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Post Re: nxt eeprom life cycle
The NXT's main processor is a Atmel AT91SAM7S256. It's rated at 10,000 write cycles: http://www.keil.com/dd/docs/datashts/at ... 256_ds.pdf

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I have bricks that I've had for years and never had issues with. I flash and reprogram my bricks a LOT. Some friends of mine that write firmwares for the NXT probably do this even more. I have only ever heard of a flash failure once and that was someone who deliberately went ahead and did file IO non-stop. This eventually, after a LOOONG time caused failure.
Keep in mind that if the brick fails because of this, you can easily get LEGO to replace if for you.

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I'm afraid you can't just load it into RAM and not Flash. I believe nxtOSEK does support this, though, but nxtOSEK is a lot more complicated than ROBOTC. It also means that programs can only be very small (64K) since that is the amount of RAM on the ARM chip.

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