Posted Sep 24, 2008 6:49 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: Flash life
Parent article: LPC: Booting Linux in five seconds
Thanks for the link. It is not so convincing though: even without any wear levelling there is a big safety margin.
But if flash memory life really worries you, you can buy an 8GB SD memory card for $20, stick it into your Eee and place the most frequently written-to filesystems (/var, swap) on it. If it ever goes wrong you just replace it (and maybe get a new one for free if inside the 5-year warranty).
I have a similar setup and it works fine. Just be sure to buy a fast SD card or suspend will take a long time.
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