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Almost all of the flash memory chips used in thumb drives hold a power-of-two number of 528-byte pages; in each page, 512 bytes are used to hold user data while the remainder are used for error-correction and bookkeeping. Some pages will be marked as defective by the manufacturer, and others are used as "slack space". The way flash memory chips work, doesn'...


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As well as the accepted answer, don't forget that the reason your drive is reporting free space below the capacity, is dependent on what disk format you have used (or was done for you). Even a basic boot sector, partition map and root directory may take away hundreds of MB on a sufficiently large capacity drive. There will be a difference in the 'free' ...


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There is a general belief that a term being trademarked means that it's illegal to use the term without permission from the trademark holder, but that is false. It is illegal only if it is done in a manner that suggests endorsement by the trademark holder. For instance, selling a football as a "Super Bowl football" would be trademark infringement, as it ...


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