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USB 2.0 vs USB 3.0 sticks for Linux

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  1. OM2

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    I want to try Linux on a USB stick
    USB 3.0 stick - obvious choice? Will run faster

    Or maybe it doesn't matter?

    Before anyone says: I do have a USB 3.0 slot on my laptop

    Thanks


    OM
     
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    Only just read this so you can disregard my warnings in your 'caddy' thread.

    I would go for Usb 3, it's quite a lot faster than 2 and you should be able to boot a 3 stick at full speed since you have a 3 slot. Even if it won't boot at full 3 speed I'd still get a 3 stick, they seem to be faster than a 2 even in a 2 slot.
     
  3. OM2

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    thanks - ordering one now :)
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    They are faster even in a 2 slot. I seem to remember seeing that there were problems with making them bootable in USBĀ£ slots, but that may have been fixed or I may be wrong.
     
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    I have had a few issues using the usb3 port however when I use the usb 2 port [usb 3 flash drive] it works and boots fine. New distros are being released everyday so this may have been fixed.
     
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    I think the Bios has to support booting from a Usb 3.0 device for it to work.
     
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    Using a Usb 3.0 port I think you'll just have to try it and see. As crjdriver mentioned a Usb 3.0 stick in a Usb 2 port will boot up ok but at Usb 2 speed. (Provided the Bios supports Usb booting of course).
     
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    From what I recall, when using the usb 3 port, it did show up on the asus quick boot menu as a boot disk however it just did not work correctly. Same flash drive put into the usb 2 and restarted; quick boot menu again showed the drive and it worked correctly.
     
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