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Can you partition a SSD for Win 7 and Linux Mint as a dual boot drive. Please provide URL Ref

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March 13, 2014 9:47:35 AM

Can a Solid state drive support different file system formatting and Logical Drive partitioning in order to dual boot Windows 7 (NTFS) and Linux Mint (EXT4)
March 13, 2014 9:50:37 AM

Yes they work the same as a regular hard drive. I don't believe linux automatically enables trim though.
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March 13, 2014 10:02:16 AM

Spectre694 said:
Yes they work the same as a regular hard drive. I don't believe linux automatically enables trim though.


Most modern linux's enable TRIM (discard) and other ssd optimizations like relatime/noatime by default.
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March 13, 2014 10:15:51 AM

skittle said:
Spectre694 said:
Yes they work the same as a regular hard drive. I don't believe linux automatically enables trim though.


Most modern linux's enable TRIM (discard) and other ssd optimizations like relatime/noatime by default.


In which case I guess they added it to the kernel since last time I used it.
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May 12, 2014 6:10:24 PM

Spectre694 said:
skittle said:
Spectre694 said:
Yes they work the same as a regular hard drive. I don't believe linux automatically enables trim though.


Most modern linux's enable TRIM (discard) and other ssd optimizations like relatime/noatime by default.


In which case I guess they added it to the kernel since last time I used it.


I say the same as Spectre694, this must be a new thing. Last time I installed Linux Mint to a SSD, had to add a lot of code to enable TRIM.

And being that normally Windows 7 can't see the Linux Mint install, say if like one has Intel SSD Toolbox or Samsung Magician, a manual TRIM may not work.

Here's how I enabled TRIM on Linux Mint 16. There are other tutorials, but they're all much the same.

http://namhuy.net/1563/how-to-tweak-and-optimize-ssd-fo...

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