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Swap drive and SSD extra space

I'm installing an SSD with a dual boot of Win 7 and Ubuntu. Now, I've learnt that it's 'recommended' to have a swap-partition for Ubuntu. My RAM is 6.0 GB, so I predict I'll put 6GB as swap space as ...
2
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2answers
385 views

Is my OS installed onto my SSD?

I ordered a new laptop that came with a 500 GB HDD, so I added a 128 GB SSD. I kind of assumed they would install the OS onto the SSD since in my experience that has been the norm. I'm pretty sure ...
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13 views

Cloning Single OS partition to ssd

I'm planning on migrating my Windows8.1 OS to an SSD, i plan to do this with EaseUs Todo backup. The thing is, my HDD is divided in 4 partitions, one which i personally use, OS and files on it, the ...
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102 views

“We couldn't create a new partition…” error while installing Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U

So I've been trying install Windows 8.1 on Samsung 530U, but I keep getting this error "We couldn't create a new partition...". I'm using 16GB usb stick that I made with Windows USB/DVD tool. I ...
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0answers
49 views

Issues doing a clean install of windows 8 64 bit

I have a Asus K42JE laptop and recently installed a new M500 480GB SSD. Since adding the new SSD, I am unable to install windows 8.1 on it. I keep getting the following error 'We couldn't create a ...
7
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3answers
141 views

Have I bought a faulty SSD?

I've recently acquired a Samsung Evo 840 120GB, but haven't been able to actually use it. The problems started when trying to do a fresh install of Windows 8 on it: I've retried the process with ...
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1answer
97 views

I can't install/get working any Linux distro in my PC

I'm struggling with the installation of Ubuntu in dual mode alongside Windows in my new computer (it's taking me days of my free time!!). First of all my device specs: 1 HDD 1TB 1 SSD 120GB I ...
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5answers
167 views

Can a Military-Grade wipe harm an SSD?

I recently sold my 128GB Crucial M4 SSD (I have a much larger capacity OCZ SSD, which is faster), and need to wipe the drive. I know that the 'toughest' wipe that can be done is a 35 zero-write ...
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0answers
55 views

How to recover a 12TB RAID 10 array that's showing up as two uninitialized 6TB drives in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS Maximus VI Formula motherboard which was giving me trouble with it's USB 3.0 hub (Intel) so as part of the trouble shooting process I upgraded the BIOS to the latest. Big mistake, ...
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1answer
145 views

Properly aligning partitions for Linux on a 1536KiB Erase Block SSD

Attempting to set up dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD. Erase Block Size: 1536KiB. Sectors: 3072 (512 * 3072 = 1572864 = 1024 * 1536) This appears to be straightforward ...
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1answer
18 views

Dual boot repair after a reinstall

I have (had) a dual boot desktop with W7 and W8. I installed a new SSD, and after days of failed attempts at cloning using several different software options, I gave up. So I did a clean install of ...
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34 views

Win7 Linux Dualboot tocblock error

Im trying to dual boot win7 and Mageia, but keep running into the following errors: -ldm_parse_tocblock(): Cannot find TOCBLOCK, database may be corrupt. -I've tried different media: bootable USB's ...
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1k views

Can a 'system image' be restored to a drive with a different storage capacity?

I have a family member who complains that her laptop is slow. I checked the laptop over and indeed, it was slow, so I looked into what was using the most hardware, and found that the hard drive was at ...
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0answers
39 views

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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1answer
44 views

SSD Extended Partition Misalignment

I have a drive that has primary partitions and an extended partition that contains several logical partitions. It looks something like this: Drive --> Primary P1 (Aligned) --> Primary P2 ...
2
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1answer
26 views

Can't Boot From Hard Drive Turned External Drive

I had been dual-booting Windows 8 and Ubuntu. I recently got an SSD, so I removed the HDD and made it an external drive. I am unable to boot from the now-external hard drive, and I'm not sure why. ...
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1answer
551 views

How to determine SSD's Nand erase block size?

I recently picked up a Crucial M500 240GB SSD (20nm NAND) and I'm trying to figure out the best way to partition it. Currently, I'm using fdisk -cu starting at sector 2048. I believe the nand page ...
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0answers
19 views

Cloning Windows from HD to SDD with Ubuntu

I wanted to clone my Windows 7 from HDD (160G) to SSD (250G). I put SSD on SATA3, booted an Ubuntu from usb stick, cloned in GParted via Copy&Paste and flagged the partition bootable. Then I ...
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1answer
42 views

Primary hard drive too small

The computer that I am working on has 10 gigs of free space. When running Photoshop and In-design, I keep running into issues where the computer doesn't have enough free space due to the files being ...
1
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1answer
80 views

Is there any use for an allocated but un-accessible SSD-drive?

I recently got a new Lenovo Y510P Laptop, with a 24 GB SSD drive and a 1 TB Hard Drive. When I opened up Disk manager, I realized that the SSD drive was allocated into a single partition, but the ...
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2answers
92 views

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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5answers
5k views

Clean Install of Windows 8 on Newly Installed SSD

I bought a new SSD for my Windows PC. Now I'm trying to install Windows 8 on it. First attempt Started installation from within existing Windows 8 installation by launching setup.exe Installer says ...
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1answer
87 views

Is it a bad idea to have one of multiple partitions of an ssd as cache in a raidz2 setup?

I'm setting up a system with 5 HDD's in RAIDZ2 and one SSD where the OS goes. I'm considering partitioning the system drive (the SSD) to set the free partition of the SSD as a cache in the RAIDZ2. ...
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1answer
46 views

Clone a hard drive except for one partition?

My existing hard drive is 500GB with 60GB of programs, operating system files, etc. on one partition, and lots of data on a second partition. I want to clone the C drive to a new SSD I bought, but I ...
0
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1answer
35 views

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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1answer
53 views

Starting with a 2010 standard build PC, how do I choose an SSD and set up dual boot Windows / Ubuntu on it?

There is so much info on the net; I am completely lost. All I want to do is set up a "decent" dual boot configuration on an SSD. What I have now: A desktop PC from Dell. It has one hard drive which ...
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1answer
22 views

MacOS - creating continous space for partitioning

I have 80 GB free space, but disk utility only shows about 14 GB available for partitioning. My understanding is that this could get fixed by defragging the disk. But MacOS has no defrag-tools and the ...
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votes
1answer
107 views

What's the best way to use both an SSD and an HDD? [closed]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with an 128GB SSD and an 1TB HDD. I want to use both efficiently. I have 2 plans so far. Plan A) Use 50GB of SSD for OS. Use the rest of SSD as a cache space to boost an HDD ...
1
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1answer
61 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
182 views

Is over provisioning on SSD just another partition or unreserved space and can it be alongside a dual boot partition OS setup?

I have a few machines I'd want to dual boot different OSs with but also maximise the lifetime of the SSD fitted to them. I am aware that over-provisioning can help maximise the life of the SSD as it ...
0
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0answers
80 views

Reconfiguring partition locations on a Macbook with 2 hard drives and bootcamp

Here's my current setup in my 13", early 2011 Macbook Pro: 120 GB SSD (replacing the SuperDrive): 1) 60 GB HFS+ partition for OSX 10.8.5 operating system 2) 60 GB NTFS partition for Windows (Win 7 ...
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1answer
20 views

mac osx copy bootable startvolume works but keeps filesystem

He there, i have a macbook air with one ssd hdd that is unfortunetly formatted as journal extended case sensitive. so i have an external hdd where i copied my whole startvolume bootable with the ...
0
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2answers
347 views

Cloning notebook SSD to bigger SSD

Right now, I have a 120GB SSD in my Thinkpad with only one W7 partition, but want to replace it with a bigger, 256GB one. I also have a 500GB external USB 3.0 hard drive at my disposal. In order to ...
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0answers
31 views

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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3answers
563 views

Windows shows smaller size of hard drive after cloning partitions

I upgraded my Windows hard drive, and now have a space problem. I inserted a new 240GB SSD, used CloneZilla to clone my old 120GB Windows C: drive SSD to this new one, switched the SATA cables, and ...
2
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0answers
67 views

Disk Image Clone Issues

So, here's my situation. I have a 1TB HDD that I want to clone onto a much faster 120GB SSD, without particular partitions. The software which came with the SSD, Acronis True Image HD, keeps running ...
1
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1answer
89 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
80 views

What is the best way to image MacBook Pro hard drive?

I am thinking about upgrading my mid-2012 MacBook Pro by replacing its HD with an SSD. However, I have four partitions (2-3 for Mac OS X, the rest for windows). So, I was wondering: what is the best ...
1
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2answers
2k views

How can I control disk numbering (enumeration) in Windows 7 Disk Management?

A desktop system had two drives (Assigned C and D, which were enumerated in Disk Management as Disk 0 and Disk 1). A new SSD was added as the boot drive, after copying the C drive to the SSD. The SSD ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Need to clone a hard drive containing Windows 7 and Ubuntu OSes?

I have a 120GB hard drive which contains 3 partitions- Windows 7, the 100MB partition for booting and then an Ubuntu partition. I have just bought a 240GB SSD which i'd like to use to expand the ...
2
votes
2answers
846 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Move EFI System Partition to another drive

I had a Windows 8 installation on an HDD, using UEFI as boot. The HDD has the following GPT table: DISKPART> list partition Partizione ### Tipo Dim. Offset --------------- ...
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0answers
115 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
276 views

Why should I align SSD with offset of 128 sector when sectors per track is 63?

For using an Windows XP with SSD, it is recommended that you align your partitions manually (or use eg. 7 for partitioning). Background It is explained that XP by its default alignment needs to use ...
1
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2answers
532 views

Windows Server 2012 Essentials shows wrong used space on SSD

I am runnin a Windows Server 2012 Essentials and have a 100 GB System Partition from an 128GB SSD drive. Yesterday I got a warning from the system, that the space on this drive is out, so I checked, ...
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2answers
532 views

HDD + SSD Raid 0, does it make sense?

On my laptop, I have a 22GB SSD and a 500GB HDD. I just reinstalled Windows and because of some problems, I reset everything in Intel RST. In the end I ended up using a 44GB Raid 0 partition, but now ...
0
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0answers
99 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
1k views

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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votes
2answers
446 views

System does not boot from SSD after re-installation

I have an ASUS S56CM with UEFI firmware, x64, Windows 8. Core i3 processor 500 GB HDD (496 GB and 4 GB marked as boot) 24 GB SSD (18 GB and 4 GB marked as OEM partition) 4 GB RAM The system used ...
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1answer
273 views

What is the Erase Block Size of my Vaio SSD disk?

I have a Vaio VPCZ12X9E/X with a RAID 0 SSD Flash Quad, 128 GB. To install Archlinux I need to know the Erase Block Size (EBS) of the SSD drive. As the EBS is vendor specific, I tried with some ...