> [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of 
> Malcolm Fitzgerald
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:28 PM
> To: freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: Which BSD - Flash Drive
> 
 
> On 07/04/2006, at 12:53 PM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
> > At 07:40 PM 4/6/2006, Malcolm Fitzgerald wrote:
> >>>> I would like to run a BSD distribution off a 1GB USB 
> Flash drive...
> >>> That's possible.  You do understand that flash drives 
> only have very 
> >>> limited # of write cycles before they fail, and should be 
> operated 
> >>> in read-only mode most of the time?
> >> I've only heard that on this list.
> >
> > I've read it on some linux lists too.  Apparently there is 
> some truth 
> > to it.  It's supposedly not so bad that it's gonna fail in 
> a week....  
> > but don't put a swap slice on a flash device.
> 
> 100,000 write cycles was the estimate
> 
> > Also, Crucial / Micron (memory manufacturers) address it in 
> their FAQ 
> > at www.crucial.com and state that it is a real concern, but 
> if you buy 
> > their flash devices, they are covered by their lifetime 
> warranty, even 
> > if such a failure should occur.
> 
> do you have a link - I couldn't find it
> 
> Malcolm


http://www.crucial.com/kb/answer.asp?qid=4088

Where they rate their own flash at 1,000,000 read/write cycles.

-gayn

Bristol Systems Inc.
714/532-6776
www.bristolsystems.com 


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