[NTLK] Finite number of Flash RAM write cycles

Aaron Brigati abrigati at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 06:22:20 EDT 2011

On Apr 12, 2011, at 6:07 AM, Matej Horvat wrote:
> But Newtons save data automatically. Doesn't that use up _a lot_ of writes?
> -Matej Horvat
A bit of misunderstanding. If you were to /completely overwrite every cell on the card/ ten times a day every day, it'd last for ages.

While data is saved automatically the saves are pretty small, and they're spread over the flash; other than weird cases like those old Cisco routers, you're not likely to ever see Flash wear out in a real-world use case.

Not that it can't happen, but it's not likely.

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