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

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Is cp faster than rsync during the first run?

I am currently using rsync to copy a 73GB file from a Samsung portable SSD T7 to an HPC cluster. rsync -avh path/to/dataset me@server.somewhere:/path/to/dest The following applies: My local machine (...
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When I install Qubes on an external SSD it doesn't give me the option to boot from the SSD

I installed Qubes on an external drive but it isn't recognized by the boot loader like a flash drive is. I used the dd command and then BalenaEtcher and neither will work. Is it possible or do I need ...
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SSD with Arch Linux not booting after adding another SSD

I added a new SSD to the desktop machine that had an SSD with Arch Linux (wuth a rolling distro, no specific version). After I tried to boot, I had an error: Initramfs unpacking failed: invalid magic ...
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Should I buy a new SSD to dual boot fedora alongside Windows 11?

I have a 512 GB SSD with Windows 11 installed on it. As I am switching from my old machine, I need to get my linux OS (Fedora) back. Should I partition the 512 GB SSD to install it or buy another SSD ...
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Grub doesnt see drive

I recently got a 256gb drive instead of my old 32gb flash disk. I cloned the disks and the drive worked, but then I expanded the ext4 partition and now it doesn't work. Grub just doesn't see the drive ...
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Debian - add disk and resize main partition

I've added new disk to server and now I need to resize main / partition with this space. I remember few years ago that I have done something like this but every tutorial on the net is about adding ...
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cp fails with 'Resource busy'

I store RAW images (DNG) and my Apple Photos library on an external SSD (Rarely used, 1 year old). Some files (approx. 2-5%) are corrupted. I face the following behavior: Copy via Finder: Error 'File ...
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Raspberry Pi 4B does not boot from SSD anymore

The RPi was booting from SSD without a problem until a few days ago, when I completely disconnected everything from the RPi to move it. Then when I tried booting it back up it just got stuck when ...
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What happen to the disk when an application saving big file

I'm curious about, when we work with files those need frequently saving (eg. doc, pptx), what happen to the disk when we press the save button? I was thinking about, the original file content should ...
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gnome-disks write caching

in RHEL/CentOS 7.9 anyway, when running gnome-disks which is under the Applications-Utilities-Disks menu, for a recognized SSD it offers the enabling of write-cache. I would like to know what ...
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fstrim: /: FITRIM ioctl failed: Structure needs cleaning

On my Debian sid with custom 5.17.0-rc1 kernel installed on my new (< 1 month) SSD nvme WD SN850 my root partition is formatted as f2fs(v 1.14) I get fstrim: /: FITRIM ioctl failed: Structure needs ...
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TRIM of ssd behind raid controller

I have nfs storage with many SSDs in raid controller, for my cluster of 10 linux machines, I've used it for around 3 years, and now about 83% is used.(43T out of 55T) I haven't done any kind of TRIM ...
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Unable to access "MyDevice" An operation is already pending error message when mounting SSD

My external SSD used to mount seamlessly until a recent incident. Since then, the SSD is recognized by the system, but when trying to mount, the following error message is displayed: "Unable to ...
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Using Linux on SSD and HDD for Data/Programs

I have been researching this for quite some time coming from Windows that there is no “Path” that you can give to a program during installation, but instead the program downloads where it needs to. Is ...
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Is Optimizing Nextcloudpi with SSD caching a good Idea?

I have a Dell Optiplex 3050 that I have been using to run Nextcloudpi. I am trying to upgrade the storage. I have: 4TB HDD Iron wolf NAS Seagate 1TB NVME SSD Samsung 980 Evo My plan is to basically ...
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Devuan - SSD install - freezes at login

Greetings to one and all. I tried installing Devuan Chimaera Xfce (based on Debian Bullseye 11) on a HDD and SSD using the same ISO file. The HDD install was successful and I could login into the ...
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How to disable TRIM on SSD(s) under Linux Mint?

I rarely ever write anything (large) to SSDs on many machines of my own, an example could be the use of one laptop as a TV viewer only, another my mother's laptop, which she uses just for banking. (If ...
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Is there anyway to install Kali Linux into your external SSD, and make it bootable on M1 Chip Macbook Pro?

I am currently trying to install Kali Linux into my SSD card, and have it boot on M1 Chip macbook pro. Is there anyway to make that possible?
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change the main storage target (root /) ubuntu

I have 2 hardisks: dev/sda (HDD) dev/sdb (SSD) previously I used dual boot (windows and ubuntu) on dev/sda, so I migrated to SSD by cloning data from HDD to SSD I have also deleted data related to (...
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Trying to mount Samsung T5 SSD on Manajaro

I just received my Samsung T5 SSD. It is not mounted automatically, unfortunately. I tried a lot of things on my own to mount it manually, but I don't know how. I even don't know if it is actually ...
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LVM on SSD has very high write latency

I'm benchmarking lvm raid10 on ssd and postgresql 13. vgcreate tst3vg /dev/mapper/3600140500000[123456789a]00006a0000000000000 lvcreate --type raid10 -i 5 -m 1 -L 8850G -n lv_tst --raidintegrity y ...
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How to understand the output of the nvme command?

To optimize performance of an SSD, the Arch wiki says to run nvme id-ns /dev/nvme0n1 and evaluate the output, specifically of the last lines starting with lbaf. If there's more than one lbaf entry, ...
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Linux-mint new SSD not recognized

I have two external SSD's, an old SSD that is getting recognized, and a new one I just bought that is not. The new SSD is working when I plug it in, but it doesn't show up. I have used the terminal ...
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Securely erase SSDs (The whole SSD)

I want to sell my SSD to my friend, it's a 256GB, I have personal stuff on this SSD, so I want to make sure that it will become extremely hard or at least hard to recover the data back. Erasing the ...
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How to check / change NVME HMB on Linux?

New DRAM-less NVME SSDs use a portion of the system memory as HMB (Host memory buffer). How can I check / change NVME HMB on Linux? (to verify it is working correctly or alter its behavior)
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Should I use XFS or EXT4 for music storage drive?

I have a 1TB SSD which sole purpose will be to store music in FLAC format. A FLAC file is about 20-30MB in size and there will be thousands of them on the drive. At a later time I would like to add Hi-...
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Linux-image generates samsung nvme errors

After upgrade from kernel 5.10 to 5.14 and now to 5.15.3. There are errors increased in smart after every boot in Samsung 970 Evo nvme disk (and most likely others Samsung's nvmes) like this one: ...
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Are any of the Ubuntu/Ubuntu-based distros or Fedora flavors using the kernel that fixes the bug with some Samsung SATA SSDs?

I have a Samsung 870 EVO 1TB SSD that seems to disppear at random times when installing or attempting to use my OS. It has happened on multiple different distros, but not on Windows. All SMART tests ...
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Creating an SSD partition with a different block size

I am trying to put together a complex setup (Debian) that uses LUKS+LVM+LVM cache in a mixed SSD+HD environment. To use a partition on the SSD (partition size for lvmcache volumes: 20 GB) as the LVM ...
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Cannot clone a full SSD (LVM) to another SSD unless is exact same type

I have a CentOS 7.9 installation and I want to move all SSD contents including OS to a new/faster SSD (both are M.2 nvme). The disk is setup using LVM. I tried cloning with Macrium Reflect and other ...
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Are distribution installers harming SSDs?

According to Intel, it is important that blocks not be discarded when creating a Linux filesystem on a solid state drive. The document states that the default behaviour (of mke2fs, in March 2015) is ...
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Removing RAID 1 with no dataloss

I have a hetzner dedicated machine with 2x512gb drives (running debian minimal) and the drives are in RAID 1. I would like to disable the raid on the second drive, so i can use it for other things, ...
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Failed NVMe M.2 SSD, broken filesystem, unwriteable; can I wipe it anyway?

My Samsung 970 EVO M.2 500GB SSD (MZ-V7E500BW) suddenly failed yesterday during a power outage. I now have a warning during POST ("WARNING! Please back up your data and replace your hard disk ...
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Can't make an ext4-partition on a specific raid

I have a hardware raid-1 on two WDC-SSDs with 500GB on each SSD. The raid controller is a Marvell-88SE9128 via two GSATA connections (the controller is directly on the motherboard and not an ePCI ...
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Why is HDD LED on my desktop computer blinking when system monitor shows no disk io activity present?

Today I've noticed that my desktops HDD LED is blinking even though there are no processes writing or reading the disk (SSD). I've opened a terminal, ran htop and sorted all processes by IO_RATE. I ...
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Debian live is not recognizing my ssd

I originally tried posting this on the Debian forums, with no luck; the forum kept asking me to sign in again whenever I pressed 'post'. My computer has not been working for the past few days. For a ...
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Dualboot Pop!_os and win10 on two separate drives in a secure way

I want to use linux as my everyday os, I just need windows occasionally because I use an oculus rift and support isn´t great on linux yet. I have a SSD and a HDD on my laptop and I want to install ...
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Mixed SSD+HDD setup with encrypted LVM

Before anyone dishes out the facile answer, my SSD is not large enough to hold everything. My /home is full of data, documents, and VMs, approx. 720 GB. I do not want to buy a larger SSD. The SSD is ...
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Why my Intel 256GB SSD disk is being detected as 32kB?

I have 256GB Intel SSD 2500 Pro series disk. It worked great on Linux Ubuntu. Now it stopped to work. Now it is detected as follows: [69214.467957] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access SandForc e{200026BB} ...
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What's the best way to confirm that my hard drive is not seeing WRITE FPDMA QUEUED errors anymore?

I'm seeing occasional slowness from my new install of Mint 20. For instance when it boots it will sometimes be extremely slow to mouse clicks. Also ssh logins, the prompt for the password sometimes ...
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How to split a partition into two without formatting?

There is only one partition in my SSD currently. That is where the Linux code lies. I am using ubuntu distro. $ lsblk -l /dev/sda NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 298.1G 0 ...
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M2 SSD disk - bad sectors

I have a m2 SSD disk and it has 100 bad sectors (over 3 years). Is there a risk that this type of drive will eventually break, should i do something about it or not necessarily ? thanks
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Got error on system boot, need check filesystem manually

Debian, installed on SSD disk. On system boot got error: ROOT: UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY; RUN fsck manually (i.e. without -a or -p options) fsck exited with status code 4. The root filesystem on /dev/...
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Debian Buster install - it doesn't see my SSD

I downloaded the debian from this address. And I copied the files into a usb. I tried running it but it couldn't detect my wifi card. I also downloaded the firmware from this address. And I copied ...
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Kali Linux on portable SSD with data persistence

I need to setup a portable kali-linux environment that I can boot on any available computer. I don't want to use a virtual environment because I would need to download VMware on the host computer, ...
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NVME slower on host than in VM

I first noticed some strange performance hits when I switched from Vagrant to Docker for my local development setup. After investigating why my databases were slower in this new environment, I came to ...
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How secure is blkdiscard?

How secure is blkdiscard when using it on a ssd? I tried blkdiscard /dev/sda on a ssd running Ubuntu and after executing the command the OS doesn't survive a reboot and simply plugging the disk into a ...
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Is disk queue depth a device capability, why user can change it?

Is disk queue depth a device capability, why user can change it? https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/linux-on-systems?topic=wsd-setting-queue-depth In my understanding, different disks ( different vendors, ex:...
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Ownership, disk drives and permissions

I encountered an issue with a disk drive which I already posted on. (For the curious: Issue with device after formatting) In short, one of my disks stopped allowing me to copy files by drag and drop ...
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How should I enable discard and no workqueue for LUKS in Arch/Manjaro

So I've read the wiki and this answer, and I'm still a bit overwhelmed. In the wiki it feels like a lot of these are optional. Here's what I did. I used Manjaro to install into a single partition, ...
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