[Madlug] backup media

Colin Baker colin at colinbaker.org
Mon Nov 28 14:44:14 CST 2011

On Mon, 28 Nov 2011 09:29:50 -0600, Conor Klecker <conor at ronoc.net> wrote:

> I can see the point when doing that little bit of data, but there is very
> little room for growth and as Timm said, Flash media can be unreliable.  
> SD
> cards have also failed me in odd ways. I have a 32GB micro SD card that
> works great until I put more than 20GB of data on it and the whole thing
> becomes corrupted. If memory serves me I believe I had an old USB stick
> that failed in that way too. And I could only tell when I tried to read
> data off it. Tough way to find out your backup drives failed.

I've heard a ton of stories about knockoff SD cards that misreport actual  
capacity, and that sounds a lot like what you're seeing.  Seems to be  
common with cards purchased from ebay, amazon resellers, and other  
not-always-reputable sources.

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