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Livio Coccia Jul 14, 2011, 05:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello Members, i hope you can advise me on this please, i'm based in London (UK)

Whats the best USB flash stick, i'd like around a 16 Gig in size around, something very fast USB 2.0 not 3.0, that can read and write having high transfer rates, but can also take a high quantity of reading and writing so that it will last a long time before it fails.

I'd like to use it to hold a portable linux os (crunchbang 10), i haven't decided on a price bracket that i would be will to pay.

Do teckkie members know any suitable makes?, i found one called Cactus 16gig-usb but i think the read/write speed is on the slow side, but i think it's a 'Single Level Cell (SLC)' flash which is can take 100,000 read/write's.

Any help or advise would be great thanks
regards
Livio


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micro Jul 14, 2011, 07:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Whats the best USB flash stick for a operating system?
ADATA has some great reviews http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211521

I would have said patriot x or corsair other wise.
Best thing to do is see what is available for you and check reviews and look for read/write mb/s.

You might as well get a usb 3.0 as it is backwards compatible for future proofing and it should have better 2.0 read/write speeds then most 2.0 only.

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Livio Coccia Jul 15, 2011, 02:01am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Whats the best USB flash stick for a operating system?
Thanks micro, I never thought about considering a USB 3.0 flash stick as being actually the best way to go, although I have read somewhere regarding your recommendations in your reply.
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