Tell that to the large number of people here whose flash drives have caused problems with USB loading, which is why we advise against using them in the first place. Read operations do indeed wear the flash memory, although not nearly as much as write operations, but when your system is constantly loading from a disc image that encompasses a large percent of sectors your flash drive has as hard as it possibly can, that tends to add up. Drivers and filesystems are also variable factors in this, and the ones used by cIOSes vs. the Wii's native USB drivers (such as the one in IOS58) are really quite different. If you'd take a look around, you'll notice that peoples' internal Wii NANDs are also burning out. WOOO1234, just update CoD. It doesn't affect your system menu, it just creates a save file.