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Spega
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What is the year 2010 best USB stick?

If you're going to buy a USB 2010, that works well with Firefox, which one would you buy?

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DT410

I use a Kingston Datatraveler 410 (16GB). It's a little expensive, but it's very fast and uses software to create a hidden partition where you can store private files (great in case you lose the drive).

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Portable hard drive

A portable hard drive. They read and write many times faster than the best flash drives, and for the price of a good 16GB flash drive, you can get an entry level 320GB portable hard drive.

Any decent flash drive will work well with Firefox. But for OpenOffice and VLC, you need something faster. Well, you can use something slower, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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I use both PFF and VLC from

I use both PFF and VLC from my DT410 as mentioned above and both work great. No experience with OpenOffice, though.

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A high end Kingston or OCZ I

A high end Kingston or OCZ

I use Kingston 64 SSD with two docks now, but I also tried an OCZ Throttle as well as HDD's.

USB 2 is limited to 32MB/s for the best thumb drives
esata thumb drives are about 90MB/s
SSD is almost cheap enough if you want to carry it around, but it will wear out with all the docking and undocking.
HDD is the slowest option.

The most important thing is latency of the random write though and for that all you need is a good flash drive.

A portable hard drive only has the advantage of more data security as it encrypts properly and you won't lose partitions totally, it is slower than a good flash though.

If you use flash then backup, especially with encrypted partitions, I find the partitions disappear on the SSD and flash drives I have if they are encrypted... maybe the wear leveling gets freaked out.

Rule one: Back it up regularly ;oP

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I can't recommend a specific cause I've been using several for many years

One of the most important things is to make sure it's not optimized for large files at the expenses of small files. Those ones tend to be very very sluggish and unworkable with portable aps such as Firefox and Opera. Consumer reviews should indicate if a USB stick has a good read/write on small files.

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you don't need to speed up your flash drive

How to make firefox, VLC & OFFICE APP work relly fast! it's easy as 123 just configure your apps and customize them then add them to archive!! it's perferable to use .rar with store comp. method on WinRAR. but .zip works on all computers.

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