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New SSD

PostPosted: 2019-05-23 05:33
by quinton77
Well, I finally broke down and bought an SSD for my aging 32 bit machine. Got a Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB drive. I decided that since my MB only has Sata II, buying the faster 850 PRO wasn't going to buy me much. So, I installed Jessie and have spent much of the day installing software, transferring passwords and bookmarks, etc etc etc. I had thought about using Grsync to restore my /home backup (from Wheezy) to the new Jessie install and then thought, MAYBE BETTER NOT. Might be some gotcha there. Still have the Wheezy install as a backup.

The SSD is perceptibly faster. Boot time is probably about 50%, or less, then the HDD. Of course the SSD and HDD are not the same size but if I am correct, the smaller the SSD the less fast they are (generally speaking). Anyhow, programs launch a lot faster and I am happy, so far, with the install. Don't really care for the Gnome Classic implementation (really don't like the new Gnome at all) so I am running LXDE.

All in all a good day. Stuff yet to do: Install NUT and set up the UPS, install the printer drivers (older printer), and boogie !

Re: New SSD

PostPosted: 2019-05-23 14:01
by 4D696B65
congratulations on the new ssd. I'm sure you will love it. It also will run cooler and quieter. :D

Re: New SSD

PostPosted: 2019-05-24 15:12
by Head_on_a_Stick
quinton77 wrote:Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB drive

I have one of those, I recently swapped out the crappy spinning rust drive from the family laptop and replaced it with that and I am now in Mrs. HoaS' good books :)

Re: New SSD

PostPosted: 2019-06-10 04:10
by esp7
Please take the time to correctly configure SSD trim on your machine or your performance will go down over time: https://wiki.debian.org/SSDOptimization

Any reason why you keep running debian wheezy on a non server machine? Debian Stretch and soon Buster will run as smooth and better support SSD trim

Re: New SSD

PostPosted: 2019-06-11 05:17
by sunrat
esp7 wrote:Please take the time to correctly configure SSD trim on your machine or your performance will go down over time: https://wiki.debian.org/SSDOptimization

None of that matters much with recent model SSDs.

Any reason why you keep running debian wheezy on a non server machine? Debian Stretch and soon Buster will run as smooth and better support SSD trim

OP said they are running Jessie.