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It is safe to have a swap partition on the SSD? [duplicate]

As I'm planning to buy an SSD and replace my old mechanical hard drive, I've heard rumors that having swap partition can decrease the life of SSD. So is this true? Or can I still have a swap partition ...
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Swap on SSD - will it decrease life sizeably? [duplicate]

I have a samsung 850 evo 120GB ssd. I have installed ubuntu on it , with a 119GB / and 1 GiB Swap(on the ssd) . Is the swap a good idea? Should I remove the swap ? Problem is , I have only 1 GB ram. ...
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Does a swap partition cause hardware degradation? Swap FILE for hibernation? [duplicate]

I just read an article that claims using a swap partition on an ssd drive causes hardware degradation. (“If you own a computer with a SSD hardrive you need to know that can cause hardware degradation ...
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How do I configure swappiness?

I need a step-by-step, simple and easy way to configure swappiness.
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Swap (and hibernation) on SSD in 2019?

I was trying to enable hibernate on my laptop, when I came across this post, where enabling hibernation on an SSD disk is discouraged. Then I saw, that that post was four years old. Has anything ...
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Should the swap area for ubuntu go on my ssd or hdd?

I just bought the samsung 960 evo 250gb and am reinstalling windows 10 and ubuntu 16.04. How big should I make the partition for ubuntu on the ssd? Is 10gb enough for the OS and future updates? ...
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why not use Swap file on SSDs instead of Swap partition?

I have gone through loads of articles about people telling to remove swap partitions to optimize SSDs. Looking at the upside of having swap utility , why not go for a swap file? What will be the ...
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is this best partition for ubuntu server? [closed]

I have 250gb ssd, 6x 3tb hdd and 16gb memory. I partitioned ssd; 16gb swap, 30gb /, rest of /home raid 6 for hdd and no spare, no swap just ext4 /home I will use this server for store all my media ...
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How do I partition my system so that my SSD houses ONLY the Ubuntu OS and will allow ONLY the Ubuntu OS to reside there?

I just built a new computer. I have a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. For speed and lack of clutter, I want my OS to be the only thing inhabiting my 128GB SSD. I want to allow only Ubuntu itself to be able ...
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Move swap from sdb1 (SATA) to sda* (SSD)

This is my current partition setup: sda 111.8G ├─sda1 ext4 190M /boot ├─sda2 1K └─sda5 ext4 111.6G / sdb 465.8G └─sdb1 swap 14.9G [SWAP] Disk /dev/sda: 120GB ...
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What mount points should I use to make Ubuntu put my user preferences on my SSD and home on HDD?

I want to divide my user files like Music, Documents and the others from my application settings and config files (all the hidden folders in home) and put the settings and configs on my system SSD, ...
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Ubuntu OS on SSD and swap on HDD

I'm planning to install a SSD in the CD-drive of my laptop. After this install i will be left with a 500 GB HDD and a 120 GB SSD . I would like to reinstall Ubuntu 18.04.1 on the SSD and install the ...
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How to optimize SSD in ubuntu 16.04?

I have installed ubuntu 16.04 on my SSD(Adata Su650 240GB). I wanted to know if there are any tweaks that are needed to be done for the SSD to work properly and increase its lifespan. Note:- During ...