From: John Gilmore <gnu@to...> - 2004-11-21 23:58:04
> I'm wondering about the MTBF for drives' nvram.
Drive makers don't waste any money or space on NVRAM chips, when they
have many gigabytes of storage sitting on their platters. They
allocate a few cylinders to their own purposes. Many even put their
microcode there, reading it in using a simpler boot rom.
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