My question is:
Can anybody point me to a documented case of a flash drive dying from running Ubuntu?
People talk about the dangers and urge cautions, but I have researched on the internet and asked on Ubuntu Forms and have never found a single case of a (name brand) flash drive failure due to running Linux.
They say lifespan is 10000 to 100000 writes and up. With wear leveling this seems to work out to years or decades of normal use.
I am talking about Persistent and Full installs as there is no writing to disk with a Live install.