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Questions tagged [ssd]

A no-moving-parts all-electronic storage device which replaces a spinning hard disk drive.

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Does `fstrim` causes write to all free blocks every time?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 server with 500G SSD disk which has LVM and dm-crypt on it. I recently noticed that the number of bytes written to disk (as reported by vmstat -d or iostat) is unrealistically high....
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Can I restore my Linux Mint installation from external Timeshift snapshot after switching SSD?

I am using Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" on my laptop which has 120GB SSD. I want to change to a SSD with more storage. I know that with the Timeshift backup utility you can make a snapshot of the system ...
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Are file system such as ext3 stored in SSD sequentially?

There are superblock, group descriptor table, inode bitmap, data bitmap , inode table ,etc. As I understood. these are stored in virtual memory sequentially. Are these metadata(superblock, group ...
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What's the difference between namespace size and namespace capacity?

Using nvme-create-ns, we can assign namespace size and namespace capacity; what's the difference? Is it necessary to do this before using a NVMe SSD?
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How to extend disk partition size? [closed]

I have free space on my disk. Previously there was been Windows. Now I want to extend my Ubuntu partition using all free space on my disk.
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Can't launch CentOS 7.6 installer if PC has M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD

A PC has a Toshiba 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD. Windows 10 has been installed on it and boots OK. When trying to install CentOS 7.6 on this SSD, the system hangs during boot, and I can't enter the CentOS ...
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OpenSuse Leap 15.1 Install shows mdContainer error on brand new HP Laptop

Yesterday, my laptop with OpenSuse 15.1 died after a couple of years of use. I went out and bought a new HP Spectre X360 15 laptop (15-DF0033DX) that has 16GB of RAM, 1 256GB SSD NVMe drive, and don'...
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Acer G9-793 shows two 120GB M.2 SSDs, not one 240GB SSD. Why?

I am trying to install POP! OS to my Acer Predator 17 (G9-793). When going to partition my C drive, i noticed that my 240 GB C drive was showing up as two 120 GB drives and were unallocated. I had to ...
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SSD messed up - no idea how to fix it on Linux

I'm stuck with my netbook (Dell Latitude 3380). Used it for a year: worked fine. I bought and put new SSD, installed Kubuntu 18.04 on it. For a couple hours it worked very well. Then it froze when I ...
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Can I temporarily mount a partitioned hard drive while using LVM?

I currently have a hard drive with a boot partition and an extended partition; the extended partition contains /, swap, and /home partitions, as shown in the screenshot below: I recently acquired a ...
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System doesn't recognise model of my SSD disk

I have Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 500GB mounted on the motherboard and it works fine, but when I open for example gnome-disks or parted to get more info about disk, system doesn't recognise ...
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SSD migration partitioning planning [closed]

Objective I have used Linux tools to modernize older systems with SSD drives: format & partition new SSD (gParted) migrate OS + apps (clonezilla, ) I am seeking to upgrade a Macbook Air ...
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How to dual boot Fedora 30 along with Windows 10 in the same SSD boot drive?

I have a desktop with a 1 TB hard drive and a 240 GB SSD where the SSD is my boot drive (Windows 10 is installed in it already, with GPT partition in UEFI mode) and the hard drive is just a data drive....
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NVMe disk shows 80% io utilization, partitions show 0% io utilization

I have a CentOS 7 server (kernel 3.10.0-957.12.1.el7.x86_64) with 2 NVMe disks with the following setup: # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT nvme0n1 259:0 0 477G 0 ...
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Resume DD on creating a disk ISO?

I'm trying to create a full disk ISO image of a 250GB HDD but I had to cancel the operation about 80% of the way through, it'd taken nearly 16 hours to get to this point and I'd rather not have to ...
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Who is causing extremely high CPU usage when writing to SSD?

When writing to SSD (regardless if over file system or directly into /dev/sda) I observe extremely high CPU usage, with top showing CPU: 0% usr 53% sys 0% nic 9% idle 27% io 0% irq 9% ...
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Installed new Linux on HDD having a second Linux on SSD - possible sharing of root/swap partitions?

I got a bit confused after installing Linux Mint again, this time on my HDD instead of the SSD. I have not deleted the old (on the SSD) yet because I am worrying that "root" and "swap" might be shared ...
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Installing Manjaro 18 on HP Spectre NVMe SSD

I recently picked up this lovely laptop (HP Spectre X360 13), and want to install Manjaro on it. It has a Toshiba NVMe SSD (KXG50ZNV1T02). Seeing that this will be my first install of Linux onto an ...
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Debian - microSD lost async page write

I face some issue with microSD on a Lenovo S130-14IGM. My laptop is running lastest Debian 9. I have a microSD with an ext4 partition located on /dev/mmcblk1p3 which behave strangely. When I try to ...
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How to mount a device of gpt type?

In Linux Mint 18.3 which boots from an HDD, I want to mount an external SSD. When I run the command sudo fdisk -l, I get all the drives and partitions as well as the SSD and when I run sudo blkid, I ...
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Slow Read/Write SSD Speed After Suspend

When I first boot on the system (it's a laptop), everything is AMAZING! But if it sits idle and suspends to ram or if I manually STR then when I wake the system, it is very very sluggish. Commands run ...
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disks are SSD, but /sys/block/vdb/queue/rotational says it's rotational - should i worry?

Is it a problem when the system believes a device to be rotational, but it is SSD really? The system is: Ubuntu 18.04 KVM virtualized I have /dev/vda as "local", /dev/vdb as "isilon"; I'm interested ...
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How to install Linux on multiple disks/SSDs?

I would like to install a Linux distribution (probably Devuan) on my dual SSD system, in the most convenient way: 250GB, NVMe. 500GB, SATA3. The criteria are both performance and SSD lifespan (...
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SSD's hard resetting link CentOS 7

I have two Intel SSDSC2CW120A3 SSDs in a SuperMicro X9SCL/X9SCM set for software RAID-1 on CentOS 7: Linux hostname.local 3.10.0-957.5.1.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Feb 1 14:54:57 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Only 1 out of 2 nvme same capacity ssds is detected on CentOS kernel 4.20 ml version

I have plugged 2 nvme pcie ssd of same capacity on to my dell server running CentOS 7.6 and kernel version 4.20-ml but only one gets detected all the time. While booting from kernel 4.20, an error: "...
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From the look of smartctl findings, is my SSD dying?

My SSD is getting missed at BIOS sometimes from yesterday. Today morning though, it was completely gone out of the boot menu. I swapped the SATA cable and reconnected the power cable as part of ...
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In LINUX: Using dd to transfer shrunk partitions on a 2TB HDD to a 500GB SSD

A source HDA (2TB mechanical HDD) has 5 partitions on it (GPT) that used to occupy the entire capacity of the 2TB HDA. The Operating System resident on the source drive is Windows 10. Since the ...
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Why is secure erase not working? SG_IO: bad/missing sense data

I want to securely erase my SSD(on Ubuntu 18.04) I do sudo time hdparm --user-master u --security-erase mypassword /dev/sda I get this error-message /dev/sda: Issuing SECURITY_ERASE command, ...
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How does inserting new SSD will influence perfomance?

I have old 120GB SSD lsscsi -s [0:0:0:0] disk ATA GOODRAM 10.8 /dev/sda 120GB [1:0:0:0] disk ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA1 A750 /dev/sdb 1.00TB [2:0:0:0] cd/dvd ...
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How does the filesystem (ext4) “store” TRIM information?

It is recommended to enable a TRIM cron job which run once every week. When the fstrim command is called the filesystem will sent TRIM information to the drive to discard deleted data (I hope I get it ...
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I deleted the namespaces (NS) in my nvme ssd and ubuntu is not able to recognize the device

I had 2 namespaces (NS) in my nvme ssd (samsung) and deleted both to create just one but ubuntu is not able to recognize the device upon deleting. How do I recover the drive now? Command used to ...
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Booting into Linux from an SSD [closed]

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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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 "...