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Install Windows 8.1, Ubuntu with dual boot, + SSD caching system for both of them

So i have a 500GB Hard drive, and a 32GB SSD drive. (Dell Inspiron 14Z-5423) When i first received my computer, it was fast on booting (14sec), and then i tried to install Ubuntu and i messed up, and ...
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Can't recongnize my SSD device file in /dev

I am using Ubuntu and can't find my SSD device file. The /dev directory has following contents: agpgart audio audio1 audio2 audio3 audioctl char console core dsp dsp1 dsp2 dsp3 fd full kmem kmsg log ...
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66 views

Encryption on SDD without encryption support

I have a SanDisk Extreme II SSD. Despite using Marvell 88SS9187 controller, the drive does not support hardware encryption of any kind. I read around a bit and found that most software does encryption ...
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Very high IOWait after connecting SSD drive

I have a serious problem with my working station. Some time ago I bought a SSD disk. To this moment everything was ok, I had two HDD disks, copying files at speed around a 50-60 megabytes per second, ...
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How do I check if option commit=600 in fstab works and force it if it doesn't?

I have LVM over LUKS over SSD (TRIM function seems working properly). My OS is Ubuntu 13.10, with 16GB RAM. I configured fstab with commit option ... /dev/mapper/vg2-root / ext4 ...
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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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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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Putting Ubuntu on an SSD connected via USB:

I am putting together a server, and I want to put Ubuntu on the boot drive. I have a SATA->USB converter which I can connect the server's disk directly to my Mac laptop. How can I put Ubuntu directly ...
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Windows8.1/Ubuntu Dual Boot from HDD/mSATA

I know that there are a lot of posts dealing with this issue; unfortunately, none of the proposed solutions worked for me. here is my problem: I would like to set a dual boot for Windows8.1 installed ...
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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
65 views

Adding SSD to T420 with ultrabay HDD on bitlocker encrypted system

I want to add SSD to Thinkpad T420 with ultrabay HDD. Existing HDD is bitlocker encrypted as per company policy. I have got Admin rights to system. If I add an SSD drive, will this be ecrypted? Do ...
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108 views

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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1answer
48 views

Moving over to Ubuntu, need applications to install on my 1TB drive

I recently realized that since I don't game much anymore there's a lot a lot holding me to Windows, so I've decided to make the switch to Ubuntu today. My computer has a 60GB SSD which is my boot ...
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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 ...
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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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Should I put the home directories on an SSD? [closed]

Considering the usage of home directories under Linux, should I put them on an SSD disk along with the OS (perhaps on a separate EXT4 partition) or should I leave them on spindle? What's your view?
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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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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 ...
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292 views

Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 on a SSD+HDD ultrabook

I have this configuration on an Asus VivoBook: Disk 0 is a 1 TB HDD disk while Disk 2 is a 24 GB SSD. I would like to keep the existing windows 8 installation and add ubuntu in dual boot. I will ...
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230 views

windows 8 performance which is installed on USB SSD (boots from USB 2)

is any one here tried installing windows 8 to external USB SSD drive and booting drive from usb 2.0 port. i also want to install visual studio 2012 kind of ides and programming related softwares in ...
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1answer
408 views

Installing Ubuntu as dual boot on SED (self encrypting drive) SSD with existing Win7?

My 6430u Dell laptop will arrive with a 256 GB Self-Encrypting Drive (hardware encryption, opal). Can I install Ubuntu in a dual boot configuration? With a normal dual boot, I just boot off a CD or ...
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127 views

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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267 views

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 ...
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1answer
718 views

(Linux - Ubuntu 13.04) Incredible slow SSD with small files

Ever since I got my SSD (Crucial M4 - 256gb) I've had an issue that it would write as slow as running Windows 7 on a 486 whenever it's doing something with small files. I managed to "fix" this in ...
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176 views

I want to put Ubuntu Linux on my Windows 8 laptop, but it only has 100 Gigabyte SSD, will it be viable?

I have a Lenovo Yoga Pad i5. I use it for gaming, work, watching movies and coding. It is my main machine. However I am getting quite bored of Windows 8, and would like to install Ubuntu. How much ...
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1answer
414 views

Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu on separate drives with shared data access

So I have read through articles such as this one, but none that I have read through seem to walk me through a setup that I want, and that I hope is possible without some crazy preparation. The article ...
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Swapping.. OS Partitions?

Occasionally I get tasked with literally swapping the installation locations of Windows/Ubuntu. We build PCs for developers and by default they come with a 120GB SSD and a 2TB 5400 split into two ...
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1answer
645 views

hybrid ultrabook: install ubuntu on ssd keeping win8

I have the following configuration on a asus vivobook, with hdd+ssd: http://snag.gy/4Uq1b.jpg Disk 0 is 500gb hdd, disk1 is 24 gb ssd. I would like to keep the existing win8 installation, installing ...
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802 views

Can't mount SSD

I have a bit of a problem. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop, and about 2 years ago I replaced the aging HDD with a 32 GB SSD. Today I tried to boot my computer, but it couldn't. So I've put ...
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Partitioning / data layout with SSD and HDD in (X)Ubuntu

So my system has a 60GB Mushkin SSD, and a 1TB Seagate HDD. Both of them use SATAIII. I'm going to be using a fresh install of Xubuntu (from Windows), though I haven't ever manually set the ...
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Ubuntu SSD Disk gets slow

I have a new PC with a Samsung SSD830 with 256GB and installed Ubuntu 12 two weeks ago. I checked the disk alignment, but that was correct. From the first day it gets slower after a while of ...
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SSD can't be seen/formatted/anything , stops other drives from booting

I have an old SSD I once installed Win 7 on. As far as I remember the install was working fine at the time. I booted the PC in question up again recently - it contains the SSD in question as well as ...
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Which us best for Linux performance: install operating system on SSD and use HDD for media, or other way around?

I've a machine with two HDD's and a 40 GB SSD that I wish to install Ubuntu Studio on. Which setup makes more sense? OS installed on SSD. Media on HDD. Media on SSD. OS on HDD.
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SSD AES-256 hardware encryption - how to configure?

Recently, I bought Plextor M5 Pro with hardware full-disk AES-256 encryption. Installed it in my laptop, where I have no HDD BIOS password set. From what I read around it seems that the encryption is ...
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Error: hd1 write error

I have a Acer Aspire S3 with Ubuntu 12.04 with / partition on 20 GB SSD and /home on 320 GB Hard disk. EXT4 in the two. I was using the Ubuntu normally and then it froze. I could not switch between ...
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HDD(storage) partitions and new OS

Okay, to my understanding.. considering this is how I have my PC set up: SSD [contains Windows 7 and program installations] HDD 2TB [solely storage, and split into two partitions, one being 100GB ...
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Partitioning Scheme on HDD+SSD system

I have a fresh Samsung ultrabook with 500GB HDD and a 16 GB SSD. It came with Windows 7 installed. I am going to dual boot with Xubuntu 12.04. The following is the layout as seen from GParted. ...
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Why does Xubuntu's 'hdparm' command not return a faster result for my SSD (Crucial m4)?

Here is my output: sda is an m4 Crucial SSD sdb is a 7200rpm hard disk Should I not be expecting fast performance from the SSD? Is is using TRIM and noatime. Both drives are formatted as ext4. ...
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How to open exFAT SSD in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have some files on my SSD and I want to put them on my Ubuntu 12.04(64bit) desktop , but Ubuntu cannot open the exFAT SSD when I connect it via USB. How can I make it work?
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Boot records messed on dual boot (win7 and ubuntu) machine with SSD and HDD

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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What is the current state of SSD support in Ubuntu? [closed]

I will be receiving a new laptop with an Intel 520 solid-state drive. I use Windows to meet the requirements of the few applications and games. Otherwise, I prefer UNIX-like environment, particularly ...
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How to find SATA controller version on Ubuntu laptop. Do I have SATA 1, 2, or 3? I, II, or III?

I'm running Ubuntu on a laptop and am shopping to upgrade to an SSD. Based on the specs for this drive for example, it seems like I should figure out what version of SATA my computer will support ...
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Best approach to dual boot and clone HP Pavillion

I just received a HP Pavillion HPE 8xt Desktop w/i7, 16G ram, and 1T hard drive/Win 7. My goal is to 1) Set up a Dual Boot to Ubuntu 2) Transfer the booting capability to a Plextor Sata3 120G SSD. ...
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672 views

Virtualbox Ubuntu guest on Windows 7 host with ssd settings?

I recently switched my harddrive to an ssd. I am wondering, do I need to do anything when using Virtualbox and Ubuntu (guest) on a Windows 7 host? I know that for Windows 7 defragmentation and ...
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Custom Built Computer - Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 Install Fails

I just built a computer with the following: Gigabyte Z68A Motherboard Corsair Force GT 180GB SSD GeForce GT430 Graphics card Corsair TX750 Watt Power supply Intel i5 CPU My problem when trying to ...
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Best backup solution for multiple hard drives?

I've got many hard drives. However I cannot find a decent application to keep two partitions in sync (master-slave). I've got: 2x 2TB 1x 500GB (USB/External/Portable) 1x 500GB (Boot, Win7) 1x 400GB ...
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528 views

How to set up OSes (Mac/Win/Ubuntu) on a SSD to promote its longevity (TRIM, etc.)

I recently bought an SSD (a 64GB Crucial M4 - which I believe has garbage collection, based on these specs) for my new computer. I've installed OS X 10.7.2 on it, and would like to reinstall this and ...
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567 views

Battery life on netbook with Linux Mint 10 vs 11

I have bought a new SSD for my Eee1000HE, and want to run Mint on it (I prefer the look and feel over Ubuntu). I read somewhere that the version 11 ran on some newer version of the kernel that had a ...
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Partition layout for SSD + 3 HDDs

Yesterday I got my new workstation featuring: 120 GB - OCZ Vertex3 MAX IOPS 300 GB - Western Digital Velociraptor (10k RPM, about 4ms avg. seek) 2x2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 The system will be ...