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Running PersonalBrain on two Computers
many many thanks!   I'm not the most technical egg in the carton, but I learned something from these articles!

SamCox wrote: Here's a link to Wikipedia article that briefly describes the problem (i.e., limited number of erase cycles) and work-around techniques that have been developed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_leveling

and a link to another article:

http://www.bitmicro.com/press_resources_flash_ssd.php

The following article suggests that recent flash memory developments have solved the "write endurance" problem.

http://www.storagesearch.com/ssdmyths-endurance.html

-- Sam

Running PersonalBrain on two Computers
Very helpful, sir!   
I feel pretty comfortable copying from flashdrive to HDD and back (do this with most of my work), so I might just take that "primitive" approach and just be sure I use the flashdrive as the "pivot" for copying the folder and the .brain file between desktop and laptop. 

But I am dumb about flashdrives when it comes to "write cycles."  Could you direct me to some reading on this subject?  

thanks!
John

SamCox wrote: Put the <name>_brain directory and the <name>.brain at the same directory level (e.g., root) of the USB drive, then double-click the <name>.brain file and you should be up and running.

The only problem you are likely to encounter running from USB is that the Windows OS does not always assign the same drive letter to USB drives as they are mounted.

The only problems I encountered running a heavily used brain from a flash drive is that 1) flash drives are considerably slower than HDDs, and 2) flash drives have a large but limited number of write cycles AND PB makes lots of writes to the drive. For both of these reasons, you might consider using a small (e.g., 80GB) USB HDD instead of a flash drive.

Hope this helps,
-- Sam

Running PersonalBrain on two Computers
Many thanks, Sam!  Definitely helpful. 

Another forum thread indicated you could just store the [brain-name]_brain folder on the flashdrive, along with the [brain-name].brain file in the main root of the flashdrive.   Or did I misread that one?


  SamCox wrote: In Windows Explorer (or equivalent), double-click the brainzip file. A fresh copy of PB will open and you must specify an existing directory in which to extract the brain. (In my case, the directory in which all my other brains reside was suggested.) When you have specified a valid directory, the brain will be extracted and opened.

Hope this helps,
-- Sam

Running PersonalBrain on two Computers
Feel a bit dim asking this, but I have looked through the manual PDF and the forum and do not see how to open a Brain on a second PC that has been Brainzip'd from the first PC.  Open? Import? Utilities?  

Thanks in advance!
Using PB with a flashdrive
Thank you!  Very useful info. 
Using PB with a flashdrive
Doing a search turned up a helpful bit of info in the forum that I wanted to re-confirm before getting myself in trouble.  

I will be using PB on both my XP desktop and laptop and wanted to simplify the whole files process by keeping my files on my 8gig flashdrive (with regular backups to the hard-drives, just for safety's sake).  Naturally, I would like my chosen options and settings to also be consistent.  

Guess my question is simple:  Can I do this with PB?   

Thanks in advance!
John
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