On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 10:34:44PM +1100, SJP Lists wrote:

> > On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 11:42:55PM -0500, Rupert Gallagher wrote:
> >
> > > only as originally intended for unix systems. Further, variable
> > > content partitions such as /var and /home should be large enough to
> > > allow for ssd wear levelling, or you will toss away expensive ssds
> > > like autumn leaves. Finally, all games should be moved from the
> I keep hearing about longevity issues with flash based storage. It seems
> this paranoia just won't die.
> I'm coming up to 13 years of installing OpenBSD onto flash based storage
> and I've not had a failure yet.  Only ever used softdep and noatime.
> Installed into Sun Ultra's with IDE-CD adaptors, Soekris 5501 and 6501,
> ALIX 2's and 3's and now also running off thumb drives in these sweet
> little EdgeRouter LITE's.  Always stuck to SanDisk and Lexar.
> https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc&m=113148165022620&w=2
> I had one 2.5" Corsair SSD fail outside of OpenBSD usage, but it was a
> sudden death and well within the infant mortality stage of the bathtub
> curve.
> And on a note related to SSD longevity, I've run Samsung SSD's in my
> Sony PS4 and PS4 Pro since both were released and they both constantly
> write video capture data to "disk" while on and this is a feature I
> cannot switch off.  They're both still working fine too.  My PS4 would
> have hammered that SSD for hours most days for about 4 years.
> Shane

I have more or less the same experience. I always allocate some unused
partition on my ssd's, about 10%. But I do not have any data if that
is having anything to do with the good experience I have with ssd's.


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