I have a Samsung NP550P5C that has a 5400 RPM 1 TB drive and a Sandisk i100 8 GB SSD. At the moment I use the 8 GB drive for ExpressCache on Windows 7 and it really made a difference on the boot time.
Now I'm looking to use the SSD for Ubuntu's benefit. I got two choices:
- I can reinstall Ubuntu and put /boot and / on the SSD, put /home, /usr, /var on HDD. Although, I'm not sure if 8 GB will be enough and not having /usr on SSD will have the impact that I want.
- I can find a way to use the SSD as cache with Ubuntu, just as I do with Windows 7. AFAIK, it is okay to use the SSD as cache for two OSes. However, I couldn't find a cache software that would work with Ubuntu.
For the second option, flashcache software I found here seems alright but doesn't work on /root.
So, what would be my best option to make the Ubuntu utilize the 8 GB SSD?