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Re: Fedora server



Somebody in the thread at some point said:
> On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 17:48 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
>> FLASH drives are only good for some fixed number of write cycles 
> 
> How would they fare for limited writes and lots of reads, then?  I'd
> have thought using them for system files, and something else for files
> that change (home, tmp, var, etc) would work okay.

They have unlimited reads... but the number of writes possible before
failure is decoupled from the write limitations of the underlying flash
cell, it is MUCH larger than the datasheet value for the flash:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_levelling

-Andy


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