When you delete files on a flash drive they don't actually get deleted -- not even from the file list, meaning the space is not available for use. You can empty the trash in OS X, but if you have many files on your comp and delete securely this could take minutes - hours. This is unacceptable. This is an old annoyance that has come up both here and in the Dev community over the years. I was hoping they would fix it in Mountain Lion, but as of DP2 so far so bad. Many consider it to be a bug, others don't. This thread is for people who fall into the former category, or those who may have a workaround and aren't going to suggest we just sit around and watch the grass grow while OS X slowly secure deletes both it's trash and the flash drive's. When I delete a file on my flash drive I want the space to be immediately available. Either by immediately securely erasing the file, or even just insecurely deleting it. I don't want there to be a (d**n) .trashes folder. Anyone have any ideas?