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Old 12. Oct 2015, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone here running Linux on an SSD drive? I gather it's pretty easy to put Windows on an SSD but not Linux, or have things changed a lot? Maybe I'll have to stay with a conventional HDD.
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Old 12. Oct 2015, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't see the point of changing out my "old" drives for SSD but it appears the issue is not as complicated as might be imagined.

https://www.leaseweb.com/labs/2013/0...-ubuntu-linux/
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd
https://wiki.debian.org/SSDOptimization
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives
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Thanks for that. I'd read a couple already and it looks like rocket science to me, was hoping it'd been simplified more recently. Only reason I was thinking about an SSD drive was 'cos a SATA drive has failed on me, figured an SSD drive would cost less to get posted to me out here. I've several healthy old PATA/IDE drives I could use but no means of hooking them into the mobo. Maybe I'll use a PATA-SATA converter but I'm thinking that would, in effect, downgrade the mobo. Guess I'll just shell out for the stamps on a new SATA HDD.
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I thought the process is pretty much automatic these days? Sure there may be further optimizations, but a modern Linux distro should have no problems using a SSD. At least that was the case in my expense.
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it is indeed pretty much automated, these days.
as on most modern Linux systems, there isn't much to tweak,
in regards to using an SSD.
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I am using an SSD with Peppermint 6 Installed just like a HDD no problems and no issues
The performance increase is noticeable - I too did not feel the need to stop using HDD as my OS drive. I will now not go back to HDD for my OS.
Dual booting Peppermint with Win 10 and both run true and fast.
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