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Re: [opensuse-factory] Adding SSDs?
  • From: Jason <relentropy@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:05:43 +0800
  • Message-id: <2831835.RiFaDitr6i@host.laptop>
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 13:41:29 Jason wrote:
Hi Tom,

On Monday, March 10, 2014 22:27:52 Thomas Taylor wrote:
On Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:05:43 -0700

Thomas Taylor <tommyttt5@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Are SSDs (solid state drives) well supported in factory versions?
Anybody
have any hints or gotchas?

Thanks, Tom

Thanks to all for the responses! Will get the new SSD in a few days and
am
looking forward to much faster boot times.

Run them as you'd normally do, there's no need to complicate things. It's
state of the art technology and everything is basically done for you by the
fw.

That said, you should read these few links[1] and balance it out basically.
Alignment is what is most important when setting up the partitions for life
and performance. Other than that, ext4 mount flags and mindful use of high
I/O operations is enough.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives
https://wiki.debian.org/SSDOptimization

I have units that are 5 yrs old now and still perform as new with few bad
sectors (where that 20% of extra storage comes into play). Anecdotal, so
take it with a grain of salt.

Small correction: It isn't 20% but in the 5% ballpark.

Thanks, Tom

Kind regards,
Jason

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