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Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB?

Would it be better to use a USB or a SD card as use for ReadyBoost? I run windows 7 on a acer aspire laptop.
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122 views

What type of file is an operating system?

I've been looking up information about operating systems lately, and have yet to find an answer to this question. What type of file is an operating system? Would it be an application(.exe), some ...
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1answer
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How to prevent any Windows 7, 8, XP install to write $Recycle.Bin, System Volume Information on multiuse (Android, Linux) FAT32 SD cards/USB sticks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Windows 7 to NOT use the recycling Bin on a removable drive? It's not enough if I set up my machine to work properly, I want to be able to use the SD cards ...
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2answers
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Which would be more reliable for data archival - SD card or a generic USB thumbdrive? [closed]

I've been thinking lately what should I preferably use for data storage and archival. I will say in advance that I do not use flash memory as the only storage media - I also keep my data on the hard ...
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2answers
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Do there exist kB-sized USB drives or SD cards? [closed]

I was wondering if there exist data storage devices with very small capacities like 8 or 16 kB. The use for them would be transferring small files to and from a very sensitive offline computer. If ...
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1answer
279 views

Turning 4 GB SD card into 2 GB SD (for AKAI MPC 2000xl)

I got a device (AKAI MPC 2000xl) that allows me to use 2GB SD cards only. How can I format a 4 GB card to make device think that it is 2 GB? Notes: It is absolutely okay if I lose 2 GB of space. ...
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1answer
463 views

“Real” raw access of flash memory cards?

I have a 16GB microSDHC card that apparently was nuked by the phone (a friend's phone, not sure which, but I can find out): while taking pictures, it suddenly could no longer access/recognize the ...
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1answer
2k views

Is flash storage affected by magnetic fields?

I have several SD cards and USB flash drives that are often laying around my work space. Do I have to be careful to keep magnets away from them? (This paranoia is showing my age - I remember needing ...
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1answer
186 views

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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2answers
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Windows 7 Virtual Memory Optimization - ReadyBoost vs. Flash Swap vs. RAM Disk?

At first i thought ReadyBoost means having swap file allocated to flash drive which is wrong because ReadyBoost serves as additional storage for swap file or should i say it mirrors swap file on hard ...
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3answers
3k views

Windows 7 ReadyBoost - What File System To Use With Flash Card/Drive?

NTFS, exFAT or FAT32? I know that FAT32 has a limit of 4GB transfer per file, but is it faster and better than NTFS or exFAT? Since Windows 7 by itself uses NTFS, it remains logical to format flash ...
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Running Operating System From Flash Card Or Flash Drive On Laptop?

I heard that flash memory cards are better than flash drives for this and they are also small things that fit into flash reader slot in laptop that don't stick and hang so you would be able to carry ...
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362 views

What is the replacement of the floppy

While CD (and to an lesser extend DVD) disks have reached the price-point of the floppy, they have one significant downside, it is WORM (Write-Once Read-Many) media, allowing it to be used only one ...
3
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1answer
260 views

Any large USB sticks with integrated card readers?

I have one of Kingston's DataTraveller Micro Reader USB sticks, a fantastic memory stick with an integrated micro SD and M2 card reader. However, I've gradually filled it to the brim and am looking ...
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2answers
359 views

SD card mounted as bootable image instead of FAT 32

I have an SD card that I recently used to take photos on vacation. It have taken a lot of photos using it and worked fine on the camera. However, I had forgotten that a few months before this trip, I ...
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1answer
239 views

Copying SD Cards with “LaCie d2 Network”

The LaCie d2 Network has a feature where by you can attach a USB drive and press the blue button at the from and it will copy the drive contents (no computer required). (See this review for more ...