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Just bought Sandisk's Extreme USB 3.0 64GB and I'm after a good distro to use on it. Its got insane read/write speeds (around 170MB/s) so it doesn't need to be ...
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    Distro for 64GB USB 170MB/s read/write. Portable OS for Multiple PC's


    Just bought Sandisk's Extreme USB 3.0 64GB and I'm after a good distro to use on it. Its got insane read/write speeds (around 170MB/s) so it doesn't need to be one that runs in the ram. I'd like one that would offer the same functionality as a desktop install of something like Ubuntu or Mint, but that could be used from the USB on various machines.

    Any idea's?

    (Tried to post a link for the USB but the forum wont let me post URLs until after I've made 15 posts or more)

    Thanks!

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    You can use Unetbootin to install a live USB image to the device, and then boot that on most any system. UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    You can use Unetbootin to install a live USB image to the device, and then boot that on most any system.
    Thanks, I am aware of that. But I'm after particular distro's that would suit that environment well. Also, just from some additional research, I'm leaning towards a direct install rather then a persistent Live CD setup. Any thoughts on that too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_B90 View Post
    Thanks, I am aware of that. But I'm after particular distro's that would suit that environment well. Also, just from some additional research, I'm leaning towards a direct install rather then a persistent Live CD setup. Any thoughts on that too?
    Ubuntu-based distributions (I think that would include Mint), have the ability to create a bootable, writable USB drive.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    One should also do research on whether the distro is usb 3.0 bootable or not.
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