[mythtv-users] USB Flash Memory for boot/system. What is fast enough?

Tom Lichti redpepperracing at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 23:56:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 5:59 PM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
> i'm planning out a Zotac IONITX-B-E Atom N230 FE and am looking to
> boot/run off of a USB stick.  what speed is fast enough to limit any
> hiccups during playback/menu navigation?  i wouldn't think it would be
> a huge deal since the USB stick will just contain the OS and FE while
> all content would be coming over the wire, but i've seen mention of
> slow USB sticks causing issues.
> most of the sticks i've looked at list their speed at 200x, but what
> does that mean?  i've only seen a few that have any r/w performance
> listed. any thoughts/suggestions?
> Newegg has the Zotac IONITX-B-E Atom N230 listed at ~$135 with a $35
> rebate right now.

I use OCZ Rally2 8GB drives with my Zotac IONITX-C, and have not had
any issues. Not sure what they are rated at speed wise, but they seem
to work fine.


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