[rescue] $35 50gig drives

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue May 10 15:55:50 CDT 2005

On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 09:52:24AM -0400, Jeffrey Nonken wrote:
> 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

For the flash I've used, technically it is a limited number of erases,
not writes.  

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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