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Can zero-filling reset wear leveling of USB sticks / Flash drives?

As I understand it wear-leveling on USB-sticks / Flash-drives will: help to make the last longer. (reduce the "wear-out", that a physical flash cell can only be writen to XX times) can only really ...
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How many times can data be read from a USB flash drive?

While I am aware that performing writes on a USB flash drive degrades the life expectancy of the device. I have heard the quantity of writes is anywhere from 100 thousand to 10 million, but I have ...
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How to correctly partition usb flash drive and which filesystem to choose considering wear leveling?

Two problems. First one: how to partition the flash drive? I shouldn't need to do this, but I'm no longer sure if my partition is properly aligned since I was forced to delete and create a new ...
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What's the technical reason why exFAT gives longer life expectancy to flash drives, than NTFS?

I might not have searched around really hard enough the answer of this, my question, but I really would like to know why.