Wednesday, June 6, 2007

New Solid State Disk drive

Once upon a time I worked on a PC - mighty 386 CPU, 2 MB RAM and a floppy disk drive. Capacity of the floppy disks were whopping 1.2 MB. Common practice at that time was to create a RAM-DISK. In the RAM-DISK a part of main memory is allocated for a virtual floppy disk drive. Usually it was the same size as the physical floppy disk. Why? Floppy drives were sloooow and using RAM-DISK saved so much time during the day. Saving files on RAM-DISK was instantaneous. Of course, there was a downside. In the case of a power failure all data on RAM-DISK was gone. But in mosts cases I was willing to take that risk. At the end on the day just copy everything from RAM-DISK to actual floppy disk.

Now things are going back to that concept with a little twist. Today Pretec has announced a new SSD (Solid State Disk) with capacity of 64 GB (according to the TG Daily article. But on the Pretec's web site they have information for 16 GB SSD

I guess (hope) Pretec has not yet updated the web site with this new product. If they really do have a 64 GB SSD then I know what I want for Christmas this year!

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