Art Alexion on 26 Oct 2011 05:19:26 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] SSD & HDD Partition Plan Suggestions

On Oct 20, 2011 6:25 AM, "Casey Bralla" <> wrote:
> I'm planning on upgrading my desktop system to add an SSD and am looking for
> suggestions from this august group to maximize system speed.
> My current plan is to:
> - Buy a ~60 GByte drive (seems to be the price/capacity sweet spot)
> - Partition the SSD for / & /boot
> - Partition the HDD for /home, /var, /tmp
> - NFS for my /docs, /music, & other data files
> Does this sound reasonable?  Anything else that should be forced to either the
> SSD or the HDD?
> BTW, Since the SSD is only 60 GBytes, I expect it to become obsolete long
> before it wears out, so I'm not so concerned about limiting the number of
> writes to the SSD.  Therefore, I'm planning on continuing to use a journaled
> file system on it.

I have a netbook with two SSDs, a fast 8 GB, and a slower 32 GB. There is also a slot for an SD card. I mount / on the 8 GB, and /home on the 32 GB. I put swap on the cheap SD so as to minimize unnecessary writes to the more expensive SSDs.

This is one of the original 10" EeePC netbooks, and is pretty snappy running Kubuntu 11.04.

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