[Nottingham] SSD and Linux

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 07:58:02 UTC 2015

On 11/09/15 08:26, Barry Drake wrote:
> Dell published a paper on SSD use some years ago.  At that time, the
> recommendation was to format to ext2 (non-journalling) and if there is
> enough ram, to run with no swap partition.  SSD supports a limited
> number of writes over it's lifetime, and anything that can reduce the
> overall number will prolong overall life.  I'm not sure about second
> hand for that reason ...
On older drives, that's good advice and I'd also avoid second hand ones
for the same reasons.

On modern ones it doesn't hold true any more unless you are doing
disc-intensive work like video editing or something.
Take this, for example:
(There is another multi-vendor report kicking around, I just can't find
it right now)
~70 years for the 850 Pro model I suggested in my other email.

However, proper partition alignment is still advisable for endurance and

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