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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Install stops on Lenovo laptop

I've tried installing Ubuntu 15.04 desktop amd 64 on my older Lenovo B575 laptop. I've used a flash drive and a dvd with no success. I choose the language then it seems to be doing things for a while ...
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How to select OS during boot?

I have laptop with hdd and installed windows 7 on it. I bought ssd drive and replaced it with hdd and installed ubuntu 14.04 on it. I also replaced my cd drive with hdd. So, now, at bios I can select ...
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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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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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recommended partition setup for two 128 gb ssds

I have two 128 gb ssds and want to install ubuntu with them. At first I filled the first disk with a / partition. Then I made the second disk have a big /home partition. Is there a better way to get ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 on usb3.0 pendrive with swap,tmp,var,etc folders on ssd

I want to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on USB 3.0 (SanDisk Extreme 16GB) pen drive but want to keep /var, /etc, /opt, /tmp on SSD as my Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB is relatively new and until now only 2 TB has ...
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Automatic TRIM vs. manual TRIM

I am currently trying to find out how to trim with my new TP and was wondering about the difference of manual/online trimming. Here is my setup: ThinkPad T430s with SSD Samsung 830, 128GB and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't detect ssd

I have a main disk, a traditional hard disk with ubuntu installed on it. I bought a new ssd kingston drive, with 240 gb of capacity (SSDNow) and my ubuntu 14.04 it's not detecting it at all. I ...
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Will Ubuntu work on this old machine?

I am trying to convert a old desktop into ubuntu (or Debian) machine. I have already looked up the supported hardware list at wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupportMachinesDesktopsDell but still have ...
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How do I check the health of a SSD?

We all know that SSDs have a limited predetermined life span. So the question for me is how do I check in (Ubuntu) Linux what the current health status of my SSD is? And maybe an estimation how long ...
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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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TRIM problem in Samsung SSD's

I have a question about the TRIM problems found http://techreport.com/news/28473/some-samsung-ssds-may-suffer-from-a-buggy-trim-implementation I have a Samsung 850 PRO drive currently in use. Should ...
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How do I optimize the OS for SSDs?

What steps should be taken before/during/after installation of Ubuntu on a Solid State Drive to optimize performance and ensure maximum durability of the drive?
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KingFast SSD installation hell

I recently purchased a KingFast 30GB SSD (F6-30GB-SATA 3) to give a bit of a boost to my old laptop (Acer Aspire 3100 - 2GB RAM). The issue is that I keep getting "ata1.00 - Failed to IDENTIFY ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on external SSD drive

I am using external SSD drive to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I remember mistakenly selecting optiton to encrypt my folder, while installing ubuntu. Now whenever I boot I get this error, The disk drive ...
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Laptop with new SSD, Partitioning and Over-Provision

I upgraded my laptop with an Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD for programming purposes. I'm going to install Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS on it. This installation of Ubuntu will get four primary partitions, I'm ...
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TRIM and encrypted home folders

I have enabled TRIM for my root partition by adding discard in /etc/fstab, following How to enable TRIM? They mention that special steps are needed if I have an encrypted partition. I have encrypted ...
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Linux live USB with working sleepmode searched for secure erase SSD

I want to secure delete a SSD drive. I tried to perform the secure delete order with hdparm, but the drive is frozen. Loading the Samsung bootimage lead to the same result: The dialogue says the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu along with Windows 10

I am trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 along with Windows 10 for my laptop, but I didn't succeed. I downloaded Ubuntu from the official website, then used Universal USB installer and YUMI – Multiboot ...
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Strange SATA Problem / Ubuntu 14.04 / ASUS P8Z68V / OCZ Vertex 2

this is my first question, because i usually got things going myself. But this time i'm out of ideas. As mentioned in the thread title, i have a very strange problem with my SATA boot device. It ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Asus EEE Pc 901

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, on Asus EEE Pc 901, that has a 4Gb SSD and an 8Gb SSD HD, via USB stick but the instalation stops on the screen that says "For best results, please ensure ...
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Enable TRIM for Kingston SSDNow v300 on Ubuntu 15.04? [duplicate]

Although Ubuntu 14.04 enables TRIM out-of-the-box, it only does so on Intel and Samsung SSDs. I bought a Kingston SSDNow v300, not knowing that Kingston wasn't supported, and now I'm rather lost. How ...
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SSD windows + ubuntu

I have a new 250 GB SSD (Samsung Evo) on my desktop running Windows 8. I've tried to install Ubuntu (12 and 14), but it fails to see the Windows installation, reporting the SSD as empty. I don't ...
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Disable TRIM to avoid file system corruption

I read the following article on a problem with TRIM and Samsumg. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 and I have a Samsung PRO 850 of 250GB. I am worried to get my file system damaged due to same firmware ...
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Can swap be used instead of RAM?

I have an older netbook that I love. It's currently using a relatively recent version of Lubuntu. The hangup is its relatively low amount of onboard RAM: 1GB. This amount also cannot be updated as it ...
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SSD partitioning, after Dual-Boot with Windows 8.1 (UEFI) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 in dual-boot with windows 8.1, now that windows does not have the fast boot activated can I manage my SSD partitions (bcache was once suggested but without any detail) ? I ...
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Split a file in two different parts but use it under one path

I would like to split a large file (300GB), which is in my home directory under the dev/sdb1 into two (or more) different parts and move them into two different disk drives. However, I would like my ...
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Installing Ubuntu woes (2x SSD in RAID 0 & 1x HDD)

I have unsuccessfully been attempting to install Ubuntu over the last few days. The only thing I have accomplished was corrupting my windows installation and having to recover it. What I know: I ...
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Move root partition from LVM to 32 GB SSD

I have LVM with just one partition for /home and / (default in ubuntu). I want to move root partition to SSD in my notebook (initally for Intel® Smart Response™). And is it good thing to do? Is 32 ...
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Changing main filesystem

So I built my own computer recently and I installed Ubuntu onto it. When I installed it I only had the SSD and no HDD so I installed everything onto the SSD. Now that I have my HDD I would like to ...
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Ubuntu Clearing Solid State Cache from other OS

I have a dual boot set up on my laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop has a 1TB hard drive (with two partitions for the OSes) and a 24 GB SSD for caching. I have the SSD set up to cache ...
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Will Partitioning My SSD For Dual Boot Cause A Performance Drop? Tips?

I have a nice laptop (i5, 8gb, 256gbssd) and I want to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. Some people and some forms explained that you shouldn't partition an SSD, or the performance will decrease. ...
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Dilemma with Dual boot in HDD and fresh installation in SSD

I'm stuck with a strange situation regarding an existing HDD and an SSD (connected via optical drive Caddy) in my laptop. Context: The HDD already has dual partition with Ubuntu and Windows. I have ...
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Running Ubuntu on SSD with native hardware encryption enabled to work for eDrive (Windows' BitLocker enabled)

I have Samsung 850 Evo. If I do a secure erase and then fresh install the Windows 10 (to enable the BitLocker to work with SSD's hardware encryption), will I able to install and use Ubuntu on it ...
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SSD SAMSUNG T1 on UBUNTU

Greetings to the community of Ubuntu I have a question, what happens is that bought a SSD SAMSUNG T1 (I could not ride it, also not formatted with gparter or GNOME Disks) and I wonder if there is any ...
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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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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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Check the health of my SSD

I want to check the status of my ssd under Ubuntu 14.04 so I use these commands: smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Media_Wearout_Indicator sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda and this is the output: smartctl 6.2 ...
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I am unable to install Ubuntu on my partition

I have 2 hard disks - an SSD and normal HDD. My Windows 7 is installed on the SSD. I have created 40 gb of unallocated space on the HDD for installing Ubuntu. While installing the Ubuntu installer ...
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How to change FileSystem from, msdos to ext3/ext4 on a specific drive

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and I have recently added a new 480Gb+ SSD drive. When I attempted to install a program onto the drive it wouldn't allow it to happen and a error would occur. I ended up ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 does trim SSD RAID 0 discs?

I've got Ubuntu 14.10 in a RAID 0 set up with 2 x Samsung Evo 840 SSD 256Mb, for performance reasons while acessing/modificating very large files. I've also got a schedule backup to another HDD for ...
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additional free space for OS when moving /home to other partition

I've got a Laptop with 1 HDD and 1 SSD. On the SSD is both, Windows and Ubuntu, installed. Now I want to move my /home folder to the HDD on a seperate partition. How much space do I have to give the ...
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Same Ubuntu on external SSD used on different machines : feasible, or not?

I happen to work with some new and old computers, all of them 64-bits, with at least 4 GB of RAM. So my question could remind this one : How can I install Ubuntu on an external hard drive so that I ...
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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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Is there a way to find out my SSD's controller from the terminal?

I tried using hdparm but I'm not seeing anything using the -I option that lists the controller that my SSD uses. Whether or not I can find the controller my SSD uses in its manual, I'd still like to ...
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Ubuntu single install SSD keep deleting data

I have a HP-ENVY laptop with 32GB LITEON SSD and 500GB Harddisk. I have a single boot system installed with ubuntu 14.04 on the SSD, and have a Data partition on the HD. Partitions look like this ...
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Recommended partitioning for system with 40gb SSD and 500gb HDD [closed]

I was going to put / on the SSD and swap and /home on the HDD. The system is a office PC and has 4gb RAM. Is this the best way to partition the system?
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Why no swap partitions on SSD drives?

I often read that one should not place swap partitions on a SSD drive, as this may harm the device. Is this true? Can you please explain the reason to me? Because I otherwise would have thought that ...
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Really slow ssd performance

So I installed Kubuntu 15.04 on a samsung 840 evo ssd, the system works fine but I did a test to see the speed of the ssd. hdparm -t /dev/sdb gives me about 30MB/s, when it is supposed to give me ...
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Installed SSD and want to boot existing Ubuntu off of original Hard Disk

I just installed a new SSD into my laptop and had some questions on how to boot into Ubuntu. Before I installed my SSD, I had a single HDD with both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed on it. When I ...