All righty, for Christmas, our family got a digital camera. Damn good one, too. We also picked up a 64-meg memory stick to go along with it (to take hundreds of pictures). In addition to that, we bought a memory stick reader (on a USB connection) so we don’t have to hook up the camera every time we want to transfer files from the computer.
A couple weeks ago, I formatted my computer. After reinstalling Windows and everything, there were a couple files on the family computer that I didn’t have on my personal computer. Rather than use 30 floppy disks to transfer the data (we haven’t networked the computers together yet, and I was impatient), I simply brought the 64-meg memory stick (and reader) downstairs, transferred the files, and brought them back upstairs and put the files on my computer. Simple.
However, I’m wondering… do memory sticks get “worn out” if there’s too much data transfer going through it? I know that floppy disks can sometimes burn out, and Zip disks are vulnerable to the Click of Death… so should I use the memory stick (a $150 thing) only for pictures, or should I have no fears about wearing the thing out?