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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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Installed Windows 10 on a new SSD and now I can't access my old HDD with Linux on it

So my situation is like this: I have an old 2TB HDD with 2 partitions: one for Windows and programs, and the other for storage. Last week Windows 10 crashed and I couldn't repair it. I bought a new ...
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STALLED : Trying to install fresh ubuntu 18.04 to DELL XPS 1647 SSD

I tried to install a fresh ubuntu 18.04 to my old laptop DELL XPS 1647, I had some minor upgrades, changing HDD to SSD(Kingston A400), and added additional RAM(previously it was 4GB + 2GB, currently ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 installer cannot detect HP x360 15 SSD (Intel CPU)

As the title states, I am unable to install Ubuntu on my HP ENVY x360 - 15m-cn0011dx. The laptop has a M.2 NVME SSD, and the installer cannot locate it, gparted in a live environment cannot locate it, ...
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Wrong Install Ubuntu 16.04 single-boot Mac

Some days ago I cleaned my SSD and installed Ubuntu to single-boot in it. To do it I plugged the USB driver in my Macbook Pro5,5 and while installing Ubuntu I clicked on Erase disk and install Ubuntu. ...
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Install ubuntu / on SDD and /home on HDD [duplicate]

I'm trying to install ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my computer. I have a SSD and a HDD. I want to install the root / of ubuntu on my SSD (and my swap too), but install my /home on my HDD. I don't found how ...
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how should file sytem look? [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a Samsung 860 EVO and looked at the Partitions in Gparted . It doesn't look as if it is partitioned in the proper way, what should my drive look like in normally ...
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Dual boot issue: HDD and SSD

My computer contains a normal HDD hard drive and a SSD. The original HDD is Disk 0 and the new SSD is Disk 1. The windows OS is on Disk 1. Can I install Ubuntu on the HDD and Windows on the SSD? Can I ...
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Windows and Ubuntu on separate SSD's, but only one can be found depending on hardware setup

I'm relatively new to using Ubuntu/Linux so I'm sorry if I'm missing something simple or something goes over my head. I had Windows installed on my computer on the main SSD (SSD1) which is a 1 TB SSD....
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Creating a Portable Ubuntu 18.04 OS in a External SSD

I have been trying from last few days to create a Portable OS. My reasons being Avoiding Dual Boot To make the OS like Plug and Play Before trying on External SSD as they are costly, I first tried ...
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Multi Purpose Server Questions

Looking to put together a new Ubuntu home server. Currently have several devices (NextCloud Pi, NAS, a few other things), but looking to consolidate stuff for easier management. We use Ubuntu, Windows,...
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Problem booting from external SSD because Lenovo laptop not allowing dual-boot into anything other than Windows

I am trying to dual-boot Ubuntu 18.04 from an external SSD from my Lenovo Flex 5. I have already got it working on my desktop but it seems Lenovo restricts booting into anything but Windows, and I ...
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Re: fsck recurring circa every 10 days on new SSD [18.04]

I took the opportunity to upgrade to a new SSD since SSD prices have dropped and installed a fresh Ubuntu 18.04. Generally the system works much better but I seem to be getting the initramsf 'inode' ...
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Gparted very slow at moving ~100GB to the right on SSD [duplicate]

Could you, please, explain me why it takes so long for Gparted to move my ~107GB partition to the right? (Photo: 1) The drive is a Samsung 850 EVO SSD and I'm running this off a Ubuntu 18.10 LIVE USB. ...
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Moving Windows Partition to SSD keeping Ubuntu on HDD

So I have a Toshiba 1TB HDD on my Dell Inspiron 15 7559 which came with Windows 10 pre installed and I went ahead and installed Ubuntu 18.04. I'm buying a Samsung Evo 860 250 GB SSD now and thought of ...
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resume from suspend causing disk errors on SSD Ubuntu 18.10 Mate

I've confirmed now that this only happens on resume from suspend. I've spent the last 2 weeks always powering off my machine and I never get any disk errors. If I let the machine suspend however, I ...
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How to setup lvm to cache /root on 18.04?

I have two drives and can use lvmcache to cache the hard drive with the SSD with 16.04. However, when I follow the same process with 18.04, I can create the lvmcache but when I reboot, I get the ...
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SSD Kingston a400

I need some answers. I just buy a Kingstone a400 SSD and after that I just instaled Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It work great but I dont know should I make some extra settings in Ubuntu because I am using SSD ...
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Seperate /var partition is still getting full [duplicate]

The /var partition on my intel ssd is getting full. Even though I have increased it size to 100GB, which is quite ridiculous. The kern.log and syslog. files are each 31.7 GB big. First of all how ...
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Ubutnu 18.04 SSD sometimes freeze for seconds

I have ubuntu 18.04 in two computers (the same hardware) and sometimes during the day, the led of the SSD is lighten continual for a few seconds (almost 30) and the computer practically freezes ...
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I now want to delete Windows 10 on my SSD drive, but my linux is on the HDD drive

I want to delete Windows 10 but I couldn't find any way to do so since it's on another drive, my Linux doesn't even see that there is another OS (Windows 10) installed since Windows is installed on my ...
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Cant boot up Ubuntu from USB

I dropped my laptop, apparently trashed the hard drive. Installed a new ssd. Made a bootable USB drive, 3 times with different USBs and cannot get my laptop to boot. I have fiddled around with bios ...
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Ubuntu installed ssd not recognized

Installed Ubuntu from disk to HP 240g SSD. Instillation seemed to work. System reboot failed ( which is common on my motherboard). Tried to Boot computer without accessing HD. Comptuter does not show ...
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Installing Ubuntu on new SSD from within Ubuntu running off HDD on same PC

Have Ubuntu with lot of software with some some non-trivial / non-default configuration (especially done for tweaking system for low-latency audio production), all of which would take quite some time ...
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Fastest way to migrate to a bigger SSD (18.04)

I've seen a few postings about migration with older Ubuntu versions. What's the fastest way to migrate 120GB (80GB full) to a 1TB SSD under Ubuntu 18.04? live duplicate or via image possible how to ...
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SSD failure and Deja-Dup failure

My dad's computer had a SSD failure. Frequent backups from his home folder are made with Deja-Dup to an external hard drive which were always successful. I bought a new SSD and after installing I ...
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New ssd install : lock on partition

I just installed a second ssd Kingston via KDE partition management. No problem on the install progress and partition on the other hand when I run the file manager, I can not move folders, files. Is ...
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Seperate Data Partition

I have System with 128 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD.I have installed Ubuntu on SSD with /,/swap,/home partition.So What i want now is create a seperate data partition on HDD and link some of the folders on /...
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Getting error when installing ubuntu 18.10 on solid hard drive

I have just purchased a solid adata su650 hard drive. I try to install Ubuntu 18.10 without success. When starting the installation process and after creating the user, the installer stops and sends ...
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cloned SSD to NVME but system boots from SSD everytime

I had a running Ubuntu 18.04 system with single 250 GB SSD , I cloned it to my new NVME of exact same space . Now in EFI I gave NVME higher boot priority then SSD , but still the system loads Ubuntu ...
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How do you disable disk write cache on Ubuntu Core?

Since hdparm is not available, is there another way on core? I'm using ubuntu core devices in an IoT application where we cannot risk losing data due to loss of power. This can be done on classic ...
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Install Ubuntu on SSD on Acer Laptop [duplicate]

I have a Acer Aspire E15-512-C0GA laptop I am changing the HDD to an 256GB SSD. is there anything special that I need to do while installing ubuntu 18.04? thank very much and appreciate all your ...
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Installing Ubuntu or Trisquel on an SSD from a HDD

So I have a 500gb HDD currently split 50 50 between Ubuntu and Windows. I have a 120 GB which I would like to give a fresh install of Trisquel or Ubuntu, then expand the Windows partition to occupy ...
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Terrible SSD performance on 18.04

A couple of months ago I swapped out an aging boot HDD for an SSD, and the performance since then hasn't exactly been stellar. I finally have some time to take a look at it, but I'm a little out of my ...
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It is safe to have a swap partition on the SSD? [duplicate]

As I'm planning to buy an SSD and replace my old mechanical hard drive, I've heard rumors that having swap partition can decrease the life of SSD. So is this true? Or can I still have a swap partition ...
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Booting from SSD on EP2C602-4L/D16

I've been running Ubuntu 18.04 and earlier on this motherboard with an HDD for a year and took an SSD from another working PC and tried to do a fresh install from a live USB. The install went fine but ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 boots to black screen then reloads BIOS

I recently rebuilt my PC and have two 250gb SSDs. I have Windows 10 installed on my main SSD, and completed the installation of Ubuntu 18.04 on the secondary SSD. After receiving the message to ...
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Forced restart of hard disk every time

I mounted a ssd on my laptop asus to give it new life and I moved the hdd instead of the DVD player, which is now obsolete, so as to keep it as data storage. I noticed that from lubuntu 16.04 if I try ...
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18.04 and 18.10 fail to boot nvme0: failed to set APST feature (-19)

I’m a relatively new Ubuntu user and I’ve bought a new laptop for developing. However, I’ve had a whole host of problems trying to get it working with Ubuntu. I’ve agonised over this for nearly two ...
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Cloning external HDD to internal HDD

The process of cloning an internal hard drive onto an external one is pretty well described by online guides, but I can't seem to find any info on the opposite. I want to replace my internal SSD ...
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Moving root partition to SSD on dualboot system

I just installed an SSD next to an already existing HDD on my laptop. It is a dualboot system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. I already cloned the Windows and boot partitions to the SSD with success,...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 on NVMe SSD and using SATA SSD for storage

I'm building a deep learning desktop and will be using Ubuntu 18.04. I currently have a Crucial MX500 2TB SATA SSD. I may get a Samsung 970 NVMe SSD to install the system on for faster loading (if ...
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SATA speed downgraded after Change to SSD

Hi i have HP Pavilion 15-n243cl Notebook and i have change the default normall hdd drive to Samsung SSD evo 860 before change the hdd drive when i run this code sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep SATA ...
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Slow disk write performance on nvme SSD with Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)

On Gigabyte 15W V8(CPU i7-8750H, Mobile HM370) the write performance on EVO 970 Pro is disappointing. The write performance is only 600 MBi compared to 2550 MBi with Win10. Disk performance Ubuntu ...
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Any way to see when was the last time you updated the firmware of an SSD? (or at least pull out the raw firmware data to evaluate)

The reason I'm asking is a bit of worry, I've seen this entry on the security StackExchange and it's freaking me out. I have found out I haven't done a video recording of the installation of Windows ...
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System started to hang randomly after power outage

I've had a power outage recently while I was working in Blender. After reboot I have weird system behavior, it hangs when I work in Blender or scroll sites with Firefox. For instance, I left PC on ...
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Cloning Dual boot Ubuntu / Win 10 to new ssd

My machine currently has one 256GB SSD with Windows 10 installed and 1TB HDD with Ubuntu 18.04 installed along with windows partition. My plan is to replace this 1TB HDD with the newly bought 1TB SSD. ...
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Ubuntu not detecting Windows SSD during installation

I bought a new Dell laptop with two separate hard disks. One 128GB SSD with pre-installed Windows 10 and one 1Tb HDD (let's say dev/sdb). I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 in a partition dev/sdb2. I'...
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Superblock errors after 2 new installs

I have a 2 yr old Samsung SSD 850 Pro 128GB drive. With a fresh format, I installed Xenial on it a couple of months ago. Once in a while I would get I/O errors with bad super block. So, I copied ...
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After reinstalling Win10 cant boot Ubuntu - nvme SSD with GPT

on my Dell XPS 13" with UEFI "bios", I installed Ubuntu 18.04 some time ago as dualboot with preinstalled Windows 10. Back then I had to enable Legacy boot, resized the partition with gparted and ...
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Cannot get system to boot upp with new cloned disks

Just tried to upgrade my disks from mechanical to SSD type drives on my ASUS M4A785-M motherboard (non-UEFI). Thought I had prepared thoroughly and it seemed that the process was not too difficult for ...