Linux and SSD.

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  1. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    Will linux support the use of SSD(solid state drive) and recognize it?
     
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    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    as far as i know, it should work just like a regular hard drive
     
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    SSD drives have great advantages, but are so expensive, but speed is the key and I do believe many distros are quite compatible, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Suse, etc....

    Your post did spark my curiosity, and found this great benchmark article you might find good reading. http://www.linux.com/feature/142658

    I would think the new "netbooks" like eeePC and MSI with the SSD are a better choice comparied to a normal laptop.
     
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    nice find, tdinc
     
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    This is now everyones curiosity as far i know....Any ways thank you for your reply.

    Some of the greatest advantage one can expect from a SSD are:

    ->No Spin Up - Faster statup and operation.
    ->Fast Disk I/O - Faster Data Access - fast random access for reading, as there is no read/write head to move. Extremely fast write I/O.
    ->Low Latency - Extremely low read latency times.
    ->No Noise - a lack of moving parts makes SSDs completely silent.
    ->High Reliability - High mechanical reliability, as the lack of moving parts almost eliminates the risk of mechanical failure. Also, ability to endure extreme shock, high altitude, vibration and extremes of temperature: once again because there are no moving parts.
     
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