Gordon Dexter on 15 Sep 2009 10:20:47 -0700

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[PLUG] 'Recharging' flash drives??

Ok, so I'm in a Global Knowledge class for the Security+ certification, 
and I hear the instructor say that flash drives need to be 'recharged' 
periodically, and if you don't then within ten years or so the contents 
of the drive will be lost.  Now, I've never heard of this before, and a 
quick Google search resulted in a bunch of things about write wear, but 
nothing about data fading away due to the drive being discharged.  
Honestly I'm pretty skeptical, since this instructor seems 
poorly-informed and has said a number of things in the course that are 
dubious or just plain wrong, and I've had to correct her more than once.

Has anybody heard of this?  Or is this just another example of the 
instructor being clueless?

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