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Installing Void on SSD


#1

Hello fellow Void fans.

Im new here and Void has caught my eye as the distro for my new PC.

Im using the UEFI installation guide and im wondering if I need to do anything during the installation regarding my Ssd such as noatime or something with Trim as I don’t want to break my Samsung 850 Pro 1tb.

I couldn’t find a definitive answer so any help would be appreciated before I continue.

Thanks in advance!


#2

I’d just recommend using the filesystem that supports SSDs and mount /tmp/ as tmpfs.

Personally, I use f2fs which works out of the box with defaults, but you can use almost any modern FS, depending on your needs by making sure that you have TRIM enabled.


#3

If you decide to a filesystem other than f2fs such as ext4 you only need to run a weekly cron job of:
/usr/bin/fstrim

You could mount your filesystems with noatime but I personally don’t bother as it dosen’t make much of difference.

And don’t worry you certainly won’t be able to break a 1tb ssd, they have an insane write endurance.