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Re: [opensuse] Re: SSD in openSUSE.
On Wed, 2011-11-30 at 09:43 -0500, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:


+1. Just use it and don't worry about it.

, a current/new SSD has a longer life expectancy than
your reg hard drive without any taking precautions for reducing write
cycles).

I'm not sure about "longer life expectancy than your reg hard drive";
but in any case it doesn't matter. The best thing to do is always: have
a spare. It doesn't matter what it is; it your concerned enough about
it [because, I presume, you depend on it] to crawl around the Internet
to verify your configuration .... buy two [and at only twice the price!
].

Just use it wisely, _then_ don't worry about it.
As tou can read up the thread, i re-installed a 11.3 machine on a 60GB
ssd. Booted fast as lightning and worked like a dream.

however i forgot to disable swap.
After about a year, i tried to upgrade to 11.4 and it started to behave
strange. lots and lots and lots of errors on SDA.

So because of the countless writings on the SDD, it is a brick right
now. Re-formatting still results in errors.

So no fairytale or so, but first hand experience.

I do still recommend an sdd though ( i replaced mine)
But only for the area's that should be considered (mostly) readonly,
like /, /boot, /usr /lib /sbin ...., while write intensive area's are on
normal disk (swap, /tmp, /data /var/tmp/ /var/spool /var/log etc etc)

Oh, and btw, what i heard yesterday at a suse product meeting, it
_seems_ that btrfs handels SDD's better as it seems to be capable of
distinguishing between traditional hdd en Solid State hdd.

hw

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