Am 08.11.2010 22:34, schrieb J. Roeleveld:
> On Monday 08 November 2010 22:08:53 Alan McKinnon wrote:
>> Apparently, though unproven, at 22:11 on Monday 08 November 2010, J.
>> did opine thusly:
>>>> 2. Those SSDs are shite. Get a mechanical drive. 8G is also not enough
>>>> and the write performance is pathetic.
>>> You must have a lesser then then I've got?
>>> I have quite decent read/write performance with the 16GB SSD in mine
>>> (Asus EEE901)
>>> I think it's a shame there aren't more Netbooks with SSDs.
>>> Too many manufacturers and users tend to see these as small laptop-
>>> replacements. These are meant for webbrowsing, email,... NOT to use to do
>>> your doctorate...
>> In all fairness to Acer, the SSDs in the A110 were early generation and
>> improvements have been made. In the consumer grade, Intel is not too bad,
>> Samsung is cr@p. And the early JMicron controllers were atrocious.
>> Server grade disks are improving by leaps and bounds, but they are
>> expensive and I don't see this filtering down to netbooks at this point in
>> time yet. But I would be ecstatically happy to be proved wrong!
Nope, netbooks with "good" hardware are still called subnotebooks and
are sold for ten times the price of a netbook
> The one in mine gives me better performance then the ones that are usually
> stuck inside consumer-grade laptops and the SD-card reader supports the faster
> SD-cards as well, which helps.
Another argument against SSD: They are usually very low in capacity.
James wants to dual-boot. I don't know about Windows 7 but I found it
very hard to keep Windows XP below 10 GB and still usable. The SSD in
Acer Aspire Ones is 8 GB.
Do they even sell Netbooks with SSD and Windows preinstalled?
As an advice from an Aspire One user: It helps when you have a big
"mothership" machine available. I keep photos, videos, portage tree,
ccache and other non-essentials on a desktop machine, shared with NFS
When I make a smaller `emerge --update --deep world`, WLAN and the SSD
are fast enough (if you have enough RAM, you might want to try tmpfs).
For larger actions like KDE updates, I hook it up with ethernet and also
mount /var/tmp/portage via NFS to spare the SSD from too much I/O.
BTW: KDE-4 without semantic-desktop works great on these, even with 512
It runs without Firefox or OpenOffice, though.
Hope this helps,