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What is the expected lifetime of the eMMC on the STK1AW32SC?

JKott1
Beginner
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Hello,

 

We currently are running the pre-installed Windows 10 Home on our Intel sticks but we're looking to migrate to Ubuntu 16 or 18.

 

We've hired a Linux engineer and he has told us the entire Linux system needs to be in a read-only state because Linux writes to the eMMC every 30 seconds. This will degrade the memory in such a rapid way that it will be broken in a year. If he puts it in the read-only state it won't degrade that fast.

 

I've never heard of this before, are these claims he's making about the eMMC true or can we just leave Linux as a read/write state as it is?

 

Would love to hear from you guys!

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Alberto_R_Intel
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JKott1, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

 

Just to let you know, the Operating System validated by Intel® for the Intel® Compute Stick STK1AW32SC is Windows* 10 32-bit, so there are no documents or reports about how the unit will work with Linux or if in fact will degrade the memory until the point that it will borek it.

See the link below to confirm that information:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005899/mini-pcs/intel-compute-sticks.htm...

 

So, the best thing to do in this case will be to post your inquiry in the Linux support forums for them to provide further assistance on this matter:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/

 

Regards,

Alberto R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

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Alberto_R_Intel
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JKott1, Thank you for posting in the Intel® Communities Support.

 

Just to let you know, the Operating System validated by Intel® for the Intel® Compute Stick STK1AW32SC is Windows* 10 32-bit, so there are no documents or reports about how the unit will work with Linux or if in fact will degrade the memory until the point that it will borek it.

See the link below to confirm that information:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005899/mini-pcs/intel-compute-sticks.htm...

 

So, the best thing to do in this case will be to post your inquiry in the Linux support forums for them to provide further assistance on this matter:

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/

 

Regards,

Alberto R.

 

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

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JKott1
Beginner
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Aaah I see. No problem and thank you for the link!

 

Ronny_G_Intel
Moderator
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Hi everyone,

 

I second what Alberto mentioned about the validated Operating Systems for the STK1AW32SC and as additional information, you may want to check the following documentation:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/boardsandkits/computestick/STK1AW32SC_STK1... go to page 22 item 2.4 Reliability:

 

The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) prediction is calculated using component and subassembly random failure rates.

The MTBF prediction is used to estimate repair rates and spare parts requirements. The MTBF for the Compute Stick is driven by the fan Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) of 46,855 hours.

 

Regards,

Ronny G

JKott1
Beginner
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Good to know. Thank you for you help!

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