[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: wheezy drive recognition?

On Friday 17 April 2015 02:33:59 Petter Adsen wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:50:13 -0400
> Gene Heskett <gheskett@wdtv.com> wrote:
> > On Thursday 16 April 2015 16:01:31 David Christensen wrote:
> > > Do you know if the laptop or the desktop machine can use a USB
> > > flash drive as the system drive?  My 945 chipset and newer
> > > machines can do this.  It is one of the best cheap Linux tricks
> > > I've ever discovered.
> >
> > With limited life of the flash, linux filesystems are hell on flash.
> Not any longer :) There are now Linux filesystems specifically for
> flash memory - F2FS, for instance. ext4 isn't as bad on flash, either,
> with the right mount options, and btrfs (if you dare use it) has
> optimizations for it. I think wikipedia has more on those - there are
> others.
> It's a good option for installations, or a system drive that you can
> boot in an emergency. They are also cheap enough that you can use them
> as a system drive on a box altogether, and just replace it before/when
> it goes bad.
> Petter

Thats good to read Petter, thanks.  I got burned a bit early on, running 
dd-wrt on an x86 boxen from nothing but flash, It worked great, till the 
flashes died, about 3 of the std sized 512 meggers in a month.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

Reply to: