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I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Intel X25-M PostVille 160 Go SSD drive with ext4. How can I tell if there's something wrong ? What should/can I do to maintain its performance/health ? Should I use TRIM, is Linux recent support for TRIM reliable ?

This may look as a duplicate of this question, but I am more asking in term of good practices and learning how to use this new technology the right way...

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Also see:…. And TRIM (if enabled) should run automatically in the background - the user shouldn't have to do anything specific. – sblair May 6 '10 at 9:04
Thank you, I edited the question. – nicoulaj May 6 '10 at 9:12
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You can us SMART to monitor the SSD as you'd monitor a normal HDD. Beside that, I don't think that there is anything 'special' you should think about...except regular backups.

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The one who has given a -1 could have explained why... – nicoulaj May 7 '10 at 10:41
@Julien Nocoulaud: Yepp, I'd like to know why, too. – Bobby May 7 '10 at 18:34

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