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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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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Do I need to enable TRIM if I have a non-Intel/Samsung

I read in one of the webupd8 articles that TRIM support, which was introduced in Ubuntu 14.04, by default only works for Intel and Samsung SSDs. What about other? I am using Dell XPS 13 Dev Edition ...
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Hdd to Sdd without external drive

I want to change from hdd to sdd with no extra drive to backup to. I am right now using dual-boot with Kubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10. On the new sdd, I wish to have only the Kubuntu. What are the ...
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How to remove boot pause screens (black screen with cursor then purple then black with /dev/sda2: clean message) in new 16.04 install on new SSD

So this issue started the first time I fresh default installed 16.04 on my existing HDD... not duel boot, just Ubuntu (Erase disk, and install fresh). I was promted to turn off Secure Boot if I wanted ...
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External SSD drive Partition Scheme

I am about to install Kubuntu (principally for a marvellous KDE Plasma Desktop) on an ext SSD drive. It is my first adventure with Linux in my life. I will be deeply thankful for some pieces of ...
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Mount 2 drives as 1

I have a desktop system with a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. I want to install Ubuntu on the SSD, but I want to 'combine' the 2 drives when the system start. I want the system to see the 2 drives as one....
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lubuntu 16.04 installed, then hangs

EEE 1000HE with 2GB RAM and 240GB SSD. lubuntu desktop i386 (32-bit) 16.04 booted from the SD card. I installed to a new SSD and indicated a reboot was needed. After reboot the machine hangs with ...
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Unconventional Ubuntu Installation

WHAT'S IN NAME? I do not know the term for what I am going to describe: for the purpose of this conversation I will call it an unconventional installation. If it had a name and I knew it, I would ...
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New install from cd kernel offset disabled-vfs:unable to mount root fs

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a old PC with amd processor and 60 GB ssd. Ssd is unallocated now (deleted the partition using windows) and i get the message irrespective of option I choose install ...
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Ubuntu not booting when RAID is turned on

Got a new Dell XPS with Windows 10. Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 installation USB couldn't see the SSD drive in order to install. I had to turn of RAID from system settings in order to install Ubuntu. Now when ...
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Grub problems on dual boot windows 10 / ubuntu 16.04 laptop using samsung 950 pro ssd's

I have been googling like crazy to solve this issue and most of the posted solutions have failed. I am trying to dual boot an Alienware 17 R3 computer that came with Windows 10 preinstalled on a 1TB ...
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Ubuntu won't boot when choose “Try Ubuntu without installing”

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 to my PC's HDD which has ASROCK's UEFI and windows10 already installed on an SSD. I know there are some problems with installing Linux distributions on UEFI ...
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Windows 10 not booting after migrating dual boot setup to SSD

I recently migrated from my old(bigger) HDD to a SSD using the guide here: How to migrate Ubuntu/Windows 7 dualboot from HDD to HDD+SSD without reinstall? I am fairly new to UNIX and therefore tried ...
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how do I boot from the 100 GB SSD and run large programs in the 1 TB HDD?

I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTE installed on my 1TB HDD, I cant find any step by step information on how to change it so the computer boots from the 100 GB SSD while still using the 1 TB HDD for larger ...
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Disadvantages to running Ubuntu from a USB stick or SD card?

I'm buying a cheap barbone mini PC and I'm looking for a way to get around buying a SSD for it. I have a quality USB 3.0 stick here with 128GB which I'm not using atm. The PC also has USB 3.0. It also ...
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Is SWAP on both hard disks needed?

We have a 32GB RAM ubuntu along with 2 SDD of 240GB. When I view the sda and sdb, both have 32GB swap. Is that normal? I was expecting that only 1 swap of 32GB is needed? or do I need swap at all. ...
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Unable to log into my desktop with correct password

I'm unable to log into my desktop for ubuntu. When I'm in my BIOS, it says Ubuntu is installed on my 500 GB SSD when it's installed on my 250 GB SSD. When I do fdisk -l it shows that my partitions ...
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How to install Ubuntu on computer with 2 SATA SSD's Raid0

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my computer that has 2 SATA SSDs linked by Raid0. I can't install it regularly (i.e. 'Install Ubuntu' while booting from the ISO) becuase the installer freezes or ...
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Stuck with resized partition installing chrubuntu

I was attempting to install a dual boot of Linux on an SD card on my Chromebook. Unfortunately, I ran the wrong script which resized the stateful partition on the Chromebooks SSD (which I specifically ...
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Is that good to have both SDD point to root

My ubuntu: ~# sudo lsblk -o NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda 223.6G |-sda1 linux_raid_member 953M NC-PH-...
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Kubuntu Installer keeps crashing

It crashes everytime I reach the TimeZone page. The first time I tried to run it, the ssd was empty, the 3rd or 2nd time it says it has sda5 (linux-swap) in it. I go into the terminal and type "ubuntu-...
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Migrating USB boot to SSD [Kubuntu]

I'm currently running Kubuntu 16.04 LTS on a bootable USB My hdd and sdd aren't usable (they're in "root/dev/disk/by-id/" as unknown files) I can find the hdd as "sda" in "root/dev" but its a ...
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SSD partition and align Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

There are some old articles like http://lifehacker.com/5837769/make-sure-your-partitions-are-correctly-aligned-for-optimal-solid-state-drive-performance that come up when you search for SSD. Some ...
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Move Ubuntu Server 14.04 from 128 to 256 GB SSD

I have a 250 GB Samsung Evo which I plan to use to replace my old 128 OCZ SSDrive in my Ubuntu 14.04 Server. Obvously I don't want to reinstall everything and as I'm just moving from one SSD to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 does not boot if second (empty) SSD is present

My notebook, a Tuxedobook Infinitybook (rebranded Schenker S301 with preinstalled Linux) has it's Ubuntu 16.04 installed on a M.2 EVO 850 SSD. Today I wanted install a brand-new Samsung EVO 750 in the ...
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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 but still have following questions. In order to provide details, here is all ...
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Image or reset broken SSD

There is something very wrong with my 160G SSD. It shows up as a 8MB drive in fdisk: Disk /dev/sda: 8 MB, 8388608 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1 cylinders, total 16384 sectors Units = sectors ...
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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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kernel takes long load time

nearly I bought a ssd and installed ubuntu 16.04 , everything is ok but my bootup time is too long instead of my friend's ubuntu , so i ran systend-analyze and find the kernel load time is too much ...
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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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Macbook Pro - 2014 - SM0512F SSD high io wait

I have recently installed a Macbook Pro with Kubuntu. When I test it under OS X I do not see any issues with performance - but running Ubuntu causes a constant io wait time of about 20% if I use a web-...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu, SSD + HDD

I am new to linux and Ubuntu and wish to create a system that can boot both Windows 7 (for windows specific applications) and Ubuntu (I wish to become familiar with linux and Ubuntu for work). I have ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 installer is not creating partition in Dell Latitude Laptop

I want to install Ubuntu 16.04 in my corporate PC which has Windows 7 pre installed. Laptop model is Dell Latitude E7440 and it has 500 GB SSD. I have McAfee drive encryption installed which asks for ...
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Ubuntu fails to boot when installed on msata ssd with an hdd plugged in

I have a lenovo y400 laptop. I have added a 250gb msata ssd with the existing 500gb hdd. The ssd has both windows 10 and and ubuntu 16. With the hdd plugged in, a blank screen is shown instead of boot ...
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Why does fstrim not seem to be thorough?

I tried the command fstrim to manually TRIM my SSD drive, i.e. to discard unused blocks. I know this is done automatically by a weekly cronjob, but I wanted to try it myself once. However, running ...
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How to check if my Ubuntu is placed on SSD?

I think have installed Ubuntu on SSD but I'm not sure and I want to check this. But I am not sure how?
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LVM encrypted LUKS on SSD - issue reverting to snapshots

Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS SSD is only drive (/dev/sda) /dev/sda1 is boot partition /dev/sda5 is encrypted LUKS partition logical volumes sit on top of the LUKS partition Reverting to snapshots seems to ...
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How to securely wipe files from SSD drive?

When trying to securely wipe SSDs, we have several problems: SSDs wear out after a limited amount of erase cycles SSDs have a controller that dynamically maps LBAs (logical block addresses used by ...
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Ubuntu install doesn't recognize SSD but Windows 7 does

I tried to install Ubuntu 15.10 (amd64) on my workstation machine onto a Kingston V300 SSD drive without success. Motherboard is: MSI K9ND Speedster2 I cannot find AHCI option in the BIOS only RAID. ...
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Slow copy/move transfer rate

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and am experiencing extremely slow transfer (copy/move) rates between my Ubuntu drive (SSD) and an NTFS 7200rpm HDD (SATAII) that I use as storage. By slow I mean around 1-1....
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Ubuntu installed on laptop, want to switch to Windows with existing SSD

I am a noob and need help. I installed Ubuntu a while ago on this laptop (ASUS N55SF). Now I have a SSD on the computer with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I want to switch to another SSD with Windows 8.1. I ...
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I just cloned my HDD to my SSD with Clonezilla and my boot time is much slower than on my HDD, can anyone help?

I did a partition to partition clone. I have a Samsung 840 Evo. I've looked around, and here's my dmesg report.
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How to mount individual directories in /home on separate drive?

I have an Ubuntu install with my /home directory mounted on a HDD partition with the system / mounted on an ssd. However, I have certain programs (like Android Studio and IntelliJ) that I wish to keep ...
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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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Cloned 16.04 from HDD to SSD, black screen with flashing underline on boot

I've done every GRUB fix under the sun and boot repair to no avail. Here's the kicker though. The SSD boots fine when plugged into the laptop via a usb adapter. The issue seems to be related to the ...
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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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SSD got unmounted by itself while OS is running

While I was working on my laptop suddenly froze. I had to turn off and then turn it on from the button... When I turned it on I saw that my ssd isn't mounted and the OS is there.. I see this message:...
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How to install Ubuntu 16.04 next to Windows 10

I've been trying to install ubuntu alongside windows 10 and it doesn't seem to work for me. I read a lot of tutorials on askubuntu page, but it looks like I'm missing something. I tried to install it ...
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Is TRIM enabled/supported for this eMMC?

I have a compact SoC (System On a Chip) Dell laptop with the DF4032 SanDisk eMMC 32 GB storage device soldered to its only PCB, and there is no information concerning TRIM support for it anywhere. The ...