Re. Why do I feel like compact flash is more reliable than SSD ?

herbert langhans w3 at
Fri Dec 30 12:44:59 UTC 2011

The same here - I use a Sandisk Compact Flash with 8GB on my Thinkpad.
The thing runs the whole day and I didnt notice any failure (using
NetBSD). With a simple adapter card it formats and works like an

Reading is quite fast! A good combination for stationary computers might
be to install FreeBSD and keep the 'busy & writing' like /home, /var and
/tmp on a traditional harddisk (writing is much faster there).

The other more static stuff like kernel, /usr, /etc, /dev and so on can
be left on the Flash-card. Will be great for booting and opening larger

herb langhans

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