I am planning to install Kubuntu onto an SSD, but have /home mounted on a hard disk drive.
But also, I would like some /home/... subdirectories to benefit from SSD's performance (they will be read often and written rarely).
An obvious solution for this is to create symbolic links to some location on the solid-state drive.
However, I was under the impression that symlinks are similar to files in a way, and to get to the files on the SSD, the computer would have to read the symlink from the HDD first.
So my question is the following:
Do symbolic links from a (normal) hard disk drive to a solid-state drive (both ext4 formatted) lead to a significant performance hit? Can I just use them or should I look for another solution?