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Windows 7: [Wiki] How [Not] to Damage a FLASH Storage Device?

04 Mar 2015   #1
xcr

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[Wiki] How [Not] to Damage a FLASH Storage Device?

How to Damage a FLASH Storage Device - OLPC

Is the above Wiki credible? Sources? It makes super complicated to properly partition SD cards and USB flash drives.

Question: What is the easy and safe way to properly partition SD cards and USB flash drives?


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05 Mar 2015   #2
TVeblen

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I have heard that advice many times over the years (leave flash drives FAT32). Sorry, no time to find sources right now. Maybe later.

But here's the thing. Let's assume that a flash drive will last 6 years if you leave it FAT32. What they are talking about is that you could lessen that to something like 5 or 5-1/2 years if you use a more robust file system. It's not that the stick will explode!

"Question: What is the easy and safe way to properly partition SD cards and USB flash drives? "
Use folders, not partitions.
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