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SSD cleanup in Ubuntu

If you are using an SSD, using the Trim capability will help keep performance up by coordinating between the system and the drive which blocks of data are no longer considered in use. Web Upd8 has the how and why: Enable TRIM On SSD (Solid-State Drives) In Ubuntu For Better Performance

They recommend using a daily cron job rather than an fstab option. That means the post shows you how to tell if your SSD supports TRIM and how to install a script for cron to execute.

rather than put the script in cron.daily, cron.weekly might be sufficient.

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