[Ardour-Dev] Funding: Build and Sell Hardware

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 10:35:59 PST 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 1:44 PM, John Rigg <arddev at sound-man.co.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 09:59:48AM +0200, Quentin Harley wrote:
> >    * Flash based drives for high reliability under touring conditions
> Flash drives have a finite life due to the fact that the memory
> cells die after a certain number of writes. They're probably OK
> for storing audio and session files that don't get changed much,
> but on a system drive the OS does a lot of writes in the background.
> Just something to be aware of.

While this is correct, there are specific distributions designed to work
with this, along with the average lifecycle of high end flash drives having
a good number of read/write cycles as well as automatically cycling cells
used to spread out workload mean that in most cases this shouldn't be to
much of a problem if properly prepared.

At least that is my understanding of it anyways.

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