[conspire] How do I determine what I need to keep from my internal hard drive and what is the recommend way to move things to an external hard drive

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Mon Sep 6 09:25:55 PDT 2010

begin Nick Moffitt quotation of Mon, Sep 06, 2010 at 09:37:15AM +0100:

> 	I can't recall where this is documented, but I believe that at
> 	UC Berkeley the systems they were developing BSD Unix on had two
> 	kinds of disks: a 2MB fixed-head disk (imagine a thin ring) with
> 	very few moving parts, and a standard-for-the-time removable
> 	disk pack drive (imagine a top-loading washing machine where you
> 	loaded large copper platters onto the agitator).
> 	So they used the fast fixed-head ring-shaped disk for the most
> 	core OS files, and used the slower large-volume disk packs for
> 	everything else, mounting whole disk packs onto /home and /usr
> 	and /var and wherever else they were likely to need lots of
> 	space.

Man, everything you need to know about new technology
you can learn from the Old School.  Today, on servers,
it's fast-seeking SSDs and high-capacity spinning

Don Marti                    
dmarti at zgp.org

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