Beyond Memory Testing | FreedomPenguin
Chapter three, wherein I determine the cause of my workstation problems.
Building faster with Netbeans and SSDs
The build directories that Netbeans uses are pounded a lot, and chances are you have enough ram to leverage tmpfs. Let do it! Start with our /etc/rc.local file: echo deadline > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler echo 1 > /sys/block/sda/queue/iosched/fifo_batch D=/home/jreynolds/.cache/netbeans rm -rf $D/* mount $D chown -R jreynolds:jreynolds $D D=/home/jreynolds/NetBeansProjects/MyProject/build rm -rf $D/* mount $D # dont furgit…
Improve SSD performance on Linux
I had little idea that you could so easily change the disk scheduler in linux. I’m actually rather relieved I can do it in grub, or even live. I’ll have to do this on my workstations with SSDs. Four Tweaks for Using Linux with Solid State Drives | Tombuntu.
You Want a Vertex Turbo
Unless you want to go all spendy on an Intel X25-M or X25-E…However, after reading Anand’s SSD Anthology, the best value SSD is the OCZ Vertex Turbo. Some of my lingering questions have been answered! TRIM commands provide a modest performance enhancement if the drive is not near capacity. However as drives approach capacity, TRIM…
Are Two SSDs Worth It?
I was just pricing out components for a Windows 7 system for a Photoshop user. My idea was to have two SSD drives, one for the boot drive, a second for ssd for photoshop scratch, and a 1TB drive for finished work. A Core i5 system with 8GB ram seems to price out at $2000,…