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technical info aboutt usb drives plz

By chessonly
Jul 12, 2005
  1. What specs to check before buying a usb drive

    HI ppl

    the purpose of my buying a pen drive is to run some programs of it and do regular backup of some small files. So i'll be happy with 64Mb drive as long as it works reliably.
    what specifications shld i be looking at - speed, transfer rate, read/write rate, brand etc.

    after reading a bit it seems that it is more important to get a usb 2.0 port first(after determing which i hav currently) , is it true.

    lastly is it ok to run programs of flash drive regularly ? or will it just explode :)

    btw when they say 20mb write speed do they actually mean data transfer @20mb/s ??

    c ya
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You will get more speed out of USB 2.0 indeed.

    Please try to tell the difference between b and B. Many people get shafted for not bothering to.
     
  3. chessonly

    chessonly TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40

    didn't get that!
     
  4. crossedup

    crossedup TS Rookie

    There is a certain number of write cycles for flash ram, I cant remember the exact number but it is finite.

    http://www.bellevuelinux.org/flash_memory.html

    Quote from the link.

     
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