[rc5] Re: OS/2 ramdisk and spindown

dan carter daniel.carter at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Wed Oct 8 11:15:00 EDT 1997


Joe Klein wrote:
> 
> >At 20:15 06.10.97 -0700, Keith Chang wrote:
> >>Only solution I can think of is to set up a small ram drive and run the app
> >>off of there.  The client needs to write to something, in case of a power
> >>failure or something that would loose the keys you've been working on.
> >
> >Do you know software for a ram drive under Win/NT?
> >
> >regards, mike
> >
> 
> Why is it such a big deal to be able to turn off your harddrive? Actually,
> continually turning it off and then back on again is not good for it, just
> let it be. :)

Oh yeah, those specs list start/stops at 40,000.
So 40000/(365*5year service life=1825)=22 spindowns and up per day
allowed.
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