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I have a laptop with a dead HD, i am currently using Mint17.1 Cinnamon 32 Bits LiveCD. I have a 3.6GB USB and a 7.3GB, i saw somewhere on the internet that flash USB's have a read/write limit, like 5ktimes or something like this. Is it secure to my USB that i use it like a HD? I want to install xubuntu 15 on it, install drivers and use, but i am worried about the read/write cycles, will my pendrive last less time if i do it because of the read/write usb flash limit?. I use the computer every day for like 9 hours.
System I/O is mainly read only, so this won't cause your USB to die.
Depends how many disk writes you do to /home, whether you get any problems.
Having a decent amount of main memory will reduce the amount written out. Don't use a swap partition. Do use a Linux file system such as ext4.
Since small USB's are cheap, you can use the live CD to duplicate them on a (say) monthly basis.
This would give you a very basic kind of backup.
USB flash drives can withstand between 10,000 to 100,000 write/erase cycles, depending on the memory technology used.
I know...What i mean is if i can run a specific "X" game with 100fps on a linux OS installed on HD, how much fps do you think i can get with Linux installed on a 2.0 8GB USB? Can i play a game on that case?
Sry for the english.
Last edited by teteu1234510; 06-14-2015 at 05:46 PM.