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Flash Destroyer: Dead at 11.49 million

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Some time between 8:00 and 9:00 UTC the Flash Destroyer reached 11.49 million write cycles and detected a verify error. The final count is 11,494,06X, the last digit is X because we won't know what it is until we read it from the PIC over USB. The destruction started at...

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Flash Destroyer passes 6 million writes

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

James managed to catch a screenshot of the Flash Destroyer as it hit 6,000,000, thanks James! The EEPROM is specified for 1 million writes at the voltage and temperature extremes listed in the datasheet. Running at room temperature, this chip might surpass 10 million write cycles. Or not. Stay tuned...

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Flash Destroyer passes 2 million writes

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Some time in the last few hours the Flash Destroyer passed 2 million write-verify cycles. jnd points to Microchip application notes 01019A [PDF!] and 00537 [PDF!] that explain the EEPROM endurance characterization process. The higher the temperature, the worse the endurance will be. Generally, and approximately, a device which fails...

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