[OSM-dev] osm2pgsql slim mode, postgis, and hard disk spindles

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 11:55:46 BST 2009

2009/9/3 Matt Amos <zerebubuth at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 11:24 AM, sylvain letuffe<liste at letuffe.org> wrote:
>> My next step would be to conduct tests on a larger disk number raid0 array
>> (or hope for ssd disk prices to lower :-) )
> that's what i'm waiting for too. as soon as i can get 500Gb of SSD for
> a sensible price, i'm going shopping. ;-)

Flash memory isn't as fast as system ram, and you can get ram drives
that have on board batteries to keep the memory contents until the
system comes back on.

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