I'm looking for a cheap USB drive for my installation by BootUSB. I want use it only for this job, and I usually install Linux distros.

I have an old 2GB drive but seems slow when it installs. What drive do you suggest? I don't want pay a lot, maximum of €15, and the storage should be 8/16GB (if I use it as virtual CD).

  • In this case you can choose "anything". Tell us more about your price range and storage capacity. Oct 15, 2015 at 5:28
  • Any USB drive that follows the USB mass storage standard (ie. almost every drive ever made) and is large enough meets your needs.
    – Mark
    Oct 15, 2015 at 5:30
  • I have asked this because I have an old 2GB USB drive, but I think that it goes slow when I install the distros. I want 8Gb (max 16 Gb) drive.
    – linofex
    Oct 15, 2015 at 7:32
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    @linofex, please edit your question and put this information & price range. Oct 15, 2015 at 12:07

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Sandisk Extreme is a good mix of budget and speed. smaller size is better performance on these devices Sandisk Extreme

USB Benchmark Links Like This are fairly reliable sources for your consumer research purposes

  • The sale is amazing but I live in Italy and on amazon.it the drive costs more, out of my budget.
    – linofex
    Oct 16, 2015 at 14:06
  • if you can get your hands on sandisk extreme or ultra you should be in the right ballpark Oct 16, 2015 at 14:09
  • sorry, I don't understand
    – linofex
    Oct 16, 2015 at 14:12
  • Ha, sorry, ballpark reference meaning: if you can find Sandisk Extreme or Ultra drives locally, you should be able to get good price / performance. Oct 16, 2015 at 14:15

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