Question Does continuuous power from a usb port damage flash drives?

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My front USB 3.0 ports permanently supply power to devices, even when the PC is shut off. I suppose this is a feature to charge phones, etc.

I have flash drives in them almost all the time, and they still get quite hot if I plug them out when my PC has been shut down for a long time.

Is this damaging for flash drives? Does it reduce their lifespan?
 
I think most likely it doesn't.
I would think USB sticks are designed for continuous use and as long as the temperature doesn't exceed the specs for the components in the USB stick.....it should be fine.
....and if the USB stick is operating properly.....the temp shouldn't exceed the spec.
 

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