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How fast are USB sticks?

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November 22, 2010 9:32:53 PM

Hello, I need to add some memory to my HD Television via an onboard usb, for recoding programmes. I can use 2.5 hdd, USB stick or SD card in a reader. Which will have the fastest write speed?. Michael

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a c 110 G Storage
November 22, 2010 10:06:15 PM

My guess would be a 7200 rpm HDD
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November 22, 2010 10:54:31 PM

The data rate for recording compressed video is not particularly high, so any decent USB stick or SD card+reader would probably work OK. The flash memory solutions also have the advantage of needing very little power.

But a hard drive would have a lot more capacity for shows. Hard drives are also faster, but that's not a particular advantage in this particular application if you compare it to a flash drive that's "fast enough".
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November 23, 2010 1:43:34 AM

Thanks for the advise, I'll try both options. One of my work mates suggested and loaned me a high speed Flash drive (Corsair Voyager GT), so I should be sorted. Cheers.
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