A question about hard disk usage...
I am running Slackware 13.0. I run it headless, so it's command line only via ssh. It currently streams 17 songs that are on a playlist in an endless loop. The server is on top of my mini fridge by my bed, so at night, I can see the hdd light blinking every 2 seconds. The light is in blue so it lights up the whole room. I'm thinking about removing the hdd light hehe.
Anyhow, was wondering, because I'm streaming these files, my hard drive is constantly being read. This obviously reduces the life of my hard disk. Should I put the songs on a flash memory stick instead and them playing from there? Should I put the songs in a section of my ram or swap? If so, how would I do so /dev/ramdisk?
Or am I just overreacting and that my hard drive reduction in life by streaming these songs is neglible?
Last edited by trist007; 12-15-2009 at 11:47 AM.