[clug] USB memory stick

Simon Cousins simon at simoncousins.com
Mon Apr 12 03:02:02 GMT 2004

IANAHE, but I understand that Flash memory allows for a finite number of
writes.  Perhaps lower-quality Flash reduces the possible number of writes
even further.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces+simon=simoncousins.com at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-
> bounces+simon=simoncousins.com at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Jepri
> Sent: Monday, 12 April 2004 10:55 AM
> To: crash at michaelcarden.net
> Cc: linux at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [clug] USB memory stick
> Michael Carden wrote:
> > I have just been given a USB 'keychain' style flash memory beastie. It's
> a
> > no-name thing with "Standard and Poor's" printed on its outside. I'd
> like to
> > use it on a machine running Debian unstable and kernel 2.4.22
> >
> > USB in general is working on this machine; my digital camera can be
> mounted as
> > a USB block storage device and files may be copied from it.
> >
> > When I connect the memory stick, dmesg shows that it has been seen, but
> it
> > throws an error:
> >
> > hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-1, assigned address xx
> > usb_control/bulk_msg: timeout
> > usb.c: USB device not accepting new address=xx (error=-110)
> >
> My memory stick started doing this after a few months.  It had stopped
> working.  Have you checked your memory stick in some other computers?
> If it fails in all of them, it might be a goner.
> Free gifts and all that.

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