[NTLK] Finite number of Flash RAM write cycles

Clu drclu at swbell.net
Tue Apr 12 11:29:28 EDT 2011

On Apr 12, 2011, at 5:22 AM, Aaron Brigati wrote:
> 11, 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

Never heard it explained this way.  That is actually quite a relief  
and good thinking on Apple's part.

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