Replacing boot drive with SSD



  • Buongiorno a tutti,
    I have plan to change my mechanical HD to an SSD. I have a new SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB to use.
    I’m here to ask what settings I will need to change in order to make the life of my SSD longer. Is there something special to be done?
    Squid I think that it can burn my SSD, suricata instead? Other important stuff?


  • Netgate Administrator

    You should not have to do anything. Any recent SSD of even vaguely reasonable quality will last many many years.

    However if you still want to reduce write cycles you can move /var and /tmp to RAM in System > Advanced > Miscellaneous. Also you can remove the swap slice when you install, though if the firewall is swapping it's probably configured wrong anyway.

    Steve