[GRLUG] swap benchmarking

Tim Schmidt timschmidt at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 00:26:53 EST 2007

On 2/19/07, Michael Mol <mikemol at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1GB of flash is much cheaper (Computer Club sells 1GB drives for $25)
> than 1GB of RAM.  But then, RAM typically has higher throughput.  For
> older systems, especially ones for which ram is no longer sold or is
> prohibitively expensive, the trade-off could easily be worth it.

Don't underestimate the throughput difference.  1Gb ram is $100
because it does 2000 - 4000 Mb/s.  $25 for 1Gb of 10Mb/s flash doesn't
make it look like such a good deal.


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