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Re: [tlug] Memory upgrade and CPU bit-width question

On Fri, Jan 01, 2016 at 11:52:31PM +0900, Raymond Wan wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 8:49 AM, David J Iannucci
> <> wrote:
> > So now, because I've also got a sweet new SSD, I'm just gonna do a fresh
> > install of Gentoo onto the SSD and make it a 64-bit system all at once.
> > Can't wait for the result :=)
> >
> > Anyone who has read this far and has hints and dos-and-donts related
> > to any of this, esp. the transition to SSD, I'd be very grateful to
> > hear them!

Just one: pay attention to alignment of the partitions on the SSD.
Ensuring that the distro is not extremely old when doing the par-
titioning as part of the installation should be enough, in enter-
prise world RHEL6 or RHEL7.
I have seen performance issues when aligment on SSDs was not in 

> I'd like to hear what others here with recent hardware experience
> says.  

There are tests around, showing write rates of some SSD going down
earlier than others from the same price range.  When buying, I would
pay attention to these.
As for reliability, havent heard bad stories so far.  They are de-
signed for certain amounts of data to be written.  Depending on the
market the SSD is aimed at, price, speed and expected amount of data
which can be written are different.  


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