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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mystery of missing file modifications (hybrid drive + Ubuntu 12.04)

Last week (Sep 10) I worked a whole day (on my Ubuntu 12.04 HP elitebook 8530p laptop) using a tex editor (TexWorks) and Jabref to maintain a Bibtex library. Today however I noticed all my ...
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Building NAS Server and Need Guidance

I'm building a NAS and using Ubuntu as the OS. I have a few questions and need some guidance on what direction to take. I know I am asking many questions, if you can only answer one of them please ...
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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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GNU ddrescue imaging results — 116 errors a lot?

A little background on this. It's an 256 GB SSD drive with Windows SP3 32-bit and it's encrypted with PGP Whole Disk Encryption. The file system is corrupt and unreadable. I first ran Clonezilla to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Hangs at “Where are You?” during install

I am trying to dual-boot a brand-spanking new rebuilt computer. I bought (2) 128GB Samsung 840 pro SSDs with the intent of installing Windows 8 (new) on one and Ubuntu on the other... with a 500gb ...
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GRUB-Problem – Ubuntu on SSD, Windows on HDD

I googled alot but didn't find a solution for my certain problem. I installed windows and ubuntu on my SSD and used my HDD as a NTFS to be able to save data to it from both Windows and Linux. Now I ...
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Dualbooting HP8570w with ssd cache

I have a question regarding dualbooting my HP 8570w with a ssd-cache. I want to dualboot this laptop, but I don't want to lose the ssd-cache functionality for my windows (I prefer it working for both ...
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DualBoot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD + HDD

I have a notebook with 32GB SSD with Windows 8.1 installed and am thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 on dualboot, I have done a search online, but I'm still in doubt about which is the best way to ...
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T440s Stops Booting into GRUB after a random period of time

I have a new Thinkpad T440s. Here are my specifications: Intel 4600U 12GB (4GB integrated, 8GB stick) DDR3 1600 Samsung 840 SSD 250GB Sandisk SSD 16GB This problem has been a real brain buster as I ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu on SSD issue

I just got my new laptop up and running with Windows 7. The thing is my main OS is Ubuntu, and therefore I would like to install it on my SSD. The problem is whenever I boot up the Ubuntu ...
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ubuntu&win8 dual boot from ssd. Grub sometimes works, sometimes not

The situation is quite complex. I have a thinkpad x230. I recovered windows 8 to a msata SSD, and install unbuntu 12.04 in the same SSD. I have used boot-repair to fix the boot problem(By the way, it ...
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Planning Storage

I've just bought a new laptop (ASUS SS551LB) and decided to install an Ubuntu on it (for the first time after many years with Windows). I have two storage devices: SSD of 24GB, and a regular disk with ...
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Cant install from USB or DVD — Posted solutions not resolving the issue

Hi and thanks for taking the time to view my question, I've been trying to install X/Ubuntu (12/13.04/10), all to no avail. From USB I always encounter the output: BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu ...
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using GRUB to boot a linux system on a different device?

I bought a new SSD drive with the idea of running my Ubuntu system on it and leaving the other two SATA drives (which are configured in a RAID array) for storage only. Ubuntu installed with no ...
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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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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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During installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 on 2 year-old Toshiba Satellite, graphics fails

I recently upgraded to an SSD on a 2-year old Toshiba Satellite laptop. On this laptop, I had previously installed 12.04 LTS, and it installed like a charm. I had tried other Linux flavors, but came ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 13.10 from a partition on my Mac?

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Macbook Air. I've previously had no issue installing from a USB stick to this machine. However, I don't currently have access to a USB stick or any external ...
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How to trigger Offline data collection with Smartmontools?

I just purchased a new SSD and I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the expected lifetime of it. When I run sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda it reports ... General SMART Values: Offline data ...
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“No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key.” - ubuntu 12.04 install on ssd

I have new lenovo g580 notebook, where I changed 1TB hard disk to 250ssd ocz-vertex4. I had previously installed windows and linux 12.04 on this disc and when I put it in new lenovo g580 suprisingly ...
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Any Mechanical Drive Tweaks?

Noticed a couple of SSD-specific tweaks like putting log files to tmpfs, discard and noatime, etc. Was curious if such tweaks would also work on mechanical drives or be advisable? I noticed a little ...
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SSD 4K alignment question

I have the following partitions for my SSD: (sector size = 512Byte) Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 2048s 122882047s 122880000s primary ntfs ...
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GRUB doesn't load with Ubuntu on mSATA, Win7 on SATA

I've had Win7 installed on my 2.5" SSD for a few months. The computer also has a mSATA slot which I've now packed with a 16GB SSD. I've installed Ubuntu onto the mSATA disk from USB which went fine ...
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Iostat shows very little written data while installing and updating

I upgraded my T60 with a Crucial V4 128GB. Have done all the tweaks (scheduler, discard, noatime, nodirtime) and I'm finding that installing anything is very slow. Right now I'm installing some ...
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How to load HDD lazily?

I have a laptop with an SSD and an HDD. I tend to use the SSD only. On Windows 8 when I don't use the HDD for a few minutes, it goes idle and the laptop is completely silent, because SSD makes no ...
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Restoring RAID after linux installation

After Years using windows and wishing to enter the linux world, I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Dell vostro 3460 with: 500 GB HDD 32 GB SSD mSATA (cache - not physical drive) My ...
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How to install apps to another drive?

I have a SSD 80 gigs disk which I want to use for Ubuntu 12.10 installation and some programs like Libre Office and Firefox, but the new Steam linux and games would fill up my SSD quickly. How can i ...
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2x SSD like one drive 12.10

I want to do a clean install of ubuntu 12.10. I got 2x 40GB SSD's. I want to have them like one drive. (like RAID0), is there a way to do this with LVM, in the graphical Ubuntu 12.10 installation? I ...
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Filesystem locks up (read-only) after HDD -> SSD clone, no sudo access, no applications

I recently cloned my old HDD to a new smaller SSD and something must have gone wrong. Windows 7 works absolutely fine, but Ubuntu 12.04 has issues - at first, it works normally, but after only a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Cherryville SSD with GTX 680

So I have absolutely never used Ubuntu before. Shortly before Windows 8 release Valve started investing in making Steam for Linux and peaked my interest in giving a Linux OS a shot. I've installed ...
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Ubuntu on SSD does not show my 650GB HDD under devices

I installed Ubuntu on the 64GB SSD storage my laptop which also has a 650GB HDD. When I go into SYSTEM SETTINGS>DETAILS, it says I have a disk of 730GB but when I go into the file system under ...
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Unsure about TRIM enabled on my SSD

I have a SSD OCZ Vertex4 installed on my laptop. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have enable TRIM by adding "discard" to my fstab file. (also added option noatime). I rebooted my Ubuntu and followed ...
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How to create partition on SSD for booting Ubuntu and Windows 7

I just completed a computer build, and I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on the 250GB Samsung SSD that I will be using to boot both Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to put some other programs on the SSD, and ...
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Problem installing and problem remove partition

I have two problems, one is that Ubuntu not will boot unless it is from a USB drive. How do I make it boot up from my SSD? I realized I had a partition on my SSD which I probably need to remove. I ...
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Clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 onto SSD fails to boot. Single OS

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto my laptop. I removed the Windows 8.1 drive and put in a brand new SSD and installed Mint 14 (Petra) first. It wouldn't boot. I decided to have a crack at ...
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Can't recongnize my SSD device file in /dev

I am using Ubuntu and can't find my SSD device file. The /dev directory has following contents: agpgart audio audio1 audio2 audio3 audioctl char console core dsp dsp1 dsp2 dsp3 fd full kmem kmsg log ...
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24GB SSD Large HDD Partitioning

First, I've read the recommended Q/As, so please don't mark this duplicate without a close reading. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 to the SSD, along with a swap partition. (there will not be any other ...
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Installing GRUB in one hard disk only

Initially, my laptop has only one HDD with mainly three partitions which contains Ubuntu, Windows and Data (excluding the swap, boot, recovery partitions). I used GPT as my partition scheme. Now, I ...
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SSD drive reserved by W8?

I have a dualboot setup as described at http://askubuntu.com/a/228069/149354. I want to take advantage of the SSD drive on Ubuntu without messing up Windows 8.1. All systems are on /dev/sda (including ...
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Installation from USB Fails at Network Time

I am installing to an older Acer Aspire laptop with a new, empty SSD drive. The laptop previously worked well as a dual boot, so we put in a new SSD to make it a dedicated Ubuntu machine. Install ...
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Trying to boot Ubuntu from a second SSD

My problem is that I can not get my BIOS to let me change bootorder so I can get my second SSD to be SSD number 2. I have an HP6751c. Are there BIOS that will not let you select the bootorder?
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Boot Windows 8 after migration from HDD to SSD

I migrated my hdd windows 8 to a SDD partition. Also i have ubuntu and linux mint in the same SDD. Grub is working fine for Ubuntu and Mint, but it doesn't detect the windows 8 partition. I used the ...
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A question about Samsung 840 Pro SSD with Kubuntu 14.04

I recently purchased Samsung 840 Pro SSD and installed Kubuntu 14.04 (13.10 first, then upgraded to 14.04). I did almost all the tricks (firmware latest version, trim by discard in fstab, ext4 ...
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Keeping files on current HDD during SDD upgrade

I'm planning on upgrading my media server to use an SSD for the OS & applications, but my HDD is loaded with a current instal of ubuntu 14 and all of my media. I plan on doing a fresh install on ...
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Error after installing Ubuntu 14.04 with Windows 7

I've a new PC with two drives: SSD (120 GB) HDD (1TB) I want to use Windows 7 and Ubuntu in it. So first off I installed Windows 7 in a partition of the SSD. Windows was working perfectly. Next I ...