So I just recently got a new laptop (Inspiron 15z w/ i7 and non-touch) and it comes with a 500GB HDD like my old laptop but it also has a 32GB SSD.
Now, Ive been looking at the disks in Disk Management in Windows 8 and in Ubunut off a flash drive and the SSD has only one 8 GB partition on it and the rest is unallocated. I dont know what windows is using this partition for but I want to take advantage of the unused SSD space.
I'm going to install archlinux for sure so my question is during the install, what partitions should I put on the SSD for the best performance. I'm not going to be gaming too much in linux but I want it to boot as fast as windows 8 does.
I assume then that I would put the /boot partition here then, however, will that work with UEFI booting? The UEFISYS partition is on the HDD not the SDD so I'm confused how the SSD is being utilized unless I'm misunderstandin and UEFI is capable of cross-device booting.
Maybe I'm just rambling and over complicating things but some clarification would be nice, if at all possible.
Thanks in Advance!