[NBLUG/talk] eee pc

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Wed Mar 19 16:14:51 PDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 07:46:42PM -0700, steven smith wrote:
> 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.


Other random articles I briefly Googled for ("flash vs HDD") seem to all
mention NAND's speed and low-latency as being a benefit vs. traditional
platter HDDs.

No time to dig up hard numbers right now, though. :)

bill at newbreedsoftware.com

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