Randall A Sindlinger on 7 Jan 2010 10:37:55 -0800

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[PLUG] What's wrong with moving parts? [Was: Running Linux from a USB key?]

Maybe I'm old-fashioned already.

What's wrong with moving parts?  I can understand the extraordinary benefits 
of no moving parts in a laptop or netbook.  But in a server?  Is this for a 
client on the San Andreas Fault?  Or are you running this in the back of a 
semi like on Knight Rider?  

Seriously, are solid state devices at the point of being able to compete
with spinning disk for data transfer rates, capacity, and longevity beyond
their hands-down superior anti-shock ruggedness?


On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 09:10:43PM -0500, JP Vossen wrote:
> I'm thinking about replacing my backup server.  My current server has an 
> ATA CF-Card where the OS lives, and an ATA disk for data only.  That way 
> the only moving part (the disk) is pretty trivially replaceable.
> Also, I was planning to install by using a system with a CD and the USB 
> key but no hard drive.  

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