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ken_shoti
07-15-2006, 12:46 PM
How can i predict the life status of a USB flash drive (so i can make an urgent backup)?

oracleguy
07-16-2006, 12:25 AM
Most usb flash drives are designed with batteries that will last about 10 years. As far as telling how much longer it will last, the only way I know of would be to take it apart and check the battery.

Spookster
07-16-2006, 02:35 AM
I didn't realize they had batteries. What are the batteries for?

ken_shoti
07-16-2006, 08:03 AM
My usb flash disk doesn't have batteries, i'm talking of its components' life :)

JamieR
07-16-2006, 04:41 PM
Wel USB flash disks will last quite a long time providing they are properly looked after! (not like me, I've given up buying them because I kept breaking 'em one after another lol..I don't take good care of my stuff :/)

PcMan
07-17-2006, 01:19 AM
Lol...USB drives do not have batteries, where did u hear that? hahah they are powered once they are connected to the USB port on ur pc. But USB drives will last you a lifetime, just keep it in a good place.

Spookster
07-17-2006, 02:41 AM
Lol...USB drives do not have batteries, where did u hear that? hahah they are powered once they are connected to the USB port on ur pc. But USB drives will last you a lifetime, just keep it in a good place.

That's kind of what I was thinking Being able to be use the power from the PC is a feature of USB devices. I can even recharge my cell phone from my cell phone's USB data cable.

oracleguy
07-17-2006, 06:20 PM
Yeah they don't duh; I don't know what I was thinking. I must of been thinking of something else.

PcMan
07-18-2006, 03:17 AM
Yeah they don't duh; I don't know what I was thinking. I must of been thinking of something else.

lol try to play it off would u....jk :)

ken_shoti
07-20-2006, 07:54 AM
Ok, so is there a way to predict its life?



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