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Now I'm wondering what you guys mean by temp mounted to /. Isn't that where it always defaults to? I don't remember exactly what my mount flags are but I have /tmp as a tmpfs. Which on my system gives me about 12gb of RAM storage.
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If you're really concerned about extreme security what exactly do you plan to do about invisible backdoors at the BIOS level as being developed by Intel and explained here ?



https://github.com/OP-TEE/optee_os

and here's an affordable dev board to run it on: http://www.96boards.org/product/hikey/

$109 for octocore ARM-v8 with 2GB RAM
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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.
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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.
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post #15 of 28
SSD life isn't as big of a concern anymore from all the recent things i have seen. It was more of a concern a few years ago, even then most were not actually an issue.
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post #16 of 28
I wouldn't worry about SSD longevity. You'll most likely replace it with a bigger and/or faster one before it ever reaches the end of its life cycle.
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yeah I've been using SSDs for quite a while and never had one fail on me yet, though I always set noatime on my ext4 FS and try to eliminate unreasonable writes to disk. I've only really heard of longevity issues when discussing the earlier Sandforce controllers but nothing since then. I've been using an older SATA II SSD as my games drive and have put a lot of I/O through it over the years writing huge games then deleting them then installing other games and doing that over and over and over again. It could die without warning right after I post this but for now it still works. HDDs on the other hand... I've killed a lot of just from regular usage.

HDD is fine for media storage, I cache and play media locally on HDD and also playback HD video from NAS over WiFi and rarely notice buffering delay. I do use 802.11ac but proper 300Mbps 802.11n should be able to cope with up to 1080p.
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OT - BTW, is your nick a reference to Zubrovka? Gotta love that Bison Weed.
I wish it was so. The beverage I drink most of time is water biggrin.gif

Splendid. Thanks for all the help. I'm now more prepared for a potential Linux jump smile.gif For time being I will be waiting for AMDGPU to mature more and Radeon settings. Here is a "fun" story, my ssd was fragmented by Windows 10. I had configured it with W7 but after changing to 10 that happened.
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For performance reasons, I believe you should only fill up an SSD to 75% of the capacity of the ACTUAL amount of NAND chips on the SSD.

So if you have a 256 GB RATED SSD with say 272 GB of chips on there (16 GB over provision), then just format the drive to 272*.75 = 204 GB - and feel free to load the partition to the max 204 GB without a performance hit.

But if you have a 256 GB RATED card with ACTUALLY 256 GB worth of chips on it, format it to 256*.75 = 192 GB - and feel free to load the 192 GB partition to the max 192 GB without a performance hit.

This 75% rule might have been improved over the past few years with better controllers, but I use it on my old Samsung 840 EVO circa 2013.
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For performance reasons, I believe you should only fill up an SSD to 75% of the capacity of the ACTUAL amount of NAND chips on the SSD.

So if you have a 256 GB RATED SSD with say 272 GB of chips on there (16 GB over provision), then just format the drive to 272*.75 = 204 GB - and feel free to load the partition to the max 204 GB without a performance hit.

But if you have a 256 GB RATED card with ACTUALLY 256 GB worth of chips on it, format it to 256*.75 = 192 GB - and feel free to load the 192 GB partition to the max 192 GB without a performance hit.

This 75% rule might have been improved over the past few years with better controllers, but I use it on my old Samsung 840 EVO circa 2013.
I'm 3GB above that rule then. Where is it from (75% rule)?
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