[NTLK] Question about Apple branded 2mb linear flash cards

Victor Rehorst victor at chuma.org
Thu May 19 14:01:19 PDT 2022

It's very likely to be Intel Series II linear flash, which I don't 
believe have hardware-level wear leveling implementations.

However, the Newton OS' storage layer does apparently attempt to batch 
and distribute card writes to improve performance and flash longevity.

I found this information in the list archives, though I couldn't find a 
primary source for it in my seconds of searching.  If anyone knows where 
this is documented, please chime in.


On 2022-05-18 19:42, Dan wrote:
> Hi All,
> Anyone know what kind of flash was used in the Apple branded 2mb 
> linear flash cards?  The number of write cycles and if it used wear 
> leveling or not?  They might have been produced before wear leveling 
> was implemented.

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