I have been rereading pbear's tutorial on Full Install to USB Drive: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=287353 and had a question about exactly what kind of drive would be best for this type of install.
In it he says
I had originally thought this meant a USB thumb drive, but after rereading, I see that perhaps that is not correct.I strongly recommend a USB hard drive (SSD or HDD). It will last much longer than a flash drive, give better performance and, of course, have much more space.
I am currently running Linux Mint 19.1 from a 64GB 3.1 San Disk USB Ultra Fit thumb drive connected through a powered 3.0 USB hub to my one USB 3.0 port. It runs fine – fast and no issues so far. However, I am hoping to use this set up on a permanent basis and from a reread of that tutorial, using a thumb drive is not really a long-term solution.
So - what exactly is a "USB hard drive - is it an external drive that connects via a USB port like this one: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07CRG94G3/ ... _lig_dp_it
Or is there a kind of USB stick that is not a thumb drive, but an actual hard drive? Like this: https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-SDCZ880- ... b750a779e8
I am hoping to find a permanent solution that does not involve a dual boot - but is a full install on the proper type of USB drive.
Thanks for clarification.