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Re: state or future of LFS?

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 03:47:33PM -0400, Miles Nordin wrote:
> >>>>> "mf" == Martin Fouts <> writes:
>     mf> most consumer NAND flash devices such as usb sticks,
>     mf> tend to have a microcontroller that hides block rewriting and
>     mf> wear leveling, so you don't really have access to the raw NAND
>     mf> anyway.  I believe that the current generation of SSDs work
>     mf> that way, but I'm not familiar with them.
> yeah, they do: They are mostly SATA.  The most desired ones of which
> I've heard are the Intel X25E and the STEC Zeus which both have
> controllers you can't bypass.  Most people buzzing about them think
> proprietary software inside the controller is the secret sauce that
> has suddenly made hte expensive SSD's buzzworthy.  Then there is a
> separate class of inexpensive SSD's from $shadyvendor on newegg that
> are not buzzworthy, are slow and just for making cheap laptops.  It is
> mostly but not just the hidden filesystem---also I think they
> sometimes may have weird things inside them like supercaps and RAM
> buffers.  In any case, reviewers have found the Intel models, which
> remain well-respected, get ``fragmented'' and perform like a quarter
> as well as they do when unfragmented:

``Intel Responds to Fragmentation with New X25-M Firmware'':

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