I think he's getting at using this instead of a CD-RW or multiple throwaway CD-Rs, since he mentioned keeping it up-to-date.
USB stick-based means he can save his profile state also.
I'm trying to split the difference between swapping a hard drive and booting from a disc. This is probably going to be slow and fragile, but I think it will be much more convenient. I won't have to worry about a mechanical hard drive, or touching screws, and I will be able to save data and get rid of the lag CDs/DVDs have when they have after spooling down..
I looked into using a USB hard drive, but I decided it would be awkward hanging off the side of a laptop while I'm doing wireless troubleshooting.
just brew it! wrote:
Yeah, but you've indicated that it is a replacement for optical media, so your original use case is essentially read-only...
I want to have my cake and eat it too.
I'm also hoping writing to the drive will be more robust since then advertise the high write speed. I've killed two large capacity flash drives so far, and they both failed on large writes. I was pushing 8GB of MP3s to the Sandisk drive, when it went belly up. Then I tried deleting 12GB of data from my other drive, and it gave up the ghost. I'm not hard on flash drives; I really do baby them.