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USB Flash drive too slow

I've tried like 10 USB flash drives, and they are all slow :( External USB hard-drives are much faster. For example transfer speeds on the WD passport are like 20 MB/sec compared to like 2 MB/sec on ...
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USB 3.0 Flash Drive slower than USB 2.0

I have just bought a USB Stick (Flash Drive) from Philips. 32GB USB 3.0. I had some other problems with my USB 3.0 Installation but now this is resovled. My USB 3.0 hub is now a 7 Port USB 3.0 Metall ...
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1answer
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Provide multiple thumb-drives via RAID 0 / USB-hub better performance than a single thumb-drive? [duplicate]

Suppose I'd attach N flash-sticks to an USB-hub and configure them using soft-RAID level 0 [striping]. Is this configuration likely to provide better throughput than a single flash-stick?
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Strange performance differences in read/write from/to USB flash drive

When copying files from my 8GB USB 2.0 flash drive with Windows 7 to a traditional hard drive, the average speed is between 25 and 30 MB/s. When doing the reverse, copying to the USB drive, the speed ...
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1answer
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Is it worth installing applications to removable flash media on Windows 7?

Without the funds to buy a SSD for my soon to arrive laptop, and the knowledge that Visual Studio 2010 can be quite slow at times on a normal hard disk, I was trying to come up with possible solutions ...
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Running a VM off a USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Mac/Parallels/XP

I use a MacBook Air as my primary machine, and the 128GB SSD means space is precious. To save about 10 GB, I've been running Parallels with a Windows XP VM off an external USB hard drive, which ...
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3answers
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How to correctly partition usb flash drive and which filesystem to choose considering wear leveling?

Two problems. First one: how to partition the flash drive? I shouldn't need to do this, but I'm no longer sure if my partition is properly aligned since I was forced to delete and create a new ...
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1answer
513 views

How can I good performance from an OSX install on a USB stick?

I installed OSX on a USB stick, using a HFS+ filesystem. Although the OS is fully functional, it is incredibly slow, with frequent spinning wheel cursor. I am using the fastest (and most expensive) ...
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Up-to-date Comparison of High-Speed USB Flash Drives

I am looking for comparison of the performance of USB flash drives. I have found several older comparisons, but I am trying to find a more up-to-date comparisons that apply to the larger storage ...
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Why are USB flash drives so much slower than solid-state drives?

From what I understand, USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSDs) are based on similar technologies, NAND flash memory. But, USB flash drives are usually quite slow, with a read and write speed ...
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2answers
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What is a good transfer speed for a USB2.0 Flash Drive?

Transfer speed of flash drives seems to vary significantly. What do people see as the minimum acceptable performance (read / write in MB/sec)? What would constitute really good performance?
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Why does Chromium run so slow in portable mode?

I am using Chromium on a flash drive through LiberKey and it does everything I want it to do as far as syncing my Chrome bookmarks from home, etc. But it's soooooo slow. If I open more than 1 tab, or ...
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2answers
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USB Drive is Very Slow

I recently bought a Patriot Xporter XT Boost 8GB Flash Drive whish is supposed to be one of the faster flash drives but it seems extremelly slow. For isntance Firefox takes several minutes to load. ...
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2answers
108 views

What changes should I make to an Ubuntu that runs from a USB flash drive?

I'm considering running my laptop from a USB flash drive. The system would be one of the Ubuntu family. What should I do to ensure that the USB flash drive lasts as long as possible? What can I do ...
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8answers
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Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files [closed]

I want a drive that I can be used as my work drive, storing a Subversion repo and sandbox for a small project. I'd also like it to be able to store a DVD rip. At the moment I've got a Super Talent ...
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3answers
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Shopping for Fast USB Flash Drives [closed]

I would like to pick up some really fast USB flash drives in the 16 - 64 GB range. When looking at drives they just list their size, their form factor (key chain hook, slider, etc.) and the fact that ...