[rescue] $35 50gig drives

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Tue May 10 16:12:57 CDT 2005

Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> For the flash I've used, technically it is a limited number of
> erases, not writes.

CF is almost but not entirely unlike "plain" flash memory. There is a
layer of abstraction/indirection that keeps you from the bare metal,
but in theory makes the card last longer due to an internal
wear-levelling algorithm.

Built-in intelligence and wear-levelling is probably just as well,
given that most devices that use it (e.g. Windows boxen) are as dumb
as a sack of bricks and use FAT for the "filesystem".

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