Articles tagged: flash memory
Is It OK to Leave a Thumb Drive Inserted All the Time?
Leaving a flash drive or USB thumb drive plugged in all the time runs a small risk of prematurely wearing it out. We’ll look at why, and what to do.
Can a USB Flash Drive Wear Out?
While the technology continues to improve, flash memory has a limited number of times it can be written to and can, in fact, wear out.
Should I backup to an SD Card?
I see the appeal of slipping a little SD card into the slot of your computer for backups, but the safety of your precious data on that card has me worried!
Does downloading a lot on my smartphone shorten its life?
Constantly writing to an SD card will shorten its life. The question is how much? That’s going to depend on several factors.