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Re: [opensuse] Get an SSD just for swap?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:43:15 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LSU.2.21.1711281533370.31979@Telcontar.valinor>
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On Monday, 2017-11-27 at 20:14 -0000, Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
On 27 November 2017 at 19:12, Carlos E. R. <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have /home on rotating rust.

Yes, one option would be to have /home on SSD, and move (symlink) Documents
and Download and whatever to the HDD.

What's the option you are using? I don't think you use all 250 Gb just
for / and swap?

I posted it on another post. I do it again:

This is my current SSD layout:

NAME KNAME RA RM RO SIZE TYPE FSTYPE LABEL
PARTLABEL MOUNTPOINT UUID PARTUUID WWN MODEL
ALIGNMENT
sde sde 512 0 0 250059350016 disk Samsung SSD 850 ├─sde1 sde1 512 0 0 25769803776 part swap ssd-swap ssd-swap [SWAP] 4feaa6f5-... aa8fe1c7-... ├─sde2 sde2 512 0 0 15728640 part primary d96314db-... ├─sde3 sde3 512 0 0 16105078784 part ext4 ssd-test primary 68b54333-... 5ef2f590-... ├─sde4 sde4 512 0 0 1076887552 part ext2 ssd-boot primary /boot a977c5c3-... c3bbe83a-... └─sde5 sde5 512 0 0 161059176448 part ext4 ssd-main primary / ac173013-... ae6986d3-...

There is swap, root, and an extra test partition (bootable).
Notice that the root partition is big:

Telcontar:~ # df -h /dev/sde5
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sde5 148G 36G 105G 26% /
Telcontar:~ #

Thus It will be years till I have to expand with extra partition like /usr or /opt. Ample space for /tmp, too. And SSD works best with ample free space.


I'm in a toss-up between 128 and 250 Gb now. The good part about this
is, this SSD can serve until it breaks. Unlike extra RAM, it is not
tied to this motherboard. And the cost of going full-on SSD is broadly
similar to the cost of doubling the RAM to 16Gb.

Right :-)

- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)

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