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0answers
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Flash based storage. Do i need to re-plug them back in to my PC from time to time? (Memory cards & SSD's)

I've bought some memory cards for the purpose of backing up & storing my pictures and videos in case my PC's hard drive fails or the data on it becomes unreadable. The hard drive may not fail for ...
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1answer
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Long life storage devices [closed]

Which is the best storage device for long life(to preserve the data for more time)? Is it pen-drive or DVD or Hard disk? Or is it any other than these three? I also want to know why one is better ...
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2answers
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USB 2.0-3.0, how do you tell the difference?

I know obviously speeds would be a key factor, but is there any spot on way to tell if a device is USB 2.0 or 3.0 such as a flash drive.
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3answers
592 views

Strange performance differences in read/write from/to USB flash drive

When copying files from my 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive with Windows 7 to a traditional hard drive, the average speed is between 25 and 30 MB/s. When doing the reverse, copying to the USB drive, the speed ...
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3answers
1k views

Is it possible to boot from a flash drive that also contains data?

I read about the Evil Maid attack, and thought of partitioning a flash drive, putting a bootloader on one partition and storing data on the other. Is this possible, or is there some alternative that ...
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2answers
1k views

How to clear persistent storage on live Linux USB?

I created a live Ubuntu USB that has persistent storage using Universal USB Installer. Every time I boot the USB, I keep getting an alert message telling me that the drive is low on space. Is it not ...
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5answers
2k views

Are there any USB flash drives or SD cards which use RAID or redundant storage for additional reliability?

I'm looking to get a fault-tolerant USB flash drive, which saves data to multiple independent locations, whether using RAID or some other means to back up data. Has a product like this ever been ...
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1answer
508 views

why did my USB thumb drive suddenly stop working in multiple computers?

Did not drop it or cause any trama to the device. It was working fine and then all of a sudden, the device is not recognized. I tried it in another computer too. It seems totally dead. Any way to ...
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7answers
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How long can you read files from a flash drive if kept in a cool, dark room?

Say you had some sensitive information that you didn't want to store on the internet, was incredibly important to you, and you didn't need to access very often either. Think of a digital picture ...
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5answers
10k views

Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?

From what I understand, USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSDs) are based on similar technologies, NAND flash memory. But, USB flash drives are usually quite slow, with a read and write speed ...
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3answers
189 views

What are typical drive lifetimes?

Can anyone tell me about the lifetime of drives (floppy, hard disk, CD, DVD, flash...)?
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1answer
1k views

Messed up USB stick doesn't show in blkid

I was playing around with a USB stick (booting archlinux with qemu off of it and trying to perform an installation on the same stick at the same time -- brave, I know, but I was just messing around). ...
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8answers
3k views

Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files [closed]

I want a drive that I can be used as my work drive, storing a Subversion repo and sandbox for a small project. I'd also like it to be able to store a DVD rip. At the moment I've got a Super Talent ...