you're not going to believe this.

Gary Kline kline at
Tue Jun 23 20:10:47 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 12:22:19PM -0700, Kurt Buff wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:07, Gary Kline<kline at> wrote:
> 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.

	battery-backed ram sound great for the time being!

	if not now [this minute], then relatively soon, i'm guessing
	within a few years somebody will have a solid-state device that emulates
	the current mechanical technology.  it will wind up being considerably 
	faster than the current drives and suck Much less juice.  

	oh yeah, and in a few years *every* computer will have a battery back up
	--not just our laptops.  after some N minutes everything will be saved.
	much less lost data due to sudden power outtages.


> Kurt

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