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Windows 8 To Go - Setup on a USB Flash Drive or USB Disk

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    The thing is even in every day use the peaks you do see may only come close but reach the maximum speeds with any bus.

    One question I could ask here however would be if anyone managed to get the RP on a flash drive?

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  2. #71


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    One question I could ask here however would be if anyone managed to get the RP on a flash drive?
    What type of flash drive?
    I got RP on my USB 2.0 stick as usual and it's working just fine.
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  3. #72


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    One question I could ask here however would be if anyone managed to get the RP on a flash drive?
    What type of flash drive?
    I got RP on my USB 2.0 stick as usual and it's working just fine.
    I am curious how well it works with a USB2 stick. Which stick are you using.

    I am asking because at the location I am right now I have no USB3 ports.
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  4. #73


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    One question I could ask here however would be if anyone managed to get the RP on a flash drive?
    What type of flash drive?
    I got RP on my USB 2.0 stick as usual and it's working just fine.
    I am curious how well it works with a USB2 stick. Which stick are you using.

    I am asking because at the location I am right now I have no USB3 ports.
    It's the same that i benchmarked a while ago (Windows 8 to go - on a USB stick at #14) and where DP & CP were also installed, but this time x64.

    Boots in around 1min and 30sec on the best machine. It's a pretty clean install with only a few programs added.
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    Thanks Hopachi for the info.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Thanks Hopachi for the info.
    You're welcome Wolfgang.

    The first boot is, as always on usb 2.0, more than 40 minutes for sure!
    And afterwards it boots faster on all machines.
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  7. #76


    Germany/Florida
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    My first attempt in Florida was also on a USB2 stick. But that thing ran like molasses. It was practically unuseable although I had a super fast desktop and laptop. Maybe my stick was just too slow as you can see from the data in my tutorial. That's why I used that fast USB3 stick.

    Here in Germany I have only 2 older systems and no USB3 port. So I have to find a fast USB2 stick. The other option I could try is my USB2 enclosure - I have an extra 60GB SSD lying around. That is probably my fastest combination I have around here.
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    I had the CP on a Kingston 32GB DataTraveler Hi-Speed 160 model where you couldn't right click on too much however.

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    I've been staying with those model line for some time now for any live stick projects. Before I can create 8 stick however I will need to reinstall the RP once again since the first dual boot with 7 as well as changing from ide to AHCI proved to be more then 8 could handle!

    7 booted up find prompting to restart while the RP simply refused to boot up even in safe mode. Before the next install however I wanted to try out some 7 and 8 VM on another OS presently on the other drive to check out how well the other side of VBox works.
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  9. #78


    Great tutorial, thanks very much. First really good argument for USB 3 I've come across, aside from the usual impulse to go "Faster, FASTER!" in today's world. I'm thinking long and hard about adding USB 3 to my Lenovo notebooks (X220 Tablet and T520) via the regular (X220 Tablet) and half-size (T520) PCIe card mounts in those devices. I can pick up 2 or 3 ports' worth of USB 3 for around $35-40. Anybody have any recommendations for such devices? Horror stories? I'm as happy to be steered away from the bad stuff as I am to learn about the good stuff, so please share. From what I see on Newegg, the Startech device looks pretty good. And thanks again,
    --Ed--
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    The main board here has a pair of 3.0 ports still unused! The photo there is of a 32gb 2.0 flash drive that saw no issues running the 8 CP at the time. Being the newer and supposedly faster also means the newer price tags! For a 16gb 3.0 flash drive I can easily grab a 64gb 2.0 model instead by the same brand.

    Brand wise as far as addon cards I might tend to favor US Robotics, Newegg.com - USRobotics USR8401 USB ExpressCard 2 x USB 3.0 or go with the Silverstone seen at Newegg.com - Silverstone EC02 Slim ExpressCard/34 USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter
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