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SubjectRe: Sync option destroys flash!
Alan Cox wrote:

>On Gwe, 2005-05-13 at 20:10, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
>
>
>>>It sounds like your need to find a vendor who makes decent keys. For
>>>that matter several vendors now offer life time guarantees with their
>>>USB flash media.
>>>
>>>
>> Now THAT I gotta check into. I never noticed anything on the packaging
>>about a guarantee, but I will now.
>>
>>
>
>Most of them have guarantees of some form (this URL might be useful
>since it lists the guarantee times for a lot of the media - EU
>guarantees anyway, US often seem to be a lot different)
>
>http://www.valuemedia.co.uk/compact_flash.htm
>
>As you'll see Lexar for example offer lifetime guarantees on their
>units. I believe Kingston also do.
>
>
>
>> But how do you determine which are
>>"decent" keys? They don't put stickers on them saying "this one is
>>decent" and "this one is junk" and I'm an old cynic who has learned that
>>price is not always a good indicator either. Maybe the guarantee will
>>be a clue. I've just got to shop for it more.
>>
>>
>
>Or it may even be cheaper to "burn" a few - buy one of each type from
>various shops, do 2 million writes to the same sector and take them back
>the next day if they died [And publish the review data 8))]
>
>
>
If someone has a contact at the Linux Journal (or other magazine) it
might be good to suggest this for an article.

--
Jeffrey Hundstad

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