formatting SSD drives

Misha Shnurapet shnurapet at
Thu Jun 9 08:32:36 UTC 2011

09.06.2011, 11:06, "Genes MailLists" <lists at>:
>  I'd appreciate any guidance on how I should partition a new intel 310
> soda creek SSD drive ... I've googles a bit there are suggestions about
> paritioning and using ext4 ..
>  Appreciate any wisdom the community can offer !
>  Thanks!
> gene

I would do it like this:

[_____15 GB ext4 for /_____] [_______________the rest of space, ext4 for /home_______________]

Then, after the installation, I'd add "discard", "noatime" and "nodiratime" options for / and /home:

UUID=[some-long-number] / ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime 1 2
UUID=[some-long-number] /home ext4 defaults,noatime,nodiratime 1 1

Noatime and nodiratime tell the system not to update last access time for files and folders correspondingly.

Best regards,
Misha Shnurapet, Fedora Project Contributor
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