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Prevent SSD wear by using a RAM disk for cache
Authored by: S Barman on Jan 04, '11 11:28:13AM

The problem is not that SSDs have a performance penalty. SSDs will FAIL after a number of I/O operations. SSDs, along with all non-volitile RAM have a limited number of reads and writes before the gates within the chip lose their capacitance and stop holding the charge. The key is to limit the number of reads and writes to any NV-type RAM to extend its life.



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Prevent SSD wear by using a RAM disk for cache
Authored by: klklkl on Jan 04, '11 06:07:53PM

In case of flash, number of reads/writes is practically infinite, only number of erase cycles is limited. You erase a cell, then write data to it until it's full. Reading doesn't wear it.



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