Long term use of flash cards

  fuggle 18:27 21 Dec 2006

I am thinking of building a cheap PC for internet use only with one hard drive loaded with Windows 98SE. For security purposes I also want two removable devices, one for original files and the other for backup. I am thinking of using 1 GB flash cards. Has anyone any experience of their long term stability and operating life.

I would need to save all originals of OE messages and IE files to a flash card. I believe it is relatively easy to change the destination folder for OE but not certain how to do it for IE?

Any advice appreciated.

  Stuartli 18:49 21 Dec 2006

Providing you use memory cards with reasonable care they should last a very long time.

I suggested to my best mate that he did basic backups to a Compact Memory Card several years ago, in between full backups, and he has been doing this for at least three years with the same 128MB card.

  seedie 19:15 21 Dec 2006

been doing backups to flash mem in one of those 7-in-1 reader/writers for 3 years. Works a treat.


  Gongoozler 19:29 21 Dec 2006

In IE it's easy to change the location of Temporary Internet Files (Tools - Internet Options - General - Temporary Internet files - Settings - Move folder), but I think that History data is stored in the registry. If I'm right, the best thing might be to set the "Days to keep pages in history" to 0.

  Belatucadrus 20:55 21 Dec 2006

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  fuggle 10:13 23 Dec 2006

Thanks guys. Now confident of going ahead with flash cards. All the best for the forthcoming festivities

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