Best partitioning?

Cody Smith cody.smith9202 at
Thu May 1 19:41:18 UTC 2014

O. Sinclair, to expand on what you said, /tmp tends to have quite a few
writes, that might be worth adding to the 1TB, I only said what I did
before to give pointers on what to put on the hdd if he wants to have the
fewest read/writes possible.

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 1:44 AM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:

> On 01/05/2014 10:20, errol at wrote:
>> Thanks for your replies, Cody & David. The reason for me asking the
>> question is that I want to get to optimum usage from my setup. The
>> 120giga is a ssd. The idea was to put all Linux related stuff (including
>> /home) on the ssd BUT then I read somewhere that too much use of the ssd
>> will "wear it out". So then I thought of putting my /home on the sata
>> drive. Also I haven't worked out how to partition the ssd if I put the
>> /home on it beacause I also intend to have a few OS's as virtual
>> programs. Still undecided.
>> Errol
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: David Kuntadi <d.kuntadi at>
>> Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014 8:41
>> Subject: Re: Best partitioning?
>> To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at>
>>  > On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Cody Smith
>>  > <cody.smith9202 at> wrote:
>>  > > considering you have what is considered a SSD, I recommend
>>  > putting all but
>>  > > /home, /var, and /tmp on the SSD and the rest on the 1TB hdd.
>>  >
>>  > I think that would be a waste of 1TB, just to host bin
>>  > etc  lib   mnt
>>  >   root  srv boot  opt sbin dev media usr which
>>  > will never reach 1TB
>>  > unless you are crazy enough to install as many software as you
>>  > can on
>>  > your computer.
>>  > In my opinion, you could put /home on the 1TB hdd, and the rest
>>  > at the ssd.
>>  > Or, you could put all in the  ssd, and mount 1TB at
>>  > /media/Data to
>>  > keep all your data.
>>  >
> There is no "perfect" answer to this. Depending on how much data you have
> the 1 TB should be your choice for /home even though it will be slower in
> reading/writing your files.
> having it all on the SSD renders the 1 Tb kind of useless. I think if I
> were you I would put all but /home on the SSD, thus getting fast boot
> (hopefully) and fast software loading. And at the same time having a huge
> storage for files of whatever kind.
> regards
> Sinclair
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