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

Jon McClintock jammer at weak.org
Mon Sep 28 10:15:58 PDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 12:48:27AM -0700, Pewter Bot wrote:
> 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)?

Try running without any swap at all. You may not notice any performance

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