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Thread: Does Winxp Boot Faster On Usb Hd/flash Drive?

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    Guys this thread was about OS boot optimization not a debate about the rights and wrongs of forum use. It would be more usefull to answer the guys question or point him in the right direction than just argue over his not searching, this thread could have been sorted in 2 posts

    Q: "WOULD IT BE FASTER"
    A: "MAYBE, read this thread... http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=....."
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    Quote Originally Posted by elmo
    Guys this thread was about OS boot optimization not a debate about the rights and wrongs of forum use. It would be more usefull to answer the guys question or point him in the right direction than just argue over his not searching, this thread could have been sorted in 2 posts

    Q: "WOULD IT BE FASTER"
    A: "MAYBE, read this thread... http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=....."
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    Damn it, now you have to be taught the right ways

    In my response I pointed what to look at (might as well learn and understand stuff rather than have everything chewed and digested for you). And there is in fact a need to point out that there is a lot of useful information to be found here, if one searches that is. I prefer to have "redundant" posts in a thread then a bunch of threads that ask same question.

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    wasnt referring to your post rushnrockt dude
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    Quote Originally Posted by shizzle
    Seriously. It may be easier (for you) for someone to just tell you,
    but this is not one of those topics that is only covered at mp3car.com....
    so !

    Learning is fun!!!!
    Agreed. We're not here to babysit newbies who simply refuse to take the time to do a quick search before starting a new thread. If you have a question to ask, search before posting it. That is just simple forum etiquette, anywhere.

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    USB 1.1 provides a theoretical throughput of 12mb/s
    CF has a bandwidth of 16 mb/s IIRC (I'm to lazy to look this up atm)
    ATA-133 provides a theoretical throughput of 133 mb/s

    What numbers are larger?

    There are arguments about the benifits of no seek times with CF, but I don't buy it. It is also noteworthy that CF cards wear out far sooner then a hard drive.

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    Hahahaha amazing... about ready to close this thread me thinks but here is a summary:

    People saying SEARCH NOOB: 7 (fluffy and elmo count as half each cause they were completely mean about it! ehehhe )
    People against SEARCH NOOB: 3

    Average posts/person for people that say SEARCH NOOB (in getting the avg, fluffy and elmos counts were halfed): 463 POSTS PER USER

    Average posts/person for people against SEARCH NOOB: 40...F-O-R-T-Y


    Conclusion: when you get some more forum time you will also see how it is more effective to search!



    Conclusion 2: if I were at work I should be fired for losing 5 minutes in somethign as productive as this!

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    Conclusion 3: if I factor myself in the SEARCH NOOB category, the average posts voting for SEARCH go upto 800/USER!!!! WOHOOOO! WOOOT!


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    Quiet bugbyte!!!! If too many people find out where to find information for themselves less people will be asking stupid questions! and I'll have no use for my mathematical skills!

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    1. I'll apologize for all the long standing members here for being dinks to you, its quite possibly some are just having a bad day, however lately the same members seem to be having "bad days, everyday"

    2. I havent read through most of the posts so forgive me if I repeat something

    3. If your planning on booting a flash drive through USB 2.0 on a via system you can forget it, the via BIOS doesn't support it. However using flash media or solid state media does increase the speed of the boot process (depending on the type of flash media) , but not by much because typically you'll be going through the IDE bus which does have a bandwidth limit.

    4. Read up a bit on Minlogon, EWF and nLite. I think that you might find some more clues as to what your looking for.

    5. One more thing, when being run from a "removeable drive" Windows XP will not shut down properly (it will freeze) so your flash drive or solid state media device must be able to be set up as a "fixed disk". Which may not be possible on some flash media or solid state devices


    6. You probably could have found these anwsers by searching but because the articles are lenghty and a bit combersome you might not have gotten the information back in such a compacted form which is why I took the time to get you started.

    7. Good luck on the rest of your research and I hope that you are not discouraged by the initial feedback you recived here, beleive me these guys are all brillient in thier own ways and have a lot to offer to this community.
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