[OS X TeX] RAM Disk, Flashmode+RamDiskBackup

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Mar 18 23:44:12 CET 2011

Am 18.03.2011 um 21:57 schrieb Claus Gerhardt:

> When running Flashmode, the noise created by my hard drive is quite  
> annoying and today was the day when enough is enough. I created a  
> 500MB RAM disk, saved my tex file to it and run Flashmode.
> I highly recommend this working practice, since F. also runs a bit  
> faster.

This should be the preferred mode of operation with an SSD! It  
prevents the device from "wearing out". The FLASH memory cells of an  
SSD allow only a finite number of state changes (erase, over-write),  
much less than with a spinning disk and much much less than in RAM. So  
after some time the SSD's size will start to decrease (usually the  
disks come with a few invisible GB as reserve for worn out disk space,  
so the effect isn't visible at once).

Mit friedvollen Grüßen


Who the fsck is "General Failure," and why is he reading my disk?

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