ebox 3350mx xp and flashfire?

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ebox 3350mx xp and flashfire?

Post by b2051758 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:00 pm

Post by b2051758
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:00 pm

Just found this link and wondering if anyone has tried the utility flashfire? Wondering if it would help on the ebox as it seems to help the performance on netbooks with slow SSD's.

Taken from one of the links:

'I'm not certain of the details, but since SSDs perform at their worst when reading and writing simultaneously, my guess is that the software caches and delays writes.'

Is this kind of like ram based ewf where you would write the changes before shutting down? Anywho just seems interesting thats all, not that my ebox is slow or anything. I've got it running fine without ewf but thought it maybe of some use to other people. Links below.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/188093/f ... wness.html

https://wiki.cc.gatech.edu/epl/index.php/FlashFire

Tom.
Just found this link and wondering if anyone has tried the utility flashfire? Wondering if it would help on the ebox as it seems to help the performance on netbooks with slow SSD's.

Taken from one of the links:

'I'm not certain of the details, but since SSDs perform at their worst when reading and writing simultaneously, my guess is that the software caches and delays writes.'

Is this kind of like ram based ewf where you would write the changes before shutting down? Anywho just seems interesting thats all, not that my ebox is slow or anything. I've got it running fine without ewf but thought it maybe of some use to other people. Links below.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/188093/f ... wness.html

https://wiki.cc.gatech.edu/epl/index.php/FlashFire

Tom.
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Post by PedroR » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:25 pm

Post by PedroR
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:25 pm

This Actually looks very, very interesting.

It sits half way between EWF and Real Writing to the HDD: it gives you the best of both worlds.

From what I understand:

EWF seems ideal for:
- Static Installs (such as Kiosks for example) where you install and run the same software on every boot without needing to save any data.
When you power it back on it will be in its original condition.

- Situations where you need to turn off without a proper shutdown
When you power it back on it will be in its "static" state again.

- It can also be used with two partitions: one static and one that is R/W where you can save documents for example. However in these scenarios FlashFire seems more appropriate.


Flashfire seems ideal for:
- Home, Office user where you want to be able to install Software, Save documents and use it like a normal computer.

It offers the most of the advantages of EWF in terms of speed but will actually write data to the SD card/HDD when you shut down.

The major heads up with Flashfire, is that you need to be careful and perform a proper shutdown before turning power off to make sure all data is written to the HDD.

In the event of an improper shutdown XP and the NTFS filesystem are very well capable of recovering most of the system state but recently created User Files may not be recoverable. (it's the same principle of "Safely Removing hardware" before removing Thumb drivers or external HDDs)

FlashFire seems like a very cool tool. We look forward to try it ourselves!

It is important to stress that this tool works for Windows ONLY.

I believe there is no Equivaent tool for Linux but please let us know if there is!

A big Thanks to Tom for sharing this!

Regards
Pedro
This Actually looks very, very interesting.

It sits half way between EWF and Real Writing to the HDD: it gives you the best of both worlds.

From what I understand:

EWF seems ideal for:
- Static Installs (such as Kiosks for example) where you install and run the same software on every boot without needing to save any data.
When you power it back on it will be in its original condition.

- Situations where you need to turn off without a proper shutdown
When you power it back on it will be in its "static" state again.

- It can also be used with two partitions: one static and one that is R/W where you can save documents for example. However in these scenarios FlashFire seems more appropriate.


Flashfire seems ideal for:
- Home, Office user where you want to be able to install Software, Save documents and use it like a normal computer.

It offers the most of the advantages of EWF in terms of speed but will actually write data to the SD card/HDD when you shut down.

The major heads up with Flashfire, is that you need to be careful and perform a proper shutdown before turning power off to make sure all data is written to the HDD.

In the event of an improper shutdown XP and the NTFS filesystem are very well capable of recovering most of the system state but recently created User Files may not be recoverable. (it's the same principle of "Safely Removing hardware" before removing Thumb drivers or external HDDs)

FlashFire seems like a very cool tool. We look forward to try it ourselves!

It is important to stress that this tool works for Windows ONLY.

I believe there is no Equivaent tool for Linux but please let us know if there is!

A big Thanks to Tom for sharing this!

Regards
Pedro
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