Poll What would you choose for an OS drive? NVme ssd with DRAM or one without Dram

What would you choose for an OS drive?


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Brahman

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I was using a single NVME SSD for both my Windows and Linux os, but I am thinking of adding a separate os drive for Linux. The longevity of the drive is not that important to me, since you can get a new one for peanuts and I don't want to spend too much money on an expensive NVME SSD. So what do you suggest, would a 256GB dram less one suffice?
 

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I've been running both Win and Linux OSs on a NVme ssd with DRAM for 2-3 years and have not noticed any issues with it. I'm wondering why you are considering another separate NVme for Linux.
 

Brahman

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I've been running both Win and Linux OSs on a NVme ssd with DRAM for 2-3 years and have not noticed any issues with it. I'm wondering why you are considering another separate NVme for Linux.
I have a habit of distro hopping. If you have a seperate drive you can have the Linux efi folder on the Linux drive itself and the efi folder of windows is not messed up whenever a new distro is installed.
 

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I have a habit of distro hopping. If you have a seperate drive you can have the Linux efi folder on the Linux drive itself and the efi folder of windows is not messed up whenever a new distro is installed.
OK, thanks for the answer, that makes sense. I used to swap distros much more than I do now, so I see your reasoning.
 
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I've been using Fedora the most recently. Other distos that I've used over the last few years have been openSUSE, CentOS, Kali, Qubes, Tails, Trisquel and Manjaro. Further back I used Mint and PCLinux, before then Ubuntu was what I used most when I first started using Linux. I've also used smaller distros mounted on thumbdrives like Puppy.
 
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