I recently picked up this lovely laptop (HP Spectre X360 13), and want to install Manjaro on it. It has a Toshiba NVMe SSD (KXG50ZNV1T02).

Seeing that this will be my first install of Linux onto an SSD of any sort, I would just like the community's feedback regarding any special precaution I should be taking when installing to an NVMe drive, to maintain longevity of the drive? TRIM? Discards?

Closest machine I could find info on on the ArchWiki is a similarly-spec'd model, but no special mention of SSD considerations.

I will not be running a dual-boot setup ... Manjaro will be used exclusively.

Lastly, is there any special configuration/package needed to get full-speed Thunderbolt 3 support in Linux? Or is this not needed?

  • Did you try to install it? Any error shown?
    – Biswapriyo
    Apr 16, 2019 at 12:44

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Regarding SSD/NVMe, I strongly suggest you to read Archwiki pages [1] and [2].
This is the starting point, rather, much more!
Talking about which filesystem to use for, take a look here [3] for example.

For Thunderbolt, I have no experience with this hardware, so my only advice is to start from the Archwiki as well.

A personal advice: since your hardware is really new, use always latest kernel.

[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_state_drive
[2] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_state_drive/NVMe
[3] https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-50-filesystems


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