I think you said it yourself, if I may quote you 'Will using a persistent live distro (a live distro that saves changes) cause alot of wear and tear to my phones storage?' Wear and tear - reads/writes to the flash memory ... it only has so many times that it allows data to be written to it. As I said eMMC is cheap flash memory and it is by no means as fast as SSD. But to your concern - I'm not sure how many TBW total bytes written your int eMMC allows. You know that with moder SSDs the manufacturers warn and give precise number of the TBW. Then again those have been well exceeded by ppl I know and their memory still works so ... it's a toss of a coin Guess I wouldn't push it too much if I were you but then again you are not going to use your live distro non-stop all the time so I guess it's safe nuff, after all.
Here's some more info to satisfy your curiousity
This one from Samsung is interesting - http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor...-storage/emmc/ I can't agree with them completely in all they say (after all it's Samsung) but the point is that you can find your eMMC's vendor and find a similar table to the one from Samsung. Once you are there look for TBW. Look also for SLC, MLC, and TLC (google those) as that will also tell you sth about the reliability of the memory.
After upgrading from Play Store version 0.9.29 to the latest 0.10.42 beta, I noticed that some of my ISO images stopped booting.
I then found out that it was because they were being mounted as USB drives instead of CD-ROM...
It seems DriveDroid thinks that my Moto G with its stock kernel is not compatible with CD-ROM "emulation", but it did work in the Play Store version. (Even in Win10, the image mounted through my phone shows up either as PEN USB or CDROM...)
Meanwhile, I managed to try version 0.10.37 (before some CDROM related changes), but it seems to behave the same way...
Is this to be expected? Is there anything I can do to help?
Thanks! I can now boot all my images correctly!
However, I noticed something else: Although I have the choice of mounting images as USB pendrive or CD-ROM, the 3 choices do the same thing: mount as CD-ROM only. (This represents no problem to me because I seldom need to mount something as USB drive.)
I would also like to leave some sort of suggestion... When mounting as CD-ROM, would it be possible for drivedroid to show a little CD disc near the image name? It already shows a USB plug with/without a padlock, and I guess a CD icon would also be nice...
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