SanDisk micro SDHC 8GB card under testing

Andrew Bennett drewbenn at
Fri Jul 11 23:02:47 CEST 2008

> On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 1:47 PM, ian douglas <ian.douglas at>
> wrote:
> Federico Lorenzi wrote:
> > Makes sense, ext3 is journaled, and using a journaling FS on flash
> > memory is generally a bad idea. Could you also try ext2?
> Sorry, I'm not up to speed on flash and file systems -- why is a
> journaled file system a bad idea?
> Journaled file systems perform lots of extra writes to the drive.  Flash
drives wear out a little quicker (in terms of writes) than other drives.
Putting the two together means you're probably decreasing the length of your
drive's life.

Andrew Bennett
drewbenn at
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