[NBLUG/talk] eee pc

steven smith sjs at sonic.net
Tue Mar 18 19:46:42 PDT 2008

Bill Kendrick wrote:
> Isn't it true that the Eee uses solid state (flash) drives, and not
> hard drives?  (Hence its ability to boot up in, like, 15 seconds, IIRC.)
Yes -- it does have flash drives, but (I could be mistaken) 
I don't think flash is all that much faster than a hard disk 
especially when writes are involved.  My impression is that 
the boot-up speed on the eee is from the fact that the 
kernal is customized so it does only what is needed at 
boot-up time.  I got that from the NBLUG demo when we were 
discussing boot times for a system running ubuntu vs. Xandros.

Steve S.

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