Because I have to work on diferent computers during the day, I've got the idea of installing a localserver on a pen usb drive 2gb. This way I could have the server with me, and use it on every computer I want...
The problem is that the pen server is too slow. Everytime I have to backup, restore or instal any heavier joomla website I have to wait hours. Normally it will all end up with an error. Too much much time for the server!
Today I tried to change the file permissions and althoug I made it, it took me almost a century waiting!
Because of this, I'm tinking about giving up this portable server idea...
So my question is: What shoud be the best portable storage device (quickest) to host a local portable server. A usb pen; a portable Hard disk drive; a memory card?
While usb drives can vary in performance to some degree, there is no getting away from the limiting factor of the USB port.
While a eSATA drive would be quickest, (same speed as internal) not all computers would have an eSATA port.
Flash drives do not currently use the full 480 Mbit/s (60MB/s) the USB 2.0 Hi-Speed specification supports because of technical limitations inherent in NAND flash. The fastest drives currently available use a dual channel controller, although they still fall considerably short of the transfer rate possible from a current generation hard disk, or the maximum high speed USB throughput.