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steveninches2
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Reccomended flash drive for running applications?

My flash drive died suddenly in my arms last Thursday. It was plugged in and running fine, and suddenly, the blinky light was no more, and Windows denied any USB device plugged in anywhere. It wasn't the computer (I tested it on a number of others), and it wasn't a visible hardware problem (er, as in I cracked it open and looked for loose joints). Since I had three or four applications running off it, I assumed I overloaded it.

I may be making an idiot out of myself if this isn't possible/probable/whatever, but is there maybe a certain model of flash drive with more processing power than most? If not, anything with a particularly high number of writes in a lifetime? I figured it'd be worth asking here. Thanks in advance.

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There are

several threads here with write/erad speeds and such. I just dont know what to put into the search box to find them Sad

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Lucky

Lucky I remembered a posted by the name of something like Nick making a good post, or else I wouldn't have found this.

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So?

So is it possible for a flash drive to die or overload?

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Yes

I haven't experienced it yet, but I think it just gives you more and more errors as more and more sectors fail.

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i had one that overheated soo

i had one that overheated soo badly doing read writes that it has failed miserably. That is rare and only happens to poorly made off brand memory cards/drives.

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oh, good.

SanDisk Cruzer Micros were made to run apps off it (u3). So that's good Blum

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Nonetheless, the Cruzer Micro

Nonetheless, the Cruzer Micro is rather slow. I have a 16 GB and a 8 GB Micro, and both are slower than my 8 GB FireFly. I can't do anything else on the 16 GB if it's in the middle of downloading something off of BitTorrent. My FireFly handles this just fine.

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