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Date:      Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:16:23 +0200
From:      Damien Fleuriot <ml@my.gd>
To:        Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist@ovitrap.com>
Cc:        "questions@freebsd.org" <questions@freebsd.org>, Vladimir Videscu <vladimir.videscu@gmail.com>
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD on SSD
Message-ID:  <E59AAFA8-7D85-4035-A64C-36BE0EA80E0A@my.gd>
In-Reply-To: <20120728165843.7df79322@AMD620.ovitrap.com>
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On 28 Jul 2012, at 11:58, Erich Dollansky <erichfreebsdlist@ovitrap.com> wro=
te:

> Hi,
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> On Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:44:35 +0300
> Vladimir Videscu <vladimir.videscu@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Good day. I have recently bought a Seagate Momentus XT for my laptop.
>>=20
>> The specs for the drive are :
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>> RPM : 7200
>> Buffer : 32 MB
>> HDD Memory : 750 GB
>> SSD Memory : 8 GB
>>=20
>>=20
>> I wish to install FreeBSD on it, but I wanted to ask this beforehand :
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>> Would it would be possible to install it on the 8 GB SSD sector ?
>> Would it work, and how would FreeBSD generally handle the SSD share
>> of the memory ?
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> isn't the SSD part 100% hidden? Doesn't the SSD work as a plain read
> cache for the disk?
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> Erich
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Vladimir,


Erich has the right of it.

You have not bought a real SSD but rather a hdd with built-in SSD-backed cac=
he.

I don't think there is a way for you to install the OS specifically to the S=
SD part of the drive.=



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