Using flash drives in lieu of hdd
I am considering using flash drives for multiple OSs on my platform. I learned that SMART (Slackware 13.37) can be configured to warn when a drive is getting flacky and do error counts (knew that). This would allow me to throw in a replacement.
I recently discovered had experience with SanDisk 16GB and found that the manufacturer knew about a problem and did/has not found a fix, i.e. writing 4GB files to it will permanently make it read only and my experience was that on successive boots it would be registered or not.
Is there someplace where I can learn if a particular SSD is capable of the error count and demise warning? I presume some are in HCL but I have not found it to contain the info I am looking for let alone known problems.