CF cards ARE NAND Flash....
Your phobia is silly....
If the CF card dies, buy a new one and replace it.
I do not talk about costs. It may costs $1 or less.
It's about using stable memory for SWAP.
I was verifying truth. Does CF has something to do with NAND. Indeed You are right, first cards made in CF are NOR based, the new cards are NAND based. However, what I am talking about, seems to be something different. Current CF cards (Sandisk Extreme III, etc.) do provide a transfer speed of 20MB/s. They are used as removable storage.
I am refering to cards of 60MB/s, the new SSD of samsung. They plan to use as replacement for notebook HARDDISKS. So I doubt they will have 1M write limits, and it will be the same tech. Seems samsung has improuved the technology in capacity. And this month, they are producing
those solutions in mass production. So prices will drop. However, I need to verify, if they have increased the write limit too.
SSD are usefull for notebooks, because they consume less energy. They are 5 times as fast as a regular harddisk, and I am looking to this technology, because the drive does not have moving parts, so I think, You have less risk to crash the disk.
When data and stability is important, You don't look to price.
Ref (french): http://www.erenumerique.fr/samsung_ssd_ ... -9276.html