Re: [NTLK] A hardware question

From: Lord Groundhog <>
Date: Fri Aug 07 2009 - 16:36:17 EDT

~~~ On 2009/08/07 20:21, M. Horvat at wrote ~~~

> How many of the chips (and other components) used in Newton devices are still
> in production? I'm mostly worried about the flash memory, as it only has a
> finite number of write cycles, and since the Newton saves data each time you
> e.g. enter new text into a note, it probably uses up those cycles faster than
> other devices. (Also, what happens when flash memory wears out? I read the
> whole articles on flash memory on Wikipedia, but I didn't find the answer.
> Google couldn't find it either.)

I'm glad you asked this Matej; it's been in my mind to ask this from time to

Now, to see the answers!


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