[rescue] $35 50gig drives

Jeffrey Nonken jjn_rescue at nonken.net
Tue May 10 08:52:24 CDT 2005

At 08:24 AM 5/10/2005, Peter Corlett wrote:
><jwb-tech at picarefy.com> wrote:
> > I had one just this morning. I caught myself thinking that most of
> > my NetBSD boxes, even the servers, only ("only") need a gigabyte of
> > disk, sometimes even less, and that I should just get some Compact
> > Flash and SCSI-IDE adapters and move them to solid state instead of
> > wondering when these ten-year-old drives are going to crap out...
>I'd put money on new CF cards conking out before those old disks do.

Indeed. Flash has a limited number of writes; hard drives have not. All 
things being equal, they're only limited by the endurance of their physical 

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