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W8 64bits and CF Compact Flash Memory Card reader 32GB


#1
My new Laptop is coming soon. It has • Windows 8 64bits
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
750GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive

Questions: Can I use Flash memory card instead of DVD's to make Recovery Factory image? If so, would 32 GB memory card suffice? Is flash card better than DVD...to keep. I learned from my google/internet research there are all sorts of flash cards. Is this the right flash card for what I intend to do?

Sorry I really do not know flash cards. ZERO. I notice from TV and movies, spies always insert what looks like this product to obtain classified information from PC when nobody is around....and they always seem to finish it just before the owner comes back....few seconds. One whole minute, tops.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM
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#2
That is USB flash drive to be exact. But make sure to get at least USB 2.0 for better data transfer speed (3.0 is the best). I don't think there is an option for DVD image recovery back up anyway because the entire image is at least 12GB (dual Layer DVDs is only up to 8GB). But if your laptop has bluray burner, then it's possible. But yeah, you can use the USB flash drive with at least 16GB available storage space to create your recovery backup image.





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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer AX Series & HP i-5 2400s
    Screen Resolution
    Main PC - 2x Sony PS3 3D LED Displays + 1x 22" Philips; HTPC - 47" HDTV w/ 17" LCD secondary display
    Hard Drives
    Internal- 1TB on each system; 1x120GB SSD on main PC
    External (network attached)- 1x2TB Seagate backup; 1x1TB ext. storage; 1x500GB,
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#3
The one I returned has 6 GB memory( instead of 8) and 575GB HDD(instead of 750), also W8 64bits.... and it took 6 DVD's to create recovery disc set. The one prior to the last (a 4 GB memory Vista) took three DVD's. It seems every time Microsoft creates a new OS, it is bigger than the previous. So I figure this one would take more than 6 DVD's.

I am glad the 32 GB Flash memory card is more than sufficient. CF compact(whatever it means) is not good? I mean it does not say whether it is 2 or 3 USB. Just CF compact.

BTW, I still do not know the diff between flash reader and flash memory cards.

And no, it has only Blueray reader. No burner.

Diverting a little bit, can anybody else use the 6 dvd recovery set that I created from the W8 HP that I returned?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM

bobkn

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#4
CF (compact flash) cards are the sort used in digital cameras. It's the least compact of the flash memory cards. SD cards have mostly superseded it. Either type requires a reader to be read by a computer. (Some computers have built-in card readers.)

It may be possible to use flash cards for the recovery device, but I'm not sure.

A USB flash device is what I've seen in most recent movies.

You can buy 32GB USB flash drives for less than $20. There are even some USB3 drives at that price. (They'll also work in USB2 slots.) Here are 57 to choose from:

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Flash Memory & Readers, USB Flash Drives, 32GB, USB 3.0

(Some of the cheapest have good customer ratings.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable