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Hi,

I've had Ubuntu and Win7 installed for some time on my Intel x25-m SSD, however I have never used Ubuntu, because I've read that it would harm the SSD in the long run, however have any of this been fixed?
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Where did you read that Ubuntu will harm the SSD? I'm curious because I also have Ubuntu installed on my SSD. :/
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Where did you read that Ubuntu will harm the SSD? I'm curious because I also have Ubuntu installed on my SSD. :/
Don't really remember, but it was something about ext3 and 4 which made many writes when Ubuntu was running...
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I honestly don't think Ubuntu would ruin an SSD. I know many people who run them on an SSD.
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Interesting read. So it seems that ext2 has extra writing that could potentially cause problems with the SSD in the long run. Ext3 has journaling or something like that, that can cause stuttering.

But, the newer SSD's have a way to combat this. Not exactly sure what it is but if you got the SSD they acknowledged you see be OK.

EDIT: seems like you have the SSD recommended! Give Ubuntu a try and report back!
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Interesting read. So it seems that ext2 has extra writing that could potentially cause problems with the SSD in the long run. Ext3 has journaling or something like that, that can cause stuttering.

But, the newer SSD's have a way to combat this. Not exactly sure what it is but if you got the SSD they acknowledged you see be OK.

EDIT: seems like you have the SSD recommended! Give Ubuntu a try and report back!
Uhm Yeah I really don't want to go into all this testing and all, many people here on OCN got the X25-M, maybe someone with more knowledge on Ubuntu could try this?
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Uhm Yeah I really don't want to go into all this testing and all, many people here on OCN got the X25-M, maybe someone with more knowledge on Ubuntu could try this?
Hehe fair enough. Someone help this man!
post #9 of 26
If ext2, ext3, and ext4 seem to be too harsh on SSD's, there are a bunch of other file systems that you can install on, like XFS, JFS, RieserFS, and the list goes on. Just do a custom partitioning scheme of Ubuntu, and you'll see.

I've had issues with JFS because there are certain times where data can be lost/corrupted if you shut off your computer improperly.
Edited by Rothen - 8/15/10 at 1:12pm
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the problem with Ubuntu is that they're stuck on the old 2.6.32 kernel. TRIM wasn't incorporated into the kernel until 2.6.33. Now perhaps they've backported TRIM or the Ubuntu devs have patched the kernel to include it, but I'd be weary of that nonetheless. You can always compile a newer kernel.

And yes, use noatime. That likelihood of you actually needing to know the last time a file was read is pretty small.
    
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