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Does Erasing Flash Memory Shorten It’s Life?

Yes. Performing an Erase or “full format” shortens the life of the device. The erase function is also very slow. Here are some additional questions based on the answer above which we will address in today’s post: Is “erase” and “format” the same thing? Erasing flash memory (a.k.a. Setting all bits to 0, also called […]

Store Files on USB Flash or USB Hard Drive?

Flash drives are getting cheaper and flashdrives are getting bigger.  You get to a point and ask yourself, should I archive my valuable information on a large flashdrive or a USB hard drive?  For example, lets say you have 10GBs of photos from your phone or camera and you are looking to archive those pictures.  […]

USB Powerstick Has Fuel Gauge

Powerstick from Ecosol just received a “best of” award from CES. It’s a USB shaped power adaptor with a fuel gauge. Although the Powerstick website only has a photoshop version pic the concept is great. Plug in the Powerstick and juice up via any computer. Tote it around for a while. When needed, plug in […]

Three Options For Recycling Flash Drives

The last two decades have ushered in an enormous number of electronics. Prices get lower, users upgrade, society reapes the benefits of these advancements. This explosive growth in electronics has led to an escalating burst for EOL (end-of-life) electronics and e-waste. When electronic devices are left in traditional landfills toxic materials can be released into […]

Tough Guy Industrial Grade UFD from STEC

So here we go again. Another industrial grade USB flash drive, this time from STEC. Yes it’s tough, yes the STEC will withstand shock, both physical and electric, and includes STEC proprietary flash memory controller. This built-I ECC engine can detect up to 5-byte errors and correct up to 4-byte errors and with advanced write […]

TrustWatch is SanDisk Security Answer to UFDs

Today SanDisk launched their TrustWatch solution for UFD management. As one could guess, with hundreds of UFDs being deployed in a company there becomes a huge security risk for IT managers. TrustWatch is a well thought out solution to manage the complete life cycle of the SanDisk drives. In short there are 3 main components […]

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