How Long Does a Flash Drive Last?

Josh Bressers filled all but one block on his Sony flash drive, then kept writing to the drive until it failed and this is what he found out: It took 90593104 writes for the drive to die. That’s 90.5 million, well beyond my expected 30K. and: I can still mount and read from the drive,…

Josh Bressers filled all but one block on his Sony flash drive, then kept writing to the drive until it failed and this is what he found out:

It took 90593104 writes for the drive to die. That’s 90.5 million, well beyond my expected 30K.

and:

I can still mount and read from the drive, but I can no longer write to it. It’s nice to know that when a drive dies, it’s more likely you just won’t be able to write new data to it, rather than complete data loss.

I wonder how consistent this is throughout all the different manufactures of these little drives.

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