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jruday
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Best of the Best Flash Drive for Firefox Portable

If cost is not an issue, what is the very best flash drive to use with Firefox Portable? Thanks. Jeff

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Corsair Voyager *GT*

I've tried Firefox on 3 portable devices:

Corsair Flash Voyager 4G : Terrible
Corsair Flash Voyager *GT* 8G : Very good
Seagate Portable 160G / 8MB Cache : Excellent

The Seagate is slightly faster than the Voyager GT. If you need the capacity & slight extra speed, go for a portable HD. WD also makes a good one. If you want the smallest thing that performs well, go for the Flash Voyager GT.

Sorry I don't have more objective information. I haven't had time to actually benchmark things. I started with the plain Flash Voyager (non GT), and found it too slow to run Firefox. The Hard drive was zippy but too clunky, and I was worried about the Seagate's mini-USB port ... one time I forgot my cable provided with the drive, and no other mini USB cable I had (3 others!) fit in the receptacle, because it was so recessed into the enclosure. So basically, if you loose your cable, you could be in trouble. Then I tried the Flash Voyager GT, and I'm happy.

-Flab

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I just bought the flash

I just bought the flash voyager gt and was going to say the same thing.

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SiSoft Sandra

SiSoft Sandra Benchmarks

512B Files Test
Read Performance : 6168 operation(s)/min (51 kB/sec, 0x)
Write Performance : 624 operation(s)/min (5325 bytes/sec)
Delete Performance : 4940 operation(s)/min
File Fragments : 1.0
Combined Index : 1672 operation(s)/min

32kB Files Test
Read Performance : 4644 operation(s)/min (2477 kB/sec, 16x)
Write Performance : 1561 operation(s)/min (833 kB/sec, 5x)
Delete Performance : 4894 operation(s)/min
File Fragments : 1.0
Combined Index : 2926 operation(s)/min

256kB Files Test
Read Performance : 2939 operation(s)/min (12540 kB/sec, 83x)
Write Performance : 1234 operation(s)/min (5265 kB/sec, 35x)
Delete Performance : 4807 operation(s)/min
File Fragments : 1.0
Combined Index : 2136 operation(s)/min

2MB Files Test
Read Performance : 694 operation(s)/min (23689 kB/sec, 157x)
Write Performance : 288 operation(s)/min (9830 kB/sec, 65x)
Delete Performance : 4090 operation(s)/min
File Fragments : 1.0
Combined Index : 518 operation(s)/min

64MB Files Test
Read Performance : 25 operation(s)/min (27307 kB/sec, 182x)
Write Performance : 15 operation(s)/min (16384 kB/sec, 109x)
Delete Performance : 1079 operation(s)/min
File Fragments : 1.0
Combined Index : 23 operation(s)/min

For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

"Because they stand on a wall and say, 'Nothing is going to hurt you tonight. Not on my watch.'" (A Few Good Men)
Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.(Albert Einstein)

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