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How well are SSDs supported?

I will be getting an SSD drive soon but since 12.04 received MANY MANY changed in regards to everything, I was wondering if there is still a need to do several configuration changes to several files, for example, editing the fstab file to enhance the sdd performance and other changes.

Is this still needed to make an SDD drive performance better? What changes are already incorporated into 12.04 that will make SSD drives performance better by default. What changes are still needed to modify?

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marked as duplicate by Jorge Castro, Luis Alvarado, James Jun 6 '12 at 17:00

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@JorgeCastro - Are the options mentioned in that question still needed as of 12.04. For example Trim, noatime and any other options mentioned in there. My worry is, I put some money into the SDD (First SDD of my own) and what to make sure how to take care of it wisely. Thanks. – Luis Alvarado Jun 4 '12 at 0:59
Yes, those are up to date. – Jorge Castro Jun 4 '12 at 1:38
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I'm using a SSD drive for half an year now (OCZ Vertex II) and didn't configurated it in any way. It runs just like a charm. I was interested in this topic too and so i did a research back then. The conclusion was:

  1. What ever you do to speed up your SSD, you can't make it noticeable faster.
  2. All these warnings on bad settings wearing out you SSD are negligible on newer SSD's and Operating Systems. More on SSD myths (especially on their endurance) here.

So, if you still have the feeling like somethings wrong with you SSD, use palimpsest disk utiliy. It can check your Harddrive for errors and measures it's speed.

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Hi Serve, thanks for the answer. Can you please explain better your 2nd point. – Luis Alvarado Jun 3 '12 at 19:53
Hey @LuisAlvarado. I updated the answer. – serve.chilled Jun 3 '12 at 20:33

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