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Re: Unable to see icons on my flash drive

From: Thomas Hruska <thruska_at_cubiclesoft.com>
Date: 2007-01-19 08:11:13 CET

christian.blackburn@go.losrios.edu wrote:
> Dear TortoiseSVN Devs,
>
> Let me start by saying I love your subversion UI and have been using it for about a 1.5 years now. I've noticed that my flash drive doesn't show the custom repository status icons that are shown when the same folder is on my hard drive. It would be great if you added a checkbox to support flash drives, or better still, the option to include/exclude specific drive letters via a settings dialog.
>
> (This box at work uses Windows 2000 Pro SP4, which I don't think is related to the issue at all)
>
> Thanks,
> Christian Blackburn

I use a flash drive with TSVN for most of my dev. work (minus large
graphics). You have to change TSVN's preferences to include "removable
storage disks", which is what most USB drives are.

Note: You should check the write speed and # of writes of your flash
drive. If you can't find specs., it probably runs at something sluggish
like < 1MB/sec. and 10,000 write cycles. SVN on flash drives is
painfully sluggish on those types of flash drives when doing check-ins
and checkouts. I got a "Kingston DataTraveler Elite" for Christmas
which has a tested 14MB/sec. write speed, 24MB/sec. read speed and is
good for 100,000 write cycles (Tom's Hardware Guide, IIRC, did an
article). Blazing fast - feels slightly slower than a hard drive but
very good none-the-less.

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Received on Fri Jan 19 08:11:37 2007

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