Considering purchase off SSD!

Warren Block wblock at
Sat Sep 29 13:48:34 UTC 2012

On Sat, 29 Sep 2012, Leslie Jensen wrote:

> I'm considering to purchase a SSD.
> The one I have in mind for the moment is this one.
> Samsung 830 Series MZ-7PC512D 512GB
> I'm not going for a top of the line disk but I would like to ask if anyone 
> has experience with SSD's and FreeBSD (9.1 is my plan).

SSDs work.  Be sure to align partitions to 4K, and enable TRIM support 
on the filesystems.  Use AHCI if available.

> Just to complicate things a little, I'll make a dual boot install with W7. I 
> have this set up today on an ordinary SATA disk.

In that case, the same as above, but if Windows was installed without 
AHCI enabled in the BIOS, it may not work if AHCI is enabled for 

Two of those Samsungs in 256G actually cost less than one 512G, and 
would make partitioning and multibooting simpler.

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