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Re: Debian not suitable for SSD due to apt/dpkg?

On 30/09/2012 18:49, Frank Bauer wrote:
> Why not, my computer upgrade cycles are about 6-8 years and the
> computer won't be idling all the time - especially considering modern
> desktop environments running whole database engines to store
> config/meta data.
> Is writing of 160GB/day realistic? Hopefuly not, but see my apt
> measurements below.
> There is also something called SSD write amplification - the erase
> blocks on the device are often larger than your normal filesystem
> blocks, which might lead to up to 10x data actually writen to SSD,
> i.e. down to 1.3years of overwrites in the extreme case.

Have you done any actual calculation on this? A quick Google search on SSD write
cycles shows more articles debunking this theory than supporting it.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

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