Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Transcend MSA370 TS32GMSA370

Liam Proven lproven at
Wed Dec 30 14:02:03 UTC 2015

On 29 December 2015 at 19:13, Amichai Rotman <amichai at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I got a new motherboard for my Linux box - a Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V (rev. 1.2)
> [1]. As you can see in the picture, it has an on-board mSATA socket.
> I was thinking: why not buy an mSATA drive and use  it as my System drive?
> Currently, my Root Partition (/) is 30Gb in size, 14Gb of which are free
> (49%!), including the /var/log and other system folders...
> How do I check for the absolute system usage size, so I can make sure a 32Gb
> mSATA drive is big enough?
> Is it a good idea to move the Root partition (/) to an SSD drive?
> If yes - how do I move the partition to another device?
> What do I need to do, if anything, after moving the partition?
> I found this drive for a nice price:  Transcend MSA370 TS32GMSA370 [2]. Is
> it compatible with Ubuntu?
> Any shared experience, pointers, pitfalls etc. are greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Amichai

Can you get SSDs that small?

My desktop-replacement laptop has a 128GB SSD as its boot drive. The
drive was bought new in early 2014 and I had to hunt around to find
one that small. 256GB was the norm them; today I think it's more like

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