I need partition scheme advice (MBR) for performance increase

cn flag

i partitioned my 500gb SSD for 60(personal)-30(system)-10(free) rule but this is just big picture, i don't know details. I read there have to be swap, var partitions to increase performance. My pc is in his last phase so it hardly breathe. I want to know which scheme i may follow. I am on HDD now.

system: intel core i5 2300 4gb ram(single) 500gb SSD Nvidia 220 GC Ubuntu 22.10 OS

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cn flag
I used to recommend 30GB for / (root), but now with snaps, you may need 50GB. Default is 2GB swap files, but many suggest 4GB swap partition. Use gpt partitioning, and if BIOS add a 1MB unformatted bios_grub partition or if UEFI add an ESP - efi system partition FAT32 with boot,esp flags, typically 100MB to 500MB. Partitioning will not improve performance, but ssd will make a big difference. With UEFI much better to use gpt, but not for performance but reliability.
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*"I read there have to be swap, var partitions to increase performance"* - No, this is incorrect. Partitioning won't affect performance, especially on an SSD. SSDs can have any sector read without having to manually seek. It's likely that you're reading outdated advice. It also used to be common to have a separate `/home` partition, but this is less common because it's not as practical as it used to be. The default partitioning (everything on one partition) is best for most people, that's why it's the default.
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