How can I reduce writes on SSD drive by turning off file system access times on Ubuntu 16.04?

September 12, 2018 862 views
Ubuntu Logging Linux Commands Ubuntu 16.04

I tried to access /etc/fstab by adding noatime but it looks different compared to tutorials that I found on web. This what I have inside fstab file.

LABEL=cloudimg-rootfs   /        ext4   defaults        0 0
LABEL=UEFI      /boot/efi       vfat    defaults        0 0

I need some help with turning off file system access times.

1 Answer

Hey friend!

Where it says “defaults” just replace with “defaults,noatime” on the first line. That should have you set.


  • What about the zero numbers at the end, should I change them too or not? If yes what value should I write?

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