Ubuntu – How well are SSDs supported


I'm planning to buy an SSD (Corsair Force Series 60GB) but haven't found any reassurance that it is "safe" to install Ubuntu 11.04 on without commands or "hacks". I want to install Ubuntu on an SSD and don't want to care about writing commands after the installation to fix TRIM support.

My question is: Can I install Ubuntu 11.04+ on an SSD just like I do on an HDD and not have problems with TRIM and performance? Or does Ubuntu not support TRIM without technical configuration?

Best Answer

Enabling TRIM support does help maintain the highest performance of an SSD over time. Enabling it is fairly simple, see this guide:

You'll be happy with Ubuntu on an SSD -- it's quite snappy and works very well.

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