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Simpler Method: Windows (10 at least) creates an entry in the event log when you try to eject a removable drive and you cannot because a process has a lock on it. One entry shows the process ID and the other the name of the process responsible for the lock. Background: 1) Start the event viewer 2) Open up "Windows Logs" then "System" 3) Right click on "...


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No it is not true. The transmission speed of a usb flash drive depends on usb version. There are USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 USB 3.0 transfer speed at maximum of 640 Megabytes per second while USB 2.0 can handle up to 60 Size/capacity does not show how fast a USB is


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The presence of a Boot Sector that bootstraps a system image of some kind. In the old days, to make a floppy MS-DOS bootable, you had to format it to be bootable (which created a MBR on the 1st and 63rd sectors of the disk, and marked the partition as Active) and copy some system files to it. Some filesystems and BIOSes require special flags to tell the BIOS ...


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Given the price usb USB pendrives and that windows acts weird with removeable pendrives with multiple partitions I would advice to store on two different sticks. That is if you want ot go this way, after all you wrote "the data is highly confidential". Storing that on easy accesible removeable media is not a good way. At the very least you want to add ...


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From an engineering perspective, all the partitions on a USB are on the same physical chip. In case the chip fails, you lose both. However, talking of bad sectors, then yes in case the bad sectors affect one partition, the other can still be accessed. For this, make sure the partitions are all primary and not logical. Logical partitions are software ...


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You should first make sure you have backed up any all important files. You should first Start up Disk Utility. Plug in the thumb drive you’d like to reformat. It should also show up in the list of drives.In the screenshot you can see a list of the internal hard drive and DVD drive on my Mac. My No Name thumb drive is listed, and I’ve selected it in the ...


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The absolute safest way is probably to get a machine that you can disconnect the internal hard drive on and boot from a Linux live DVD. Don't boot from USB, use a DVD. That way you can reduce the risk of infection and by booting off a read-only media you know your formatting OS cannot be tampered with. It can be temporarily altered, but a reboot will always ...



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