[TriLUG] hands-on Eee
jjtuttle at trilug.org
Mon Mar 31 08:58:19 EDT 2008
eeeps-dli:/root> /opt/asusdiag-0.1/hdparm -tT /dev/sda1
Timing cached reads: 1324 MB in 2.00 seconds = 661.82 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 66 MB in 3.03 seconds = 21.78 MB/sec
Is that good or bad?
Maxwell Spangler wrote:
> Can we see an hdparm -tT on the flash based disc space on your EEE pc?
> Also (to the group), since flash memory can only be written to so many times,
> does that mean that EEEPC might have longevity problems that a laptop with
> replacement hard drives wouldn't have? Will EEEpcs just become flaky in the
> long term and be unuseable due to soldered flash memory? curious.
> On Sun, 30 Mar 2008, Jim Tuttle wrote:
>> I was hoping to bring mine (well, it actually belongs to the Libraries)
>> to the April 10th meeting, but I have to pick my wife up from the
>> airport. People are free to drop by the NC State Libraries (D.H. Hill)
>> and try mine. Parking will likely kill you, though.
>> om Roche wrote:
>>> Douglas Ward Thu Mar 27 12:35:46 EDT 2008
>>>> I saw a big [Asus] Eee pc display at the computer shop next to the
>>>> Alltel store on Walnut Street in Cary. Don't remember the name of
>>>> the pc shop,
>>> Anything PC
>>> Doesn't have hours on their site, but IIRC they're MTHF 10-8, W 10-6,
>>> S 10-4, closed U.
>>>> It's in the big Best Buy shopping center across the street from
>>>> Crossroads Ford.
>>> Correct. When I went in Saturday, I didn't see a big display, but they
>>> did have a 4G available for use (though not on wireless, alas), so I
>>> was able to ascertain that
>>> * the screen, though definitely small, is usable
>>> * the keyboard will take some getting used to
>>> * performance seemed snappy (with the caveat that it wasn't really
>>> * Xandros is not too weird
>>> FWIW, Tom Roche <Tom_Roche at pobox.com>
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