Format flash memory stick?

  johnincrete 09:02 01 Dec 2009
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In the "bad old days" of floppy disks, it was normal to reformat them periodically.
Is there any benefit in periodically reformatting a flash memory stick that is used for temporary storage i.e. files are written, used and then deleted.

  bremner 11:25 01 Dec 2009

I do not see any reason why it would be necessary unless the device had started to display read or write errors.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:49 01 Dec 2009

Not a good idea as a USB drive is only good for so many read write functions, so why waste some?

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