[Nottingham] USB flashing your distro?
fluf at freeshell.org
Wed Apr 16 14:59:37 BST 2008
On Wed, 16 Apr 2008, Andy Smith wrote:
> True, but with the very low cost of these products I am not
> surprised they aren't willing to state anything complicated like
> that. Crucial offer a lifetime warranty. Kingston offer a lifetime
> warranty. SanDisk offer a 5 year warranty.
> Kingston CF media is rated for 10,000 write cycles per sector with
> wear levelling - they state that this will last for 27 years of
> rewriting the entire media once per day.
Hmmm... 27 * 365 = 9855
So once per day at 9855 days = 9855 entire media rewrites; an order of
magnitude different from 10,000 rewrites.
365 * 24 = 8760 hours in a year, so if it was to rewrite the whole drive
once an hour it's possible it might last a little
over a year on average, assuming the more constant read/write cycle (as
opposed to 27 years) doesn't make it wear
out quicker .
Can't argue with the price of course, that's certainly where they win
out... But how to get a bit more fault tolerance?
Buy two or three and clone/rsync on a fairly regular basis?
Flash raid? *shudder*
Anyone had the internal memory on thier eee die yet?
Quivering in anticipation of tomorrow's talk.
Be there, or be a tesseract!
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