[dba-Tech] SSHD boot disk

Jim Lawrence accessd at shaw.ca
Fri Jan 13 13:19:07 CST 2012

Most of the current desktop and all of the laptop machines have SS RAM, on
the MB given them "instant" booting but I think it is built in to hardware
design and may be difficult to replicate.

A new MB might be the cheapest way to go. I have heard of good boards going
for less than $100.00 (used...I have been looking at one for about $65) and
less than $200 new. (This depends on whether you have to buy a new CPU and
RAM of course.)

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[mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Arthur Fuller
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 6:57 AM
To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
Subject: [dba-Tech] SSHD boot disk

Last night a friend of mine told me about a friend of his, who has put
together a computer for use by him and his wife. It's got a pair of 2TB
hard disks and more interestingly, a solid state hard disk that he has set
up to be the boot disk. From a switched-off machine to the whole OS loaded
and ready to go, elapsed time 10 seconds! Not quite "instant-on" but pretty
darned close.

I don't have any SSHDs but I do have a couple of 16GB memory sticks. Has
anyone set up one of those to be the boot disk? And if so, what was the
bootup time?

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