SSD questions

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Fri Mar 27 10:22:25 PDT 2015

Yes.  If you have that much on spinning rust then I would dedicate a whole
SSD (separate from your boot SSD) to swapcache.  At least 128G, maybe even
a 256G SSD.   32G is woefully insufficient as a swapcache for 10TB of data.


On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 4:07 PM, Tim Darby <t+dfbsd at> wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 3:49 PM, Matthew Dillon <
> dillon at> wrote:
>>     I would not use the installer to try to set it up.  I'd do it manually
>>     if you know enough about how installs work to do that.  Leave your 40G
>>     SSD in place until you have your new SSD fully operational and
>> booting.
>>     Be careful not to accidently wipe your original SSD while messing with
>>     the new one :-)
>>                                                 -Matt
> Thanks! You've talked me out of using the installer. :) I should have
> mentioned that I have approximately 10TB of stuff on spinning disks as
> well. Does that change the swap recommendation?
> Tim
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