[mythtv-users] IDE or CF

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Jan 23 18:39:38 UTC 2008

On 01/23/2008 08:03 AM, John Drescher wrote:
> On Jan 22, 2008 11:14 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
>> On 01/22/2008 04:01 PM, John Drescher wrote:
>>> The most important thing here is that the CF card has wear leveling
>>> built in or you use a file system that supports that. If you get a
>>> large enough CF drive and have wear leveling it should take quite some
>>> time to wear it out considering how slow the CF writes data and that
>>> each cell can take 100,000 (or more) writes before failure.
>> I thought most flash memory today could handle 1,000,000 cycles?
> You are correct but the problem is that there are some lower rated
> chips still around so it is important to check.

Oh.  That's good to know.  I'll have to look when I'm buying something
that will be heavily used for writing.


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