Linux swap file with SSD
Posted on 2013-11-05
I'm about to install Linux Mint as the sole OS on a new box. I'll be using a 250GB SSD and 1 x 8GB RAM.
I'm finding a lot of conflicting opinion on swap file usage with SSDs.
I'm not bothered about not being able to hibernate - with an SSD shut down and start up are so fast it's hardly worth bothering.
1. Is it necessary for me to have a swap partition at all?
2. If so, with 8GB of RAM how big should it be?
3. If I install Linux with a 30GB / partition and the remainder of the SSD for /home will the installation create a swap file instead of a swap partition?