Originally Posted by vodkapl
I put an effort to try and figure out on my own which main directories I would put where but it's not easy to approach.
Before I present to you all what I may do, I want to clarify my objectives with partitioning.
I use USB devices and CDs, and gaming and video - and audio playback is also important. Therefor I would not want to put any directories into HDD if it can hinder the performance significantly.
The whole reason for why I want to place certain things on HDD is to preserve SSDs longevity.
So my thought is maybe just putting only /home on HDD and leave everything else on SSD as the rest seem to be important enough. For example if /media is for usb thumb drives then it doesn't sound like a bad idea to let it be on ssd for faster mounting of it.
I welcome any criticism directed at my approach so shoot ahead, and thanks for the input everyone:)
Keep in mind I may not know much so elaborating will be necessary so that I understand your proposals.
Hello. I'm not yet an SSD adopter because latest improvements in longevity tell me I can afford to wait for a dev cycle or three, but I do have rather extensive experience on Linux with multimedia and gaming. I think it is important to remember that much like "Loading Screens" in games, the OpSys transfers running processes to RAM and only "consults" the HDDs when needed. For this reason your performance won't suffer much if at all if much of your system is on HDD and not SSD since once a process is loaded into RAM. thr RAM determines perceived speed. The only major drawback might be boot times, but in my all hdd system boot time is less than 20 seconds. Plus I rarely boot, preferring uptime.
FWIW I game rather heavily and also do semi-pro audio recording and editing. My system is built around specs for a DAW. Obviously videos are almost entirely about the video card, not the storage of the data, especially when you consider hdd speed is many times faster than almost everyone's internet connection and streaming isn't a problem for any decent PC even from 10 years ago assuming a decent video card.
The main thing is, just get started. Keep it simple until you learn more about what you want to accomplish and what you need to accomplish and you'll be doing "the Happy Dance".
OT - BTW, is your nick a reference to Zubrovka? Gotta love that Bison Weed.