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Scorpiovicki

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At work we just started a new digital imaging program for xrays. I am being told that if I enter simple data as in patients names this has caused the system to slow down. My response was it isn't the data entry its the xray images that are taking up space. I believe we need more memory.
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text data (.txt ) uses very little space on your hard drive ...images do take up a LOT of space...
are you confusing hard drive space with memory...memory is ram and as soon as you shut down the computer everything in the ram is gone ..its known as Volatile memory ...
non-volatile memory (hard drive) which does not require a maintained power supply is where you save your data to..
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I understand what you are saying. I was accused of slowing down the system at work by simply adding in patients names. I was told that what few names I put in made the system take 45 minutes to backup. I don't want to be blamed for something that I am not responsible for doing. I need to go into work tomorrow with facts so I can cover my rear. Thanks for your response. Please reply again if you have any info as far as backup.
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This is an easy one :)

Have the person doing the backup look at the files on the hard drive. Compare the size of the text data you entered to even a single image file. If he doesn't understand that then your company needs to find a new IT person.
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