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You can find information about a hardware device in /sys. For a disk drive, look under /sys/block. For example, information about /dev/sdb is under /sys/block/sdb. The file ``/sys/block/sdbcontains1if the device is removable and0otherwise. There's more information in the directory linked to bydevice, including themodelandvendor`.


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Essentially what you have done by using mkfs.ntfs -F /dev/sdb or whatever against that flash disk is that you have forced upon the flash disk an ntfs partition. The alert you are getting and this is just my hunch here is because you mounted it as vfat in /etc/mtab then forced an overwrite of the file system using ntfs. Although that's just speculative. ...


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Since there is no better answer, I just wanted to remark that your values are very good for a flash drive in general, and quite within the expected range for your specific flash drive. Marketing values such as 190MB/s write speed are not in general sustainable (they are valid for a few seconds at most, till the internal buffer is filled,a nd do not reflect ...


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I suspect you are using a mount command like the one below: mount -t msdos /dev/XYZ /mnt/test This will force the partition to be mounted in legacy DOS FAT filesystem which uses the 8.3 filename convention (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_filename) instead of vfat which uses Long filenames (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_filename). ...


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It is probably the file-system on the usb-storage. FAT file system can only support file-names of 8+3 characters. This file-system is very old. It is only needed for backwards compatibility with very old systems. FAT also only support upper-case characters. As this is only one case, there is an option to map this to lower-case. This makes thing more ...


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You can check the 'dmesg' output for 'mounted' like so: dmesg -T|grep 'mounted' and if you want monitor it if already mounted you can use inotify but keep in mind this is strictly a linux solution so for Unix you'll need to use some other tool to monitor filesystem activity.


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Use following sudo su gparted Then select devices from menu, select usb drive and work....



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