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The thing is , first most important part about SSDs is minimizing the writes to the disk, which is why people add nodiratime, noatime to the /etc/fstab file. Second , is running TRIM which reclaims unused blocks of NAND memory back to SSD. Windows has TRIM enabled by default, AFAIK, so no one bothers there. With Ubuntu, it does have a weekly cronjob for ...
Generally, most Linux systems are known for their excellent hardware support: most modules (a.k.a. "drivers") are already installed by default while others can be installed easily. Ubuntu is running smoothly without problems and is built to be very user friendly. Performance wise: Overall it's as good as Windows and better most of the time on the same ...
Generally Ubuntu supports Solid State Drives very well. If you have an intel or a SAMSUNG SSD, automatic trim support is enabled by default. You don't have to care about much with one exception: You should store your personal data on a HDD to reduce the amount of writes to SSD.
The only thing you may need to do is to add --no-model-check to /etc/cron.weekly/fstrim. The line should look this way exec fstrim-all --no-model-check Check that your SSD supports TRIM (almost all recent models do) by sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep "TRIM supported" if your SSD is /dev/sda. If it does, add --no-model-check.
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