[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Unable to use a new USB drive.

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 16:15 -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 09:12:07AM -0500, hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
> > 
> > The second drive is testing out fine -- so fat.  I did a mke2fs -c -c on 
> > it, and it's been checking bad blocks ever sing Friday.  First writing 
> > blocks full of 0xaa, then reading them back, then repeating with -x55 
> > and 0xff ... that's as far as I saw when I went to bed Saturday night.  
> > I presume it went on to try 0x00 next.... It takes a long long time.
> > So far, no problems found.
> Yes, a long time.  Took about 40 hours.

A USB stick of Flash... they only have a FINITE number of times they can
be written to. Yes it is quite high a number, but think in 40 hours how
many times does the format write to a location during verify? Too many
times for a device like flash.

In effect, you have tremendously reduced the useful life of your device.

Novell's Directory Services is a competitive product to Microsoft's
Active Directory in much the same way that the Saturn V is a competitive
product to those dinky little model rockets that kids light off down at
the playfield. -- Thane Walkup

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

Reply to: