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Fedora and SSD

asked 2017-04-20 20:37:37 -0500

saidbakr gravatar image

I'm planning to migrate to Fedora 25 after an upgrade to my Labtop by installing new 240 GB SSD and adding another 4 GB of RAM to be 8 GB.

I would like to clarify the following two questions:

  1. Does Fedora safe with SSD? The mean of safe is regarding the life time of the SSD. i.e does Fedora deals with SSDs wisely?

  2. Could I set a memory card or USB memory stick as a SWAP partition either during installing Fedora or any other time after installation? i.e suppose that I want to change the memory card by another one.

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answered 2017-04-20 21:31:35 -0500

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Rewarding SSD, been running Fedora on my machine with 250GB SSD drive for around 4 years with no issue so far. You could add swap partition on other devise as you plan, but like said 4 years on SSD with no issue.

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However, but what about your daily habits with using your computer? For example, I'm a web developer, I run my computer daily about 6 - 8 hours as a mean with at least two servers running and and IDE, a lot of CTRL+S...

saidbakr gravatar imagesaidbakr ( 2017-04-21 06:15:10 -0500 )edit
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Well I'm a sysadmin, Devops, my machine runs 12 or more hours a day with a bunch of VM and docker instances to do testing and all that. So think your usage is the same as mine.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-04-21 21:59:11 -0500 )edit
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Could you please elaborate a bit more, specifically: Do you have log system running or deactivated it? Also do you use Firefox? Have you set tmpfs or what ever is called?

MaoTao gravatar imageMaoTao ( 2017-04-22 09:28:08 -0500 )edit
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Yes, do run firefox and have log system activated, Fedora workstation as it come from install, with the services needed to do my work libvirt, docker, etc

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2017-04-22 21:59:22 -0500 )edit

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