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On Monday 05 January 2009 05:43:29 Alan Cox wrote:
> > Huh? I've never heard an assertion that disabling the write cache (I
> > assume you mean using write-through caching as opposed to write-back
> > caching), shortens the lifespan of disk drives. Aggressive battery
>
> Thats what I was told by a disk vendor - simply because the drive makes a
> lot more mechanical movements and writes.

It certainly sounds like less write cacheing would shorten the lifespan of
flash devices...

Rob


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