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Re: Best USB stick for the slug

Are you swapping to the USB stick on this slug? If so, it may not be the right medium for you. The Flash RAM used in USB sticks has a lifetime limit of approximately 100,000 - 1,000,000 write cycles [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_state_drive]

If you're not swapping, you should still take a look at a recent thread in debian-boot on the subject of the "relatime" mount option, which will drastically reduce the number of writes to the filesystem for updating an inode's "atime" field. This may also help make your mail system feel snappier. I believe it requires a kernel version more recent than that available with Debian "etch".



On Sep 20, 2007, at 3:45 PM, Mikael Rudberg wrote:

Hi Guys

One of my slugs HD was on the verge of breakdown and i decided to go and get an USB stick instead to make it less succeptable to HD crashes as it runs my mail server.

However i bought a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium (2GB) with 15MBs/9MBs read/write but i must say it feels really slooooooow. So i seriesouly thinking of getting another one.

So I'm really curious to find out what you guys have for experience in this matter before i buy another one


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