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Hey guys,

So I have a question, first off I have a completely poratble set up of LaunchBox and BigBox on my portable HDD, for emulators and roms. I however would like to purchase a USB Stick to put it all on, for portablility, and was wondering what others may use? if you use this sort of set up?

I am looking for the best option really, I have heard of SSD USB 3.0 Sticks recently and am hoping some people here may have tried this out to see how well it runs?

Thanks anyway guys in advance 😁

 

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read and write speeds are usually much slower from a USB Flash drive I haven't heard of SSD USB 3.0 sticks and always thought flash drives used the same tech as SSD just slowed down by the USB speeds compared to SATA. I've had a SSD to USB enclosure for years if that is the same thing you mean.

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51 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

read and write speeds are usually much slower from a USB Flash drive I haven't heard of SSD USB 3.0 sticks and always thought flash drives used the same tech as SSD just slowed down by the USB speeds compared to SATA. I've had a SSD to USB enclosure for years if that is the same thing you mean.

Yeah, no flash drives use flash memory as oppose to solid state memory. Very different in speeds apparently, according to the interweb.

I also just read that the USB 3.0, does bottle neck the speed a tad, but not by much, and apparently speeds are still better than the usual flash drive and certainly a HDD.

Edit: Also no, I do mean specifiacally a thumb drive (for size/portablilty purposes), not a enclosed SSD.

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Posted (edited)
35 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

They actually both use flash memory but the quality of the SSD memory is much higher than the flash drives

Source

https://danielmiessler.com/blog/the-difference-between-ssd-and-flash-hard-drives/

 

Hmm, interesting 🤔 It seems I stand corrected (although techincally I sit corrected, as I am currently sitting, but meh..., semantics 😂)

What do you think of this review? I cant tell from his conlsusion which would be better suited for launchbox?: https://nerdtechy.com/best-portable-solid-state-flash-drives

 

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tyop =P

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See I didn't even know those things exist

 

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Posted (edited)
54 minutes ago, DOS76 said:

See I didn't even know those things exist

 

Well my momma always said "life was like".... no wait wrong one... Ah yes, that was it...

"you learn something new every day" 😜

 

Anyone else know of any good sticks?

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