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Questions tagged [ssd]

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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Lubuntu extremely slow on ssd [on hold]

Lemme start saying that I'm relatively new to ubuntu. I have a really old notebook I am quite attached to and a friend of mine suggested me to replace the hard drive with an internal SSD. I then ...
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NVMe SSD not visible in disk utilities when install Ubuntu 18.10 on macbook 2018

As the title says I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a MacBook 2018. I installed reFind. Ubuntu boots properly when I set nomodeset in the kernel options. Once the desktop loaded I do lspci -k but no ...
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How to properly configure the SSD as boot drive and HDD as storage drive for Centos 7.5 [closed]

I'm gonna installing centos 7.5 on my laptop lenovo Y50, where I'm having two hard drive. first is SSD which i want to boot from it and the second is HDD which i want to use it for storage. I don't ...
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Shrink tool vs SHIFT+Del on SSD

Since we all know the general rule about random writing on SSD disks, I was wondering if shred command makes any sense on Ubuntu running on an SSD disk. If shred reports fake result that it has ...
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unable to view/access HDD

Last night I installed 18.04 on a new computer with a 250GB SSD at sda and a 6TB HDD at sdb. I formatted the SSD as 35MB EFI, 3.1GB for /boot. 133GB for /home, 72GB as /, 38GB as /var. The HDD ...
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I'm thinking of using btrfs but I have few questions

Does btrfs make multiple devices appear as one device? (eg. Would 2 3TB and an 8TB drive appear as a single 14TB volume) Assuming btrfs mkes multiple devices appear as a single device, how would it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on an external SSD that will be booted from a 2013 MacBook Air. Unable to connect to the internet

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 onto an external SSD that will be booted from when plugged into my 2013 MacBook Air. I am using 16.04 because I will be using the kinetic version of ROS. I am ...
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How can I solve this trouble issue in downloading tensorflow and anaconda?

I have ubuntu 18.04 64 bit . i bought a hard ssd . and gpu is intel haswell i tried to download anaconda ,but it is interrupted ,lap tope type is hpprobook. and tried to use command-line and follow ...
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Replacing Failed Boot Disk

I have a current Ubuntu system that boots from a solid state drive. This drive only has the boot partition and nothing else. The main files including /home and / are located on a RAID 5 array. It ...
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Corrupted partition - is SSD faulty?

Background This morning when I turned my dual boot machine on and tried to enter Windows, it did not work. Window's self-diagnostic tool did not work and neither did chkdsk or ntfsfix both say the ...
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Import program files into fresh Ubuntu installation

recently I bought an SSD and I want to install Ubuntu 18.10 on it now. Since I already have an Ubuntu installation, I was wondering if it is possible to copy only my custom/own files to the new ...
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Recommended partitioning for an Ubuntu 18.04 installation [duplicate]

I have a SSD 256 GB and a HDD 1000 GB mounted. I suppose it would be best to use the SSD for standard software and the HDD for user data. Is this the preferred usage? If 256 GB is not sufficient, can ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boots from HDD instead of SSD

I was dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu on a HDD (1TB). But then I bought a new SSD (512GB) and cloned everything to SSD using Macrium. SSD - sda HDD - sdb My laptop then stopped booting. So I ...
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ssd disappeared

I formatted an ssd drive that I had been using as the boot drive in order to remove the old operating system and gain storage space. The "Disks" program shows it but it does not appear under "+ Other ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD if I have a computer with no OS and also HDD [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Ubuntu installation: I've bought a new computer which has no OS and has a 512GB SDD and 512GB HDD. I want to have Ubuntu as the only OS in this computer and I want it ...
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How to properly TRIM an ssd (18.04)

I want to do what follows: set (via systemctl) a trim timer which would trim more than once a week but less than daily. Say every three days. I want to be sure that if the system is turned off or ...
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Slow boot speed on ubuntu 18.04 on ssd

everyone! I decided to install ubuntu to try out. And I have installed it on SSD 120gb. But it boots in around 30 seconds which is too slow compared to windows 10 which had been booting in just 3 secs....
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Data recovery from SSD after reinstalling Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 installed on my PC (on SSD-500GB). I did an update using sudo apt update and rebooted the system. But when I tried to log in again I got stuck in a login loop and got a black ...
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The installation of a Samsung 960 Evo SSD drive on Linux

I am new to Linux. I have an old laptop which I use. I got a Samsung 960 Evo SSD drive and would like to install it on my laptop to make it faster. Samsung used to have an installation for Linux but ...
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Slow speed file transfer from SSD to external HDD

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 laptop with a SATA SSD drive. I have an 2.5 inch SATA external HDD 1TB which I use as external HDD through a USB(3.0) converter. I want to take a back up of my home folder to ...
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Installing Ubuntu on SSD [closed]

My HDD died on my laptop and I thought this would be a great time to ditch Windows and try Ubuntu. What size would you suggest for a SSD? I don't plan to do much with it besides surfing and building ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a blank SSD coming from Windows 10

Currently on ASUS X456UF, running windows 10 (64bit). S.M.A.R.T Error is now appearing and the drive is in bad condition, I would like to replace the HDD with a new SSD. I don't really losing old ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 takes lots of cpu for every copying procedure

I have worked with ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and 18.04 (x64) on my laptop and I had the same problem in each one of them. The problem is copying takes CPU and it takes a lot of it. It doesn't matter the ...
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How do I make Ubuntu the default OS?

I am booting Ubuntu on an external SSD through USB 3.0 by pressing shift+restart to open the boot menu and picking Ubuntu. I changed the boot options to look for Ubuntu before Windows but I thiink it ...
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HP 255 G3 did not get better after upgraded RAM and SSD

I recently got HP 255 G3. The machine was never used. To make the maximum out of the laptop I upgraded RAM from 2gb to 8gb and HDD to SSD (100 gb). Tried elementary os 5 and Ubuntu 18.04. Comparing ...
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Correct way to move a Linux partition to SSD

I have a HDD with dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 in BIOS mode. The following is the representation of the partition layout: | boot | Primary | Extended Partition ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 won't boot after new install on 480GB SSD in IdeaCentre Q180

my situation: the regular SATA HDD with Ubuntu 16 in my IdeaCentre Q180 worked fine until lately. Diagnosis: hard disk failure. I decided to get a new SSD to replace the broken HDD. Install with the ...
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How to resolve the long display of a gray screen on boot after removing Elementary OS?

I have: 250GB ssd 1TB ssd On the 250 GB ssd I had Elementary OS. Then I installed Ubuntu on my 1 TB ssd. There was nothing wrong until I removed Elementary OS from the 240GB ssd. Now it takes a ...
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Installed Ubuntu on new SSD, boots on my main PC but not on my laptop

I wanted to upgrade the old hdd on my laptop (samsung NP305U1A), where i was running Ubuntu with no problems at all. I connected the new ssd (Samsung 860 EVO) and tried to install Ubuntu, but the ssd ...
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Position of raw space for SSD over provisioning with dual boot

Using Windows 10 and Ubuntu in dual boot system with Samsung 850 Evo SSD This document(point 7 under Over Provisioning) states that Over Provisioning can only be performed on the last accessible ...
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Very slow HDD on completly new acer predator helios 500?

Two days ago I bought a new Acer predator helios 500, with 256 SSD and 2tb HDD. I installed Ubuntu 18.04, did some tweaks for wifi drivers and Nvidia GTX 1070 with insecure boot and secure boot on ...
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Installing on SSD with personal files on HDD

I’m somewhat new to the Linux world. I have a desktop with a 240GB SSD and a 4TB HDD. I would like to set my system up where I have Ubuntu on my SSD, and all my personal files (Games, Programs ...
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Dual Booting Problem - Winows 10 & Ubuntu 18.04 - ASUS N552VW

My Machine Specs: Model: ASUS N552VW - i7 6700, 120GB SSD, 2TB HDD, 16GB RAM, 4GB Nvidia 960M, 4K Display OS: 120GB SSD Installed Windows 10 Latest Updated. 2TB: In 100GB - I have installed Ubuntu ...
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How to create the boot partition on one disk and everything else on other?

I have a small 120 GB SSD and currently, I have Windows installed on it. I am quite struggling with it even without having Ubuntu installed. I would like to know if there's a way to add the Ubuntu ...
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Remove Windows from HDD of new laptop to serve as storage and install Ubuntu on added SSD

I'm hoping that someone can point me in the right direction as I have been unable to find answers online for my specific situation. I recently bought a new Acer Aspire E-15 (576 series) and also ...
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Need advice for cloning SSD to new SSD with dual boot multi partition [duplicate]

I'm wondering if anyone has advice for cloning my old 120gb SSD over to my new 1TB SDD. I don't currently have any ports left on my motherboard to connect the new SSD to my PC while the OG SDD is ...
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Ubuntu only recognizing the SSD that I used for the install

all. I'm a very new user to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get my storage up and running. When I first installed Ubuntu, I already had my RAID array set up, and put the OS on my SSD. I checked Files>Other ...
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How to restore booting on second Ubuntu-SSD after removing Win10-SSD from dual-boot system?

Most questions and answers I’ve seen so far (like this one) are addressing solely booting problems after removing one OS from systems with a single SSD/HDD, but multiple partitions. In my case, each ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS High CPU Usage and Running SLow

I have a Toshiba Satellite C855d-C5110 CPU: AMD:A6 RAM: 8GB HardDrive: A brand new SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) I recently installed Ubuntu 18....
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How to list boot to Windows and Ubuntu, Can't boot to Windows after installing Ubuntu on external drive

I installed Ubuntu on an external SSD hard Drive and the main HDD has Windows installed on it. When I installed Ubuntu on the SSD, it should give me a choice to boot to Ubuntu or to Windows, but the ...
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Is there any way to massively increase the speed of searching through files when using Ubuntu's search function?

I'm using an SSD with multiple partitions. If it requires dedicating a lot of computer resources to have this be faster, that's ok I want to search the names of files, folders, and applications using ...
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Ubuntu can't find my hdd drive, but grub2 can

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on HP Microserver Gen10 on a SSD drive. There are 3 hard-drives on Gen10, 1 SSD and 2 HDD drive. But, after I logged in the system, there is only /dev/sda (I checked this ...
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`Starting Flush Journal to Persistent Storage` causing slow boot-times.

My boot-up takes around a minute as it just gets stuck at Starting Flush Journal to Persistent Storage. I'm running Ubuntu on an SSD. How can I resolve this?
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How to differentiate between 2 identical 1TB hard drives? [duplicate]

I have a system with Linux Mint and Windows 10 installed on it. My Windows 10 side has the boot drive on a 60gb partition of a 120gb SSD, with the data drive on a 1TB HDD (this has all my data on it). ...
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boot from ssd, remove linux from hdd, use hdd for storage home

new laptop, added a ssd, installed linux. now linux is on both the hdd and ssd (long story but did get windows out) and booting from hdd. I want to boot from the ssd, and use hdd as storage. Can ...
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SSD Formatted/Partitioned Incorrectly

I had installed Ubuntu 18.04 onto a 250GB SSD and wanted extra space for my media and have an a 1TB HDD. I'm new to using the Linux OS and followed (incorrectly) the commands to create partitions for ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HP envy x360 15cn does not detect the PCIe NVMe SSD drive

I have a HP envy x360 laptop. I have 2 two disks on it. 1. PCIe NVMe SSD 500GB(windows pre-installed) 2. SATA Seagate HDD 1TB I tried installing many linux operating systems on it including Ubuntu, ...
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Is my SSD dying? System freezes

My home media server (Ubuntu 18.04) has been freezing occassionally for the past few months. There is no kernel panic logged or anything else in the logs so I was at a loss as to the cause. Finally, ...
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Slow boot on SSD [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with new SSD (4 months old), I had boot time like 5-8 seconds. But some time ago my boot time increased to around 1 minute. Can you help me please what is the problem and how ...
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Disable older Ubuntu from boot list

I have a running Ubunutu 16.04LTS on a HDD. I installed a new SSD and Ubunutu 18.04LTS on it. Now, when I boot, I see the Grub list which shows HDD with 16.4LTS. I would like to directly boot into the ...