Tag: ssd

Debian: Update SSD Firmware without CDROM

If you want to update the SSD Firmware of a device you should know some things: Do you REALLY need the update? Bugs? If NOT exit here! Firmwareupdates can destroy DATA on Drives! Data cant be restored if the Controller fails after Update Downgrade a Firmware to older is most IMPOSSIBLE!! .. now you need a USB Stick 4GB and the ISO File of the Firmware Disk of the Manufacter then open the Gnome Terminal or Console and: $sudo su – #become root $apt-get update && apt-get install unetbootin gparted # install the tools $dd if=/dev/null of=/dev/sdc bs=10240 count=1 # […]

Ubuntu Debian Samsung SSD secure erase with Linux

If you use a Samsung (possible others brands same howto) SSD and you want to secure erase the SSD for reuse or resale (better destroy it!!!) do: Insert your Debian/Ubuntu Setup CD/Stick Boot into Live/Setup Mode open Gnome Terminal or Console and enter $sudo su – #to be root then enter.. $ apt-get update && apt-get install hdparm # get the tool $ sudo fdisk -l # show drives $ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda #show drive Infos and lock for "frozen" state!!! shoud be not frozen/locked $ sudo hdparm –security-set-pass NULL /dev/sdb # set the "NULL" password to UNLOCK the […]

Ubuntu Vivid Debian: Kernel I/O Errors SSD SATA NVIDIA Chipsets

If you use a PC with a SSD Drive and a Motherboard which uses NVIDIA chipsets you may see Errors on boot Command “dmesg” Output like.. Buffer I/O error on device sdc, logical block 41 ata5: EH complete ata5: EH in SWNCQ mode,QC:qc_active 0x1 sactive 0x1 ata5: SWNCQ:qc_active 0x1 defer_bits 0x0 last_issue_tag 0x0 dhfis 0x1 dmafis 0x1 sdbfis 0x0 ata5: ATA_REG 0x41 ERR_REG 0x84 ata5: tag : dhfis dmafis sdbfis sactive ata5: tag 0x0: 1 1 0 1 ata5.00: exception Emask 0x1 SAct 0x1 SErr 0x300000 action 0x6 frozen ata5.00: Ata error. fis:0x21 ata5.00: cmd 60/08:00:07:04:00/00:00:00:00:00/40 tag 0 ncq 4096 […]

Debian Ubuntu Laptop mods for SSD HDD and a full encrypted with luks

Major INFO 06-2015: Do not set tmpfs on ubuntu 15.XX or Systems with systemd!!! This block PC boot !! If you want to setup a Ubuntu/Debian Laptop with a full encrypted HDD use a “alternate” CD/DVD. After Setup you have to change some little Parameters to extend the lifecycle of the SSD Chips disable Swap if you have more than 4GB Ram enable a RAMDISK with tmpfs for logs, caches of Browsers install cpufrequtils for CPU freqscaling install laptop-mode-tools to set powersave mode for hardware modules install xbacklight to reduce backlight energy Steps: open a Console and change to root […]