eMMC Lifetime Jetson Xavier AGX

Hi

Can NVidia provide further details of the lifetime of the on-module 32GB eMMC? What is the estimated number of read/write cycles, until the eMMC is dead? Is the lifetime the same for the Jetson AGX Xavier and the TX2(i)?

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Hi sevm89,

The operating lifetime for AGX Xavier is 5 years, please refer to https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/faq#jetson-lifetime

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Hi kayccc

Does this mean that we can write nonstop 24/7 on the eMMC at full speed for 5 years? Or do you have a use case for the 5 years?

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Hi sevm89,

Not quite sure you mean - “nonstop 24/7 on the eMMC at full speed for 5 years”, may I know what’s your use case?

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Hi kayccc

We write 10 KB per second and additionally 1 MB per minute. Is the expected lifetime of the eMMC still 5 years?
Thanks.

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Sure, the lifetime is much more than 5 yrs in your use case. Generally the full w/r cycle of eMMC is several hundred/thousand. It is 32GB eMMC in Jetson, you can calculate the lifetime accordingly.

Just as a rough number you’re looking at 96TB of lifetime use in a simliar eMMC. MLC with WAP < 10, and temperature at normal ambients ebbing and flowing through the midwest over the course of a year with jedec standard wear leveling.