SSD wear (was Re: Best Linux Laptop)

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Mon Jan 7 17:15:05 MST 2013

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 7:11 AM, Jeff Jibson <jeff.jibson at> wrote:
> For a smaller laptop, I have really like my Acer 1810t, especially after
> putting in an SSD.  I use Gentoo, so I mount some stuff to the old drive
> externally for compiling so I don't kill it with compiling.

Unless your SSD is over 5 years old, there is no need to worry about
wearing it out. Use it like a spinning disk and read/write the crap
out of it. It will far outlast your laptop's lifetime.

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