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It reads at 12.5MegaBytes/second rarely going above or below that, from both the optical drive and the flash memory.

That's ~continuous~ as there is practically no seek speed, and it equates to 81x in CD-ROM speeds, or 9.46x in DVD-ROM speeds!! Much faster than a real optical drive will attain!

The write speed depends on the Class of the MicroSD card. The Class number is the minimum write speed of the card in MByte/s.
At minimum we will choose Class 4 cards (4MB/s), but we will try our best to obtain Class 6 and higher!

* For those who like specificity, all MegaByte figures are actually in MibiBytes, meaning 1024*1024 bytes.



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post #52 of 59

Or you can use YUMI, Universal USB Installer, or UNetbootin and boot load a bunch of iso's on to a flash drive and boot from it. A 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive is about $25 on sale, a 16 GB for about $15, and an 8GB for about $7.

Also instead of using Daemon Tools or another bloated program to mount ISO's, you can use WinCDEMU. It's 812kb, lightweight, and has a portable version.

 

Still a cool concept though, I like how you can configure it from a config file and how it's standalone.

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post #53 of 59
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Or you can use YUMI, Universal USB Installer, or UNetbootin and boot load a bunch of iso's on to a flash drive and boot from it. A 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive is about $25 on sale, a 16 GB for about $15, and an 8GB for about $7.


Also instead of using Daemon Tools or another bloated program to mount ISO's, you can use WinCDEMU. It's 812kb, lightweight, and has a portable version.

Still a cool concept though, I like how you can configure it from a config file and how it's standalone.

^this.
post #54 of 59
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Windows 8 makes this useless for Windows users.

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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet but this is NOT new.
This device right here has been my saviour for many repairs and builds, It's got every OS ISO loaded onto it and it's as easy as selecting the ISO on the screen and mounting.

   
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I can see this being beneficial for installing Windows from USB, except if you have a functional system it doesn't take long nor is it difficult to do that anyway.

If I'm in Linux? I'll just mount the ISO thanks.
If I'm in Windows? I'll just go download ImDisk and mount the ISO to RAM.
    
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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet but this is NOT new.
This device right here has been my saviour for many repairs and builds, It's got every OS ISO loaded onto it and it's as easy as selecting the ISO on the screen and mounting.

Heh, well the thread is also 9 month old...I wonder if they ever actually sent out sticks to those who pledged. I also wonder if the people that did so now realize there are much cheaper way to do this. Some of them involve some work, but I am any one would could make an .iso and know how to use the file could figure it out.
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I'm not sure if this has been mentioned yet but this is NOT new.
This device right here has been my saviour for many repairs and builds, It's got every OS ISO loaded onto it and it's as easy as selecting the ISO on the screen and mounting.


And what is that?
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Still funny to see people think it is a regular USB Mass Storage device thumb.gif
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