Background: Currently using Win8 ToGo on external USB 2 1TB portable HD (~25MBps) also contains data archive. (EDIT Currently using Cache to RAM software driver with 16GB ram dedicated on the primary computer (long boot time (10 min), ~1000MBps IO).
Problem: Looking for new storage exclusively for Win8 ToGo with low random access delay (i'll call it RAD) and a data storage replacement.
USB3 portable HD ~1TB:
Pros: No data structure change needed, Existing backup logic can be used, A bit faster, All-in-One solution.
Cons: High RAD,
Notes: I hate WD "smart"ware (WHHHY???)
SSD with enclosure:
Pros: Low RAD, fastest possible solution.
Cons: Limited size, Big, Expensive, Not used to its full potential in enclosure.
Notes: For the price it fails to compete with USB3 HD
USB3 Flash drive:
Pros: Low RAD, fast.
Cons: Limited size, Even more expensive then SSD
Notes: I like this idea. What size do I get?
What portable storage would you use for Win8 ToGo?