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Questions tagged [ssd]

a solid-state disk (SSD)

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Booting into Linux from an SSD [on hold]

I am trying to create a generic build of software for my students who come to class with all kinds of Windows, and Macs. What's the easiest way to format and prepare an SSD so that it will be able to ...
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Is there a Linux Equivalent of Macrium Reflect?

I am using dell precision 3520 running ubuntu 18.04 lts. I am trying to replace my HDD with SSD. I would like to have all my data transferred to the new disk. On Windows there is Macrium Reflect to do ...
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mv command for many nonexistent files, does it wear off the destination disk at all?

I am trying to continuously move many files (~ 10 000 each minute) from /ramdisk to normal /ssd , but not all files are there. When the mv /ramdisk/file55 /ssd/file55 fails because source is not ...
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Migration from a HDD to a SSD

I recently bought a 240GB SSD. Before that, the system (Elementary OS Loki) was installed on a 1TB HDD, consuming 512Gb. My idea would be to leave the user's folder on the HDD, which consumes lots of ...
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Linux Formatted my SSD without telling me. Any Hard Recovery Specialists? [closed]

So I set up a partition on my HDD /dev/sdb of 100 GB for the operating system. I set up root, home, and swap area all within that partitioning of my 2Tb HDD. I restart my system and find Linux Ubuntu ...
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SSD Data Transfer

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on an HP Spectre which has USB-C connectors. I have a Samsung T3 500G SSD which I wipe & then rewrite to back up my data from the SSD of the HP. Transfer speeds for ...
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How to move my Linux installation /boot/ and other important parts to SSD

i was using dual boot system with mint and windows 10(on separate SSD). I simply dont want Windows anymore and deleted all windows related boot and data from my SSD with gparted. Now it sits ...
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Disk setup on laptop with regular HDD plus SDD [closed]

This is going to be a question about your opinions on setting up a new laptop with both a regular 1TB HDD and a 250G SSD. Let's suppose that... /dev/sda = 1,000 GB HDD (931 TiB) /dev/sdb = 250 GB ...
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Does constant writing to “files” in `/proc` or `/sys` reduce the life of my SSD due to its limited number of writing cycles?

My laptop has a SSD drive and I run a script which writes every other second to /sys/class/thermal/cooling_device4/cur_state. I don't think this would count as writing to the SSD and thus reducing its ...
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Corrupted Manjaro GRUB boot at new RX 580 graphics card video-linux driver install

I'm experiencing a bug in Manjaro Gnome that I hope to solve. PC System and Drive Configuration: Legacy BIOS system. ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z. This Motherboard supports UEFI BIOS boot in theory but ...
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Add a backing device to an existing bcache device

I currently have a bcache device with one SSD as cache and one HDD as a backing device. Is it possible to add another backing device without loosing the files already on the bcache device?
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Is filesystem indexing (e.g Gnome tracker-miner) affecting SSD?

I'm just curious if filesystem indexing (e.g. Gnome tracker-miner) is affecting SSD drives in a bad way. Is it true, that Tracker-Miner should be deactivated when using a SSD drive?
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sedutils vs hpdarm for SED hard disks

According to my reading there are 2 known methods for using Self-Encrypting Drives (SED): hdparm https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Introduction-to-Self-Encrypting-Drives-SED-557/ sedutils ...
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FIO reporting slow write speeds while DD reports fast ones

According to most disk benchmarks, sequential write speeds are typically very close to the read speeds. Mine are in the ~500MB/s range. $ dd if=/dev/zero of=tempfile bs=1M count=5120 conv=notrunc ...
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Why are there two home folders in my Ubuntu 18.04 installation?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 along with Windows 10 on my computer (SSD 96GB + HDD 1TB). The SSD drive has two major partitions (excluding recovery and efi): Windows partition (...
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Back up and sync to mirror disk or image file

Let's assume a computer with 1 TB SSD and 2 TB HDD and an empty external 4 TB HDD for backup purposes. Now, to prevent data loss if one of the drives fails, a disk image or a copy of each file can be ...
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Unmount all your partitions to release/free up SSD

I have a machine with a single SSD and 3 partitions. I want to unmount the entire SSD while staying live so that I can run a firmware upgrade tool on the SSD. I know that unmounting your only disk is ...
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Clarification Needed: Using Rsync to Move /usr

Context I recently migrated Windows 10 and Gentoo to 2 separate 250 GB SSD's and left my old traditional SATA HDD Drives in to use for Storage. I put Users on a HDD for Windows during a new ...
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NVMe: missing or invalid SUBNQN field

I cannot figure out how to get my NVMe disks recognized in a brand new system. No matter which distro I use, the dmesg output is the same: (Live CD) xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ dmesg | grep -i nvme [ 5....
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Installation of Ubuntu 18.04 from my USB fails with error code 23

I am installing ubuntu on a brand new motherboard (onto m.2 ssd) using an usb when I got to the part of extracting image from cp:///media/systemfile, it gets error. error code 23 with message: file "...
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Boot Error -> ipmi:dmi : Invalid offset : 0

I'm having the following error when booting my OS (Linux mint19 - mate): ipmi:dmi: Invalid offset : 0 I would appreciate if someone has more information about this. There's a ubuntu user here on ...
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Name this feature - automatically move block from a disk type to another?

I am not talking about cache. The main issue for me with cache is at the beginning the first block is searched through the slow disk, then put in cache. I want often read blocks to be definitively on ...
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Mac OS SSD failure/corruption

I was trying out new OS on my Macbook, now I started to install elementary on my primary drive and force quit the installation in middle.. which resulted in bad GPT partition. Now, when I contacted ...
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SSD broken? GParted output

Note - before voting down, please suggest how to improve my question. Thanks. The goal is to try to make my SSD work again. I would have formatted it using GParted, but a message "Input/output error ...
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Manjaro: SSD not recognized in BIOS after installation

I've installed Manjaro 17.11.1 on my ASUS UX31A. Before there was ElementaryOS running on it without a problem. When I startup the system after installation the laptop enters BIOS directly. There's ...
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Using Smartctl or GSmartControl & other tools to scan/test many drives at once

I have a about 100-150 HDD and SSD's that I need to run some tests on. My servers can host up to 16 drives at a time, possibly 8-16 more if I add some more RAID cards, but either way what I need to do ...
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How can you get any version of Linux to see the 2018 MacBook Pro SSD?

I have tried nvme_load=yes in place of quiet --- with Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Xubuntu 18.04. df -h results in only the system generated mounts and the installation media. The weekly live ...
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Why do directories with many different files take up more space on my external SSD than they do on my root disk?

I have a root disk (SSD) on a MacBook Pro and an external SSD. I have some directories that contain many thousands of image files, and while copying these to the external SSD, I noticed that what ...
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dd copy from an OS HDD to PCIe NVME SSD, SSD can't boot

Test 1: dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc /dev/sdb is a bootable OS HDD, /dev/sdc is another HDD, after executed the above dd command, the /dev/sdc become bootable. Test 2: dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sdc /...
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How “LVM on Luks” or another full disk encryption affects SSD performance? [closed]

I read many articles about the performance impact of using full disk encryption and I very confused. Because, approximately all of them says that "do not use these encryption methods on an SSD, if you ...
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Tried to install debian on 2nd drive and now both drives are malfunctioning [closed]

I wanted to try Linux on my second SSD, so I downloaded the net install for debian. It would not connect to the DHCP, so I tried the full disk install. I used Rufus and UNetbootin to make an ...
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Different SSD and HDD sizes on Linux

I have read this - partitioning using 2 hard disks (SSD and non-SSD) in linux and other related questions. I configured a local file/web server using Fedora with default LVM settings on a 500G SSD, ...
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CentOS 7, RAID-1, and degraded performance with SSDs

I am preparing PCs built with 64GB RAM on the Gigabyte AORUS X299-GAMING-3 motherboard, ordered for Cent OS 7 use, with RAID-1 on a pair of Intel 545 Series SSDSC2KW512G8X1 SSDs. The configuration is ...
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Only write back changes when restoring a disk image with dd

Given a physical disk and an image created from it, I want to write the image back onto the physical disk, but only write the changed bytes or sectors. The use case is restoring images on an SSD - ...
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find all block devices (hdds and ssds) using sysfs

Cant figure how to enumerate all physical disks, like hdds, ssds, NVMes and maybe flashdrives connected to machine and filter out all these loop devices, ram disks, cdrom and floppies. I've checked ...
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M.2 NVMe PCIe boot times much slower than old SATA SSD

I've used dd to clone my old SATA SSD into a new and larger NVMe model on a Dell XPS 9360 and switched the SATA Configuration from the original RAID On to AHCI to get it booting. It works, but the new ...
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Fedora 28: SSD not being found

I am having trouble installing fedora 28 server. SSD aren’t being detected by the installer. I have seen that changing bios SATA from RAID to ACHI solved some users issues but when I do my system ...
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USB UAS - USB3.0-SATA SSD write throughput slowdown after reconnect

I'm working with a USB3.0-SATA enclosure, with a JMS567 chipset, connected to a Kingston SSD. The USB host controller is a DWC Superspeed USB3.0 with associated PHY, and the host system is a MIPS-...
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Cannot enable smartctl Auto Offline Data Collection

smartctl --offlineauto=on /dev/sda [-d TYPE] will not enable Auto Offline Data Collection as reported by smartctl -c /dev/sda which shows Auto Offline data collection on/off support Auto Offline ...
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Fedora not detecting my new SSD device on install to hard drive program

I bought an older Thinkpad W500 which has windows 7 and a HD with the intention of installing Fedora/linux. I have done this before on another windows laptop. This time...i purchases a new crucial ...
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Maximum write performance for USB-connected SSD [closed]

For hardware reasons I don't want to get into (and have absolutely zero power to change), I need to set up an SSD over a USB-3 (type A) bus that is optimised for write performance. In my use case, I'...
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Transferring entire drive image over to ssd

So, I'm replacing my laptop's 1TB hard drive with a 1TB sata ssd, and I'm wondering how to transfer the files from one to another. I'm dual booting kubuntu 17.10 and windows 10, and I'd like to keep ...
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Does Duplicity modify atime when backing up?

My data resides on a SSD and — thanks to re-writes and Write Amplification — any modification of an atime will result in not only the inode being modified, but the whole block that it resides on being ...
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Backing up to a local SSD taking a lot longer than expected

On a fresh Ubuntu 18.04 system I decided to give Deja-Dup a go. It's just a GUI for Duplicity (which uses rsync). About 850GB of data needed to be backed up. Source SSD was NVMe. Destination SSD ...
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What to do about swap on a server with an SSD [closed]

I'm wondering , what is the recommended thing to do for a swap partition on a server-like system with an M.2 PCI SSD? I'm wondering if it's wise to put swap on that device, because it's so fast that ...
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ata7 softreset failed… reset failed, giving up

I'm getting the error ata7: softreset failed (device not ready) four times during boot then it says it's continues into an recovery mode after it fails to mount the device. In recovery mode: lsblk ...
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What is best parition format and raid setup for millions of small files? [closed]

If I have millions of small files distributed by folders, what would be the best parition format and what raid setup in order to manage them as fast as possible ? E.g search in all files, find files ...
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SSD backup image

I want to backup the SSD of a new laptop so that I can safely reinstall it (no user data, just system). I want to backup all necessary boot info too (e.g. MBR). I want to create an image stored in an ...
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I ejected Bootable SSD from ubuntu UI accidentally, oops?

I was trying eject the USB stick drive from my Linux machine, when I accidentally clicked on wrong drive and ended up ejecting the SSD drive. Now that SSD also happens to the bootable SSD With stored ...
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fix bad block on ssd in EFI partition

I am having issues with my SSD. I have had corrupted files and logging me into Ubuntu Gnome takes longer than it should. I have at least one bad block that requires manual treatment, so I tried to ...