[Coco] PNY USB SmartMedia Card reader/writer

jimcox at miba51.com jimcox at miba51.com
Tue Oct 14 01:30:01 EDT 2003

On Mon, 13 Oct 2003 00:22:28 -0400
  Dennis Bathory-Kitsz <bathory at maltedmedia.com> wrote:
>The only unboggling part is their limited write life.
>I thought these would be terrific RAMdisk kind of things, 
>especially for
>audio, but I was warned away by a friend who thoroughly 
>puts new & hyped
>stuff to the test for his Dutch PC magazine. Though great 
>for cameras and
>infrequent-access-cycle devices, he told me the limited 
>number of writes
>make them unreliable for any long term disk emulation.
>Anybody with more info on this?

A quick search of the web came up with some stats of 300K 
to 500K write and erase cycles.  Not good for replacing a 
hard drive, but maybe for something like CoCoyota, it 
might be OK.


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