Questions tagged [ssd]

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

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~80% discrepancy in disk space/size installing Pop!_OS

I'm baffled by this one. I'm trying to install Pop!_OS 19.10 and I have a significant discrepancy. You can see in these two pictures (sorry for the poor quality, need to click on them to make them ...
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HDD performance is slow on ASUS N750JK SATA III

Intro I have a laptop ASUS N750JK, which I am trying to setup to work as HTPC. I have noticed one strange behavior - the motherboard is slowing down any HDD I connect to it via SATA3 connection. ...
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How to organise and partition an ssd and 3 hdd to install linux

Hellow everyone, I have a 7 year old computer where I've been using Windows all the time and after transitioning to Linux in a laptop, I've decided to install it on the desktop too. I have an ssd (...
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Alternatives to dd to read/write to a disk?

I'm using cp to read/write from an SSD drive but is not fast enough. Then I used dd, which is fast, especially with the drive unpartitioned. But I ran into errors like there is no space left on ...
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CentOS 8 Installer not detecting the internal Hard Disk(SSD)

I have a Dell Latitude 7400, which came with Windows 10 OS. I'm trying to install CentOS in it, but the CentOS installer is not detecting the internal SSD. My Laptop Configuration, System Type ...
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SSD is recognized by the fdisk and sfdisk after a secure erase operation

I have an SSD of type MTFDHAL800MCE from Micron technology. My system is based on Mint18 and it is installed on an HDD not the SSD. I connect to this system remotely using putty. Micron has provided a ...
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Do I have a use-case for mount -o sync?

Let me explain my thought process: We have an out-of-core FEM solver (closed source) that relies on using disk space as a replacement for too little RAM. Consequently, its performance largely depends ...
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optimal start and end sector for correct allignment of ~250GB SSD partition (CentOS 7)

I have a 2TB Samsung EVO SSD that I just installed to replace on older, smaller, model. This is a shared resource for several OS installations. I have 4 partitions on the drive as not all of the ...
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Latency issue with encrypted block device

I have an SSD connected via USB. If I use it unencrypted I can manage to get a steady 350 MBytes/sec write performance. If I use it encrypted (with LUKS), I get the same write performance over time, ...
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What does 'Not Supported' mean in the msecli reports?

A Micron MTFDHAL800MCE SSD is installed on my computer system and the OS is Linux Mint18. Micron has provided msecli for the management and configuration of the SSDs using specific commands on the ...
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Kubuntu unrecoverable freezing

I have a fresh Kubuntu 18.04 installation on an external ssd that I have been using to boot linux for almost a year now. Ive used an installation of Ubuntu 18.04 till now without any problem but ever ...
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wear of NVME SSD disk (Debian)

On my Debian/Sid desktop home computer (AMD Ryzen 2970WX, some MSI 399 motherboard) I have an SSD M2 NVME and I am getting -to root - automatic mails such as: The following warning/error was logged ...
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Is it normal for tune2fs default mount options to not appear in mount output?

I have an SSD with 2 partitions formatted with ext4. On the second partition, I enabled discard as a default option at the filesystem level with this command: $ sudo tune2fs -o discard /dev/sda2 ...
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NVMe Performance not all that good

Just got this Team Force Cardea Zero NVMe PCIe Gen4 drive. It's performance isn't what was promised. They claim write speeds of 4,400 but I am only seeing 1,500 $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/test2.img ...
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In dm-cache, does the metadata volume need to be redundant?

I currently have a pool of hard drive storage in LVM, arranged such that each physical volume is an mdraid mirror device, so that I have full redundancy. Now, I'd like to add a SSD cache to this pool ...
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I can't execute apps on the Linux Mint installation desktop

I am trying to install Linux Mint on a new SSD. I copied the Linux Mint Xfce installation app to a USB drive and rebooted. I can't execute the apps on the Linux Mint desktop - Installation icon, ...
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Raspberry PI SD Card bottlenecking write to USB SSD

I have a Raspberry Pi 4 running Raspian from a 16gb SD Card (write speed 10). I've mounted a 4TB Samsung 860 QVO SSD with a USB3.0 to SATA cable. I was expecting read/write speeds of around 150mb/s ...
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Should you use external hdd storage device and/or usb sticks for booting linux system for long term uses?

Hi sorry I am a newbie in linux and was just wondering if it is a good idea to use usb/hdd to boot linux?? I used samsung usb 3.1 128GB to boot Kali linux and it heated up pretty quickly which made ...
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Is there any way to install linux on a T2 chipset equiped laptop? [duplicate]

I would like to install Linux on a MacBook but Linux won't be able to detect the Chipset T2 and interact with it. And the SSD is behind so that'd required. I am talking about installing it in the bare ...
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unfreeze SSD disk when kernel does not support “suspend”

I need to secure erase SSD disk with hdparm on my server: hdparm --user-master u --security-erase NULL /dev/sda but the disk is currently "frozen", as reported by hdparm: hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep ...
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How to diagnose rasdaemon disk errors?

I recently installed rasdaemon which supersedes the deprecated mcelog. What do these "unknown block error" disk errors mean? $ ras-mc-ctl --errors No Memory errors. No PCIe AER errors. No Extlog ...
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Hybrid GPU Black Screen LINUX MINT 19.2

I've installed LINUX MINT 19.2 (Tina) but when i try to login the screen get black and only the cursor is shown, not even the login chime is heard as seen in other sources. When I try to use the ...
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Installing Ubuntu from USB does not find SSD

I have a Dell Precision 5520 laptop on which I am trying to install Ubuntu. When I insert my USB installer of Ubuntu, I get a message of "you need at least 8.6 GB disk space to install Ubuntu. This ...
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ata2: COMRESET FAILED (errno=-16) with new SSD

I have an Asus K53s laptop with one dual boot SSD (240gb total: 200gb Windows7 + 40 gb Debian 9). I've been working lately with a big Postgres DB, so I've been running out of space in my Debian ...
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Anything special to consider when cloning an HD to an SSD?

I would like to move from an HD to an SSD. Is there anything special to consider here? For example: Different recommended fstab settings mkfs or partition tools behaving differently when operating on ...
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My SSD has unexpected inconsistencies showing up after some time of usage

I have Ubuntu installed on my Kingston SSD. 4.15.0-55-generic #60-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 2 18:22:20 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The system itself is quite smooth, but I have a major data ...
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Cannot Update the SSD Firmware Using nvme-cli or msecli

I have a Micron SSD of model MTFDHAL800MCE on Mint 18.3. Using the tool msecli provided by Micron, I run the command sudo msecli -F to retrieve information regarding my SSD which is /dev/nvme0: ...
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Root partiton size on Mint 19.2

I want to install Linux Mint 19.2 (Cinnamon DE). My laptop has a 96GB ssd plus a 1TB hdd. Of course my intention is to boot from ssd , so the '/' partition will go there, but here is the point: should ...
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Is there a tool like vnstat but for hard disks to monitor their daily/monthly/yearly activity?

There's a tool called vnstat which can monitor how much data you send/receive via network interfaces over time. Is there a similar tool for hdd/ssd disks? Basically I just want to know how much data I ...
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Understanding iostat block measurements

I am trying to understand how data is written to the disk. I'm writing data with dd using various block sizes, but it looks like the disk is always getting hit with the same size blocks, according to ...
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Overheating SSD

I just installed ManjaroLinux 18.0.4 Illyria (cat /etc/lsb-release) with XFCE and with 4.19.69 Kernel (uname -r) on a MacBook Air 2013 -- I updated the packages and settled usual minor issues with ...
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Udate Samsung 840 firmware from GNU/Linux

I'm having trouble updating the firmware on my Samsung 840 SSD drive. All the info I can find seems to date back to 2014/2015 and they link to an ISO image to do the update, but that link doesn't ...
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fedora installation, drive not found

im trying to install fedora workstation alongside windows 10 on my laptop (never did this before). Im using a live-usb to install it. I can boot into the usb just fine using the boot menu from windows....
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Why is my external SSD not recognized?

Okay so. I am running Manjaro on my Lenovo Ideapad 300-15IBR and I bought an external SSD. When I plug it in to the laptop, it works; I can read and write files on it, on USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. ...
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Disk IO bottleneck on Linux server

I've been facing Disk IO bottleneck on one of my streaming server, but couldn't identify the limiting factor. The issue might be on RAID card or in SSD due to which streaming application goes for the ...
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ext4-fs and IO errors with Samsung 960 pro 512 GB on linux mint 18.3

So my pc began failing last week giving me ext4-fs and IO errors, after like 1 year using the ssd without hiccups. I have a Samsung 960 pro 512GB. I searched around and found that some people got ...
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Persistent disk name /dev/sd'x', changing with almost every reboot

I'm dealing with an issue for a few days now which start pulling my hair. Hopefully someone here has some ideas to get my issue fixed :-). I have a big storage server with 24x 3,5" drives. These ...
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ata6.00: failed to set xfermode (err_mode=0x40) Gave up waiting for root file system device

I'm trying to get a working dual boot with Windows 10 (working) and Kali Linux (not working). After the "installation" (I'm not sure the term is correct), Kali was booting for the first boot and this ...
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check ssd from udevadm info

I have two peripherals(SSD and USB) connected to my system. Command: lsblk -S Output: NAME HCTL TYPE VENDOR MODEL REV TRAN sda 1:0:0:0 disk ATA xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 023 sata ...
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Unable to switch between 2 OSs

I have 2 in my PC, a Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 NVMe and a Samsung SATA SSD 860 EVO with 250 GB. Windows IS installed on my m.2 drive, and recently I installed Pop! _OS (an Ubuntu fork) on my SATA SSD. ...
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smartctl -a /dev/sda shows errors on brand new SSD

I have just installed brand new SSD into my laptop, and I see smartctl -a /dev/sda is showing errors already SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 10 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with ...
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Can't delete or format SSD with Zorin OS

An install of Zorin OS to SSD fails. Before installation, I formatted the SSD a few times, using ext4 the last time. Installation without update downloads took two hours to finish, and stuck on its ...
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How to speed-up programs launch with my ssd?

I have 2 disks on my machine: ssd and hdd. / mount point is on ssd, /home is on hdd. C:/ on my Windows 10 is on ssd, too. It seems to me that some programs (like Chromium web browser) launch much ...
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Disk usage confusion: 10G missing on Linux home partition on SSD

Linux Mint tells me, I only have 622 MB free disk space but there should be some gigabytes left. Looking at the partitions I am told that there are about ten gigabytes unused. I googled the problem ...
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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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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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