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Flash Destroyer wrap up

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

11,494,069 is the final write-verify cycle count for the Flash Destroyer. Since the flash destruction ended on Tuesday, we've been playing with the EEPROM to understand how the failure behaves. We found a ticking data time bomb.  Broken bits can linger at a recently written value for seconds before corrupting. Certain...

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