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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Ubuntu 14.04 won't install on boot SSD

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop but it doesn't detect the boot SSD. I have an alienware m14x. I exchanged the HDD for a 120GB SSD and then replaced the disk drive with the original 750 HDD ...
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How to move data to specific areas of an SSD?

Ubuntu on a Crucial SSD, fantastic! But will never use 120 Gigs or even half that. After years of SSD writes (and subsequent SSD corruption), does an utility exist to copy the entire operating system ...
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Creating a swap partition on an SSD with full encryption

Much to my surprise I recently found myself to lack a swap partition. Since (as is evident from the output of df, which I hereby repost) that I am running off a single encrypted volume, I was ...
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Dual Booting with Windows 8.1, what partitions should I create on HDD and SSD?

I've never used any OS other than windows, but have decided to try ubuntu 14.04. I have 30GB of free space on the SSD and 200GB on the HDD. Now what partitions should I create? I really have no idea ...
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Ubuntu installation on a hybrid HD with little SSD space

I've just bought my ultrabook Lenovo Flex 14 8GbSSD 500HDD. I want Ubuntu 14.04 as the main OS running on SSD. I used and installed ubuntu 12.04, 13.04 and now 14.04 on my old notebook, but I don't ...
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Should I put /boot on SSD or HDD

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 64bit. I am planning to implement EnhanceIO to use my new 25GB SSD drive for caching my 4TB RAID 0 array. The raid array is partitioned as: 500MB /boot, 20GB /, 200GB ...
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dbus error on 14.04 after system is left idle for a few hours

I did a clean install of 14.04 on a crucial M4 64gb ssd. The system boots in less than 30 seconds now! but.. when I leave it idle for a few hours and log back in nothing works .. if I do a simple ...
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T440s Stops Booting into GRUB after a random period of time

I have a new Thinkpad T440s. Here are my specifications: Intel 4600U 12GB (4GB integrated, 8GB stick) DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 SSD 250GB Sandisk SSD 16GB This problem has been a real brain buster as I ...
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Migrating into a full Ubuntu install

So I've scoured a lot of different articles and I think I have a decent idea of what to do here but I'm hoping someone will be willing to hold my hand a bit here. I've been running 12.04 as a wubi ...
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New laptop won't boot after installing Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD

I removed the HDD from a Toshiba Computer I bought today and installed a 250GB SSD. After installing it, I immediately installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it from a USB drive. Everything went fine during ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 support SSD TRIM on Software RAID? [duplicate]

I'm using the softwareraid (mdraid) RAID1 on 2 Intel SSD DC S3500 and I found there's a fstrim job on cron.weekly. Does it mean Ubuntu supports it? I could not find any article saying that SSD mdraid ...
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Encrypt: Overwrite empty disk space bad for SSD drives?

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 and got the choices of: Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for Security Use LVM with the new Ubuntu installation If I select Encrypt and go to next step, I ...
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Poor SSD RAID0 write performance, alignment on raid?

We have Samsung840Pro 512gb x2 connected to the motherboard's c600 6gbps SATA3.0 ports. The RAID partitions use 100% of each disk: user@blockparty ~ $ sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 512.1 ...
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One SSD and two HDD. Install on SSD and RAID 0/1 or LVM for HDDs?

I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, but I'm uncertain on what would be the best for my setup. I have a 128GB SSD (Crucial M4) and two 500GB HDDs. Currently I'm running Windows 8 where I ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a separate drive

I am wanting to use Ubuntu for daily use and my programming contract work (basically everything except for gaming). Right now I have Windows installed on a 64GB SSD and all of my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Nvidia Driver 304.117 for 7600GT

I have a clean new installation on an SSD Drive of Ubuntu 14.04 with NVidia Driver 304.117 running. After (very quick) boot I can hear that the login screen has started but no picture on my F-HD ...
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Installed Ubuntu on HDD, how to move it partially onto SSD

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 entirely on the HDD of my Dell Inspiron 14z which has 500GB HDD + 32 GB SSD. I have 24GB of SSD lying unused and I would like to allocate about 18GB of the SSD ...
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How do I replace LVM root volume with SSD disk on Ubuntu 13.10

I have next partitions: /dev/sda1 → /boot /dev/sda2 → LUKS → LVM /dev/vg1/root → / /dev/vg1/home → /home /dev/vg1/opt → /opt /dev/vg1/var → /var /dev/vg1/tmp → /tmp ...
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What can be moved safely to tmpfs in 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with SSD and 8gb RAM. What can be moved safely to tmpfs(and how to do it correctly, i'm mediocre in linux)? I don't know is it important or not, I mounted ...
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14.04 System hangs and IO errors

To my surprise, after todays fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install (fully updated as of today) I'm getting various problems like random hangs and I/O errors when copying/moving files (moving backup from HDD to ...
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Samsung 840pro SSD in RAID0… caveats?

We have a SuperMicro X9SRI-F-O board that has two 6gb/s SATA3.0 ports. We currently have a single Samsung 840pro SSD hooked up to the first SATA channel. We want to double the storage and bandwidth by ...
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full disc encryption with SSD

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu onto my laptop. If I use full encryption, which I desire, how will this impact performance of the SSD and FSTRIM? Will I still be able to use it or will it be ...
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Do I need to enable TRIM if I have a non-Intel/Samsung

I read in one of the webupd8 articles that TRIM support, which was introduced in Ubuntu 14.04, by default only works for Intel and Samsung SSDs. What about other? I am using Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition ...
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BIOS not detecting boot files for 14.04LTS single OS installation

I am consistently getting the ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed. message when trying to boot a single OS Ubuntu 14.04LTS setup. I have a brand new Packard Bell L4875-i5 ...
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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux [closed]

I want to partition an external SSD hard drive (30GB) for Ubuntu. What is the proper size for main partition, Swap partition and for the rest? I want to use remaining disk space to store files, so ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD. Will it be a problem in general to install Ubuntu on a laptop with an SSD instead of a laptop with an HDD? Which Linux kernel version is best for a ...
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Problems while using an SSD. Some HDD and SSD partitions fail to mount

I just added a new SSD drive and copied all the root files to it, edited fstab and updated the grub. Now the system is booting but some partitions fail to mount including 1 SSD partion and the swap ...
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My laptop has both a 500 GB HDD and a 32 GB SSD, what's the best way to partition my Ubuntu Installation, and How?

Would the best method be to install the OS on the SSD and then keep all my files on the HDD? What do you think is the best way to partition my installation, and how would I do so?
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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System performance is extremely laggy when copying and extracting files

After a clean install of Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (64-bit) and the according Gnome 3 (stable) PPA my system (Samsung 900X3C) is extremely laggy, when files are copied to the external hard-drive (HDD) or ...
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I'm confused about SSD optimization

I've tried to find out the deal with this, but I just can't. I have 3 drives in my rig. 1 240GB SSD, which I would like the main OS to go on (I have 16GB of RAM so no swap needed), a 1TB backup drive ...
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How is Trim enabled? [duplicate]

I have heard, that Ubuntu 14.04 will have Trim enabled by default. How will this be done? By adding a discards option to the ext4 mount options or by running a cron-job? Will the default options for ...
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Setup config for my SSD [Ultrabay T430]

there are a lot of blog posts about how to configure Ubuntu when using an SSD. The ones I found rely on editing /etc/fstab. Unfortunately my file looks different from their samples which is why I'm ...
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Reasonable partition scheme for Windows 7 Ultimate/Ubuntu dual boot with SSD and HDD

I've just completed a new build and I am planning to install and use Linux for the first time in the form of a dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate & the latest Ubuntu release. I intend to use a ...
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installing ubuntu on ssd from usb distro

attempting to install ubuntu 13.1 on Lenovo s10 netbook with (new) Crucial M500 240Gb SSD. Installer crashes late in the (very slow) installation process. SUSE and Mint also crashed when I tried them. ...
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How do I prepare for Dual Boot Windows7 & Ubuntu

I am new to the Ubuntu Community and I apologize if this has been covered - I found some similar questions, but none quite like mine. My goal is to have a dual boot Win7 or Ubuntu 13.0. Here is where ...
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Steam forgets where game directory is on second HDD

I installed steam onto my SSD, but of course that can't hold very many games so I setup a second steam directory on my HDD. However every single time a I restart my computer steam shows all my games ...
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Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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Second HDD from Windows as backup

So I'm migrating back to Ubuntu after a long struggle with Windows specific applications for my college work. My problem is, I now have two hard drives in my laptop, an SSD and a mechanical one. I ...
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Can Ubuntu TRIM another (NTFS) partition?

I have three questions for Ubuntu and TRIM/SSD experts. I've got SSD drive (SanDisk SDSSDP128G 128Gb). Currently, it is the only hard drive. Connected via SATA cable however in BIOS using IDE mode ...
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How to extend logical volume swap space to atleast 64 GB on SSD

My current configuration of physical volumes is as follows. --- Physical volume --- PV Name /dev/sda5 VG Name vgssd PV Size 190.89 GiB / not usable ...
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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit [closed]

So I've been spending tons of hours on this issue, nothing has been able to give me an exact result and I don't have a ton more time to spend on this issue. I have a Lenovo Y580 with a 64gb SSD and ...
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What is the UUID of my swap drive?

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 13.10 on an ASUS Windows 8 with an SSD (but not on the SSD). I configured it when installing to use a swap drive, but it doesn't seem to be using it since I get this message ...
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I think about adding a second hard drive to my laptop

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop and I want to replace the DVD drive with a 16GB SSD drive. Now I have just 2 partitions on my hard drive ( / and /home), after adding the SSD drive I want to use it ...
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Enable TRIM on the windows partitions?

Do I need to enable TRIM for the windows 8.1 partition on my dual boot ultrabook if I will be reading/writing to the windows partition while booted into Ubuntu? Also do I need to enable it for a ...
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Which drive is better to keep a swap?

I have a laptop with a processor core i5. 4 GB of RAM. The laptop has a built-in hard disk SanDisk SSD U100 24GB [10.52.01] (/dev/sda). Read speed 270 MB / s, write speed of 78 MB / s. In addition, ...
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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 ...