[PC-BSD Testing] Question/Request: Is there a tool or so for using a Solid State Drive ?

Bridger Dyson-Smith bdysonsmith at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 11:30:25 PDT 2014


Hi Hans,

wblock@ has a nice write-up[1]. I've found it to be very helpful.

I hope that's useful.
Best,
Bridger
[1] http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/ssd.html


On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 2:20 PM, Hans Ruhe <hansruhe1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Warner,
>
> Thanks for the fast :-) SSD answer. Is there somewhere I can find some
> additional information on the internet  ? Or is Google my best friend in
> this case ?
>
> Best regards,
> Hans
>
>
>
>
> 2014-04-15 16:44 GMT+02:00 Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com>:
>
>
>> On Apr 15, 2014, at 5:40 AM, Hans Ruhe <hansruhe1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Hello to you all,
>> >
>> > Prices are becoming real interesting to use a Solid State Drive. Now
>> most of the reviews and tests are done with Microsoft Windows. But I think
>> it is interesting to use it for PCBSD.
>> >
>> > Is there a tool to use a Solid State Drive for PCBSD ? Like when I
>> install a fresh PCBSD installation, is it the same as a normal drive ? And
>> is trim being supported ?
>> >
>> > If not; is it an idea to develop such a tool ?
>>
>> It just works out of the box. SSDs appear as hard disks. The ones that
>> claim to support TRIM will use TRIM unless you decide to turn it off (which
>> can be good in some write intensive applications that replace the contents
>> of the disk rather than return them to a free pool then take them out of
>> the free pool).
>>
>> Warner
>>
>>
>
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