best block size for file systems on USB media ?

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Fri Jul 11 11:10:03 UTC 2008

Julian Stacey wrote:

> But what if the internal stick hardware works on say 10K chunks ?
> is there anyone on this list who knows how USB sticks work internaly ?
> ( I remember at least one chap some time back, on some freebsd list,
> being quite authoritative on max read write patterns before failure,
> maybe he knows about blocking & if there's cache too ? )

I think PHK knows what you need - he was the one usually delivering
low-level details on flash memory in previous discussions. (If you're
going to ask him, it would be nice if you asked on a list, I'm
interested in the same subject).

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