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How do flash drives keep good performance if TRIM is not supported?

The short general answer is: thanks to a hidden amount of NAND cells. The controllers of flash drives maintain write performances by applying a garbage collector mechanism: the fragmented free logical ...
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If both USB memsticks and SSD disks use the same technology, why does only the latter "forget" data?

While this is true that flash memory does have a limited data retention period when unpowered, there is no such a magic number "one year retention". It all depends on many factors: operating ...
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Force every external USB storage device (USB HDD, USB flash drives of any brand, etc.) to be assigned the same letter G:

You will need a third-party tool : USB Drive Letter Manager (USBDLM) ($15, but the trial is fully functional and never expires for home and educational users). USBDLM is configured thru a text file, ...
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How do flash drives keep good performance if TRIM is not supported?

There exist too many flash-drive technologies to give anything but a very general answer. Below is some advice, keeping in mind that most flash drives are manufactured cheaply with hardware that ...
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