I was planning to install an OS on a USB flash drive so I can run another OS out of my classic Windows 7. I was searching for USB drives with high Read and Write speeds, but then I read on an article that that’s not what you have to look at if you want to run OSs on that flash drive.


What are the specs I have to consider in order to get the best out of my flash drive? I was thinking about trying out MacOS Sierra, what do you think it’s best?

My pick

I found this USB by Kingston as a valid candidate, but then read on this article that it’s not...

  • Do you have a laptop or a desktop? Also, what kind of capacity were you looking at? – Edward Nunn Aug 6 '17 at 14:44
  • I have a laptop, an Asus, i5 @E.Nunn – FET Aug 6 '17 at 14:45
  • I would be excessively cautious about running a Hackintosh from a USB, on PC hardware. To get a functioning Hackintosh with ZERO problems is a difficult feat on a desktop with Hard drives, let alone a laptop booting from a USB. – Edward Nunn Aug 6 '17 at 14:48
  • That’s all I have tho @E.Nunn I can just get a new USB, not a new computer unfortunately – FET Aug 6 '17 at 14:50
  • Sure, I wasn't suggesting a new computer, I was just specifically wary of Hackintoshes, as, despite the technical problems, they are illegal anyhow. lockergnome.com/2012/02/24/are-hackintosh-computers-legal . To be fair, Apple are hardly likely to come knocking on your door, but it's just the ethics of breaking the EULA. – Edward Nunn Aug 6 '17 at 14:51

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