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    Hello. Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on what the pros and cons would be in using a "USB Persistent" installation vs. a hard drive installation when looking to use BT4 on an SD card in a netbook with a built-in SD card slot.

    Thanks in advance!

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    USB Persistent:
    Mobility, the key can be taken easily in pocket & you can use your favorite OS anywhere..

    In case of the netbook, I think it will increase the battery life if you shut your HDD from BIOS
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    Thanks for the reply. Actually, my question was more comparing the two installation types (USB persistent vs HD) with the destination media being an SD card in either case. I know there are some slight differences (i.e. you get to create your own user in an HD install, etc.)...

    Any additional info?

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    USB persistant installation is live CD installation actually,not a real installation.

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    I understan. What you're saying about it not being a "real" installation. However, it seems more of a semantics issue as they both act quiye similarly. I'm still trying to find out the pros and cons of one against the other... I mentioned the SD card in a netbook scenario just in case it made a difference...

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    Are you sure about that? What is "a real installation"?
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    One big advantage I can think of the persistent live install is that you still have other tools available such as forensic mode and the memory test. *Also, it would definitely be portable so you can use it on different machines without any issues (...not sure you could do that with an HD install...). *One minor annoyance of the live install is the prompt to remove the CD upon shutdown. *Is there a way to disable that prompt?

    The other doubt I have is whether there is a performance difference between the two types of install...

    Thanks!

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