sandisk sd 256MB freebsd install

David Kelly dkelly at
Sun Sep 5 18:02:40 PDT 2004

On Sep 5, 2004, at 4:59 PM, jason wrote:

> Checking will show 
> reliability of write/erase endurance at 100,000 cycles.  For data 
> storage and just reading 1s and 0s flash lasts a very long time.  Just 
> don't write to them as a swap file or you could kill it real quick.

Also add "noatime" to your CF partitions in /etc/fstab. There is no 
point in recording the latest access time in the file inodes each time 
a file is used.

As with HD's, CF media keeps spare blocks and transparently swaps out 
bad for new when they wear or start failing. So in use do not expect 
failures to start gradually.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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