Re: Filesystems on USB drives
On Wed, 8 Feb 2006 17:13:31 +0000 (UTC), stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <stan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Augustus SFX van Dusen <ASFXvD@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: Can USB sticks be formatted with any filesystem? They seem to come by
: default formatted as FAT (or is it VFAT?) but I wonder whether that's
: because vendors assume that the stick will be used under Windows, or
: because the stick (for some reason) does not support anything else?
You _CAN_ format it any way you like, BUT there's a gotcha.
You really need a FS that's suited for flash. That means
absolute minimum of moving bits around and good distribution
of data across the media.
For instance you would NOT want to use a journaled FS.
Never heard of JFFS?
FAT works realy well for flash and is ubiquitous.
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