Machine Independent Storage Idea...
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Wed Dec 6 10:59:06 CST 2006
On 6 Dec 2006 at 11:16, Roger Merchberger wrote:
> Between 10K and 100K times - IIRC, CompactFlash has virtual sector mapping
> with load-balancing to attempt to reformat the sectors evenly(ish). Dunno
> about the others...
Modern stuff is closer to 300K. But even at 100K, emulating a floppy
drive gives you about 5.5 hours of continuous rewriting of a single
track. CF sector remapping obviously can improve this number.
Heck, I can't get nearly that many writes out of a modern 3.5" 1.44MB
Given the proliferation of CF, I can readily envision a not-distant
future where a technological improvement results in nearly infinite
numbers of write cycles. I note that Ramtron is now saying that its
FRAM enjoys that distinction.
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