I have relatively good specs on my new laptop but only have 4gb of RAM. I thought of upgrading my RAM to improve multitasking but current conditions stop me from doing so (the pandemic + can’t afford to send this to the service center because I need it all week for schoolwork).
I’ve setup swap on my HDD but its really slow and causes slowdowns when the system swaps which is a big deal when clutching deadlines with multiple documents open and firefox tabs open. So I thought why not use a second swap on my SSD?
Now, I’ve read in several forums that setting up swap on SSD is not advisable since it can shorten its lifespan but I’ve noticed that these were from 5-10+ years ago. I’ve also read that newer SSDs lifespans have greatly increased since they are designed to do that memory cell distribution thing (?) so swap on SSD is actually a good choice.
I can’t seem to find a reliable source as most answers I’ve seen are conflicting (probably because of the year difference). I also haven’t seen documentation regarding this so I’d like to know your thoughts about swap on SSDs. Many thanks!
TLDR; is swap on newer SSDs advisable or not (considering RAM upgrade is not possible)?