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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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SSD Crashed during Lubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Install

I went to perform a fresh install of Lubuntu 18.04 on my laptop (see specs below.) From that laptop (running Lubuntu 16.04 LTS), I downloaded the ISO image, used the Startup Disk Creator to create the ...
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GRUB does not recognize Windows 10 (installed onto this drive before the drive was added to the laptop) as second OS

I have a DELL laptop with pre-installed OS Ubuntu 16.04. Additionally, I have decided to replace DVD/RW with a new SSD. Windows 10 was already installed on the new SSD for usage of my other PC. I did ...
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How to find out SSD type for replacement? [duplicate]

How can one find out on a 7/24 machine which SSD type (connector) is used? I know that I'll run out of disk space in a certain time and I'd like to order a replacement SSD. If it's not absolutely ...
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Moving Grub to a new drive to get rid of Windows

A while back I installed Linux on my SSD, sdb1. I also have a 1 terabyte drive for my home directory, sdc1. I have Windows on another hard drive, sda1, which I haven’t booted into in over 2 years. It ...
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SSD full after swapping from Ubuntu (some kind of leak?)

I'm working on an Acer Chromebook 15 with Ubuntu 16.04 installed. My SSD has ~10.5 GB total, with only 5 GB used. The last few times I've logged out of Ubuntu or had it fall asleep, it restarts into ...
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Should I use dd before testdisk?

Should I use dd or similar before I use testdisk? I reformatted an ntfs partition and would like to recover some of the data. I am using live ubuntu. Also is testdisk good for this type of job? Thank ...
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Spare SSD: How could I benefit from moving folders there? [on hold]

I have three disks in my computer: 500 GB SSD -> swap + efi + / 4 TB HDD -> Photos, documents, etc. 480 GB SSD -> ?? I'd like to know if there's something that can make use of this spare SSD. Are ...
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Speed of software RAID 0 with 4 SSD drives is strange

Situation: I have a server working on Ubuntu Server 16.04. I created software RAID 0 array that contains 4 SSD disks. When I checked the speed of the RAID array on my server I was confused. I was ...
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system not showing full capacity of SSD drives

i have 3 SSD disks on my server (500GB, 1.2TB, 1.2TB) but df -h doesn't show full capacity of my system user@hostname:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 252G ...
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Hard drive bad sector appear more and more often

I have more and more often issues with my computer. I can't read some files sometimes when I use it for different tasks (developing, surfing, etc..). So I get the initframs menu when I reboot my ...
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Kubuntu installer is not detecting SSD

The SSD has Windows 10 on it. I've left some unpartitioned space for Ubuntu to install on. HDD is detected. I'd like to dual boot for gaming on Windows. System is Dell Inspiron 7577 https://www.dell....
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Create one partition occupying all the space on the drive with gparted?

I am following the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingANewHardDrive It says: 4) Create one partition occupying all the space on the drive: (parted) mkpart primary ...
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How to move files from root SSD to another partition?

The system gives me the following error: The volume "Filesystem Root" has only 713.9 MB disk space remaining. You can free up disk space by removing unused programs or files, or moving files to ...
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fstrim fails with “thediscard operation is not supported”

I am running ubuntu 18.04. No lvm or encryption. I am attempting to run trim on a brand new external sdd, western digital wd green 120 gb in a usb external case ADATA ED600 that shows trim available ...
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Fixing atd with /var/spool on RAM disc

I have 18.04 server on a machine with 64Gigs of ram and only NVME SSD drives. In order to avoid temporary disc writes I mounted some paths into RAM discs via tmpfs. Unfortunately atd fails to start ...
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Virtualbox cant boot with NVME

I have the latest Virtualbox 5.2.18 in a Ubuntu 18.04.1. I have a guest system Windows 10. I have a vmdk hard drive ( virtual drive) saved in a SSD disk ( the file .vmdk. So i have recently upgraded ...
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Recovering Encrypted SSD - ddrecover Advice?

I have a 250 gb Samsung solid state drive with a LUKS encrypted Linux installation. Following a power failure, I have not been able to boot or mount the drive (well, technically it booted immediately ...
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LUKS terrible write performance on SSD

Since I encrypted the partitions of "/" and "/home" with LUKS on my notebook, the overall write speed on my ssd is low. Hardware & Software Intel i3 4010U 2/4 x 1,70 GHz (with AES-NI) Ubuntu 18....
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Grub pointing to an incorrect windows partition

I just installed an Ubuntu 18.04 on the side of my windows 10 partition. after the install, every time I tried to boot to windows it always told me that winload.exe does not exist/is corrupted and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 fail to recognize my second nvme ssd

I've just purchased a second NVMe SSD for my laptop(which has dual m.2 slots both support nvme), planning to install ubuntu 18.04 onto it alongside windows 10 (which is installed on the first ssd). ...
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Can I change location of swapfile?

I have a 240 GB SSD and 1 TB 5400 rpm HDD. Planning to install 18.04 on SSD and use HDD as /home. My concern is whether to put swap file on SSD or HDD. I have 8 GB RAM and will use 16 GB swap file. Do ...
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Triple boot win10 ubuntu and OS-X (from Mac)

Hi everyone ı have a laptop with 256gb ssd and 1tb hdd and I want to install triple boot for computer Engineering and now i have already installed windows 10 on my ssd. but i have some questions first ...
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Install Ubuntu on ssd and move windows to hdd [duplicate]

I have an laptop with 128 gb SSD.i want to move windows from SSD to hdd. And want to run Ubuntu on SSD.
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Ubuntu unable to see SSD on HP Elitebook 840 G2

I am trying to install Ubuntu 18.04. LTS on a HP Elitebook 840 G2 that has a Seagate SSD. However, the installer does not see the SSD at all. There is no other OS on the SSD. It was wiped clean. Any ...
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[SMIC]Namespace lookup failure, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS(20170831/dswload-378) [duplicate]

My PC Config: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6GHz 4 cores 16GB Corsair (8GB DDR4 2800MHz X2) Motherboard: X470 Gaming Plus (MS-7B79) SSD 250GB Western Digital OS Ubuntu 18.04 I am trying to install Ubuntu ...
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Can i install ubuntu on a separate ssd and boot without a prompt

I use linux 99% of the time. I would like to install ubuntu on a spare ssd drive on my machine and have it boot without needing a prompt from boot manager I also would like to be able to send a magic ...
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How to clean up my disk partitions?

How can I tell what all my disk partitions are being used for? I have 3 disks in my computer, a 1 TB hdd for storage, a ~224gb ssd for windows, and a ~120 gb ssd for ubuntu, which can be seen in the ...
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How to install Ubuntu system on SSD and storage media on HDD? [duplicate]

I just installed a 240GB SSD on my laptop. So I have two drives, the SSD and a HDD. So, I have installed Windows on my SSD with 170GB memory. And I want to install Ubuntu on my SSD, too, with 30GB ...
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Installing one distro on multiple drives

I intend to make the big step and change my OS from Windows to a Linux distro. I only got one problem. Currently I'm using 3 drives: 128GB SSD for OS install 256GB SSD for programs that need to be ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and swap on HDD

I'm planning to install a SSD in the CD-drive of my laptop. After this install i will be left with a 500 GB HDD and a 120 GB SSD . I would like to reinstall Ubuntu 18.04.1 on the SSD and install the ...
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Ubuntu loads at the same speed on SSD as on HDD

I have changed HDD (WDC WD10JPVX-75JC3T0) for SSD (WDS500G2B0A) in my notebook and found that it loads at the same speed (not faster as I was expecting). Why? I copied partitions 1:1, may be I also ...
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Moving boot drive from /dev/sda (regular HD drive) to /dev/sdb( SSD)

I believe I messed up during the installation and Ubuntu was installed on my hard drive (I wanted to install it on SSD) I have been using the system for around 2 months now but the system is a bit ...
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Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on small SSD and HDD

I read some topics concerning the subject but mostly people have bigger SSD than mine. I have samsung 530U with built-in 14,9GB SSD. I would like to use it somehow but last time I installed Ubuntu on ...
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Windows on SSD, Ubuntu on HDD - Questions

I'm here with a simple question. I'm tired to use Linux on virtual machine so I want to install on my HDD Disk. Let's say I've Windows 10 on SSD Disk with 128 GB (C:). And I want to install Ubuntu on ...
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Troubles Installing 18.4 on Separate Partition SSD Failed Boot Loader

I have some trouble getting my OS's to install correctly. Here is what I am trying to do: I have one SSD and need windows, ubuntu, and kali, running on each their own partition. I enter the windows ...
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failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED, only on Tuesdays

I know this error has been had by many people, but I couldn't find any examples of it happening routinely on a specific day of the week. It caused Ubuntu to freeze. failed command: READ FPDMA QUEUED ...
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Using HDD alongside SSD in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm a newbie so please dont mind my lack of knowledge about ubuntu. So I installed Ubuntu on my m.2 disk and I cant use my 1TB HDD, because it's "read only". Ive been trying to change it manually but ...
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Delete Ubuntu 18.04 with dual boot with linux mint on SSD [duplicate]

I have installed linux ubuntu but had some problem with the divers so i installed linux mint but now they are splitted in 2 halves on my SSD and want to delete ubuntu now. I am new to linux so i dont ...
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Dead SSD? Dual-boot Win 8 and Ubuntu 18.04

I have (or should I say I had) installed on my Toshiba Satellite U920T Windows 8 and Ubuntu 18.04. I'm experiencing some boot problems. On starting my laptop I get a boot error: "Insert system disk ...
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Ubuntu installer does not detect the PCIe SSD partition

I got Windows 10 already installed in the HDD partition. So when I'm installing Ubuntu, instead of choosing to install it alongside Windows, I choose to do "Something else". However, it only shows the ...
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Running ubuntu 18.04 from external devices

Morning all, So I am having to use a laptop I cannot remove the main OS from, which is unfortunately Windows, so I am looking at installing ubuntu on either a fast USB 3.0 device or my Samsung T5 ssd. ...
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Possible to rescue SSD that doesn't show any partitions?

I had a laptop SSD suffer water damage. The rest of the laptop appears to work fine, however the SSD, a Kingston SNS8152S3256GG2, seems to have completely failed and the OS won't boot at all, so I am ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Installation freezes

Here's my dual boot desktop spec'd to gain deep learning skills: MSI X399 GAMING PRO CARBON AC AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900x Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti 32GB ram 1x m.2 NVME SSD WD BLACK 500GB 1x SSD Adata ...
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SSD(Windows 10) + HDD (Windows10 + Ubuntu) to SSD(Windows 10) + HDD (Ubuntu)

My laptop had Dual-boot HDD with win10 and Ubuntu,and i installed new SSD with win10. Right now my laptop boot to SSD using windows boot manager if i want to boot from to HDD's windows 10 or Ubuntu i ...
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Can you raid SDD drives?

Specifically, it's more about RAIDing with different interfaces. If i have an m.2 SATA 2280 SSD with an identical (size and manufacturer, so more likely to really be the same capacity). Can i RAID ...
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Upgrading primary drive from SATA HDD to SSD

I want to upgrade my system drive that ubuntu is installed on to a SSD. It is currently installed on a 1TB SATA Drive, which is also the boot drive, all my data is on other drives (except a few ...
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how to install ubuntu from internal ssd

I have a laptop that has a 500GB HDD, and a 24GB SSD. I currently have ubuntu 16.04 installed on the HDD. I want to do a complete reinstallation of ubuntu, and reinstall a new copy of ubuntu over the ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04: fstab entry for root partition has passno = 0

The fstab entry for the root partition on my SSD is: UUID=fd3b80aa-901c-11e8-a5c4-e0d55e5a7608 / ext4 defaults 0 0 This was generated automatically during the Ubuntu Server installation. Note that ...
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Trying to dual boot windows and Ubuntu (each on a separate SSD)

Disclaimer: I made this account today and have no experience with Linux and its distributions. So if this question has been asked a countless number of times or is blatantly stupid, apologies in ...
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It is necessary make some extra configuration to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a ssd?

I want yo install Ubuntu 18.04 on a ssd (Kingstom A400 240GB). In the last years I have' heard that you use to need to made extra configuration to optimize the lifespan and the store of it, but the ...