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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:45 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ron Beaufort View Post
and NO, I did NOT just "pull it out" without the "Safely Remove Hardware" step ...

Hey Ron...

I never do that and never had issues, try cleaning your USB port on the PC or use another port... odds are the USB connection on the flash drive is just wearing out so try cleaning them with some alcohol

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The longevity of a (quality brand) flash drive is around 100,000 writes (according to Wiki) and there is virtually no limit to the amounts of reads. Other articles state that flash drives have around 10,000 - 100,000 writes.

USB connector hardware is specified to withstand only around 1,500 insert-removal cycles, so most USB Flash drives fail earlier than their write cycle simply by inserting and removing them from a computer.
I have worn out more then my share of USB ports testing my products
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