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 14.04 installation - hide ssd builtin disk

I'm trying to install ubuntu 14.04 in my main disk (sda). The laptop (acer aspire s3) comes with a built-in (soldered! :_() 20GB ssd which appears to be broken, it spits I/O errors in both GParted and ...
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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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Samsung ssd Ubuntu 14.04 install won't boot on Lenovo B575, but works perfectly on a new ASUS Z87-A motherboard

I am trying to get a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Samsung ssd drive to work on an older Lenovo B575 laptop (2011). For some reason when I go to boot from the ssd drive the system does not even ...
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How to mount and sdb and move /home directory to sdb

I have a question: when I type the command sudo lsblk -o, I get the following: NAME,FSTYPE,SIZE,MOUNTPOINT,LABEL", my outcome looks like this: NAME FSTYPE SIZE MOUNTPOINT LABEL sda ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and RAID-5 for data files

I want my NAS to run a lot like Freenas or Nas4free in that I have a separate drive for my OS and all other files (like WWW, media, plex media server and minecraft) run off the raid-5 (3*3tb WD reds). ...
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8GB RAM is fullfilled, addressed /tmp /var/log into RAM

Ok, so I have 8GB memory and 30GB msata storage + some external drives... 30GB for ubuntu, no SWAP partition, only main / Updated fstab to store /tmp and /var/log into RAM and Firefox caching into ...
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fstrim does not work (Ubuntu 14.04, ext4, Intel SSD 520)

I've been googling around for hours without having found an answer. I've found some hints, but they don't correlate with each other. $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep TRIM * Data Set ...
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Oscillating disk performance

I recently upgraded my server from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. It used to run flawlessly, perfect in every way, but now I'm getting massive dropouts in the media streaming it provides So far the only ...
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Problems with installing 'along side' or 'something else' [on hold]

I have been having problems installing Ubuntu. I have a PC with an SSD 60GB for Ubuntu and a 500GB HD split into 3 partitions for (i) WIndows 120GB (ii) /home and (iii) 8GB for /swap. When I ...
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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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SSD SMART failing - two temperature values?

Running Ubuntu 12.04. This morning I started getting disk failure warnings on my root drive (EDGE™ Boost Pro Plus 7mm SSD 240GB). Looking at the SMART data shows the failing attribute is 231 ...
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Slow SSD + dm-crypt with Luks encryption in Ubuntu 12.10

I have an 128 GB SSD installed in my laptop (Samsung 840 Pro) on a Sata 3 interface. This laptop also has an i5 3210m Ivy Bridge Intel processor and 8 GB of RAM. I installed Ubuntu 12.10, using the ...
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How do I install and use flashcache/bcache to cache HDD to SSD?

I want to know if there is anyone who has tried installing and running their kernel built with flashcache or bcache for SSD caching? How did you manage to do it?
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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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large amount of data TRIMMed on SSD

I just recently set up a new PC with an SSD/HDD combo; my linux partition on my SSD is mounted as / with /home mounted on my HDD. I have the noatime and discard flags set for my SDD in /etc/fstab, ...
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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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“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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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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Why is my read speed limited to 40 MB/s (< 25 %) reading from ext4 when compress-force is zlib and there's no CPU usage?

I'm moving data from an ext4 filesystem on a HDD connected with USB 3.0 which usually reads and writes with 170 MB/s to a btrfs subvolume on a SSD which usually reads and writes with 360 MB/s with ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 on ssd

I have recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD, I currently have Windows 7 installed and I want to dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04. In the installer I cant see the SSD in the dropdown menu (the one ...
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I installed GRUB bootloader on the Win SSD, should I be worried? Dual Boot

I installed Ubuntu yesterday on my Notebook's SSD. Windows 8.1 preinstalled on the other (m.2) SSD. I'm not really experienced with this stuff, sorry. I installed the GRUB(?) boot loader onto the ...
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Install programs in other directories

I have a PC with a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HD. I want to have Ubuntu and Windows dual boot. I am OK with this bit. The problem is that I want to partition the SSD in 2 60GB partitions and have one for ...
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full disc encryption with SSD

I'm about to reinstall Ubuntu onto my laptop. If I use full encryption, which I desire, how will this impact performance of the SSD and FSTRIM? Will I still be able to use it or will it be ...
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T440s Dual Boot m2 ssd help

I'm not really experienced in this stuff and english isn't my native language so.. sorry, but I hope you can help me I bought my Lenovo Thinkpad T440s a week ago, it has a 256gb SSD and 256gb m2 SSD, ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 on a ssd & data on RAID HDD

I'm new so please forgive me if i'm posting against the rules or something like that. I found some topics that are a bit related, but none with raid 10. I'm going to switch from Windows server to ...
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How to install Ubuntu on the HDD, with Windows 7 ultimate on the SSD

I'm a newbie on Ubuntu and up to now I use it from a permanent USB pendrive. Now I've decided to install it on my HDD. My PC has an SSD with Windows 7 Ultimate and a standard HDD that up to now I'm ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 grub install fails, installing to wrong device

This is getting quite annoying and Google isn't proving to be much of assistance. I've built a new server and it has a total of five devices. /dev/sda - 2TB HDD /dev/sdb - 2TB HDD /dev/sdc - 2TB ...
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Capacity for ubuntu

I want to install ubuntu on an external SSD. The drive is 120GB. I want to split it into 2 partitions. One for a hackintosh and the other for ubuntu. Will 40GB be sufficient for ubuntu to run smoothly ...
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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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Dual boot Win8 and Ubuntu with Ubuntu on mSATA SSD

I have searched the web like a maniac in order to find some answers to these questions, so please help me here... If you only now the answer to one of the questions please post that answer! So here ...
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How to enable TRIM?

I know that the Linux kernel supports TRIM as of version 2.6.33, so there should be TRIM support in ubuntu. Is TRIM enabled by default or do I need to change some settings or install additional ...
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Boot problem when moving root drive to different SATA port on an ASUS motherboard

Configuration: ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard with an Intel C602 chipset driving (2)-SATA-III and (8)-SATA-II ports, as well as a Marvel PCIe 9230 Controller handling an additional (4)-SATA-III ports. ...
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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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Ubuntu on Flash USB rather than SSD: performance penalty when not r/w-intense use?

I plan to turn my fanless HTPC completely silent, exchanging the current HDD for a silent runner. All I expect to do with the machine is to run a media client (XBMC), streaming my media via a network ...
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Grub Occasionally stops working

I have a custom built desktop, and I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. My main SSD is where Windows is installed, and I have another SSD where Windows is installed. I also have two other HDD's that are ...
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How to read/mount full ubuntu volume from now external hard drive

Yesterday I decided to upgrade my laptop hard drive to an SSD. I was previously running Ubuntu 14.04 on the HDD that came with it. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on the SSD. I would like to mount up ...
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Installation on Intel 240 GB SSD

Attempting to install "Ubuntu 14.04.1-desktop-amd64" to an Intel 240 GB SSD formatted w / one partition NTFS. After booting Ubuntu from a DVD (to which the ISO is burned), I get to the screen for ...
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linux clone encrypted drive to smaller drive

I want to upgrade my laptop's drive with more speed, so I want to clone my current harddisk to an ssd. Unfortunately they're not the same size. I already found this question, but I'm unhappy with the ...
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Use Parted to change a partition's flag state

I had a Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with one SSD and one SATA hard drive. I had a problem with the SSD that my system was installed on. I replaced the SSD and installed a new 14.04 on to a it. The /home and ...
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Problems installing and booting Ubuntu/Grub

I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows, with it being on an external hard drive. My windows installation is on an internal SSD. I've gone through the installation but I get this message toward ...
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Installed Ubuntu partially on SSD and HDD, but can't use entire space?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 14.04 partially on SSD and HDD. I had followed Installed Ubuntu on HDD, how to move it partially onto SSD and installed /home on SSD and the rest on my general ...
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Installing Ubuntu on the SSD of ASUS Vivobook S400CA

I have an ASUS Vivobook S400CA, and I am considering of getting rid of the Windows 8.1 and install Ubuntu 14.04 instead for my studies purposes. I see that I actually have two hard drives on this ...
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How to partition to dual boot alongside Windows 8 installed on a 128GB SSD?

I've never done any partitioning before, and I want to dual boot Ubuntu along with Windows 8. My problems is that Windows itself is installed on an 128GB SSD, while everything else (the documents ...
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Dividing an existing Ubuntu installation on two physical drives

I am planning to add an SSD drive on my Ubuntu machine. At the moment the computer has a single hard drive, containing the whole install. What I would like to do, is to move the existing installation ...
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“No caching mode page found” with new SSD drive

This is mentioned during startup. I think it also says: "Assuming drive cache: write through". It's a new Intel SSD on which I've freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 64bit.
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USB: Enable Trim (FITRIM ioctl failed: Operation not supported)

First of all, I am pretty surprised my usb flash device supports trim: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep 'Model\|TRIM' gives me: Model Number: SanDisk SSD CZ80 32GB ...
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How to set up SSD raid and TRIM support?

I am looking to set up a new server. I can only use Intel 520 Series 240gb MLC ssds or standard Seagate 7200rpm disks. These are the non negotiable options. Naturally, as this is going to be running ...
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Windows Hard Drive Recover

I just installed Ubuntu when i had windows 8.1, I am new to Ubuntu but not Linux. I had a second hard drive with my libraries on it because my operating system is on a 120 gigabyte solid state drive. ...
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Direct install with new SSD single OS

I have an ASUS Eee PC netbook. I have 2gb ram(new) and a new SSD. I do not have any OS loaded. I need to know how to install ubuntu on it from a flash drive. I have the 32bit version on my flash ...
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SSD settings under UBUNTU 14.04,

I have just set up a NEC with ubuntu 14.04 amd 64, the hard drive is the SanDisk Ultra II SSD. I have found some information on this site, and it is different from what I have read elsewhere. ...