Re: [NTLK] A hardware question

From: Phil Muller <>
Date: Fri Aug 07 2009 - 17:45:46 EDT

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Phil Muller <> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 3:21 PM, M. Horvat <> 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.

On a more technical note, most flash memory has some type of error
correction and block addressing that will make allowances for bad blocks.
Not sure about the ones on the Newton, but I'd imagine they were the best of
the time.

Phil Muller

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