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

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Clear SCSI Log Pages

I am using a couple SAS SSDs. A while ago I started a "background long test" on one of them, unfortunately there was a blackout and the test was therefore interrupted. After the power was ...
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Many of my text files are suddenly missing

I am using Manjaro linux with a Samsung SSD 840 Pro. Ive noticed my Documents folder is suddenly empty. After rebooting, most of the text files I had saved are no longer there. The problem is some of ...
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Understanding nvme over fabrics configuration and its persistence

I'm experimenting with understanding the NVMe protocol and for that creating a local NVMe over fabrics setup using a Linux VM, two VMs actually. These VMs are on the same network. One of these VMs act ...
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Is my SSD dead? can't mount. I/O errors, 29k+ fsck errors

So I work with a couple of people and we ssh into a Linux server for work. There are several SSDs, and one of the non-boot Samsung 870 SSDs crashed the other day in the morning. This led to an ...
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SSD partitioning on Linux (data loss)

I wanted to create new partition on SSD (i need it to create disk image using clonezilla). I started from creating while I'm on ssd boot (means the system is running on ssd. Then i got message: ssd ...
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fedora 9 install on sata internal SSD

Am Interested to know whether FC9 can be installed on internal sata SSD or it supports pata drives only?
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Hardware Theory: Read only Scrub of HDD/SSD drive using dd

Claim If drives are capable of hardware controller correction of data upon read, then it is possible to routinely catch and repair silent data corruption by simply reading it. Premises Normally, when ...
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System with / & /home on SSD freezes & lags on `ntfs-3g` HDD load

Again, the / and /home and all the software and cache and data folders are on SSD. Everything just freezes with periodic (seconds to minutes!) updates: bar stop updating (custom eww one + shell ...
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ATA error count increased / failing ssd?

So, being annoyed with the constraints of a "fixed" disk layout on my desktop, the other day I decided to migrate my / and /home to a LVM based configuration. A part of this process I did an ...
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(New Zorin OS user) Can't run Steam games unless on my SSD/install drive, and those I can run are excessively slow

I'm having some trouble. This is my first attempt at Linux and I'm already running into a wall. I installed the normal version of the latest Zorin OS on my SSD because the nvidia version failed twice. ...
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ext4 /Home filesystem won't mount - possible to recover?

I am using Pop! OS on a workstation PC in my workplace. However, today the machine crashed into a recovery mode on boot, apparently because the /Home filesystem wouldn't mount. The filesystem is ext4 ...
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Does Linux Log Unreadable/Unrecoverable Sectors from Drives?

Occasionally a drive sector is so corrupted that even the controller cannot fix it, and the data is lost. It may then be marked as a bad sector. Does Linux make a log of such lost data in journald or ...
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Can I safely use "Erase disk and install" to install Linux Mint on a second ssd on my laptop?

I recently decided I would like to switch from having a WSL installation on windows to dual booting. I work in the Linux environment but need Windows for games, and since I recently got a second SSD ...
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All non-Bash commands freeze the system after booting

Recently, my Raspberry Pi running Raspberry Pi OS seemed to have stopped working suddenly after having continouosly run fine for 2+ months (headless mode), as it didn't respond to SSH login requests ...
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How can I resize my Fedora Btrfs root partition to take up Windows space with my boot partition in the way?

I have a UEFI system on a laptop that's currently dual-booting Windows and Fedora 39 (KDE Plasma). I don't use Windows much, and need extra space on my Fedora partition. So, I need to shrink nvme0n1p3 ...
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How to generate daily report of total bytes written (TBW,DWPD) to disk (SSD) in Linux

What is the best way to get the correct value of total bytes written to disk per day? My goal is to log it over time, so as an admin you can gain some sense of activity on a Linux Server and have a ...
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My SSD filled up mysteriously; now I can't boot Debian 12

I have a (new) Lenovo notebook and was using Debian 12.  I was working in a Google Docs file and suddenly received a message saying that I should empty my SSD because it was almost full.  When I ...
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Correct way to enable TRIM on recent Debian/Ubuntu

It used to be that properly enabling TRIM for SSDs on Linux involved two steps: Running fstrim once, to take care of all the "untrimmed" blocks to date, then Setting the discard flag in ...
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Arch Linux 6.7.2-arch1-1 sporadically crashes / reboots

I have recently built a new PC rig. At first everything seemed to work fine, but after a while, the system started crashing seemingly randomly. "Randomly" meaning that it sometimes happens ...
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Convert MBR/BIOS to GPT/UEFI (infodump)

I wanted to upgrade my 1.5TB HDD to a 4TB SSD, none of the internet resources I found correctly matched my situation from beginning to end, and I ended up spending about 20 hours getting it to work, ...
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Corrupted portable SSD, wrong size detected, what to do?

I have a 240 GB portable SSD from Transcend. ESD230C Portable SSD Model: TS240GESD230C SN: F43849-0038 Recently there have been long delays in reading data. During another such long delay, I ...
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Erase external SSD completely, including SWAP

I have an external SSD which I need completely wiped. I had Mint installed on it, with SWAP and some root dir. Those I somehow cannot get rid off. I tried sudo dd but that just wipes sdc and those ...
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erase hardware-encrypted SSD

Disclaimer I'm not robbing someone, didn't rob someone in the past and don't plan to do so anytime soon. Situation Imagine I own a Samsung 2.5" SSD (850, 860 or the like) which is encrypted. If ...
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Dual Boot Issue: Arch Linux SSD Not Recognized in BIOS After Windows Installation

I’m currently facing an issue with my dual boot setup. I have two NVMe SSDs: a 1TB SSD with Arch Linux and GRUB configured, and a newly installed 4TB SSD with Windows. To avoid any complications ...
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Is my brand new USB SSD defective?

I've had a few times this problem in the past few days (but not in the previous weeks and I haven't changed anything besiders package updates) in a Debian 12 system (kernel 6.1 - haven't tried 6.6) ...
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How to extend existing /root parition (ssd sata) with nvme ssd

I'm on /root which is filling up fast it uses ssd/sata based i want to expand with new ssd (nvme) is it a good idea to extend based upon two different hardware specs but one logical volume using ...
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Large files end up corrupted when copying to a compressed NTFS3 win drive

I have two SSDs, one Linux, one Windows 11, and an HDD. I can copy normal-sized files just fine to each other, generally they are under 2GB. Recently, I tried to copy a big file (32GB) from Linux (...
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How can I retrieve data from a HDD that couldn't finish os reinstall?

My sister asked me to fix her laptop that couldn't recognise some of the peripheries including the network cards. She hasn't used it for almost a year. First (almost half a year ago) I asked her to ...
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Debian GRUB installer partitioning step - Intel MacBook Pro

I am trying to install Debian to a partition on my SSD. Currently I have three partitions on my SSD: Container disk1 - AFPS container macOS AFPS Volume Group Linux - PCI-Express Internal Physical ...
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How to know if SD-slot is USB or actual SD-standard?

I am trying to figure out if my full size or micro size SD card slots on my Toshiba Click Mini 9l has the internals of using USB for SD card slots or if they are wired as actual SD-slots and not ...
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SSD not showing up in Bios - but working under Debian

I bought a new m.2 pcie 3.0 1TB ssd for my laptop from Samsung, and it works for storing and transferring files from Debian. But it doesn't show up in the BIOS, and I cannot boot from it. What could ...
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Fedora occasionally freezes when entering Sleep Mode

Fedora occasionally freezes when entering Sleep Mode. I bought an Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVME SSD for my PC (AMD Ryzen CPU and a AMD Radeon GPU. Both are a few years old.) Last night the computer ...
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FIO reports slower sequential read than the advertised NVMe SSD read bandwidth

TLDL For the very simple sequential read, FIO reports is much slower than the NVMe SSD sequentail read capability. Main Text Hello everyone, I have been facing an issue while trying to achieve the ...
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It possible use SSD as cache?

I have a linux media server that I use mainly with plex and Serviio(dlna server). I have a t400 4gb gpu (transcoding), 16GB ddr4 ram and an i7-6700 cpu. Now, I have 3 SSDs: 1TB for movies, 250GB for ...
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Persistent Installation Issues with Debian on SSD, Multiple Reinstalls and Hardware Changes

Laptop: Asus ROG G751JY I've been facing some persistent installation issues while trying to set up Debian on my laptop with both an HDD and an SSD. Here's a summary of what I've experienced: ...
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How to format NVMe drive in Linux suitable for raid 1 and lvm on xen Host

I want to create a software raid on two identical SSDs How do I create partitions and format them optimal? lsblk nvme0n1 259:0 0 953.9G 0 disk nvme1n1 259:1 0 953.9G 0 ...
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Laptop second ssd are read only after swapping primary win11 ssd for ubuntu22 ssd

I had dramas installing win11, ubuntu 20.04 and ubuntu 20.04 on my primary ssd. After the struggle got win11 recovered and formatted the second ssd. (new simple volume) I then replaced the primary ssd ...
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Interpret the output of smartctl for SSD and hard drive

I have dropped my external hard drive on the floor recently and wanted to know if the electronic parts and mechanical parts were damaged. I have no idea how to find this out from the output of ...
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My linux is using 100% of my ssd for no reason

The largest folders I have on the system WARNING: Full balance without filters requested. This operation is very intense and takes potentially very long. It is recommended to use the balance filters ...
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Using manufacturer SSD tools under MSWin on SSDs used under Unix (Linux/OS X)?

The manufacturers of the SSDs I currently use all have their own tools for lowlevel maintenance, which usually also work only on internal drives (i.e. no USB-attached externals). Too bad apparently ...
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What are these three numbers in parenthesis next to "Power_On_Hours" in `smartctl -a` output?

Sometimes the output of the smartctl -a command shows three numbers separated by spaces in parenthesis after the value of Power_On_Hours. This can be seen in multiple previously asked questions here: ...
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"structure needs cleaning", hardware failure?

The drive that my /home folder lives on is showing signs of failing, and I'm trying to migrate to a new drive.  I purchased a 4TB SSD, formatted it with ext4, mounted it as an external drive with a ...
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Why is blkdiscard not erasing all data of the whole drive?

I have an old mSATA SSD (model name: Plextor PX-128M6M), which is installed to an mSATA-to-USB enclosure with ASM1153E controller. I want to (just logically, at the SSD controller level) erase all of ...
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SSD: `badblocks` / `e2fsck -c` vs reallocated/remapped sectors

The badblocks utility allows one to find bad blocks on a device, and e2fsck -c allows one to add such bad blocks to the bad block inode so that they will not be used for actual data. But for SSD, it ...
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How to reclaim SSD space during formating

I've got a "1000GB SSD" after creating partition (aligned to 2048) I'm down to sdd 8:48 0 931.5G 0 disk └─sdd1 8:49 0 931.5G 0 part which is fine, because 1GB means 1000bytes ...
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Does LUKS disk encyption break SLC caching on QLC/TLC SSDs?

It seems that modern SSDs degrade in performance the more data they are holding. My understanding is that this is because manufacturers put less and less storage cells on the SSDs relative to their ...
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Identical PCI SSDs on the computer, is there a tool I can run from a live Linux USB and physically mirror bit by bit one SSD into the other one? [closed]

They are Samsung SSD and I can use the Data Migration tool in Windows, but would prefer an option in Linux
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How can you give a disk and a new UUID?

I just used sfdisk to clone my partition table to a new disk, sudo sfdisk -d /dev/nvme0n1 > /tmp/part.txt sudo sfdisk /dev/nvme1n1 < /tmp/part.txt However, now both drives have the same uuid. ...
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What optimizations are turned on with the mount option "ssd"?

"Debian 12 Bookworm Minimal Install w/BTRFS " by JustAGuy Linux at 8:28 he sets an option for ssd, mount -o ... ssd ... What is the option ssd? When should it be used, and when should it ...
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Install new SSD drive and move /opt folder to it

I have a server with two SSDs in RAID1 configuration on a centos 7.9 machine. I am running out of space on the two SSDs, because of the RAID1 configuration and the size of the /opt folder. The RAID1 ...
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