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It's practical to dump an image to a Pendrive ?

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:21:26 +0200
Jordi Pujol <jordi_pujol at telefonica.net> wrote:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLive/Howto/Custom_Install

Nice.  Considering the limited write lifespan of flash memory[1], however,
I would not recommend a swap partition.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_flash_drive


Like all flash memory devices, flash drives can sustain only a limited
number of write and erase cycles before failure. Mid-range flash drives
under normal conditions will support several hundred thousand cycles,
although write operations will gradually slow as the device ages. This
should be a consideration when using a flash drive to run application
software or an operating system. To address this, as well as space
limitations, some developers have produced special versions of
operating systems (such as Linux) or commonplace applications (such as
Mozilla Firefox) designed to run from flash drives. These are typically
optimized for size and configured to place temporary or intermediate
files in the computer's main RAM memory rather than store them
temporarily on the flash drive.

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