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  1. joe2cool Win User

    USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10?


    Hi what size is best for a USB flash drive memory stick in order to create a recovery drive for the newly installed Win 10 pls?
    Is 64GB too large?

    Appreciate any help

    Thx

    :)
     
    joe2cool, Apr 3, 2016
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  2. NjnBat Win User

    Windows usb recovery drive vs Hp recovery usb drive

    Does it mean that Windows recovery USB drive can perform everything that a HP recovery drive could?

    If it is yes, I believe there is no point creating an hp USB recovery drive too
     
    NjnBat, Apr 3, 2016
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  3. Backup vs Recovery Drive

    We had a USB backup drive on Windows 10 before the recent upgrade. With the new up grade we now have a Recovery Drive and a USB Backup Drive. Does the Recovery Drive replace the USB Backup Drive?
     
    Gene Dodge, Apr 3, 2016
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  4. jimbo45 Win User

    USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10?

    Hi there

    IMO the best size is one that is large enough to accomodate bootable version of Macrium PLUS your latest Windows recovery image (you want the "C" OS partition and the system reserved partition in the backup image).

    If you have the Macrium ISO you can make a bootable USB with RUFUS. Simply create 2 partitions on the USB stick, one bootable for Macrium and the other for your Image data.

    In general a 64GB stick should be more than large enough.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Apr 3, 2016
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  5. joe2cool Win User
    Hi quick reply appreciated, never used or heard of RUFUS.

    Thx
     
    joe2cool, Apr 3, 2016
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    Multiple partitions on the same USB can be problematic on some computers. There is no need for the second partition. I would just make the Macrium Reflect Rescue drive and save the image file to a folder on it and just leave it as one big partition.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 3, 2016
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  7. NavyLCDR New Member
    I have done it both ways. I've used two separate partitions, and I have used one big partition. The one big partition has given me less problems in the past.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 3, 2016
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  8. badrobot Win User

    USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10?

    If you are talking about the USB Recovery Media, 16GB is the best for the job.
     
    badrobot, Apr 7, 2016
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  9. joe2cool Win User
    OK Thx so 64Gb would be way too big
     
    joe2cool, Apr 7, 2016
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  10. NavyLCDR New Member
    Not if he is also going to store the backup image on the same drive.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 7, 2016
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  11. badrobot Win User
    I think the OP is just asking about that recovery media not the backup image storage.
     
    badrobot, Apr 7, 2016
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  12. NavyLCDR New Member
    True. We got off on post #2 about making a Macrium Reflect rescue disc and saving an image to it.
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 7, 2016
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  13. badrobot Win User

    USB Recovery Drive in Windows 10?

    I would not recommend saving an image on a USB flashdrive and recover from it. It will be molasses.
     
    badrobot, Apr 7, 2016
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  14. joe2cool Win User
    Hi yes I was.......cheers guys appreciated
     
    joe2cool, Apr 10, 2016
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  15. cereberus Win User
    Depends - I have a san cruzer extreme 32GB which reads at 245 MB/s and writes at 100 MB/s and that is faster than my spinny hdds! I definitely get easily 90+% of those quoted speeds

    The 64 GB version writes at 190 MB/s and is nearly as fast as modest SSD.

    For relatively small image backups, they can be handy (and then copy/transfer to an hdd at your leisure).
     
    cereberus, Apr 4, 2018
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