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Windows 7: Imaging with free Macrium

17 Jan 2015   #1220
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

See, patience does it.


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17 Jan 2015   #1221
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
See, patience does it.
"Instant gratification takes too long." - Carrie Fisher
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17 Jan 2015   #1222
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Sorry late reply and yes I was surprised how long it took and what threw me a bit was the greyed out buttons on the bottom of that window as I took it to be a non responding program

It is booting up very slowly but I am putting it down to the stick being a 2.0 USB one don't know if the 3.0 would be any quicker (I do have 3.0 ports and I guess an SSD in an enclosure might be a tad quicker) and if I was at home I would put it on the SSD as I think I mentioned before but all I have to do now is to set up the wifi connection for the net. ( Always the worst part of setting up to me at least)
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18 Jan 2015   #1223
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A USB2 stick is slow by nature. I am sure you would do a lot better with a fast USB3 stick. I use the one below and I have no problems in terms of timing. Even on a modest PC from 2007 (where I added 2 PCI-e USB3 ports), booting was in no time and operation was fluid. The same on my little Asus Transformer that has a USB3 port.

And this is the stick I use:


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18 Jan 2015   #1224
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Wolfgang I will just have to get a 3.0 stick and they are still quite expensive here unless one goes onto Ebay and I do like to stick (nice pun??) to quality stuff when it comes to my machines.
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18 Jan 2015   #1225
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I recently bought a couple of Kingston 16GB USB 3/2 (DT100G3) from an Australian supplier (MSY) for $10 each. Maybe they aren't the fastest flash drives but pretty cheap. The 32GB is $18 I think.
The problem I have is I don't think my motherboard allows native booting to USB 3. So I'd check that you can boot to a USB 3 before spending too much.
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18 Jan 2015   #1226
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Ok Wolfgang I will just have to get a 3.0 stick and they are still quite expensive here unless one goes onto Ebay and I do like to stick (nice pun??) to quality stuff when it comes to my machines.
I use a whole collection of USB3 drives. But those are my preferred two for booting from USB:

Sandisk Extreme USB3.0 64GB USB Flash Drive (Black) - Newegg.com

PNY 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD128TBOP-GE - Newegg.com

And here are the performance measurements - note the access times. A SSD is 0.1ms.

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18 Jan 2015   #1227
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.1 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ok Wolfgang I will just have to get a 3.0 stick and they are still quite expensive here unless one goes onto Ebay and I do like to stick (nice pun??) to quality stuff when it comes to my machines.
USB 2.0 sticks are too slow.

I tried using a USB 2.0 stick for Ubuntu 10 and it was appalling.
The Ubuntu Live CD outperformed it (I don't know how)!

Here in Adelaide:
  • High performance USB 3.0 sticks (SanDisk Extreme - 190 MB/s) cost about $1/GB for the 64 GB version
  • Medium performance USB 3.0 sticks (SanDisk Ultra - 80 MB/s) cost about $0.50/GB for the 64 GB version
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18 Jan 2015   #1228
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The interesting thing is that my USB3 sticks perform quite well on a USB2 port. I guess the secret is in the access time of the sticks.
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18 Jan 2015   #1229
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I recently bought a couple of Kingston 16GB USB 3/2 (DT100G3) from an Australian supplier (MSY) for $10 each. Maybe they aren't the fastest flash drives but pretty cheap. The 32GB is $18 I think.
The problem I have is I don't think my motherboard allows native booting to USB 3. So I'd check that you can boot to a USB 3 before spending too much.
mmm I might zip over and see them MJ as the new laptop is all 3.0 ports and Wolfgang I tried out the HD tune app and I see what you mean by the speed difference in that my SSD came up in excess of 430Mbs and the stick a really terrible 11Mbs. So I shall have to get the other 3.0 stick.
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