[kwlug-disc] SSD Drives/desktop

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Oct 22 16:37:34 EDT 2010


Chris Irwin wrote, On 10/22/2010 2:15 PM:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2010 at 11:40, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
>> Eric writes:
>>
>>> SD readers can be both USB and internal.  The internal ones are nice
>>> and fast, but the USB ones are bottlenecked by USB.
>> Even if the SD socket is internally mounted it could still be connected to a
>> USB channel.  lsusb and lspci may shed more light on the internal
>> connectivity.
> 
> This is quite often the case. There was a fun bug where you could
> "Safely Eject" your internal SD reader with
> Nautilus/hal/udisks/whatever and it would actually cut power to the
> device. The simplest solution to access your reader again was to
> reboot.
> 
> I can't think of anything that accesses an SD card not through USB.

My laptop doesn't, Asus 1201n DC Atom.

I know of at least two other laptops that don't, one very recent, one 
I think 2 - 3 years old. All 3 are dual cores, 1 AMD, 1 Intel.



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