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#1 Haggis


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:50

Ok guys i finally decided on my first SSD


now i run Fedora for now and wonder what do i need to do to make my SSd run and wear as it should

do i just install as normal partition as normal and thats it working out the box

or do i have to do anything different?


#2 +Karl L.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 21:07

The Arch Wiki has an excellent guide on SSD optimization that I highly recommend that you read. Although I primarily run Debian, most of the information directly applied to Wheezy, and I suspect that you also won't have any problems in Fedora. Just remember that Fedora uses a different package management system and no longer uses rc-style init.

Since the most important part of SSD optimization is the file system and mount options, let me know if you want me to post a copy of my fstab.

#3 simplezz


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 17:42

noatime is critical for ssd's, in fact I use it on all my mechanical drives as well. It reduces wear and tear quite a bit because the file system won't write to disk when you access a file, which is does without that flag. It means don't record the file access time.

I'd also recommend against a swap partition on it if you have enough memory. Again this reduces the number of writes.

I use the profile-sync-daemon as well to speed up my browser's cache by using tmpfs, which can also reduce writing out to the disk, and is excellent for mechanical drives.

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