[SATLUG] Using U3 Flash Drives on Linux

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sun Jul 13 01:30:52 CDT 2008


Hey..

Anyone every have any pro/cons to report w/using U3 enabled flash drives on 
Linux?  I recently plugged a couple in and was a bit upset to see read-only 
hidden ISO partitions mounted with a bunch of windows cruft on there.. so 
much so that wiped the drives and repartitioned/formatted, etc.

Has anyone actually had any useful reports or points of interest with regards 
to these U3 drives?  Should non-windows folks stay away from them?  I'm 
seeing some nice thumb drive hardware come out.. ex:
	
http://www.ioffer.com/i/Sandisk-Cruzer-Micro-U3-USB-Pen-Drive-4GB-4-GB-4G-black-23425522

but don't know if I should stay away from U3 based devices or not.

Any comments welcome.

Tweeks


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