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Wowie Zowie. An SSD really kicks it

Every once in a while I treat myself to a new toy.  This time it was a Solid State Drive, SSD, or a computer disk with no moving parts based on flash memory technology.  I replaced the existing 120 GB regular drive in my 5-year-old Toshiba laptop with the SSD, created a partition on it,…

RAM needs

RAM stands for Random Access Memory.  The RAM in your computer is where everything happens.  Programs reside on disk but, in the computer architecture proposed by John von Neumann and universally used in computers since, programs must be read into memory and can only be executed there.  The data also resides in RAM memory.  There…