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Re: re: amsat-bb] flash memory on orbit



I was recently told flash memory is ok so long as you don't try to "reload"
it in space - i.e. no updating your bios at high altitudes please Howard!

73

Graham G3VZV

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Howard Long" <howard@howardlong.com>
To: <rhyolite@nettally.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2004 11:28 AM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] re: amsat-bb] flash memory on orbit


> Hi Joe
>
> > I just saw an article, possibly in EDN about this subject. An example
> > was given for a laptop computer at 30,000 ft altitude. Something like
> > one upset every 5 hours.
>
> Assuming that an SEU means a flipped bit, I'd expect to have some very
> grainy pictures on my compact flash cards by now, not to mention a laptop
> that would no longer boot due to the flash BIOS being trashed ;-)
>
> 73 Howard G6LVB
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