[GRLUG] swap benchmarking
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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