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I'm installing Ubuntu on my laptop with two SSD drives:

  • 24 GB Sandisk SSD i100 with read/write performance of 450/350 MB/s
  • 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro with read/write performance of 540/520 MB/s

The layout I've been thinking is:

  • /boot partition
  • swap partition
  • partition for the rest

As you see, the Samsung should be far more performant. So, does putting any of these on the Sandisk make sense? Is there something that would? Or should I just leave it empty?

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I have a Zenbook with a 24GB SSD and a 500GB HDD I tried putting it onto the SSD but did not win. Would I get much benefit from installing it here as opposed to the HDD? Can it boot from the 24GB Sandisk? – Bronson May 29 '13 at 2:29
It sounds just like mine. I just replaced the 500 GB HDD with the Samsung SSD. According to the article on Ultrabook News it should be possible to install the OS on the SSD drive. Although the performance of the 24 GB SSD is not that great so the benefit might be debatable. – hleinone Jun 3 '13 at 6:58
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If you don't care about using Samsung SSD space put everything in there as it's the best choice, although putting /boot partition on Sandisk SSD can save you some space in the Samsung SSD and it won't affect too much your system, the only thing that would change is a boot time increased for about 5 or 10 seconds.

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