I am sorry if this is a very simple question, I am under a very short deadline and I don't have the time to experiment with ideas I have.
I am working on a setup that is testing the durability of a part. There could be 100,000+ cycles this project will have to do. To make sure the cycle counter is not forgotten if there is a power outage, someone kicks the plug, etc.. after every cycle, the prop would store the counter value in the EEPROM. But I am worried about the number of writes to the EEPROM. I know the datasheet says "More than a million erase/write cycles" But I am worried that statement is on the high side of the durability of the EEPROM.
My question is, should I be worried? is there a good way to write to the EEPROM 100,000 times, and not have the chance of making the EEPROM quit working?
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