Re: [NTLK] Real Newton Durability/Longevity?

From: Andrei Chichak <>
Date: Thu Aug 21 2008 - 01:06:15 EDT

At 09:22 AM 8/18/2008, you wrote:
>Looking for your $.02 on how long data can be expected to last on a 2100's
>built-in memory.

The FLASH memory that is typical in devices of this type have a data
retention of 10-20 years. The tradeoff was the number of erase/write
cycles was low (about 10,000-1,000,000) compared to static RAM
(basically unlimited writes but forgot the data after a few nanoseconds).

I occasionally fire up my clear 110 from '94 and it is always ready
to play and has never lost any data (more than I can say for my Casio
Cassiopeia that I got in '98 which lost everything every time the
batteries died - about 2 hours).


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