[clug] OT: USB Thumb Drive Error Checking

Adam Jenkins adam at snorkel.rtfm.net.au
Thu Apr 3 22:20:51 GMT 2008

What filesystem?  I don't think they're any different to a normal disk, as
far as the OS is concerned anyway.
You could try fsck if it's ext2/3 or reiserfs I guess.

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Brett Worth wrote:

> Sorry about the off topic post...

> Do USB flash drives do integrity checking with CRC or the like?  A
> friend of mine has had a file go corrupt on an 8GB thumbdrive without
> error.  The file was just text which had some X's turn into Y's.
> I've tried some googling but I can't narrow the search. :-/

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