Windows 10: Inexpensive but reasonably performing memory for Windows 10 image?

Discus and support Inexpensive but reasonably performing memory for Windows 10 image? in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; With a glut of memory options out there now, the choice is overwhelming... but no complaints, because it seems there's tremendous flexibility to suit... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by cytherian, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. cytherian Win User

    Inexpensive but reasonably performing memory for Windows 10 image?


    With a glut of memory options out there now, the choice is overwhelming... but no complaints, because it seems there's tremendous flexibility to suit many needs. Probably the most economical way to keep a Windows backup is to use an external HDD, especially considering prices. Let's say you've got that already, but want to have a secondary backup, a small and portable way to restore your Windows operating system using a USB connected data source.

    So as I see it, there are several USB based options:
    • Dedicated USB flash memory drive
    • SD or Micro SD card using USB adapter
    • SSD connected via USB

    I'd consider the read speed to be the most important factor, as the data will be transferred from the USB data source to the computer's main drive (SSD or HDD). SD or Micro SD generally has slower read speeds than USB drives and $1/Gb is usually higher than USB... but they're more flexible (you can re-purpose for use in portable devices such as phones/cameras). And since data restore is usually not a common need, the source doesn't need to provide the fastest read speeds. There's probably a "sweet spot" on the read speed + total memory size to price ratio.

    All in all, my guess is that for the purposes of backup/restore of Windows, it's probably best to go with a reputable USB flash memory drive. From what I've read, compatibility is inherently better with USB drives vs. SD cards (which can be a problem if you don't have Internet access to get the latest driver). It'll be faster than the equivalent priced SD card and its "hand friendly" form factor means you'll have less chance of losing it. Does that seem to be a fair assessment?

    :)
     
    cytherian, Aug 6, 2018
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

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    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

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    Ahhzz, Aug 6, 2018
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  3. Unable to use System restore from a windows 10 image on Windows 7 with error: "windows cannot find a system image-the usb drive is not visible"

    Please help me restore windows 10
     
    raymond.bell, Aug 6, 2018
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  4. Mayra Aqu Win User

    Inexpensive but reasonably performing memory for Windows 10 image?

    Windows 10 update June 13, 2017

    Hi Stephen,

    Listed below are some reasons why slow performance of the computer happen:

    • A lot of installed applications.
    • Not enough memory.
    • Virus and malware.
    • Missing and corrupted system files.

    We suggest following the steps on this article that can help improve the performance of your computer.

    Get back to us if you have other concerns.
     
    Mayra Aqu, Aug 6, 2018
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