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Cannot boot from Flash Drive

  1. #61

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    I have imaged to the micro SDXC card - no problem. The problem I currently have is that my Macrium WinPE apparently has no driver for the SD card. I can restore a data partition from the installed Macrium, but the WinPE does not see the card.

    124GB cards are extremely expensive. I think you would do better off with a disk - even a 120GB SSD is cheaper. A 64GB MicroSD card can cost up to $100 whilst a 120GB SSD can be had for $70. And the SSD is n-teen times faster and more reliable. - SanDisk Extreme 64GB MicroSD Extended Capacity (Micro SDXC) Flash Card

    Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -

    PS - Here is a full size 128 SD card with a decent performance - but look at the price. And that is still 5 times slower than a SSD.

    Patriot EP Pro Series 128GB Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card Model PEF128GSXC10333 -

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  2. #62

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    I think I'll stick with usb.

    My last image was about 12 GBs.

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  3. #63

    Posts : 4,515
    Vista and Win7

    A stick is OK for travelling with a small laptop or a tablet. But for home use I would recommend a disk. That is a lot faster and more reliable - especially a SSD.

    For when you take the image, speed does not matter because you can 'hide' Macrium. But the recovery from a stick will be extremely slow - you may be talking hours.
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