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Installing Linux on a new SSD (in a desktop PC with a second hard drive)

Posted 02-08-2016 at 09:31 AM by beachboy2
Updated 02-11-2016 at 10:27 AM by beachboy2

If, like me, you have a lot of data and a suitable conventional hard drive (HDD), then I recommend that you just buy the smallest, good-quality SSD you can find.

30GB or 60GB is more than enough to accommodate a Linux distro.

6 SSDs to consider:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-cent...views-3235200/

NB Do bear in mind that cheaper, smaller capacity versions of the these drives are available in addition...
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Note to myself, for whenever I get an SSD...

Posted 08-06-2014 at 10:36 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags ssd, swap

If it would still apply for future technology...

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Current good quality SSDs have built-in mechanisms to level the wear on the whole device so that their lives are maximised, but for something like Swap the inherent nature of that requirement will significantly ratchet up the number of Write cycles on any drive that hosts it, and that is still something I want to avoid on my SSD.

In reality it may not be a factor, but I'd rather spend a few dollars on more RAM to reduce
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