[Nottingham] FLASH vs HDD

Michael Erskine msemtd at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 13:17:03 GMT 2007

On Tuesday 30 October 2007 23:35:11 Martin wrote:
> OK Folks,
> Continuing my deliberations for an 'ultimate PC' :-)
You clearly have too much time (and money) on your hands :)
> ... Next question (not that I've finalised the earlier questions yet...)
> Will I gain much of a speedup by using a USB flash drive for storing the
> OS and applications?
> I've seen a 4GB pendrive advertised at "x150" speed. What is that x150 of?!
> Anyone tried this?
> And what is the best fs for flash?
JFFS - there's limited write cycles to flash devices - try to avoid destroying 
the device!


Lots of folks are forced to skimp to support a government that won't.
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