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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.

    Chris


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