When downloading Firefox I see it has been optimised as to maximise the life of the USB device. Does this mean using Portable Firefox will have as an effect my USB flash drive will have a dramatically lessened lifespan? How long, on average, should it be able to live using it daily for 8 hours continually? Or is that a bad idea?
This has been covered quite a few times.
Basically, flash has a number of writes in its lifespan. Most drives these days use wear-leveling to spread those out. But there's no point tempting fate (and slowing the browser down) by enabling things like cache. On most drives, you can enable history and form saving, too. Even using it 8 hours a day, it'll probably still last you a couple years.
Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!
Unfortunately https://portableapps.com/search/node/life+of+USB+flash+drive doesn't give much relevant results. You probably have come across many similar topics during your stay here on the forum but that doesn't equal me having easy access to your memory or relevant search results.
Thanks for the answer in any case. It was helpful. I was worried about having to buy a new one every 2 months or so when using the portable apps.
He is the owner of this site.
BTW- Thank you for trying to search. So many don't.