Which BSD - Flash Drive
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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