On 2012-05-18 22:11, User Wojtek wrote:
> what are proper settings
> a) 4kB fragments so everything is 4k aligned? SSD drives itself reports
> as 512 byte blocks, but it is recomenned constantly on many places about
> 4K alignment for SSD.
That 4k alignment is most likely meant for so-called "advanced format"
hard drives (the good old magnetic platter ones); these present 512 byte
sectors to the ATA interface, but use 4096 byte sectors internally.
With SSDs however, you cannot automatically tell what their erase block
size is. Some of them use 128kB, others 256kB, and there are probably
also devices with variable erase block sizes.
You may be able to find the exact erase block size in the technical
documentation of your specific SSD. But the manufacturers don't always
> b) small fragments (like 1KB) to reduce space usage, as there is no
> seeking so it will not slow down but save space on relatively small SSD
I don't think you would want to write lots of very small fragments to
any SSD. :)
> c) anything else?
Be sure to use "-t enable" when creating the filesystem:
-t enable | disable
Turn on/off the TRIM enable flag. If enabled, and if the under-
lying device supports the BIO_DELETE command, the file system
will send a delete request to the underlying device for each
freed block. The trim enable flag is typically set when the
underlying device uses flash-memory as the device can use the
delete command to pre-zero or at least avoid copying blocks that
have been deleted.
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