[buug] Using swap on an SSD...or not.

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Sep 28 09:31:58 PDT 2009

Quoting Zeke Krahlin (pewterbot9 at gmail.com):

> So I'm thinking about doing something similar in Ubuntu Linux. Only
> (instead of eliminating it) I'd make the swap partition reside on an
> SDHC card that I'd keep permanently in its slot. My system has 500M
> RAM...I could partition, say, 1/4 to 1/2G on an 8G card, using the
> rest for data storage and transfer. Is this a workable solution to
> prolong the life of my netbook's SSD (also 8G)?

If you're worried about your SSD wearing out from swap activity, doesn't
the same concern apply to your SDHC card?  Both are based on NAND flash, 
you know.

If your netbook has enough RAM for it, maybe you should try turning off

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