This is a little podcast podcast episode I made for Hacker Public Radio on what to check, read, and update if you want to upgrade your Linux PC with an Solid State Disk.
Basically you need a few upgrades in your PCs BIOS or UEFI,
Some commands I mentioned that you should check out:
Check SSD disk specs:
sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb
Check for TRIM support:
sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep -i TRIM
Perform TRIM support
sudo fstrim -v /
Detailed SSD Info
Update: As a HPR listener pointed out, TRIM: Fragmentation of files isn’t the problem on SSDs, but wear levelling is, i.e. the SSD’s controller needs to know which blocks it can reuse for leveling out the wear on the flash cells. Thanks!