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Old September 5th 03, 02:37 AM
Howard Huntley
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What happened to the software Ram disk??? are they still available???

"Jamey Kirby" wrote:

They are called "Solid State Disk Drives" Very expensive!


"Paul Rubin" wrote in message
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What's around in RAM disks these days? I'm imagining something in a
3.5" or CD-ROM form factor, ATA or SCSI interface, capacity in the
1GB-4GB range, with built in battery power and magnetic backup. The
idea is to just swap it in place of a hard drive in a database server.
Do those things really speed up database traffic? How much do they
cost? The application is to speed up an overloaded web site with
minimal effort (of course a better fix would be rework the software,
but that's not always feasible).

Thanks.



Howard Huntley Jr. MCP, MCSE
MicroComputer Systems Specialist
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Old September 5th 03, 01:43 PM
Jean-Marc V. Liotier
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On Thu, 04 Sep 2003 21:37:15 -0400, Howard Huntley wrote:

What happened to the software Ram disk??? are they still available???


Yes they are still around, but they do not serve the same purpose as solid
state disks. There was a flame war^w^w discussion on the topic of SSDs,
RAM disks and disk cache a few weeks ago on this newsgroup and you might
want to look it up.

 




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