you're not going to believe this.

Gary Kline kline at
Tue Jun 23 02:39:23 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 06:21:33PM -0500, Gary Gatten wrote:
> How fast is it though?  Fast enough, or will the r/w/access times make
> everything slow?  Not all SSD is created equal.

	Ah, yes, that was the key to this site, then.  it said that with
	their newer, faster speed--i think at least double--the response
	time moved from a slow crawl to a walk.  i use konq because it
	has festival as a builtin.  --after a hard day, there are times
	when the last thing i want to do is read-with-eyes some dense,
	boring document or man page.  solution is to mouse-swipe and
	have it read to me.  o/wise, i'd use firefox3 like most people

	i'll post this page if i ever find it again; share the good news.

> There's a "new" SD format too - up to 2TB.... Prolly within a couple
> years, or maybe someone will get some federal stimulus funds and
> manufacture it sooner!  After all, it could help us solve the "Climate
> Change" issue, that's always a good way to get money....

	man, truer words never spoken!   do you have a url with this
	new SSD info.  this really would help save energy since there are
	so many hard drives spinning  [[Everywhere]] just burning up the

	this could very well go-viral....  no stim money needed.  but
	then i dont know, honestly, because i dont know what these guys
	need.  but, for sure, i'm going to have a min of a 64G SSD in
	some notebook this year.  probably this summer.



> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Gary Kline
> Sent: Monday, June 22, 2009 6:08 PM
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> Subject: you're not going to believe this.
> 	you guys aren't going to believe what i just found on the web
> for
> 	the ASUS Eee-901 [or is it the "900"].  it was for the 9- and
> 	10-inch screens.  i was using konq which just segv'd so i am
> 	taking a break and thought i'd share this.
> 	last night, i could barely believe the ten-inch with a 40GB SSD.
> 	these mini-notebooks take two memory chips. they just plug in.
> 	i was googling around and found they have 32's and even 128's.
> 	so you can get 64 or up to 256Gigs of solid state disk ...
> 	not in a year or two (or five or six), but now.
> 	i'll double and triple check to make sure this isn't a sham, but
> 	they had a thing on you-tube...  Oh, and next time i see the
> 	speech therapist, i'll lug my hugmongous thinkpad and demo what
> 	i've done with my scripts and flite....  
> 	8 kilobux for a Doze speech dev my butt. with berkeley unix and
> 	open source tools, you can have it for a few hundred bux.
> 	gary
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