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Dheeraj26799

DUAL BOOT OF WINDOWS AND LINUX

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Hii everyone.I am using  hp laptop that came pre-installed with windows 10 and actually it's an 250GB ssd.I am interested in Linux and i have used WSL.But i wanted to experience the graphical interface of Linux os.I have read in some forums that, it's not good for an ssd to dual boot and this will affect the life span of ssd.So,please give me clarity on this thing.....

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There is no reason this will hurt the lifespan of the SSD. I am not sure who suggested that, but that is certainly not true.

 

The only thing that *could* result in long term issue would be if the SSD didn't have a good garbage collection scheme (old SSD's were meh, new ones don't have issues), and the version of Ubuntu didn't support any sort of TRIM (I am sure they do now, SSD are more common than HDD's these days in consumer PC's). This would have resulted in poor SSD performance and hurt the longevity of the NAND, but that is all no longer an issue.

 

There is no reason dual booting would hurt an SSD, or a HDD, or anything really.


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Dual booting on an SSD is fine and shouldn't affect the lifespan of it. However, if you are worried virtualise it in Windows using Virtualbox :)

 

(Only the specifications of the laptop are good enough)

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