Considering purchase off SSD!

Leslie Jensen leslie at
Sat Sep 29 13:54:04 UTC 2012

Warren Block skrev 2012-09-29 15:48:
> 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 FreeBSD.
> Two of those Samsungs in 256G actually cost less than one 512G, and
> would make partitioning and multibooting simpler.
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Thanks Warren!

I have read about the alignment, TRIM and AHCI. I just needed a 
confirmation that it will work.

My machine is a laptop so I only have room for one disk ;-)


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