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Why is gzip slow despite CPU and hard drive performance not being maxed out?

I have some JSON files, 20 GB each, that I want to compress with gzip: gzip file1.json This takes up one full CPU core, all fine. It processes around 25 MB/s (checked in atop), my hard drive can ...
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HDD went full while screen recording

I was using CamStudio 2.7, while all af a sudden I got a message from vista stating that my drive is full. I checked my drive and indeed there were only 30MB left(from ~7GB which were before the ...
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Do Solid State Disks (SSDs) have a buffer cache?

All HDDs that I know have at least 8MB or more of buffer cache (I know that it is for increasing read and write performance on Disk Drivers). However, I'm just curious: Do SSDs have any buffer/cache ...
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rTorrent, too low memory usage ?

I want to know from more experienced rTorrent users how to tweak the .rtorrent.rc so that rTorrent will cache disk reading and writing (same as uTorrent does). I have set the max_memory_usage = 1GB ...
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Does hard drive buffer size matter?

These HDDs will be used mostly for backups and data-storage (pictures, movies) which aren't often read. The price difference is 1.5 Euros in the case of these two: HDD Western Digital Caviar Green ...