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Topic # 189472 31-Dec-2015 09:49
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I'm fooling around with W7 installations on bootable flash drives ATM and all I have spare are a couple of ancient 2.0 Lexar 8GB drives, which I suspect are a bit duff.

Anyone able to suggest a effective reliable brand\model? I'm not too price-conscious at this level, just want something reliable.

Building these bootable installers and getting them to work in UEFI boards is a tough enough call as it is, without having to worry about dodgy hardware.

Thanks for reading :-)

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  Reply # 1459421 31-Dec-2015 09:52
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I have a bunch of Apacer USB3. They're not a lot faster than USB2, but they seem reliable. Cheap from PBTech.

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  Reply # 1459427 31-Dec-2015 09:58
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I really love my transcend Jetflash 780, it has great write performance (40MBPS) and incredible read performance (150-200MBPS)

I've got the 16GB model

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  Reply # 1459476 31-Dec-2015 12:41
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Thanks timmmay, INomNomI and macuser. Ended up getting (well, ordering) 2 x Transcend Jetflash 780 sticks at $17.50 each. Sounds like they'll do the job.

Cheers and Happy New Year :-)

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