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    Default building a new box - seperate disk for tmp?

    Hi, I'm building a new box at home and have decide to go all out. I'm looking at having a multi-drive setup for optimal performance. Would having a separate drive dedicated to swap buy me much? I'll probably do a RAID1 for /home and dedicated drive for /, but I don't know if it's worth it to have a dedicated drive for the swap partition.

    What's the "Optimal" drive configuration for a workstation? BTW - I'll be using SATA 3.0 drives.

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    Default Re: building a new box - seperate disk for tmp?

    jeebustrain wrote:

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    > Hi, I'm building a new box at home and have decide to go all out. I'm
    > looking at having a multi-drive setup for optimal performance. Would
    > having a separate drive dedicated to swap buy me much? I'll probably do
    > a RAID1 for /home and dedicated drive for /, but I don't know if it's
    > worth it to have a dedicated drive for the swap partition.
    >
    > What's the "Optimal" drive configuration for a workstation? BTW - I'll
    > be using SATA 3.0 drives.
    >
    >

    no on the swap - how often does /swap even get accessed? and if it does than
    add ram as it's pretty cheap. How about a small raptor (36gb) for /
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    Default Re: building a new box - seperate disk for tmp?

    that makes sense... It'd be nice to get a nice SSD drive for /, but I probably couldn't justify that kind of cash.

    thanks!

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    Default Re: building a new box - seperate disk for tmp?

    On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:46:04 GMT
    jeebustrain <jeebustrain@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Hi, I'm building a new box at home and have decide to go all out. I'm
    > looking at having a multi-drive setup for optimal performance. Would
    > having a separate drive dedicated to swap buy me much? I'll probably
    > do a RAID1 for /home and dedicated drive for /, but I don't know if
    > it's worth it to have a dedicated drive for the swap partition.
    >
    > What's the "Optimal" drive configuration for a workstation? BTW - I'll
    > be using SATA 3.0 drives.
    >
    >

    Hi
    I've used this in the past as a starting point;
    http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Multi-Disk-HOWTO.html

    I did run a setup as follows;
    SDA - 36GB Raptor
    1 = 2.0GB swap <set to secondary>
    2 = 502MB /boot
    3 = 5.0GB /
    4 = extended
    5 = 1.9GB /var/spool
    6 = 25.0GB /usr

    SDB - 36GB Raptor
    1 = 2.0GB swap <set to primary>
    2 = 502MB /spare_boot <set to not mount at boot and use dd to
    backup sda2 partition>
    3 = 10.0GB /tmp
    4 = extended
    5 = 3.9GB /var
    6 = 18.0GB /opt

    SDC/SDD 250GB setup as software RAID1
    1 = /home

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