Posted 21 March 2005 - 07:33 PM
I have a several part post .
1) Can an OS be place on a USB drive boot and run ?
2) Would the USB drive be faster .
3) If I were to run it on the interior port on an add on USB 2.0 card would the heat inside the case affect it ?
4) How stable is the memory on a USB drive ? Is it solid state , or is it a micro drive ?
My reasons for asking is I test software (just for me) to see how it will effect my computers and network . I could place the OS on two 1gb USB drives , not using one of the drives . Test the software to see how it inter-acts . When I am finished wipe the drive and use the unused drive to copy the OS back to the wiped drive . I think , not know , that if the USB drives are solid state the tranfer should be as fast as the USB and computer will allow . I would use Digital Dolly , a P-III 500 with 768mb RAM if this is possible .
I know nothing about USB drives so please don't infer I believe this will work . If 1gb drives were cheaper I would test it and let you know the results . ALL opinion and advise are welcome .
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