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Windows 7: Lifespan of USB flash drives?

22 Aug 2013   #1
WutDaFunk

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Lifespan of USB flash drives?

I want to buy a dedicated flash drive just to store the Vaio Recovery Media in case I need to reinstall Windows in the future. Will leaving a flash drive stored somewhere for a long time untouched kill it in anyway? Where is the best place to store the flash drive?


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22 Aug 2013   #2
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

The usb flash drive manufacturers claim up to 100 year life expectancy. Storage conditions would be of prime consideration.
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