I am very new to Linux and have ordered but not received my Pi. I have been doing a lot of reading and one of the things that I am foggy about is this swap file and where it should be. On one hand it would seem that having a 1gig swap file on the SD card would be handy, however one admittedly much more savvy hardware hacker stated:
"If I simply just installed a larger SD card and added a large swap file, or swap partition, I would eventually burn out the SD card. SD cards have a very limited number of read/writes and SD cards are slow."
While I will initially keep the swap file on the SD card, what I want to know is HOW LIKELY is the SD card going to fail due to excessive read/writes? Eventually I will add a powered hub and re-purpose a 125gig HD for my Pi and would it be better to move the swap file to the HD or keep it on the SD card??