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SubjectRe: Blockbusting news, this is important (Re: Why are bad disk se ctors numbered strangely, and what happens to them?)
Richard B. Johnson wrote:

> Battery-backed SRAM "drives" in the gigabyte sizes already exist.
> Terabytes should not be too far off.
> Soon those "drives" will be as cheap as their mechanical emulations
> and you won't need those metal boxes with the rotating mass anymore.
> The batteries last about 10 years. Better than most mechanical
> drives.

I'm dubious. Ram costs about 150-200X as much as hard drives. I don't
see that changing.


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