[Techtalk] USB thumb drives -- VFAT vs Ext3 format

Rudy Zijlstra rudy at grumpydevil.homelinux.org
Wed Jul 9 23:31:02 UTC 2008

Miriam English wrote:
> Hi all,

It annoys me that we must be oh-so-careful about unmounting a thumb
> drive when finished reading/writing it lest the data be mangled, 
> wrecking the filesystem on the drive and requiring it to be reformatted. 
> It seems to me that this problem was solved two decades ago with floppy 
> disks.
It was solved by now keeping any disk information in memory, but always 
working from the floppy... At least on DOS.
That way this particular problem does not occur. You also have no 
performance :D

> Best wishes,
> 	- Miriam

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