Linux(Mint) and SSD

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  1. Mars999

    Mars999 Senior member

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    If I install the latest Linux Mint will TRIM be enabled automatically for my SSD? I am a total noobie with Linux so any install guide for SSD/Geforce drivers ect. would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Nothinman Elite Member

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    Last I checked, which admittedly has been a while, the kernel doesn't do TRIM by default because sending a TRIM command with every delete is very inefficient and could hurt performance more than it's helping. I just setup a cron job to run the fstrim command on the filesystems on my SSD nightly to take care of it.
     
  6. Mars999

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    So now I am confused... DO I get a SSD or just run a HDD for my Linux install? I don't want the SSD failing after a year due to unnecessary writes...

    Thanks!
     
  7. Ken g6

    Ken g6 Programming Moderator, Elite Member
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    I have an SSD, but my mobo doesn't have TRIM support, so I mix things up a bit:

    1. My root filesystem is on the SSD.
    2. /var is a partition on my HDD, to minimize SSD writes.
    3. A lot of other things that either get frequent writes or have large amounts of data are either soft links to a HDD partition or bind mounts.
    4. Oh, and /tmp is a ramdisk. (Programs which need lots of temp space should be using /var/tmp.)
     
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    I think you're being paranoid. I've been running Debian on an SSD for at least a year and the Media_Wearout_Indicator is still at 99%.
     
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    SSDs aren't as delicate as many think. Unless you're doing something weird, the technology will be obsolete before they wear out(barring defect).