Installation: DVD vs FLASH DRIVE

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LonezWolf1991, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. LonezWolf1991 macrumors newbie

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    Hi!
    I just have a silly question, I've always been using the DVD to reinstall the OS onto my macbook ,but I've heard people use USB flash drives... Is there any advantage of using that method or is just cause people have the OS stored on the usb drive? Thanks!
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    There's not really an advantage, some people just have it on a flash drive, or they don't have an optical drive
     
  3. bjgpp macrumors member

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    I believe it is faster to install with a flash drive. The read speeds seem quicker than DVD read speeds.
     

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