« Last post by gmc on Today at 04:53:41 PM »
Hi gmcOh, compressed! That's very interesting.
It's actually compressed swap in RAM. Thumb drives also have a limited number of write cycles, somewhere in the
1 to 10 million range these days I believe. Wearing out a $5 thumb drive is more palatable than wearing out your DOM.
I like your logic on cheap thumb drives. I haven't bought any in so long that it never occurred to me.
Update: We had to go to town today so while we were out and about I checked the prices on new thumb drives. I was pleased to find that I could buy a "small" (8GB) PNY drive for $6. So I did. At that price you are right - it won't matter if it goes bad, it becomes a "wear" item, like tires on the car. Thanks for the tip.