Compact flash is a pain in the neck.
- The fact that some cards support DMA and others don’t is really aggravating.
- Write limitations are aggravating as well. Even with jffs2 and yaffs, I’m nervous a database like sqlite or mysql would burn through a flash drive in no time at all.
Some disks have built-in wear leveling. Interesting - the Emphase disk-on-modules have up to 4,000,000 writes. How many writes does a database make?