I plan to move my /home partition to an internal HDD due to too much data. Until now, it was on the system partition, which is installed on an SSD, as usual for a standard installation. If my .config files are on an HDD, should I expect a noticeable performance loss due to longer access times?
You likely won’t notice any slowdowns. Config files are small, HDDs still have their own internal cache (32MB, 64MB, 128MB, etc) and Linux loves to make use of RAM for read/write cache.
If you’re dealing with large files and transfers, you’ll notice a difference, but it’s your call to make. (Not to be confused with watching videos, even large ones, since most players load/use a hefty amount of audio/video data from a buffer, such as mpv and VLC.)
Thanks a lot, I can live with that
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