Now that SSDs have moved into the realm of affordability there’s little reason not to use one for your next PC if you’re not already using one. But Linux as with Windows has spent decades being tuned for spinning platter drives and while performance is noticeably increased when using an …Read More
What is TRIM?
On hard disks, with spinning magnetic platters, you don’t care if a particular sector is being used by the operating system or not. If you want to use it again, just ask the controller to write into it, and the controller will just overwrite whatever was in that …Read More
Solid State drives provide a pretty substantial performance boost over traditional hard drive technology, but they have some limitations that require some additional planning. There are basically two big things to do, enable discard/trim support in the filesystem, and limit write operations to the SSD. You want to enable discard …Read More