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If I understand the problem properly... The best would be first to arrange a separate partition for Ubuntu. If the entire disk is used now for Win7, you would need to shrink the Win7 partition by a chosen amount and then what's left use for Linux partition. However - if you're not sure what you're doing there's a chance you may lose you windows data - so ...


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SMART attribute 231 for an SSD does not indicate anything regarding a temperature. In fact, if the normalized value is something < 2 is usually indicating the end of the lifetime of an SSD (for this attribute high value means better). Most manufacturers are using this field to indicate the cells are used past the design cycles. Based on the Wikipedia ...


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I suspect the drives, or still more likely, the SATA control chips on the motherboard are periodically overheating and protecting themselves by timing out rather than risking damage. Ordinarily winter is not the season when I encounter overheating issues, but in this case it seems possible. If you have an accessory fan you can direct at the motherboard, ...


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You might take a closer look into the upstart directory to see what's getting big, but try changing the fstab attributes by removing the "noatime". This is ram so that is not necessary like it is on the ssd (or other flash with limited lifespan). I also don't use the defaults, but never actually run as long as you do. Here's my settings, (ignore the ramfs ...


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There are different kinds of hardware encryption on SSDs, see SSDs with usable built-in hardware-based full disk encryption for an in-depth explanation. You asked about the Samsung 840 EVO in particular. It is always encrypting your data and is unlocked by the ATA HDD password set in the BIOS, which defaults to blank. Later you can move the SSD to a new ...


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In Ubuntu I don't know if this is possible or how it is done. Yes, it is possible. It used to be custom to do so when you use a server version. Instead of changing the location for MySQL to store its database you can simply mount it elsewhere and share different operating systems with the same MySQL installation by mounting /var/. First let me know ...



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