Which BSD - Flash Drive

Malcolm Fitzgerald mfitzgerald at pacific.net.au
Fri Apr 7 03:27:43 UTC 2006

On 07/04/2006, at 12:53 PM, wc_fbsd at xxiii.com 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


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