I've installed new system (Linux Mint 17.3, laptop) using LVM partitioning because I currently don't need a swap (there is enough RAM - 12GB) and I want to use my SSD (Samsung 850 evo 250GB) more effectively (to have more space and to extend SSD life) but with a mind that sometime in future I'll need to create a partition for swap.
Now I wonder:
- Will LVM decrease life of SSD? How significantly?
- Will it affect performance? How significantly?
- Does it introduce more risks to lost data?
(in my situation, in comparison with physical partitioning)
I'm using the laptop for development.