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[aprssig] APRStt ( change the subject line )

Dave Baxter dave at uk-ar.co.uk
Tue Jun 1 13:23:29 UTC 2010

Take care.

Flash memory of any type (card, stick, in-the-chip etc) should *Never*
be used for temporary storage where there will be many write cycles.
It literaly wears out.  Use battery backed CMOS ram for that, if there
is a need to hold the data from one session to another.

Flash is fine for write few, read many (boot images etc) but not for
swapfiles etc.  That's been well known for years.  (Windows, or 'Nix)
Solid state disks use a different technology able to withstand repeated
writes for a prolonged timescale.
Dave G0WBX

From: ml41782 [mailto:ml41782 at yahoo.com] 
Sent: 28 May 2010 13:28
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: [aprssig] APRStt ( change the subject line )
Thanks ,
I also run the mini ITX systems myself. Normally with 4 gigs ram and
either a 1GB flash drive or a 10 gig laptop HD. I prefer running Linux
Mint 9, ax25 tools,  digi_ned and shortly I will add APRSG to finish it
up for now.  I have found Mint 9 to be more stable than any other
versions. ( My preference ) . Ubuntu 10 they dropped and screwed up what
they had working from earlier versions. 

Life of an ITX at a site is less than two years and Its time to swap out
components. sometimes more sometimes less. The great thing is that you
can use the site batteries to power it. 
I would like to find someone that would write the APRStt software to
linux so it could be run from a compact flash or solid state HD. I'm
willing to build out the hardware, Do the testing, tweaking and report
bugs. I'm not a code writer. 
You just can't run windows for a very long time on on compact flash. 
too much memory writes and swaps. 
Mike K4MQF

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