[ale] USB flash drive questions

Richard ratcheson at earthlink.net
Tue Dec 21 12:29:51 EST 2004

On Tuesday 21 December 2004 10:12 am, Kenneth W Cochran wrote:
> Hello:
> I have some questions about the little USB flash drives...
> Is there a FAQ or some documentation on them?
> Apparently they come setup for a FAT32 filesystem - can I format
> them for other filesystems (e.g. linux-ext2, BSD UFS/UFS2, MS
> NTFS) & expect them to work reliably?
> How resistant are they to Bad Things such as physical shock,
> electromagnetic fields, security scanners of various types and
> airport/hospital x-rays?
> Any favorite/least-favorite brands/models or recommendations as
> to which one(s) to seek/avoid?

I cant speak to the things you mentioned but I do know they are relatively 
impervious to being washed in a clothes washer.  Didnt try the dryer, 
though.  After a full wash cycle two of them continued to function.  They 
are AVB brand.  They survived CloroxII

Old age ain't for Sissies!

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