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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How to check if my OS (Mint) is placed on SSD?

I think have installed Mint Mate on SSD but I'm not sure and I want to check this. But nor sure how?
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Is TRIM enabled/supported for this eMMC?

I have a DF4032 SanDisk eMMC 32 GB soldered to a Dell SoC laptop and there is no information concerning TRIM support for it anywhere. The file fstrim is present at /etc/cron.weekly/ #!/bin/sh # trim ...
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Multiboot missing after cloning SSD

I have a Windows/Ubuntu installation that was working fine. When my laptop booted I would get a solid purple screen with white letters offering me a choice of which OS I wanted to boot. Yesterday I ...
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High Raw Read Error Rate on system restart

I am using Xubuntu 14.04, and as of late, noticed that the raw value of this SMART attribute of my SSD is very high whenever I restart the system. It reads something like "0/41120". And after booting ...
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How do i manage my drives? [on hold]

I am upgrading my server and I want to add more drives. I have a 128 GB SSD for game servers, a 1 TB HDD for a file server and a 500 GB HDD for other stuff. How do I manage them so each drive does ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from SSD

Previously I've had windows installed to a SSD in my laptop and ubuntu installed to HDD on it. Recently I've changed that HDD to SSD and installed ubuntu there as usual, but for some reason it won't ...
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Cannot create partition table on SSD

I'm running into quite a dilemma, where I'm unable to create a new partition table on a particular SSD (Samsung 840 EVO). Attempting to create a msdos partition table via gparted doesn't work, and I'...
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Ubuntu 14.04-Windows 10 dual boot makes windows hang

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04<>Windows 10 system. It has two SSD-drives, 256 GB for Windows and 128 GB for Ubuntu and one 1 TB HDD for data. Ubuntu works without any problems, Windows 10, ...
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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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Disk partitions on SSD/HHD when installing Ubuntu besides Windows 10 (UEFI)

I have a Windows 10 computer with a 500G HDD and a 16G SSD, and I would like to install Ubuntu in parallel (I might migrate fully later). I have freed around 200G of the HDD (and partitioned it off) ...
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Ubuntu variant Bodhi Linux Unetbootin installed on SSD [closed]

I have accidentally installed Unetbootin with Bodhi:Linux on my SSD on my Asus C300 Chromebook with John Lewis' SeaBIOS (not a Chromebook anymore). So now I can't boot from USB anymore as it sees the ...
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have ubuntu on clean SSD want to add windows

Starting from total ignorance ... lost my old hard drive, placed new SSD and installed Ubuntu ... would also like to run windows. I installed Ubuntu 1st because I couldn't install Ws Could someone ...
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I am trying to see progress of dd scrubbing operation. Bu tposted answers not working

I am not new to Linux but feel somewhat challenged anyway. Using HP dv6 running Ubuntu 14.04; I am scrubbing an 3.0 attached SSD and trying to monitor the progress. The command I run in second ...
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Can't go in recovery mode

Hi I'm new to Ubuntu and don't know a lot. I have set my ssd storage as the boot device but the thing is I want to go in recovery mode to change my password because I've forgotten it. I have looked ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption on a NVMe SSD

On a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption enabled I ran into the same problem as described here: After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for ...
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Disk issues (JavaScript error in the main process)

I seem to be having ocassional SSD (Patriot Blaze) I/O Errors evne though all the tests show disk to be healthy, clean and operational, at only 7 months of age. UPDATE: A third instance of disk ...
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Transfering Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, Videos from SSD to HDD

I upgraded my laptop by changing my storage from HDD to SSD (switching from Windows 10 to Ubuntu right after) after I finished building my desktop. With that spare 2.5" HDD, I decided to remove the ...
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Booting very slow after I added another disk

After I added another SSD disk my Ubuntu boots very slow. Here are logs with the timeout error: Jun 12 15:45:38 localhost systemd[1]: dev-disk-by\x2duuid-c326712c\x2d3c56\x2d4060\x2d8c3c\...
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HDD+SSD Dualboot Setup Questions

I have a Samsung Gaming Series Laptop that is about 3 years old running 16.04 that I tried to upgrade from 2 750GB HDDs to a 1.5 TB 5400 RPM HDD for Storage and a 500GB Samsung Evo 850. I hit a brick ...
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ATA Secure Erase - password set - not locked

Today I tried to wipe my ssd using ATA Secure Erase (with an Ubuntu live sytem). I basically followed the description here: What is the recommended way to empty a SSD? However, I think I made a ...
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SSD as /tmp partition

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server which has one drive where rootfs is mounted. I just added an SSD disk which I have mounted at /ssd Now I want my /tmp & /var/tmp to use this fast drive to speed up ...
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How do I change location for the “standard” folders? (Images, Documents, Downloads etc)

My desktop has an 240GB SSD that i use for the OS and a 2TB HDD which I use for extra space. In Windows (all versions), it is possible to use the HDD for "Images", "Documents", "Music" etc. How do I ...
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Auto stand-by HDD at startup?

I have 3 storages in my NB: 1. SSD with Ubuntu 2. HDD for data like downloads, movies, etc. 3. HDD with Windows which I use just occasionally since I installed Ubuntu I want to restrict activity of ...
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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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Which folders from /home should I move to a SSD?

I recently bought an 128GB SSD for my laptop. After moving everything in / to the SSD I still have 95GB left on it. Now I was thinking about moving some of the content of /home/ to the SSD. As far as ...
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Swap on SSD - will it decrease life sizeably? [duplicate]

I have a samsung 850 evo 120GB ssd. I have installed ubuntu on it , with a 119GB / and 1 GiB Swap(on the ssd) . Is the swap a good idea? Should I remove the swap ? Problem is , I have only 1 GB ram. ...
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Which one: moving /home or making symlinks in regard to SSD efficiency

My whole Ubuntu installation including /home is located in an ext4 partition on an SSD drive. I'm going to move archives and document files (which are almost all inside the home folder) to an external ...
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how to transfer hard drive from on pc to another, HDD contains grub (dual boot win10 and ubuntu gnome)

I need to transfer my SSD that has dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu Gnome 3 to my secondary PC. I tried to simply take the disk out and put it in that secondary pc but than I'm having problem loading ...
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Is it safe to leave the /home folder on an SSD?

I just got a new laptop which came with a 500 GB SSD and a 1000 GB HDD. On the SSD there was a Windows 10 installation. I partitioned the SSD and now have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed on it. I ...
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Using ubiquity for the Full disk encrypted install to disk on /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda

Last week I got a brand new Dell M3800 for work with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. However, since the company has a disk encryption policy I needed to reinstall Ubuntu with encryption enabled. However ...
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Move SSD drive with installed ubuntu 16.04 from one laptop to another

I have ThinkPad x220 (core i5 2520M, 6GB ram, ssd 128 GB) with Ubuntu 16.04 installed and configured (development enviroment). This laptop went through a lot and I want to replace it for the same ...
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What SSD optimization are needed on latest Ubuntu version?

I have read of a lot of questions about SSD optimization (How do I optimize the OS for SSDs?, Installing Ubuntu on a SSD, I'm confused about SSD optimization, etc...). Most of those questions seem ...
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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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Gparted - cannot change size of SSD

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my Laptop on a SSD and a Windows 7 on a HDD. I'd like to install Kubuntu parallel to Ubuntu on the SSD. Now when trying to install Kubuntu it doesn't show me the ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu on different HDD?

In my setup I have a 120GB SSD with Windows 10 installed. I also have a 1TB HDD, with a 35GB partition for Ubuntu. I want to install Ubuntu on this partition. Can I install Ubuntu on this partition ...
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Why is my system intermittently becoming read only?

Ever since following this tutorial to migrate my sistem from my HDD to my SSD I have been getting an intermittent error where running any command I get something like this: sudo: unable to open /var/...
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Swap on SSD or HDD and how much?

Before I start I am a Linux noob. I will be running Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my 120Gb Kingston SSD. (Just the system files for windows and Ubuntu). Because of the space limitations I do not want to ...
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How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall?

I have a working dual-boot setup (Ubuntu 12.10 and Win7) on my laptop. I got a 320GB HDD with partitions for /, /home, swap, winsys and a big windata partition. There's more than 250GB space occupied ...
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download Ubuntu to new clean SSD

My old Acer computers (windows 7) have crashed and I can't boot up to do anything. I've accepted that I've messed up and probably lost all my files, but this prompts me to convert to Ubuntu as I've ...
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How to migrate to ssd in RAID 1 system

What are the steps to migrate a Ubuntu 12.04 system from HDD to SSD. the system has two HDD's running in sofware-based RAID 1 mode.
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Synergistic Files/Directories in Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.x?

I need to have Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian 8.5 on the same filesystem ext4 of the limited SSD space (120 GB) without encryption and with only a login-password. I would like to have shared resources and ...
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My system loads before the themes

I'm using ubuntu with a SSD. The only problem so far is that my system boots so fast that the themes aren't loaded. I already tried the tip on the first answer of this topic (Desktop forgets theme?), ...
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Setup for dual disk (SSD+HDD) with /home partition

I'm going to move from HDD to SSD (60GB) + HDD (250GB) setup. Basicly I want the system to be fast. Root partition will be on SSD but I'm not sure what to do with /home. All data like /pictures /...
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How do I setup Ubuntu for SSD and HDD? [duplicate]

I have a feeling that this question has been asked before, but I was wanting to know if anyone has installed Ubuntu on an SSD and have their /home folder on an HDD? The reason I ask is I have a ...
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How to check serial number of NVMe disk?

How to check serial number of NVMe disk? To check serial number for sda and sdb I used: sudo lsblk --raw -o name,type,serial However it does not work for NVMe disks (nvme0n0, nvme0n1 etc). No ...
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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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Will erasing ubuntu and reinstalling affect both disks?

I'm planning on upgrading from ubuntu 14.04 lts to 16.04 lts. I've got 14.04 installed on my SSD, and my files are kept on HDD. My question is, will erasing and reinstalling ubuntu with liveCD erase ...
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Ubuntu boot partition corrupted after using DBAN on an external disk

Solution: So using DBAN to wipe an external disk corrupted/wiped my EFI partition on my main SSD drive. The solution for this problem was that I followed the steps from How can I repair grub? (How to ...
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Install Linux on SSD and have HDD RAID5

I'm trying to find a solution, but it seems that no one has specifically had my problem. I'm trying to install Linux on an SSD and attach a RAID5 setup so that I have a secure home networked server. ...
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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 ...