Bootable Rescue Disk peformance: USB vs CD/DVD

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by opcode, Dec 30, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. opcode

    opcode Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Posts:
    37
    Location:
    united states
    Will rescue discs such as Kaspersky, Bitdefender, DrWeb perform relatively the same regardless of what media they are on? Are the scan times noticeabley different?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Posts:
    8,695
    No they are not. The initial loading will be longer. But once in memory, the program will execute normally fast. Of course, it if needs to load additional data from its media or write logs, then there could be an additional delay, but in general, beyond the initial loading, there won't be a difference. True for pretty much any live utility/tool.
    Mrk
     
  3. opcode

    opcode Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Posts:
    37
    Location:
    united states
    That's good to know. Thanks for your helpful response.
     
  4. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    2,336
    Usb has the big advantage of being easily updateable (if live update is supported),rather than having to keep downloading updated ISOs.
    Even if boot/scan times are marginally longer,you have to factor in the time spent creating up to date scanners.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.