running the OS from a USB Flash Device

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    Is it possible to run Vista from a USB Key (say a 16GB key) basically a cheap SSD?
    looking a power consumption, heat generation, etc.


     
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    If your motherboard supports boot from USB I don't see any problems in that. But remember that USB-drives doesn't wear evenly, so it may fail faster than any ordinary SSD-drive.

    Should be relatively easy to test your proposal :)
     
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    AW: running the OS from a USB Flash Device

    Hi.
    Sorry, but this don't work as Windows will NOT install on a removable disk at all. There are few USB Sticks that can possibly be modified by changing the "removable Flag" in it's firmware but no one ever can give you a guarantee. Most of the time nothing happens at all but in worst case you can destroy the stick.
    You can only install a "Live" Version like BartsPE ore something like that to a removable drive.

    The "better" way is to use a CF Card with internal cf2sata adapter as this won't be recognised as "removable".
     
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    Hello Hey__me,

    i use this one with an SATA to eSATA Adapter as an SATA SSD in my MP Client.
     
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