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  • Reply 381 of 384
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    Originally Posted by Carniphage View Post


    My guess is a 80 or 160GB iPod style 1.8" conventional drive, with a 4Gb flash buffer.

    (flash cache!)



    C.



    do they have fast enough, rpm, drives yet for 160gb at 1.8"?
  • Reply 382 of 384
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    Originally Posted by mangochutney View Post


    Don't let yourself get confused by all those acronyms.

    A "SSD" is like a harddrive made of flash-storage.

    A conventional HD uses spinning platters.



    Just think of it as an overlarge CompactFlash-Card, or a SecureDigital-Card, the ones people use in their digital cameras.



    My bet is an 80GB SSD, even if it is an unusual size for flash-storage.



    Yeah, i understand SSD means "Solid State Drive," and that conventional HDDs use spinning platters. But, if the SSD is just a high capacity non-volatile, memory chip (or multiple high capacity non-volatile memory chips), and if it offered "nearly instant boot times," then wouldn't that mean that everything else would also be accessed nearly instantly, and that RAM would then be unnecessary?
  • Reply 383 of 384
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    Originally Posted by DaveyJJ View Post


    No he didn't.



    According to his widow he did not, as reported in the preface of one book, have his name legally changed to "e. e. cummings". He wrote to his French translator that he preferred the capitalized version. They wrote to Cummings on 27 February 1951 ... "are you E.E.Cummings, ee cummings, or what?(so far as the title page is concerned)wd u like title page all in lowercase?"



    The poet himself replied replied on 1 March 1951: "E.E.Cummings, unless your printer prefers E. E. Cummings/ titlepage up to you."



    So he personally preferred and used the uppercase (sometimes with space, sometimes without) in all his signings.



    More on the debate here ... http://www.gvsu.edu/english/cummings/caps.htm



    Now back to the madness.



    If he preferred it, then why the confusion in the first place? Typesetter's error?...(too lazy to read the link... sorry )
  • Reply 384 of 384
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,232moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rokeylounge View Post


    Yeah, i understand SSD means "Solid State Drive," and that conventional HDDs use spinning platters. But, if the SSD is just a high capacity non-volatile, memory chip (or multiple high capacity non-volatile memory chips), and if it offered "nearly instant boot times," then wouldn't that mean that everything else would also be accessed nearly instantly, and that RAM would then be unnecessary?



    Nope. The transfer rate of storage devices is till vastly lower than Ram.



    DDR2-800 has a transfer rate of 6.4GB/s

    SSD has a transfer rate of just 50MB/s



    SSD is a good deal faster than traditional mobile drives though:



    http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9025278



    Instant on will refer to hibernation or something. An SSD has no moving parts so it doesn't have to spin up or anything and it won't get damaged on the move.
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