[sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$ uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain 6.4.15-200.fc38.x86_64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Thu Sep 7 00:25:01 UTC 2023 x86_64 GNU/Linux [sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$ [sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$ cat /etc/fedora-release Fedora release 38 (Thirty Eight)
My HP Omen laptop has the following specs:
256GB NVME SSD drive
2 TB SSD Hard drive
Its a dual boot configuration: Fedora 38 and Windows 10
The laptop originally came with 1TB Mechanical SATA disk drive (2.5 inch internal HDD). I upgraded it to a Sandisk 2TB SSD (2.5 inch) Hard drive.
For faster performance, both Fedora and Windows OS are installed in the NVME drive.
Fedora OS runs from /dev/mapper/fedora_rootvg-root which is created NVME partition
/dev/nvme0n1p7 as shown below.
To store my personal data, I use the 2 TB drive. Fedora assigned the name
/dev/sda for this drive.
/dev/sda is an SSD but it used to be a mechanical disk based HDD.
For my personal data, I created the LV
/dev/mapper/fedora_homevg-home which is created from
/dev/sda3 as shown below.
/dev/mapper/fedora_homevg-home is mounted on mount point
[sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS sda 8:0 0 1.8T 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 398.8G 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 11.1G 0 part └─sda3 8:3 0 1.3T 0 part ├─fedora_homevg-home 253:1 0 1.3T 0 lvm /home └─fedora_homevg-tmp 253:2 0 8G 0 lvm /tmp zram0 252:0 0 8G 0 disk [SWAP] nvme0n1 259:0 0 238.5G 0 disk ├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 260M 0 part ├─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 16M 0 part ├─nvme0n1p3 259:3 0 132.2G 0 part ├─nvme0n1p4 259:4 0 980M 0 part ├─nvme0n1p5 259:5 0 512M 0 part /boot/efi ├─nvme0n1p6 259:6 0 1G 0 part /boot └─nvme0n1p7 259:7 0 102G 0 part └─fedora_rootvg-root 253:0 0 102G 0 lvm / [sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$ [sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$ df -Th Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on devtmpfs devtmpfs 4.0M 0 4.0M 0% /dev tmpfs tmpfs 16G 7.7M 16G 1% /dev/shm tmpfs tmpfs 6.3G 2.1M 6.3G 1% /run /dev/mapper/fedora_rootvg-root ext4 100G 39G 57G 41% / /dev/nvme0n1p6 ext4 974M 281M 626M 31% /boot /dev/mapper/fedora_homevg-tmp ext4 7.8G 58M 7.4G 1% /tmp /dev/nvme0n1p5 vfat 511M 18M 494M 4% /boot/efi /dev/mapper/fedora_homevg-home ext4 1.3T 555G 688G 45% /home tmpfs tmpfs 3.2G 3.8M 3.2G 1% /run/user/1000 [sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$
When I was using 1TB Mechanical SATA disk drive and when I launch Firefox browser, it took roughly 1 minute to load.
But, when I upgraded the HDD to a 2TB SSD, the firefox browser starts almost immediately. Its fast.
I presume all softwares like firefox was always installed in the following filesystem which is created from a NVME partition.
So, how did an upgrade from mechanical disk to SSD make loading for Firefox browser faster ?
[sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$ df -TH / Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/fedora_rootvg-root ext4 108G 42G 61G 41% / [sysadmin@localhost:/home/sysadmin]$