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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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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SSD not showing in grub after dual boot

I followed this guide a link! because I have two hard drives, win 7 on SSD, and ubuntu on hdd. I can manually choose to boot into either just fine, but I would like to be able to see my SSD in the ...
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No /var/log/syslog file after moving /var/log to tmpfs

To avoid useless write to my SSD I've moved /var/log (and /tmp) to RAM via /etc/fstab: cat >> /etc/fstab <<'EOT' tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,size=1g ...
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Small SSD, large SATA. What can I move to SATA?

I've got a 601GB Linux partition which can be written to at up to 84.7MB/s (ref). My 62GB can be written to at 366MB/s (ref). Down to my last ~360MB. What should I move over and mount from my other ...
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How to move Ubuntu to an SSD

My current situation is: One hard disk Dual boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7. Partitions: 100MB Windows System thingy 144GB Main Windows 160GB Ubuntu 4GB Swap 12GB System Restore stuff Now I want ...
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Is there software that can use my SSD and hard disk drive as a hybrid drive? [duplicate]

I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD. Now I have a 500 GB HDD and 256 GB SSD. Is there software that can move more used files/programs to the SSD?
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Ubuntu 14.04 booting, behaves like a spoiled child

I've unsuccessfully tried to boot again in Ubuntu after 1 week of not using it. It clearly punishes me for that. Joke aside, please know that i'm using "vanilla" Ubuntu. I didn't tinker with it. All ...
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Gluglug ThinkPad X200 Ubuntu?

I'm looking at buying the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 from Gluglug (http://shop.gluglug.org.uk/product/libreboot-x200/) and they say they have Libreboot so you can install any OS, but I'm wondering if the ...
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Dual Booting and “locking” hard drives

I don't think this question has been posted yet, but I'm planning on dual booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu on two drives, a solid state and a mechanical respectively. Is there a way to disable the SSD ...
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TRIM on encrypted device with Precise

I have migrated the main data to a new SSD. (That is Samsung 840 EVO, 120GB.) My ~ is an encrypted partition automounted by pam_mount. That is, there is a record in /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from my Sony vaio SSD laptop

I have tried booting ubuntu 14.04 with DVD, but screen just goes black and stuck on vaio icon, nothing happens. Is there a problem with my SSD (is sony ultra book)? Wasn't sure if I had windows virus ...
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fstrim is taking too long?

I'm running manual SSD TRIM fstrim -v /, and it's added to my /etc/rc.local. Recently I realized that the command is taking too long to finish execution. It finishes after I login by average 10 ...
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Best way to set up my drives for Ubuntu

I am currently running Windows 8.1 (booting from a 256gb SSD and using a 1TB HDD for extra storage). I have an extra 500GB HDD sitting around that I was going to use for Ubuntu as dual boot but I ...
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USB GRUB boot HDD -or- The Upgrade parachute

I have a question... I'm upgrading my laptop's HDD to an SSD. Starting basically from scratch (just backing up and partially transfering /home and stuff), but there's software I have installed (such ...
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Does Ubuntu 14.04 fit in a 8gb SSD? [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a new laptop that comes with a hybrid HD with a 8GB SSD.
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Binding /var during installation

I want to install an SSD into my desktop PC, putting there the root and other folders like /etc. What I don't want to put there is /var, because I work with databases pretty often. So, what I want to ...
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enable trim for mounted ntfs partition on dual boot system [duplicate]

I have a dual boot that I set up following this great manual on lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual-boot-windows-7-and-ubuntu-in-perfect-harmony). So I have just like the author 4 sda ...
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New SSD causing segfault on boot (14.04 LTS)

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit system configured as follows: 2 x 3Tb drives, in a RAID 1 array, mounted as /home 2 x 1 Tb drives, partitioned as: a /boot partition (/boot2 on the other drive) a ...
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Dual Boot Help: Ubuntu and Windows 7

Recently I spent a decent amount of money on a new mid-range build. i5 4460 AsRock H97 Pro4 Kingston Hyperx 2x4GB MSI R7 260X EVGA 500W PSU Crucial MX100 128 GB SSD Western Digital CB 1 TB HDD ...
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Shift-Select in Matlab Editor lagging

I have very peculiar problem in Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10 using Matlab (both R2014a and R2014b) I am not able to solve for almost a year (maybe even more). This problem persists on my second machine I ...
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install Ubuntu 14.10 and windows 8.1 on new ssd

I upgraded my HDD to a 1Tb SSD. I want to install both Ubuntu 14.10 and Windows 8.1 on it, with 60% of the SSD for Ubuntu. But I don't know how make the partitions or how many partitions I need, or ...
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Partitioning for dual boot [closed]

My motherboard is a Asus am1l-a with a uefi bios. I have a 120 gb ssd and a 3tb hdd I plan on adding another 3tb hdd. I plan on installing Ubuntu as my main os and Arch as a secondary just for messing ...
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How to move files from Ubuntu to Windows then back to a Ubuntu VM

What I want to do: Have a Ubuntu development VM on Windows 8.1. Setup: I have a new SSD that I just installed Windows onto. I have an old SSD (60GB) that has Ubuntu on it. Problem: I am a developer ...
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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 ...
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Where to install bootloader for ubuntu/windows dual boot ssd+hdd

I'm brand new to ubuntu, but I've done a lot of research and I'm currently in the middle of installing ubuntu on my laptop. I looked everywhere for an answer to this question, but every answer out ...
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how do i move files from windows 8 to ubuntu 13.1 [closed]

i have a computer system with windows 8.1, asus motherboard z87, inter i7 4790 chip, 16 gigs of ram,2 ssd drives in a raid-120gig(windows 8), 1 ssd 120gig(ubuntu 13), and a 1tb hhd. sound and video ...
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Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu, partitioning small SSD and HDD

I looked at several related questions because some questions remained for me. I have just bought a Asus Ultrabook with Windows 8 pre-installed, 500gb HDD and 24gb SSD. Apparently (according to some ...
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Is over-provisioning of an SSD possible with dual-boot?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
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Two hard drives only my boot drive is shown?

I have a WD 1 tb blue and a SanDisk 120 GB SSD, obviously booting from SSD. I can not for the life of me figure out how to see both of them in the Files. I got close one time but there was an eject ...
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Partitioning to Install Ubuntu, so Ubuntu has higher performance

I Have a 500gb HDD + 24gb SSD laptop, and I came with Windows pre-installed, I want to know how to change my partitions in a way that Ubuntu keeps roughly 2/3 or more of the HDD disk, and about the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + plextor m6s SSD

I managed to installed the ubuntu on my new SSD through the boot up from USB stick. Then I shut down and turn it on again... It cannot load the Ubuntu. It stuck at the bios login page with message ...
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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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“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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Do I need Intel Smart Response when installing Ubuntu?

With lots of guides and setup variations all over the internet, I find it confusing which is which to really follow. Normally, in Windows 8 my setup would be install everything in the HDD and use ...
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Questions RE: dual booting two distros on an SSD. Will it mess with my data on the main partition?

I'd like to try out Deepin 14. (What a gorgeous distro!) I've got Ubuntu Mate 14 on now. I hear it doesn't work well on a virtual machine, so that leaves dual booting. I don't want to start from ...
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Cloning SSD to a another SSD? [duplicate]

Sorry for asking a lots of questions... I got a SanDisk X110 128SSD that I want to clone all the stuff to a Corsair Force GT 240. How can I do that?
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Boot menu shows up but Ubuntu won't boot

I cloned an existing SSD 128GB hardrive (HD1) with Ubuntu 14.10 on it to a new SSD 256GB harbdrive (HD2) using HDClone using Windows. I supposed that the clone software would not change anything on ...
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How to check if SSHD works? [duplicate]

I have a Laptop with an 500 GB SSHD and running Ubuntu on it. A friend of mine told me he is not sure if Ubuntu is even capable of taking advantage in terms of performance of this technology. So my ...
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What do you use to wipe an SSD short of a hammer?

So it's been stated in other questions that you can't wipe / secure erase an SSD with the same tools that you use to wipe a regular hard drive. This was for two reasons, the first was that you could ...
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Clarifications on Installing Ubuntu and Windows

right now I am considering reinstalling my Windows/Ubuntu dual boot because they were originally on two external hard drives and I can't boot into my Windows anymore. Can someone correct my steps and ...
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Dell E4300 needs two boots

Currently going through the process of moving over to Ubuntu with mostly laptops. There's one small issue that I have been unable to remedy on my own, this relates to a Dell E4300 fitted with Samsung ...
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Reinstall ubuntu on a SSD and keep /home

I recently purchased a 120GB SSD, and I would like to do a clean install of ubuntu on it, while keeping my current /home. My current configuration is the following (I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) : ...
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How to run ExpressCaché on 14.04

I've recently bought a notebook (ASUS K551LN), which comes with a 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD (SanDisk). Thing is, that SSD is supposed to be used as a caché. When I first used the computer (that is, W8), ...
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How can I find the exact model of a hard disk in a raid?

I have a ProLiant DL380p Gen8 with 4 Plextor solid state drives RAIDed. Since one of these disks has failed (as I see in HP iLO4 of my server) I need to find the exact model of these disks to replace ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu and internal WD Digital Black2 Dual Drive — Did anyone managed to make it work?

The Western Digital Black2 Dual Drive is a 2.5 drive which combines a 120GB SSD with a 1TB HDD. It differs from hybrid drives in that it appears to the system as two distinct partitions, leaving to ...
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ux32vd(asus): issd turning on

Few weeks ago I had some problems and turned "offline" my iSSD which is integrated to motherboard from windows cmd. Now I installed ubuntu and I have "ata2: COMRESET failed (errno=-16)" problem when I ...
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How can I tell linux kernel to completely ignore a disk as if it was not even connected?

Notice Please scroll down for the answer (it has 0 points but it is the correct one). The problem is solved by a patch that will be in kernel 3.12.7 and up; I hope it will back-ported to earlier ...
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How to move a whole Ubuntu system

I was using a WIN7 Machine and wanted to try Ubuntu so I installed 14.04 LTS on a external hard-drive - I had fears of destroying the WIN7 Part. I like it so much that I want to install on a SSD ...
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Transfer Existing install of ubuntu 14.04 to SSD

I have a Samsung NP530U3B, long time ago i installed ubuntu on it (Just ubuntu) and i installed it on the HDD (500GB), this computer has an SSD drive and i want to move the installation to the SSD but ...