you're not going to believe this.

Kurt Buff kurt.buff at
Tue Jun 23 21:05:15 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 13:59, David Kelly<dkelly at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 01:10:41PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
>>       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.
> We are already there. SSDs are not slower than mechanical disk drives,
> they are faster. The only detriments are 1) cost, 2) limited write life.

Not completely there, AFAIK - FlashRAM write speeds are still
significantly slower than standard RAM. Of course, standard RAM is
significantly more expensive than FlashRAM, especially with the
battery backup, but it doesn't have the limited write life.


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