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 Post subject: flash drive for linux OS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:18 am 
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I want to run a PC on a lightweight linux OS. I'm thinking of getting 16gb. Is there a "best" drive for this? Any special specs? Planning on running it 24/7.


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 Post subject: Re: flash drive for linux OS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:43 am 
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Chances are everything on it will be too small for transfer speeds to really matter. So really, any thumb drive should do.

And if it's a really lightweight one, it should run entirely on RAM if said machine has plenty of it.


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 Post subject: Re: flash drive for linux OS
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:30 pm 
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phillyj wrote:
Is there a "best" drive for this?


Yea...you're looking for an mSATA drive. :shock:

You're really just going to be limited to USB speed (eithe 2.0 or 3.0) depending on what you use.

I know there's steps on how to turn a LiveUSB into a writable media for Ubuntu Disks. Admittedly, most distros should fit on either 8 or 16 gig drives.


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