Bootable USB(not live) performance tweaks

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Bootable USB(not live) performance tweaks

Postby DrSafetyMD on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Hi. I've created a few portable Linux Mint USB sticks over the past year, meaning I actually installed the OS to the stick; these are not liveUSB's.
I've noticed a few things:

1) When the system is updating or if I'm downloading something, whatever I'm doing tends to hang for ~15 seconds every ~10 seconds. After the download is done, everything's fine again.
2) Some flash drives are faster than others.

I was wondering how I could (a) pick the best flash drive for the job and (b) tweak that flash drive to perform adequately.

I've also been doing some research on SSD alignment. Could that have something to do with it? Could USB write speed be the issue?

Thanks in advance, guys :D
DrSafetyMD
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:59 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Bootable USB(not live) performance tweaks

Postby Minterator on Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:59 pm

Use a USB 3.0 card reader with an SDHC UHS flash drive. That combo reads at 75MB/s & writes at 45MB/sec, so the OS will feel as fast as any hard disk. USB 2.0 will work as well, the speed of the UHS flash drive is more important.
Linux Mint 13 MATE 64-bit
User avatar
Minterator
Level 3
Level 3
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:29 am


Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Minterator, stubz02 and 17 guests