As per my other thread I'm looking at replacing my old Windows XP machine with an ex-lease PC from PB Tech and running Linux Mint on it.
Now I'm tossing up whether it's worthwhile to go with a normal hard drive or an SSD (or both?).
What's the general consensus when it comes to SSD's and Linux? Do you get a smallish one (100GB?) and install just the OS and other software on it and then put your home directory and other data on a normal hard drive? Or maybe go for a bigger SSD (500GB?) and put all of your stuff (photos, movies, documents, music, etc) on it? Where does the swap partition go?
I found an interesting article at https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/ssd that advises all sorts of things (turning off access timestamps to minimise writes, running TRIM daily, limit swapping, etc). Are these steps advisable?
Anything else I should consider when deciding which SSD to get (are some brands known to be really good or bad, features I should be looking for, etc)?