On Fri, Nov 02, 2012 at 01:48:00AM -0500, Stan Hoeppner wrote: > On 11/2/2012 12:05 AM, Magicloud Magiclouds wrote: > > SSD like samsung 840 (TLC) only has 1k write times. Swap directly on it > > would not be horrible? > > Your question I presume: "Is SSD suitable for a swap partition?" > > Answer: Yes, all SSDs are much faster than mechanical HDD for swap duty > > Reason: SSDs have no rotational latency I believe Magicloud's point was actually due to the limited number of writes available on an SSD. Cons: A swap partition doesn't support TRIM, so deleted pages will be deleted (written) immediately. However, I suspect swap doesn't actually delete data very often (just marks it as unneeded). Pros: Swap is mostly read, rather than written, so an SSD should benefit Alternative: Try a swap file on an ext4 partition. That will allow you to make use of the TRIM function via the ext4.
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