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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Problems installing Ubuntu on a vaio with SSD, GRUB installation failure

I have installed and used Ubuntu in several computers. But now I have a problem that I don't know how to solve. I have a Vaio (Product name: vpcz13c5e), it has a SSD 128gb. I decided to install ...
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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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Partitioning an external hard drive for Linux

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 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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Problem wiping SSD using hdparm command

I want to wipe my ssd using hdparm, but when I use the hdparm -I command to verify whether it's frozen or not, under commands instead of Security: (info here) I get: Integrity word not set (found ...
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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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How can I install Lubuntu on a mSATA SSD

I have an Intel NUC D54250WYK with an mSATA. I can install Lubuntu on it, but it will not boot up into the OS. I've tried all of the so-called workarounds, but most of them are for Ubuntu. I really ...
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hdparm issue / problem verifying TRIM

I am trying to find out whether TRIM works on my 14.04 installed on a 1TB samsung SSD which is set up as an LVM. I have been following this tutorial and have carried out the following steps: First, I ...
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How is Trim enabled?

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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Installing Ubuntu and Windows 8 on SSD and user files on HDD

Quick note about my system: I have an absolutely clean (in terms of data on hard drives) laptop with a 128gb SSD and 1TB HDD, both secure boot and UEFI can be disabled in bios menu. My question is ...
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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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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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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? Thanks!
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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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Advice for buying Laptop 11' to 13,3' for Ubuntu. Clevo or Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga? [closed]

I am looking for advice: I am looking for a computer to use mainly with Ubuntu (maybe in dual-boot with Windows). I have these exigences: my highest exigence is to have a matte screen I would like ...
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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 1 TB backup drive ...
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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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How well are SSDs supported?

I'm planning to buy an SSD (Corsair Force Series 60GB) but haven't found any reassurance that it is "safe" to install Ubuntu 11.04 on without commands or "hacks". I want to install Ubuntu on an SSD ...
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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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Best /etc/fstab setings for boosting SSD/HDD

I know EXT4 is the fastest by 3y already checking test blog posts from different authors But theres also other settings that make SSD faster i found in ...
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Slow transfer speed from SSD to HDD

I have a lenovo u310 touch laptop. It has an 25GB internal SSD in which I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. When I transfer data from my SSD to my HDD I get very slow speeds, along the lines of 65KB/s. If ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 install stuck in partitioning

I'm running a new system with 120GB SSD and 2TB HDD. I've started by installing Windows 8, I've created a 75GB partition on the SSD for the windows and installed it. On the HDD, I've created an NTFS ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 11.04 and health of SSD

I have to install Ubuntu 11.04 on server with 4 x 160 GB SSD raids maintained as RAID. I need to stick to v11.04 because it's required software we use. I want to make sure, that I can safely install ...
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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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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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SSD: Support for SATA 3.1 and “queued TRIM”

I have a relatively new Thinkpad 530 running Xubuntu 13.04. I want to swap out the drive with a SSD and am considering the Samsung 840 series. There are three models (Pro, non-Pro and EVO). The ...
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SSD I/O extremely slow installing/booting Ubuntu 12.04

These are some useful specs: Macbook Pro 7,1 OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 2,5" SATA SSD (120 GB). Has SandForce driver. Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop 32 bits. One 18 GB partition for GNU/Linux and 1.5 GB for ...
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What is the recommended way to empty a SSD?

I've just received my new SSD since the old one died. This Intel 320 SSD supports TRIM. For testing purposes, my dealer put malware, err, Windows on it. I want to get rid of it and install Kubuntu on ...
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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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On an SSD, are there any advantages to a swap partition over a swap file?

If my only "hard drive" is a smallish SSD, are there any advantages to setting up a swap partition rather than a swap file?
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How to clone a dual boot system to an SSD in my case?

I've purchased a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (which comes with magician, the clonning software for samsung). I was willing to clone my (C:) partition (166.44GiB) and my ubuntu (12.04) partition(s) to the ...
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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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Dual-Boot Installation Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 64 bit

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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Can't boot to Ubuntu after installing it with Wubi

Hi I'm trying to install Ubuntu using Wubi, but when I reboot I press esc for advanced options, selected verbose mode it stops here My hardware is: Intel dp67bg motherboard, Intel 2600k CPU, and ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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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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VMHosts and SSD drives

EDIT: (Sorry for the wall of text) not so new Linux user but I still consider myself mostly a novice, because this is me jumping off the diving board, ANYWAYS:... From what little research I've ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation hangs after first two screens

I'm having a strange issue while trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 (64bit) to my system (preferably to the SSD). When I boot from DVD/USB i get to the Installer, after choosing my language and ...
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How to I make Ubuntu to recognize Dell PowerEdge R420 RAID 1 made of SSD?

I have a Dell PowerEdge R420 configured with 2 SSD in RAID 1 and I installed Ubuntu on it. So far so, good but it seems that the OS has no idea about the fact that it is running on a RAID nor that is ...
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Identify SSD cache drive

I've just bought a crunchy piece of Asus N550LF laptop. The supplier claims that it comes with a secondary 16GB SSD drive, however it's neither listed in BIOS, nor can be seen in gparted as a ...
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On shutdown Ubuntu 12.04 has trouble unmounting my SSD

On a fresh (today) install with Ubuntu 12.04 Shutdown is always UN-succesfull. In the console it tells me that it is UN-mounting my primary drive (an SSD, mounted as a Scsi device, where it actually ...
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An error occured while mounting /.(also /home)

I've read through related threads but a lot of the suggestions seemed somewhat vague and unhelpful. I re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 yesterday after running into some problems. I set it up to where / ...
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working Ubuntu doesn't boot after placing SSD with it to another PC

I had a working Ubuntu 12.04 on SSD in my PC. Then I needed to use it on a laptop. I took out the SSD disk and put to the laptop instead of its HDD. Now Ubuntu doesn't boot, which means that after ...
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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 ...