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Clonezilla image folder lacks disk and parts files

I'm trying to restore an image from an SSD to a new SSD (same make and type). In the image folder I can see there are no disk and parts files. And that's why ocs-sr complains about these. The files on ...
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Securely erase Intel SSD using Live Boot CD

So I am selling on a computer and wish to securely erase the HDD. I've booted into a Live CD (Ubuntu) and run the following commands: sudo hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/sda and sudo hdparm ...
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Performance expectations of multiple solid state drives [closed]

I recently purchased a second solid state drive, as mine is reaching its max capacity. I currently dual-boot Windows and Linux on the same drive, and the plan is to move the Linux partition to the ...
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Cloning Linux and Windows from two separate disks to a single SSD

Backstory TL;DR: cloned OpenSUSE from /dev/sda2 to /dev/sdc1, Windows 7 from /dev/sdb1 to /dev/sdc2; formatted /dev/sda2 and /dev/sdb1; reconfigured GRUB2 and installed it on /dev/sdc; OpenSUSE loads, ...
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High I/O system hanging

I have a Fedora 20 box that i'm trying to import a massive amount of data in to postgres on (billions of rows). System spec: 16GB RAM, 6 core 3.2 ghz, 500GB RAID0 PCIe SSD Everytime I/O load gets ...
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LSI SAS 2308 MPT2SAS Linux Read/Write performance

LSI SAS 2308-8e (6Gb/s per Lane) PCIe 3.0 card. Average Read/Write Raw performance for 4 SSDs is very low around 430 MB/s (Expected 2 GB/s).I am having Intel Core i3 with quad cores and 4 GB RAM. ...
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Hybrid Raid-1 HDD + SSD — Write Intent Bitmap

I am currently running a laptop with 1 HDD and 1SSD. I currently am using mdadm to put some partitions in a raid 1 configuration with --perfer-write set on the HDD. I have this working correctly ...
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How do I test if my SSD uses compression?

I am thinking of running the filesystem with btrfs on my SSD. This might make the disk last longer or run faster, because if we compress the filesystem there is less to write. (I understand this is ...
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Move system with encrypted homedir to another drive

I'm on debian (squeeze) and I have my user homedir (/home/storm, 20GB) encrypted with cryptsetup. My goal is to safely migrate from 80gb hdd to a new 60gb ssd. As you can see the target disk is of ...
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Linux benchmark SSD vs HDD

I wonder if there is any performance difference when using SSD as the main Hard drive rather than mounting it to be used by different applications on the server. For example using a command line ...
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Where did my hard drive space go?

After installing a 120GB SSD on my computer, I ran df -h and got this result: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora-root 50G 3.8G 43G 9% / devtmpfs ...
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Linux tool to create a full backup of a SSD

I want to do backups from SSD's and HDD's, which are connected via a USB converter to my workstation. The backups should be bootable (after restoring of course^^), the tool shouldn't need ...
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Why Centos still not using Latest kernel

As i have seen many changes and improvement in kernel 3.xx The improvement i like is dmcache which introduced in kernel 3.9 I have 3 server with centos installed on all machine Centos is still ...
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Setting up dual-boot on 1 drive and storage partitions for 2 drives

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux (Ubuntu) on the SSD, split it by 60gb each or however close to evenly as possible. Then the storage HDD I want to ...
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8GB MicroSD as root Linux HDD with data on seperate 1TB drive

I currently have a home file server (CentOS 6.3 w/ Samba) that does some simple WWW (Nginx/PHP) right now. The data (shared files as well as WWW data) currently reside on a 1TB HDD and the kernel ...
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Linux: SSD TRIM for other partitions

I have SSD with Linux installed, with two ext4 partitions. The first one is the mount point /. It's trimmed periodically via fstrim /. The other partition is rarely mounted, and used as media ...
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Ubuntu: SSD TRIM is taking too long

I posted this question before, but with no answer: (http://askubuntu.com/questions/400233/fstrim-is-taking-too-long). I'm using ubuntu 13.10, I call fstrim -v / on boot rc.local. Recently I realized ...
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Is there a linux command to find out how many SSDs my laptop can support?

Background: I'd like to benchmark some SSDs. I am thinking about doing this on my laptop. I would like to check if my laptop supports using multiple SSDs at the same time. I don't want to have to ...
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Disable access to another Hard Drive Disks on Linux

I want to install some Linux disto into SSD disk, but I have another SSD with Windows, which I want to disable/unmount during running on Linux... Is there are some configs where I can set 1st SSD ...
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Is ok to limit writes on SSD/EXT4 by setting commit parameter in fstab?

I've installed an SSD on my / (Linux scv 3.8.0-34-generic #49~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 13 18:05:00 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux). If I leave the default settings in /etc/fstab I can see ...
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How can I install Ubuntu on new hard drive maintaining old home directory?

As per subject I'll install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 onto a new SSD. My current home directory is already on another partition, on a different physical disk. Can I tell Ubuntu to point to that ...
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Formatting harddrive for data storage

I have an SSD and a HDD drive stored on my computer. The SSD is for running programs and the OS and the HDD is for storing media, data, and other things that don't require fast read and write speeds. ...
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How do I boot my existing set up from SSD

Ive recently taken the plunge in to Linux (Ubuntu) at home - replacing my iMac. With iptables, sshd and a site set up - I'm having lots of fun! Next step - I want to get the os running from ssd. Why? ...
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How to make the system detect hard drives as a designated block? (e.g. /dev/sde)

If I attach a hard drive to the system, and I want the system to recognize this device as a /dev/sde device rather than the default /dev/sdb. How should I do that? Thanks.
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Accidentally erased SSD with “dd”, any chance of recovery?

I was trying to clone a SSD last night and made a very simple, stupid mistake. Instead of doing dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda, I did the reverse, dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Essentially I read from a ...
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How to use LVM to separate large data?

I have an ultrabook with two discs, an HDD with 500GB and an SSD with 32GB. My SSD is partitioned for /boot, / and /efi, and my HDD is for SWAP and /media/userdata (mainly, media). I was thinking of ...
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How to maximize use of partitioned volumes on my dedicated server? [closed]

About a month or so ago, I rented a dedicated machine from server hosting company OVH. I am currently using the SP2 plan, which you can read details on here. My server has two mirrored 120GB SSDs, and ...
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253 views

How to boot from SSD but have installations and home folder on HDD

I have an SSD I want to boot from it, but use the HDD to store installed programs and keep the home folder. I'm running Linux Fedora 19. How do I set that up?
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How can I fix an inconsistent NTFS file system without Windows?

I have a Dell laptop that came with Windows from the factory. Since then, I have installed Linux and replaced the hard drive with an SSD. The NTFS partition is inconsistent (a result of bad sectors on ...
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91 views

Connect a ssd externally such that hdparm is fully supported

I am just trying some hdparm magic with my new ssd (samsung 840 pro). However I don't want to change my drive over and over so it would be great if I could connect it externally to my laptop. I have ...
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Can I enable discards on a LUKS-encrypted ssd drive in RHEL6 (and do I need to)?

I have a RHEL 6.4 workstation, running on a LUKS-encrypted LV residing on a SSD. I found RedHat documentation stating that dm_crypt does not currently support TRIM passthrough, however I also found ...
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How to change the master password of a self encrypting ssd?

I tried to set the master password on my self encrypting Samsung SSD 840 Pro in a Dell Latitude 6400 ATG laptop (Bios Version: A34), german keyboard via sudo hdparm --user-master m ...
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virtual machines, dual booting and data disks on SSD

This is in planning, so if I've got the strategy wrong, please let me know. There are multiple questions here, but I think they all degenerate to the same answers. The hardware is a laptop with a ...
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SSD cache to minimize HDD spin-up time?

short version first: I'm looking for Linux compatible software which is able to transparently cache HDD writes using an SSD. However, I only want to spin up the HDD once or twice a day (to write the ...
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Is my Crucial M4 SSD aligned correctly?

today I installed Arch Linux on my Crucial M4 SSD (128 GB). Since I already had installed Windows 8, i had to change the partition table a bit (manually with fdisk). Finally, my OS is now set up, but ...
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Linux SSD Performance with Luks / LVM

I've recently obtained a Samsung EVO 840 1TB SSD as a hard disk replacement for my laptop (Lenovo X220t, core-i5-2520m, 8GB RAM). So far, I'm not impressed with the resulting performance and request ...
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Two SSDs,which are exactly same, but sequential write performance varied widely?

I bought two SSDs,which are exactly same, but sequential write performance varied widely? sdb is the first SSD, sdc is the second SSD, and partitions are same(both sd*1 and sd*2) and the sdb1's ...
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Raid0 assemble disk again?

Our server recently suffered a disk failure, so our hosting provider put a new Disk in with CentOS so we can login and see if we can recover the data. We had 2 x 120 GB SSD drives in software RAID0 ...
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btrfs: HUGE metadata allocated

I have a 256GB SSD disk on which I converted my ext4 root FS to btrfs. I erased the ext4 backup subvolume, enabled compression and defragmented recursively to enable it on all files. btrfs fi df / ...
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320 views

How to use 1TB HDD as main drive when mint is installed on 24GB SSD

I have linuxmint installed on a 24GB SSD on my laptop. The laptop also has a 1TB HDD installed internally. I need help getting permission to write to the HDD, and use it as the main drive for file ...
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Hibernate/resume fails after adding SSD on Debian 7

My Debian 7 system used to hibernate and resume just fine; then I added an SSD as follows: 1) added SSD (on SATA 1), 2) updated /etc/uswsusp.conf (use UUID for swap partition), 3) copied /usr and /opt ...
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Is it currently stable to use, and boot to, a btrfs RAID 0 on SSDs?

As of the current (3.10+) Linux kernels, is it supported to make a btrfs RAID 0 out of SSDs the root mount and boot to it? This comprises several issues: Does the RAID 0 with SSDs support ...
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SanDisk SSD, Builtin Background Garbage Collection

Looking at the spec sheet of the SSD's that come in my laptop: SanDisk (X110) http://www.sandisk.com/Assets/docs/X110_data_sheet.pdf It states "Background garbage collection" and "Support for TRIM" ...
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Operating System not found - Permission Denied to Hard Drive

A short time ago I started to use Ubuntu on my laptop. After a while I decided to exchange my original Hard Drive for a new SSD one. Because I thought (yeah I'm dumb :-( ) that I can replace the hard ...
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I need help partitioning my hard drives

I have some questions on how to change the partitionnent of my hard drives. I have a Samsung 128GB SSD on which I installed Windows 8, and a Toshiba 320GB HDD on which I have a partition with Linux ...
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Execute file from NTFS formatted HDD in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed on SSD with a normal NTFS formatted HDD for storage. I created a c++ project in Eclipse with the workspace on HDD. My problem is that Eclipse create files with rw attributes, ...
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Lightweight edition of Windows 7 or another alike OS?

I have a 64GB SSD, which I use for OS. Windows 7 and 8 use a lot of space once they install all the latest updates. It eats about half of my SSD space. I would like to have a very lightweight edition ...
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Using samsung SSD magician on linux

I have a samsung SSD and Samsung has a magician software for their SSD. I would like to use it, however I just have linux and the software is only supported on Windows. Is there a way to install it ...
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Partitioning an SSD with sfdisk

I have been trying to partition this SSD (Samsung 840) nicely for a while now. I want to make sure the pages line up with the SSD pages to limit the amount of writes. I found this site which ...
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Steps to install solely ubuntu 13.04 on Dell inspiron 14z ultrabook with SSD+HDD

I have tried a few things like disabling the Intel smart response, choosing AHCI in BIOS. But there are certain problems I am still facing. I can't see my SSD during the installation of ubuntu (I am ...