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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB



On Sun, 2009-12-20 at 18:27 -0500, Marcel Rieux wrote: 
> On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
> 
> > I think there is another problem with having pen drives formatted ext3
> > or ext4. Pen drives can only tolerate a finite number of writes before
> > they crap out. Any format that involves journaling will increase the
> > number of writes to the pen drive and hasten its failure.
> 
> The journal's size is not very large I suppose. And I also suppose
> that, like all other data, it is shifted from one place to another in
> other to have an equilibrium, not some sectors being written thousands
> of times and some other never.
> 
> OTOH, when I formatted, I wasn't so sure that ext3 was much use on a
> USB drive. I still don't know.
> 
In it is not muh use if you ever want to put it in a Wiindws machine.
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