken SSD

There is something very wrong with my 160G SSD. It shows up as a 8MB drive in fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 8 MB, 8388608 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders, total 16384 sectors Units = sectors ...
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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My SSD now has 226 bad sectors. Is that significant?

Ubuntu 13.04. The number of bad sectors on my SSD has steadily increased until 226 bad sectors today. The thing is, I don't know whether 226 bad sectors is 0.0001% of the SSD, 1% of the SSD, or 99% ...
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ubuntu desktop installation

I've been searching on the internet for quite some time to find a solution. I've been trying to install Ubuntu Desktop on a new computer build. I would like to install ubuntu desktop on a ssd and ...
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using GRUB to boot a linux system on a different device?

I bought a new SSD drive with the idea of running my Ubuntu system on it and leaving the other two SATA drives (which are configured in a RAID array) for storage only. Ubuntu installed with no ...
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how to boot ubuntu from another disk

My senario is: I have a desktop computer with two disk. One of disk is SSD and other is HDD. I install Windows 8 on SSD and I use HDD for data. Then I want to install ubuntu 13.10 on HDD with ...
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SSD Spindown Settings

I have dual SSDs in my new laptop, but the second SSD isn't used as often. Does "spin-down" have any affect on SSDs for preserving battery life? Is there a delay in SSDs in the event that the device ...
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Reorganize partitions with HDD and SSD

In my notebook, I have a 16GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I have installed Windows 7 on the HDD, which consumes about ~250GB. Then I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I put / on the SSD with ~12GB and also the swap ...
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New SSD gets errors when booting

I recently bought a 120Gb Kingston SSDNowV300 and I installed Ubuntu 13.10 onto it. When I boot, it pauses at a flashing cursor for a huge amount of time. Changing the boot flags to text showed a ...
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Copying Linux partition from an HDD to a SSD

OK, I have a laptop with an HDD drive and I also have a SSD drive. I would like to replace the former with the latter without having to reinstall everything. What I found after a bit of research was ...
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With an SSD, do I need to change my swappiness to increase SSD life?

I encountered this article which includes the following suggestion: Swap and swappiness I kept my swap partition on the old HDD. Swap on the SSD would be faster, but would also shorten the ...
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Disk Space is rapidly deplenishing [duplicate]

My disk space is rapidly getting eaten up and I don't know why. I was using localhost and it was taking a long time to load so I checked the properties in the folder and I had 2GB left out of 125GB ...
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Running a VM on SD card

I recently bought a ssd, and i'm wondering if running a windows virtual machine will do a lot of writing or it's mainly reads? I thought using a 32G SD card (SanDisk extreme plus 80m/s read and ...
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GRUB and installing a secondary SSD

I hope you can help pointing me in the right direction with this. I currently have a dual-boot setup (I don't use Windows much, but i need it sometimes). I want to install an ssd drive in place of ...
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How to partition a small SSD alongside an HDD when installing Ubuntu

There is both a HDD and a 24GB SSD in my Ultrabook. I will install Windows (for testing in feature, as its free in university) in the HDD. I need to decide what to do with Ubuntu, as its the system ...
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ELF header smaller than expected

I have a Dell XMP-13 Ultrabook (SSD drive only) with 12.04 installed dualboot with the original windows. It has been running flawlessly for many many months. Today in the middle of a system update ...
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dd decreased the size of ssd

My 32 Gb ssd was partitioned with 8 Gb and 29 Gb. I used dd to write ubuntu iso onto my pendrive but accidentally wrote it to my 8 gb partition of my ssd. Now gparted dosent show that 8 Gb partition. ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Win7 [duplicate]

Ok, I've noticed alot of people asking this question. But none of the solutions works for me. Keep in mind I have NEVER touched Ubuntu before. I want to try out Ubuntu and get to know it. Here is ...
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fstrim is taking too long?

I'm running manual SSD TRIM fstrim -v /, and it's added to my /etc/rc.local. Recently I realized that the command is taking too long to finish execution. It finishes after I login by average 10 ...
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Unable to get TRIM to work on Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to use the fstrim command on my machine. The configuration is as follows : ubuntu@ip-172-16-10-56:~/test$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Is enabling TRIM on an encrypted SSD a security risk?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an SSD drive using the "encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" option. I wanted to enable TRIM, so was following the guide provided here. One step says ...
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Cannot boot to Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 installed on the SSD and the Ubuntu is installed on the HDD I got no errors after the installation and when I start up the computer it goes directly to windows 7 I'm assuming that ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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Reccomended options for mounting /dev/bcache0 as /home

I have set up /dev/sda3 on my SSD to cache /dev/sdb3 on my HDD as /dev/bcache0 using bcache in Ubuntu 13.10 (kernel 3.11.0-14-generic). I have formatted it as ext4. I currently mount / (on my SSD) ...
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Disk Errors. FSCK returns 0

I've been having disk issues recently. The disk usually remounts as read only after 1 hour of uptime at which point the OS basically crashes. The disk is set to remount read-only after errors are ...
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GParted doesn't find partitions

I'm trying to install a dual boot on SSD 120 GB using win 7 and ubuntu 13.10/12.04. To avoid redundant trouble I'm trying to install win7 first (and partition the system there) and then use that ...
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Will be TRIM enabled by default?

I heard that Ubuntu 14.04 will feature TRIM by default on SSDs. What I would like to know is that if in the current daily builds it is already activated. Also, it would be appreciated a way to verify ...
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13.10 64bit install problem: Kernel Panic - not syncing

I'm trying to install 13.10 64bit on my new laptop with a live CD, and I get the message: Kernel Panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exitcode=0x00000100 drm_kms_helper: panic occured, ...
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Why did I get two Home directories?

Fresh install of 13.10, put "swap" and "/home" on 80G hdd and then "/" on a 32G ssd. Everything works fine BUT when I examine the drives they both have a "home" directory with a "mike" (that's me) sub ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installer on SSD boots to black screen with blinking underscore [duplicate]

What I have done: Downloaded Ubuntu-130.10-desktop-amd64.iso Partitioned my SSD into a single partition with Ext4 file system Checked hashes - Hash for the .iso is ok Ran following command sudo ...