Which File System for SSD drives

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Which File System for SSD drives

Post#1 by planet » 09 Jan 2011, 08:57

Hi all!

I'm planning on running Porteus (32-bit edition) from a netbook with an SSD drive installed, so I was wondering what File System would be best to use in such a situation (regarding SSD's specifics)?

Any recommendation is welcome, thanks!

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Re: Which File System for SSD drives

Post#2 by fanthom » 09 Jan 2011, 15:36

Btrfs would be the best - have a look here:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... mode&num=1
but Porteus doesn't support booting from it yet (it's still marked as 'experimental' in the kernel tree). Maybe in 1.0 release, but can't promise.
have a look also here:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... _ssd&num=1

i would go with ext4 or xfs.
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Re: Which File System for SSD drives

Post#3 by brokenman » 10 Jan 2011, 03:25

I've used ext4 with no problems. It was one of those mini laptops with SSD.
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Re: Which File System for SSD drives

Post#4 by planet » 10 Jan 2011, 22:01

A friend told me to go with the ext4 also, so that's settled then. Thanks, guys!

Is TRIM support the OS/kernel or the file system thing? (Meaning: does Porteus support this function?)

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Re: Which File System for SSD drives

Post#5 by fanthom » 11 Jan 2011, 07:53

according to this and this
Porteus fully supports TRIM with ext4 filesystem. Please pay attention to mounting parameters as mentioned in provided docs.
I don't have a SSD drive so can't do any experiments with it. Please share your experience and write a small HOWTO for other users who are interested in Porteus and TRIM support :)
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