[ubuntu-uk] Asus PC with Ubuntu pre-installed and 2GB ram

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 20:53:36 GMT 2007

> Chris Rowson wrote:
> > On 11/24/07, Alan Pope <alan at popey.com> wrote:
> >> On Sat, Nov 24, 2007 at 05:20:51PM +0000, James Grabham wrote:
> >>> If I get one, I was thinking f putting different OSs on SD cards,
> >>> Ubuntu on one, win 2000 on another etc, is this feasable?  Would it be
> >>> slow?
> >>>
> >> Yes. Not sure SD cards are not ideal for running an OS off of. They aren't
> >> quick and will not last long with many write operations.
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >> Al.
> >
> > I did wonder about that. This PC uses a solid state drive. Is that not
> > similar to an SD card and hence will fail after x amount of write
> > operations?
> Basic technology of SD cards, USB thumb drives, and SSDs are similar and
> all failures after x writes, although SSD with ware-leveling have
> predicted life spans in excess of HDD or so the Internet tells me.
> It's a big subject.  Here are a few references to be getting on with.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_memory_cards
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_card
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_drive
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
> Just don't expect a £5.99 1G USB thumb drive to have similar life span
> and responsiveness to a $999.00 64G SSD recently announced.
Cool, interesting stuff there. I never knew that you could buy drop in
replacement 2.5" solid state drives. I guess that if the eee is using
the same type of thing, you could (if you needed more space or your
SSD broke) just put in a standard laptop hard drive then?


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