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Ways to make USB Firefox faster

Ways to make USB Firefox faster

I have several laptops so I use a USB key version of Firefox to keep my environment as I move around. I followed the suggestions offered on the Firefox web site (turn off the cache and history etc.) and its better but still much slower than the normal version.

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Guest [Entry]

"Limit your history size
Disable session store
Disable downloads history
Like Dynamic I said, vacuum your Places databases once a month"
Guest [Entry]

Unfortunately since USB 2 tops out at 480Mbps then even the fastest USB drive will not make firefox as quick as running from a hard drive. You can make it faster than it is but not fast. Would it help if you ran firefox from your hard drive and just had your profile folder on the USB key?
Guest [Entry]

Flash drives do vary a lot. I have a Patriot XT, which tests as one of the faster drives, and I've used cheap ones, and those are PAINFULL!. I live of one at work, drive speed matters a bunch. And a 4GB Patriot XT is under $20.