you're not going to believe this.

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at
Tue Jun 23 19:22:20 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:07, Gary Kline<kline at> wrote:
>        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

For a small unit like this, SSD is really nice.

But, for my workstations/servers, I'm wondering if a pure
battery-backed RAM disk, in RAID1 with a regular hard drive, might be
the real screamer.


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