Subject: Re: duty cycles on compact flash?
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 10/12/2005 01:08:41
On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 09:58:15PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> How many times can a typical CF card be written?
> I'm going to build a gateway from a Soekris 4801.  I may want to use it 
> as a DHCP server, in which case I'd like to use non-volatile storage 
> for the lease database.  How long could I expect it to last?

I have always heard 100k writes per block for a consumer CF card,
and 1M for an "industrial strength" card.  CF cards do wear-levelling;
theoretically, you can write to an N-block card on the order of
N x 100k times.


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