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Re: USB drive on server?



On Fri, 2007-10-26 at 09:31 -0700, Ted Marshall wrote:
> From: "John Austin" <ja jaa org uk>
> Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.general
> To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list redhat com>
> Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 2:18 AM
> Subject: Re: USB drive on server?
> 
> 
> > I re-read the wording in
> >
> > http://www.corsairmemory.com/_faq/FAQ_flash_drive_wear_leveling.pdf
> >
> > "Corsair's flash drives typically use dynamic wear levelling"
> >
> > the spec sheet for the CMFUSB2.0-8GBGT states that it used Static wear 
> > levelling !!!!
> >
> > http://corsairmemory.com/_datasheets/CMFUSB2.0-8GBGT.pdf
> >
> > Do I believe this?
> 
> Wow.  That's the first consumer-grade flash product I've seen that claims 
> static wear leveling.  Cool. 
> 
> 
I have checked with Corsair, I received the two replies below
 
        I am currently trying to find out which type of wear leveling the drive uses,
        so I will get back to you when I can get a definite answer.
        Regarding your usage of Linux on the drive, you should be fine.
        In order to wear out our GT drive you would need to write 210 GB of
        data to the drive every day for 10 years.
        It does not matter how you use the drive, if it fails within 10 years,
        we will replace it for you.
        ##############################################################
        
         I was able to confirm that current production Flash Voyagers are using
        static wear leveling.   Thank You!
        
Ram Guy
Corsair Memory Inc.
46221 Landing Parkway
Fremont Ca. 94538
510-657-8747 
1-800-205-7657

Very interesting

John





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