Woops typo in first link - should be
On Sun, 5 Apr 2009, Ivan Griffin wrote:
>> You probably want to take a look at the Debian tips on Extending flash memory
>>http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePc/TipsAndTricks>> But before that, you probably also want to look at
>http://wiki.eeeuser.com/ssd_write_limit>> NAND devices have a write endurance limit of erase/write cycles.
> Most SLC NAND devices guarantee (conservatively) at least 100,000 cycles per
> physical block. However, you'll probably find that individual parts will vary
> anywhere between 100,000 and 1,000,000 times.
>> I'm curious if current SSD have SMART capabilities that can monitor the NAND
> write endurance of the device? - i.e. the depletion of the spare block pool
> is a good indication of getting close to the end for the device. (AFAIK, both
> HDDs and SSDs pre-emptively replace dodgy sectors with good ones form a spare
> pool during normal operation. This is certainly the case for HDD, I don't
> have an SSD to check.)
>> But it seems to me that unless you have very non-typical usage patterns
> (constant R/W streaming - for example DVR type applications), you'll be find
> withouth worrying too much about the lifetime of your SSD.
>> Remember that your HDD devices have a limited number of writes too before
> sectors die or the bearings seize and the thing turns into spinning rust, you
> just don't hear those facts bandied about as much.
>> On Sun, 5 Apr 2009, Conor Wynne wrote:
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>>>> Rob Gallagher wrote:
>>> 2009/4/5 Conor Wynne <mariconor at gmail.com>:
>>>> So any suggestions to rescue it, or better alternatively, another distro
>>>> which will work flawlessly with the WiFi.... coz xubuntu didn't conect,
>>>> although I've since googled and you need to blacklist something or other.
>>>>>>>>>> Try Easy Peasy (formerly eeeubuntu)
>>>>>>> I've decided to go with fedora10 as the wifi works on th elive cd.
>>>> To save the hdd should I drop journaling and mount noatime or what?
>> Along with disabling cron and anything else that writes to the disk.
>>>> Opinions welcome
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