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gntlhnds
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Fast/Slow Thumbdrives

I use a Transcend 8GB thumb drive. At work I have a locked down W2K machine without admin privileges. At home I have a laptop running XPSP2. My thumbdrive works great at work. It loads quickly, behaves the way it should. I have no complaints. AT home on my XP machine, though, is another story. It is excruciatingly slow on my XP machine. I had read somewhere about thumbdrives running slower on XP machines when they are FAT(32) formatted instead of NTFS. Has anyone had any experience with this? I don't plug my thumbdrive into my computer at home that much because I normally have all I need installed already. But I have thought of reformatting it as NTFS. What are your thoughts? I know that can cause it to wear out faster, but how much faster would that be? Any thoughts?

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Not NTFS

NTFS isn't for flash drives as I remember. It's probably slower because of the lack of processes in memory.

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gntlhnds
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Clarification

I should probably clarify a little bit. It is slow on any XP machine I stick it in. I have XP running in Parallels on my iMac as well, and it is slow in that one too.

BTW, I know this is more than likely impossible, but it never hurts to ask. If anyone can make the PortableApps menu work on both Windows and Mac machines, that would be awesome. I have a Mac at home as well as a Windows laptop, and I use W2K at work, so if I could use my thumbdrive on all of my machines, I'd be in heaven. I know I would have to get Mac programs as well, but I'm fairly certain that if there is a Mac version of a program it would be able to open the same files as its Windows cousin. Just a thought.

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Portable Mac Apps?

Looking for this: http://www.freesmug.org/portableapps

EDIT: I tried the Portable Camino and it works Biggrin

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