Re: Expand VM

From: John Bradford (
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 13:46:58 EST

> > I've seen loads of solid state devices based on flash memory, but few
> > that are based on battery backed DRAM :-(.

> There is a good reason for that: Power consumption.
> A large SDRAM disk would require refresh logic etc. So you will end up
> with something closely resembling bad notebook PC.

I suppose it makes sense for portable devices, but would it really be
that bad for desktop/server use? I was only thinking of about a 24
hour battery backup time - to keep the contents overnight, for

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