Mint on 16 gb ssd?

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chiyo
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Mint on 16 gb ssd?

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Hello,

I am replacing my failed hdd and I am thinking of installing mint on my 16 gb ssd instead of the 1 tb hdd when it comes. I used to use the ssd for caching.

Has anyone installed mint on such a drive? Or, would anyone recommend it? I'm seeing conflicting info regarding this being a healthy amount of space. Drive was purchased in 2012 or 2013.

Thanks for reading!

-Chiyo
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ColonelPanic
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Re: Mint on 16 gb ssd?

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16gb will work fine. Put your swap partition on the 1TB drive.
And check out the SSD tips here: SSD: how to optimize your Solid State Drive for Linux Mint 18, Ubuntu 16.04 and Debian
currently installed - LM 18 Cinnamon
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Re: Mint on 16 gb ssd?

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Thank you! I ended up installing the OS (Mint 18 KDE) to a new 500gb ssd (it was a surprise present.... when I wrote this question I intented to buy a 2 TB spinner) instead of the old msata one, but your information is still very useful because I think I will put Arch on that 16gb msata ssd.

Outside of my previous set up with the 1tb spinner the msata drive seems kind of "lost" since there's no reason to use it as a cache anymore. But using it to house an OS puts it to good use under this set up as well.

Thanks for the website, too. I was actually already referring to that page but I wanted some kind of confirmation that it was good advice, so I appreciate you linking to it.
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