Booting from SSD vs Installing on Hard Drive
Posted on 2011-04-23
Can anybody tell me the pros/cons of installing Linux on a 4GB SSD vs installing on a regular 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive?
This is for a home/work PC, and I wanted to do a nice clean re-install and was considering moving from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, which led to finding that you can run Ubuntu off of a SSD.
This is the item I'd like to run it off of:
Intel 4GB SSDUSMS0004GL
Now I assume I'd have to have a separate hard drive to hold the installed programs/etc. I've heard SSD drives have read/write limits though and if the OS is on a SSD there will be writes going on correct? That makes me nervous if every time I make a change relating to the OS that it has to write to a drive with limited writes.
Anyways, very new to this but would like an education on it, all info appreciated