How long can a USB Flash drive sustain running an operating system?
I recently installed Linux Mint on a USB drive. Its mostly for personal use (browsing, messaging, music). Assuming I boot off my USB drive everyday and spend 4 hours a day on it, how long wil the flash USB drive become unreadable?
It varies. Most provide 100,000 r/w's. There is a lot of information out there on how to minimize r/w's...like livecd type of thing, but only writes back certain folders if you choose to save session...I would look into it and google Linux Mint on USB (or ubuntu because it is based off of it). There is tons of info on it...you just need to look.
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