When Your Hard Disk is Too Slow

When Your Hard Disk is Too Slow

 Those of you who know me well know that I like my hardware fast.  You may also know that I run multiple virtual machines (VM’s) at once to demonstrate different Enterprise Manager functionality.  To do that on a laptop raises some challenges, so I use what my boss calls my “Data Center in a Box”, a.k.a. an Alienware M17xR4 laptop.  The laptop is designed for high end gaming use, but it also suits my purposes to a T as it has 4 CPU’s and 32 Gb of memory.  There’s only one problem with it.  Have a look at this and see if you can work out what it is:


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After 22 years of working at Oracle in just about every role except Marketing and Support, I am now working as a Senior Managed Services Consultant with Data Intensity, specializing in Oracle Database technology, High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions. I am also a member of the OakTable Network, and have presented at RMOUG Training Days, Hotsos Symposia, Oracle OpenWorld conferences, and other user group events. I have co-authored the Expert Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c and Practical Oracle Database Appliance books published by Apress, and am one of the authors of the Building Database Clouds in Oracle Database 12c book published by Addison Wesley.


  1. lot of stuff running on 1 disk Pete

  2. lot of stuff running on 1 disk Pete.

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