Which BSD - Flash Drive

Malcolm Fitzgerald mfitzgerald at pacific.net.au
Thu Apr 6 23:40:54 UTC 2006

On 07/04/2006, at 12:25 AM, Chuck Swiger wrote:

> orange_4444 wrote:
>> I would like to run a BSD distribution off a 1GB USB Flash drive...
>> What would be the most suitable - something like FreeSBIE?
> 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.

This is from wikipedia - search "flash drive"
Recently there has been the increasing emergence of low cost "ROM-only" 
chips in USB drives, instead of regular flash memory that is rated for 
use up to 100,000 write cycles. ROM-only chips only last 5-10 cycles 
and are generally used for storing the Firmware in embedded devices.


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