[Novalug] Hardqare (?) Question : Wipe Geekstick?
dan_arico at aricosystems.com
Tue Dec 16 10:27:50 EST 2008
On Tuesday 16 December 2008 10:24:49 am David A. Cafaro wrote:
> One warning, using a disk wiper on a flash drive may significantly
> reduce the overall life of the drive as wiping generally involves a
> great number of writes to the disk. I haven't researched this issue,
> but it shouldn't reduce the uses by more than 5% of the overall total
> write cycles on most flash drives. But, again, I haven't looked into
> this in detail, this is just a wild guess.
I've heard that there's a limit to the number of read/write cycles on a flash
drive, but I've never heard a good explanation of the reason for it. Anybody
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