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Re: IFUP (WAS: Re: [opensuse] knetworkmanager in 11)
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 18:51:01 -0500
  • Message-id: <4956BF65.8070807@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
James Knott pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
Carlos E. R. wrote:

On Saturday, 2008-12-27 at 17:50 -0500, James Knott wrote:

Those memory/drives, can they stand infinite write cycles? Because
flash memories can't.
Mechanical drives can't either.
Of course they can. The limit is in the thousands of hours of usage,
not in the write cycles. There is no wear on the surface or the head
because of changing the magnetization. They don't touch.

How many infinite writes do you get per thousand hours? Mechanical
devices wear whenever they're used. Heads crash, bearing wear out. Why
else do drives fail? They don't last forever.

But they never stop working because of too many write cycles.

Ken Schneider
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