Subject: Re: duty cycles on compact flash?
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: David Laight <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 10/12/2005 08:04:07
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?

One thing I remember being quoted for a similar device is thay they
guaranteed 10 years retention after the maximum number of writes, but in
practise you didn't need that retention on the bits that were written


David Laight: