Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The most visible part of Windows Vista is the Aero interface, and while we can't deny that it looks very swish we find it very hard to get excited by a shiny new GUI. Instead, we're looking forward to new Vista hardware, which includes a new use for the humble USB memory key and much, much more. So what will the ultimate Windows Vista notebook offer?"
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USB ram is a dumb idea
by unclefester on Wed 24th Jan 2007 08:18 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

USB flash ram is cheaper than proper ram. It is much slower to read and write. The problem is also that flash ram has a limited read/write lifetime. Using it as a hard drive with very frequent rewrites will shorten the life of the stick considerably.

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