I'm reading a lot about running an OS off a flashdrive and needing fast speeds. Do modern flashdrives use TRIM, like SSDs, to improve longevity? Any way you could run 8 off a flashdrive that uses a ramdisk so less writes? I'm thinking I can run 8 in a VM under some Linux flavor.
Also, I think if I get a drive w/ at least 100 MB/s read and write I'll be alright.