JP Vossen on 17 Oct 2009 12:15:45 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Solid State Drives

> Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 17:07:03 -0400
> From: Aaron Mulder <>
> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 5:00 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
>> I have an 16G SSD on my Mini9 with encrypted LVM and relatime and it
>> works great.  I love the no-internal-moving-parts thing.
> Does using a software-encrypted disk also cause extra-write issues
> that might bother a SSD?  I would expect that it would typically
> encrypt and write more bits than were actually changed (so for
> instance, you couldn't analyze differences caused by trivial or known
> writes to attack the crypto).

Beats the heck out of me.  I like Gordon's answer, but I honestly have 
no clue.  I don't really care, because I am going to encrypt it no 
matter what, and if I take a small performance or SSD life hit, well, 
that's life.

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> Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 20:40:38 -0400
> From: jeff <>

JP wrote:
>> works great.  I love the no-internal-moving-parts thing.
> I prefer the challenge of not dropping the unit.

Oh, you're a big help...  I'm going to tell Marshall you said that, then 
you're gonna be in trouble! :-)

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