RT-AX88U | SSD vs USB+SSD

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agfac

New Around Here
Hi,

I have a RT-AX88U running the latest merlin firmware (386.1 beta 4b). I've also available a USB 3.0 drive and a SSD USB drive. I'd like to install Entware, Diversion, Skynet, etc., and to have a USB drive to share some files through the network. So, what I'd like to know is whether it is better to use both drives (USB 3.0 drive for Entware, swap file, etc. and SSD as a shared disk) or it is better to use only the SSD with 2 partitions (could it be the same partition for both usages?).

Thank you.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
The best is to use the SSD drive for amtm + Entware + swap file + scripts and get a NAS for your file sharing needs instead.

Even a 2-Bay NAS with a single drive installed, to begin with, will give you better performance, stability, and reliability of your entire network than what you propose to do above.
 

New2This

Senior Member
Using a ssd here, have never looked elsewhere, everything just flows
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Single partition recommended. A 'swap file', not a 'swap partition'.
 

L&LD

Part of the Furniture

New2This

Senior Member
With a single partition or 2 partitions?
Just a single. I have a RPi 4 with a drive connected, running as my media/ storage on the network
 
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