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Use flash drive for swap space?

TSayles (225525) writes | more than 6 years ago

Data Storage 1

TSayles writes "With 4 and 8 Gb flash drives getting cheaper every day, what have Slashdoters found to be the pros and cons of using these devices as a location for swap partitions/files? Are there any significant differences in using USB flash drives versus some flavor of card in a reader?"

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EkriirkE (1075937) | more than 6 years ago | (#21304613)

Flash is slow. Using a flash device for swap can quickly degrade the chip(s) as they do not take too kindly to excessive bit flipping.
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