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Old 01-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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best distro for usb 3.0?


Hi all

i am in the middle of a pc build and i wanted to run linux from an internal usb 3.0 thumb drive (around 128Gig). I know it's not the best idea to do this but i cannot afford SSD. my question is this: what distro's support usb 3.0 speeds and would full speeds be utilised by the distribution in this type of setup?

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Host_co...B,_Firewire%29

Any kernel that has the EHCI module. That would be basically any recent distro under the sun. They will all run just fine from a thumb drive, as a matter of fact I have some prod systems where ESXi is running off a thumb drive.
 
Old 01-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #3
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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It's important to note that unlike Windows, Linux has had USB 3.0 support for quite some time and this isn't really an issue. You could probably close your eyes, throw a dart at the wall with a bunch of Linux distro names taped to it and just install whichever one it lands on and have better USB 3.0 support than Windows 7.
 
Old 01-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #5
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would a usb set-up be more efficient than a SATA 2 set-up these days?

I was also looking at a memory card install as well but I just like the idea of USB 3.0. I don't like the idea of loosing those two ports though seems a bit unnecessary.

thanks.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 12:19 AM   #6
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Any distro is capable of USB 3.0, you may to upgrade the kernel which is complicated or in some cases configure the kernel manually which is easy by the way. Just go to Device Drivers -> USB Support -> EHCI(USB 3.0) and make sure it's * and not a module, also make sure you have linked anything that was with EHCI like debugging if there is any usb 3 error.

Personally if you want customization, slackware or lfs is the best way to go I see many distro's are losing configure-ability and making it easier. Gentoo while source based Is a distro that I feel is just like every other distro except it's source based. I've seen no speed or performance gains but some may have weaker systems and may benefit because binary does take more space and may find there system zippier on a source system.

Any distro that has been updated since 2009/10 will probably have usb 3 support.
 
Old 11-14-2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Any distro is capable of USB 3.0, you may to upgrade the kernel which is complicated or in some cases configure the kernel manually which is easy by the way. Just go to Device Drivers -> USB Support -> EHCI(USB 3.0) and make sure it's * and not a module, also make sure you have linked anything that was with EHCI like debugging if there is any usb 3 error.

Personally if you want customization, slackware or lfs is the best way to go I see many distro's are losing configure-ability and making it easier. Gentoo while source based Is a distro that I feel is just like every other distro except it's source based. I've seen no speed or performance gains but some may have weaker systems and may benefit because binary does take more space and may find there system zippier on a source system.

Any distro that has been updated since 2009/10 will probably have usb 3 support.

there where?
Thanks
 
Old 11-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #8
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