Sd Vs Usb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcbane666, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. mcbane666 macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2007
    So I work remotely.

    I use macs, and need to run windows for manuals that are on disk.

    I'm about to pull the trigger on the 13MBP and was wondering. which is going to be faster to run windows. class 6 SD, or a Usb flash drive?
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    Class 6 means at least 6MB/s

    If I remember correctly, USB is good for about 15-20MB/s despite it's rating for 60MBps.

    In my experience, a USB hard-drive/flash drive is faster than an SD card, but I'm not sure what "class" the cards I use are.
  3. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    USB flash drives can be faster, but be certain to choose a fast one. A bad USB drive will be too slow. In the general, the ones listed OK for Windows ReadyBoost will be good.
  4. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    It might be hard to get Windows to boot from a USB flash drive or SD card. It is not normally supported (at least in XP), but you might be able to find some kind of hack that works. Also, you might have trouble getting the EFI (the equivalent of PC BIOS for Macs) to show the USB drive, in which case rEFIt might help.

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