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

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)
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  1. Yes they work the same as a regular hard drive. I don't believe linux automatically enables trim though.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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    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-for-ubuntu-linux-mint.html

    Cat
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