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Re: usb stick as swap partition



On Thu, 2004-10-14 at 21:15, Brian Mury wrote:
> > > 4. It's not designed for that purpose.
> > 
> > Of course not, but we gotta try don't we? ;)
> 
> This is flash RAM we're talking about? If so, you should be aware that
> flash RAM has a limited life in terms of write/erase cycles. This is
> usually a fairly high number, and most people will never reach it with a
> USB memory device. Using it for swap would probably be a different
> matter, especially if your machine is swapping a lot. You may find after
> a while that you have dead flash RAM.
> 
> 
Interesting point!
It's just a standard USB 128MB stick. So I guess it would be flash RAM.
It's not a hard drive of course.

G


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