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[News] GNU/Linux Used for Testing Solid-State Drives

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Used for Testing Solid-State Drives
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:38:23 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Solid-State Drives From a Developer's Perspective

,----[ Quote ]
| After locking down the X25-M in my 
| computer's drive bay chassis, I turned on 
| the computer with an expectation that 
| something different should happen. Of 
| course, nothing out of the ordinary 
| occurred beyond the BIOS recognizing that 
| my primary hard-drive capacity had changed 
| and the fact that no operating system 
| booted. As such, I proceeded with a fresh 
| install of Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit desktop 
| edition and was once again stunned how 
| quickly the installation occurred compared 
| to my older hard drive install experiences. 
| This result greatly raised my expectation 
| for OS boot times and I was not 
| disappointed. Because the X25-M has 
| virtually no access time and significantly 
| faster read and write times, what normally 
| took nearly a half hour was completed in 
| roughly two-thirds the time.


What is this Linux thingy and why should I care?

,----[ Quote ]
| Linux is a free operating system just like 
| Windows or Mac OS. The great thing about 
| Linux is that it is completely free to 
| download and use. I am shocked when I see 
| people going into computer stores and 
| paying hundreds of dollars for Windows. 
| Most people do not know about Linux because 
| there is no single company behind the 
| project. It is a community effort and many 
| individuals, companies and organizations 
| are involved to bring you this amazing OS.


How Cheap Could Computing Get: Free? NComputing Thinks So 

,----[ Quote ]
| Ncomputing makes powerful chips that make 
| thin clients work: Essentially turning a 
| keyboard, mouse, monitor and small box of 
| electronics into a fully-functioning 
| powerful Windows or Linux PC, with its real 
| complex "guts" in a different location 
| accessed over a network, and serving up 
| desktops to many different users.



Which operating system is best for SSDs?

,----[ Quote ]
| According to Far, Mac OS X runs "a little faster than Vista" with an SSD
| drive, but Linux is "always faster" than Vista or Mac OS X - to the tune of 1
| percent to 2 percent - because like Windows 2000, "it never runs anything in
| the background."

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