[rescue] $35 50gig drives

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue May 10 16:58:26 CDT 2005

On Tue, May 10, 2005 at 09:12:57PM +0000, Peter Corlett wrote:
> 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".

I did not know that.  I guess there isn't much point to using JFFS2 on a
CF device then.

Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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