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I currently have a live usb of Linux Mint 14, and while I'm pretty happy with it, I just want to confirm, will it boot faster if I actually install it onto my hard drive? That would be the main reason I'd install it, because even as a live usb it works pretty well, it just takes a while to boot.

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Yes, almost certainly. Unless you have a very fast USB stick, any hard drive will be substantially faster than using a Live USB.

Most USB sticks use fairly cheap flash that's not terribly fast, and rarely comes close to saturating USB 2 bandwidth. There are a few specialty USB sticks built for speed, which use USB 3 and effectively have SSD controllers, but they're pretty expensive.

  • Great, thank you! I'd love to get a usb 3 but I'm pretty sure my computer won't even support it anyways since I got it in the summer of 2008 and according to wikipedia, usb 3 came out later in november. Not a huge deal though, I'll probably just install it :D – user219048 Apr 27 '13 at 20:51

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