On 4/25/06, Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com> wrote:
> I don't know if this can be done, or even if it is neccessary, but it
> occurred to me while reading an article on CF cards. The article
> mentioned something along the lines of 50,000 writes before
> potentially going bad.
It's more like 300,000-500,000 writes for a typical CF. If you make
10 config changes a day on average, 365 days a year, that'll last you
somewhere between 82 and 137 years. Even in an environment with a
significant amount of change, it's likely all of us will die of old
age before the CF would die from overwriting. :) It certainly
wouldn't happen in the useful lifetime of today's firewalls. You'd
have to make a config change about once every 10 minutes, 24/7/365, to
hit 300,000 writes in 5 years.