On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 08:42 -0700, Les wrote: > I have been around for a while, and never heard of high speed static > memory called "flash" in any form. The term flash appeard with the > powered memory devices, and the flash has nothing to do with speed, > other than the fact that it does have the capability of being erased > in a mass method or flashed to zero. I do not recall whether it was dynamic or static, though I suspect static. Flash RAM was used in things like time base correctors for video production. It was extremely fast, in comparison, to other types of RAM for the day. And it certainly wasn't all reset to zero in one go, it was random-access read and write. Perhaps Gene might step in and say what the USA called the high speed memory in TBCs. Over here, in Australia, Flash RAM was one of the terms. Which reminds me, I have a few photos he might be amused over, an Ampex 2" cart machine sitting in a metal wrecking yard. ;-) -- [[email protected] ~]$ uname -ipr 220.127.116.11-65.fc7 i686 i386 Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5. Today, it's FC7. Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.