Which BSD - Flash Drive
gayn.winters at bristolsystems.com
Fri Apr 7 08:30:39 UTC 2006
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of
> Malcolm Fitzgerald
> Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:28 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: Re: Which BSD - Flash Drive
> 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
> >>> 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
Where they rate their own flash at 1,000,000 read/write cycles.
Bristol Systems Inc.
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