Assuming SSD's are extremely prone to faliure how economical would it be to load an OS into main memory and run it from there?
I can think I can deal with a few obvious drawbacks (I've survived inside the bounds of a 20gig VM for the last 2 years), but what are the pro's, con's, requirements and cost for running Windows 7 or the latest Fedora or Ubuntu distro strictly from RAM.
Just so there's no confusion, I'm not saying run the OS from a USB stick or live CD. I'm saying, start the computer, transfer the entire OS into memory from a external HD or 'the cloud' or a big memory stick and run it there. When the machine turns off, save the state to the external storage.