openricky Wrote:other than boot time, would this affect performance at all?
XBMC Hits the harddrive quite seldom. Or atleast aim to hit it seldom.
THe main performance hit is when you create the sources, and is seen on XBMC Live. But when thats done its hard to notice the difference between flash key and usual drive.
One big disadvantage is that unpacking rars is slow because it needs to hit the USB drive as it uses the temp space. This can be fixed having more ram and mount the temp space in ram. I have posted how to do this in another thread, search for tmpfs and you should find it. just note you need lots of ram, say 2-4gb minimum.
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