ext2 vs ext3 on usb-is ext2 better for health of usb?
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OK, so everyone Note what it says for USB's in ext2 link above, thanks Dragonslayer48dx.
ext2 is still the filesystem of choice for flash-based storage media (such as SD cards, SSDs, and USB flash drives) since its lack of a journal minimizes the number of writes. Flash devices have only a limited number of write cycles.
There are mount options that limit the writing to disk - especially noatime and nodiratime. Given the safety the journal affords, I would never use ext2 - except for /boot which has almost no updates.
You will probably throw the device away before you wear it out.
Being that all my usb's, pc's and my laptop's are basically "test-beds", data is not as important as reliability and durability.
I will stay with ext2 on usb; as it's life is stressful enough-Every download at my site has went thru both my usb's an uncountable amount of times!!