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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Do SSDs care about the beginning and the end of space?

Every time I install a distro and creat a partition, the partitioning utility give an option to locate the partition location whether in the beginning of space or in the end of space. And a friend of ...
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How to store program files on a secondary drive?

My Linux OS is installed onto a SSD. I don't want too many program files on my SSD. I understand that not all software files for a program can be stored on a secondary drive. However, I do have a ...
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Is 10 GB/day of writes to my SSD typical for a workstation?

In this article in Linux Journal, the author states that his workstation sustains 6.3 GB/day of writes to his SSD. Using tune2fs -l, I see that my SSD filesystem was created on Filesystem created: ...
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How to use TRIM on encrypted home folder

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. During the installation, I've checked 'encrypted home' but home folder is in the same partition as the root (i.e in '/'). I know that the usage of TRIM on LUKS devices ...
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“Error Loading Operating system” when booting from usb to install 12.10 64bit

I have just built a new computer I've never installed Linux on a computer before. booting from my usb come up with "error loading operating system". I am trying to install it on my new 64gb SSD, it ...
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SSD Compatibility MacBook Pro 2010 (6,2)

I just rebuilt this laptop (battery and HDD failure) and I went with a 1TB Samsung 850 Evo. I am wanting to dual boot Ubuntu on it and ideally, I would like Ubuntu to really be my main use OS. I ...
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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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SSD temperature sensor readout with hddtemp

It seems hddtemp cannot detect the temperature sensor of my SSD (Samsung EVO 840) properly.This is the bash output when running hddtemp: WARNING: Drive /dev/sda doesn't seem to have a temperature ...
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Installing games to other drive

still pretty new to Ubuntu. I have a 22.2 GB SSD and a 250 GB SSD. Ubuntu and boot stuff is mounted to the little SSD. I think. Now I want to play Skyrim, and PlayOnLinux gets me pretty far into the ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 after perfect install, boots into blank screen

After installing Ubuntuserver 14.04.2 LTS without any errors I tried to boot into my SSD and then I just got to a blank screen with a blinking underscore. There was no input except for "Ctrl + alt + ...
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Cloning Encrypted SSD to larger SSD

I currently have a 128GB SSD. Its using encryption that comes with Ubuntu. What's the best way to clone this to another SSD that's bigger and then expand the partition to be bigger to fit this new ...
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How to align a Nvme SSD partiotion after installation? [duplicate]

I've install Ubuntu 16.04 in a Nvme SSD,but I found the partion 6 isn't aligned automatically through parted command: sudo parted /dev/nvme0n1 (parted) align-check optimal 6 6 not aligned This ...
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Checking media [Fail] on boot

Lately I've been getting this black screen at boot time with 2 lines saying Checking media [Fail] And the time of booting has extended greatly due to that thing (like from seconds to a minute) I ...
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How to use a small SSD with ZFS?

I think I have a pretty good Idea how my TB drives will be laid out in a zpool using ZFS. I also have a 120GB SSD. My intent was to install the program on the SSD. Is that outside the pool? Is ...
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Cannot boot ubuntu 15.10 from Samsung 950 Pro PCIe NVME SSD

I just installed desktop 15.10 but met the same problem described here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2309056 ubuntu is installed on /dev/nvme0n1p2 ~ /dev/nvme0n1p5, which is not recognized ...
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Are my files on an ext4 filesystem recoverable after removing the logical volume the filesystem was inside of?

Scenario: The other day I was trying to "unmount" some logical volumes so that I could close the LUKS partition they were inside. I accidentally uses lvremove thinking that was the right command to ...
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Which directory should I install on my 32GB SSD?

I have a Dell Inspiron 14z with 32GB of SSD and 500GB on regular HDD. Since I would not be able to install the full system on the SSD, which directory or directories should I install on the SSD and ...
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Lags while copying

My hardware: I7 4900MQ, 32GB of Ram, 1TB SSD, Ubuntu 15.10/16.04 x64... So this problem is not new to me, I have similar experience on different computers and different storage locations. Some ...
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Won't boot from USB (Thinkpad 11e)

So, i bought a new SSD and ram and installed them both and now I cannot boot from the USB?
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16.04, Windows 10 boot

Can't boot into windows. Legacy support, UEFI off, Fastboot off. Grub entry: insmod part_gpt insmod ntfs set root='hd0,gpt3' if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then search --no-floppy ...
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Installing dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu on separate disks

I have a new computer. It has a 128GB SSD with Windows 10 pre-installed on it. It also has a 1TB HDD. I would like to install Ubuntu on a partition (say 100GB) on the HDD for a dual-boot. I would like ...
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High iowait on Ubuntu 16.04 - with encrypted disk

I've been using ubuntu 14.04 for a few years now and all worked great. A few days ago I installed 16.04 and encrypted my disk *something I haven't done before). Now 2-3 times a day the iowait goes ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 SSD started freezing recently

So I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (3.13.0-77-generic) x64 with an Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB and up until a few weeks ago everything worked fine. Now I am getting random frequent freezes. Especially when I ...
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Do SSD/HD hybrids increase performance in Ubuntu?

There are mass storage drives that consist of a large HDD and a smaller part of flash memory. From the computer's point of view they act just as a normal hard drive, but internally the disk internally ...
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ZFS filesystem on SSD for normal use

Ubuntu 16.04 will be out soon and it seems ZFS will be natively supported. I have used ext4 for years but have read some of the newer file-systems (like the still fairly experimental btrfs) will have ...
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SSD secure removing file [closed]

I understood that it's not good to wipe free space on a SSD, but I'm asking you something. I'm using secure-delete and my question is, if I'm removing a file using srm file it's still bad? I know ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm setting up a new system with a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8: I created a 75GB partition on the SSD for Windows and installed it. On the HDD, I created an NTFS ...
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New SSD is very slow under Xubuntu 14.04

I got myself a Transcend 64GB SSD (model number: TS64GSSD340). I put the SSD into a tiny netbook I have. Netbook specs are: Make/Model: Acer V5-123 CPU: AMD E1-2100 with Radeon HD 8210 RAM: (came ...
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A disk read error occured. Press CTRL + Alt + Del to restart. (Samsung 840 Evo)

I am encountering this error when I try to boot off the SSD (I boot Windows 10 off that drive). Now the strange thing is that BIOS sees the drive and so does Ubuntu. But Ubuntu doesn't mount it. It ...
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4 questions error after selecting free space for ubuntu

I have Sony Vaio VPCZ1 with 128 ssd drive , it's drive is combination of 2 64 ssd drive(Tooshiba). When i want to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 7 , after I select empty disk spaces for ...
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Fresh Ubutnu 14.04 on External SSD slow

I installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04 onto a new USB3 connected SSD drive and it seems to be very slow. The slowdowns are particularly apparent when performing actions such as opening programs, ...
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Very large TRIM amounts

Something is wrong with my system setup on SSD. During the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 I selected "use entire disc" for my 256 GB SSD. Now after reload fstrim shows 200 GB trimmed and just after ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04.4 installer does not detect usb3.0 ssd

I bought a mac pro recently. But I prefer developing under ubuntu. So, I am trying to install a ubuntu server 14.04.4 into a usb3.0 ssd and running it on a VirtualBox machine. If the plan is work I ...
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Tried to keep grub bootloader/ubuntu separate from windows, failed

So I installed 14.04 via USB stick onto a pc I built. The computer has 3 hard drives, one is an SSD for booting and system files, and the other two are typical hard drives. Originally, my computer ...
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UEFI installed 15.10 doesnt boot from /dev/sdb

I tried installing 15.10 on my ssd which is /dev/sdb (unfortunatly), format/set a new gpt partition table to /dev/sda and /dev/sdb and let the installer do its job setup the partitions myself where ...
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Weird sda3 partition - did Ubuntu intentionally reserve space on SSD drive?

I see weird ~15 Gb of unused space on my 512 Gb SSD drive: I'm pretty sure that during installation I choose "use entire disk and don't bother me with stupid questions" option. I didn't create a ...
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Slow boot after Kernel Update and messing with grub

I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on my computer and updated the kernel to 4.4. My touchpad wasn't working so I added the following to grub. i8042.reset i8042.nomux i8042.nopnp i8042.noloop Since then ...
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Large amount of data trimmed after running fstrim

Each time after I restart my computer I run fstrim. And each time this is the output I receive: emil@emil-Lenovo-G580 ~> sudo fstrim -v / [sudo] password for emil: /: 84.2 GiB (90372820992 bytes) ...
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SSD is always running out of room

Today I opened my laptop to find the message: Failed to write file '/home/chris/.cache/xfce4-notifyd-theme.rc.TF9RSX': write() failed: No space left on device displayed on all workspaces. I googled ...
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ERROR message : EXT4-fs error: ext4_find_entry 1451

I have a dell Xps 15 9550 and I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 in the UEFI dual boot along with Windows 10. Ubuntu works fine but after running for a while it goes to the black terminal screen with ...
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How to install Ubuntu on the HDD, with Windows 7 ultimate on the SSD

I'm a newbie on Ubuntu and up to now I use it from a permanent USB pendrive. Now I've decided to install it on my HDD. My PC has an SSD with Windows 7 Ultimate and a standard HDD that up to now I'm ...
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How to use multiple Hard drives in Ubuntu linux?

I have a desktop computer and in it there are two hard drives, one SSD and one HDD. I use the SSD for boot that works fine but I want to use the HDD for my files how can I do that. Thanks
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Install Ubuntu on SSD

I have the following config: HP 210 mini Intel Atom 1.6 ghz CPU Crucial MX100 256GB SSD 2GB RAM After installing 15.10, the system displays grub loader. After selecting the boot option, the ACPI ...
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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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Made a boot USB, loads into GRUB?

I recently purchased a new computer with a SSD inside, no installs currently on it. I created the bootable USB and plugged it in, making sure that it boots from the USB in the BIOS. It loads the ...
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SSD is hot when running ubuntu 14.04(possible fan or intel gpu issue)

I have reviewed a number of questions here about overheating but nothing seems to impact on my system. My laptop has a Intel i-3 chip, Nvidia Geforce chip (that appears to be running ok with ...
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Interpretation of smartctl output bad_block_count and Erase_Count

What exactly mean? [root@localhost]# smartctl -a /dev/sda (***) 170 Bad_Block_Count 0x0003 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0 406 0 173 Erase_Count 0x0012 ...
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Primary SSD on Dell Precision 7510 Cannot Be Detected by Ubuntu Installer

I've been trying to install Ubuntu along with the pre-installed Win 10 on my new Dell Precision 7510 with a PCIe SSD as the primary hard drive (this is where Win 10 was pre-installed) and a SATA HDD ...
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Patriot Blast SSD - 100°C?

So, it appears my Disks utility on Ubuntu 15.10 thinks my SSD is running at a constant 100°C temperature. And S.M.A.R.T. data seems to be stuck at 30 on temperature, since it doesn't seem to change, ...
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Convert software RAID fileserver from Windows to Ubuntu

I currently have a fileserver running on Windows 7 (it started as an old backup machine but has grown). It has 1 SSD for the OS, and 6 1TB HDDs, in 3 RAID 1 pairs. This was done via Windows' disk ...