On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 09:15:19AM +0100, haaber wrote: > On 3/25/20 9:08 AM, tsc.v...@gmail.com wrote: > > Hi - I didn't see my laptop in the list so looked everything up. It > > seems the Lenovo Ideapad 131 151KB supports everything but SSD. I assume > > I would have to replace my internal hard drive with the SSD since an > > external SSD would, I assume, get bottlenecked by any USB connection to > > the motherboard. I need Qubes for only a few select simple tasks that > > require few resources, so my question is - could I get by under these > > conditions or is SSD considered absolutely necessary? Thanks for any advice! > > Hi qubes does work without ssd (my first installs did not have one). But > speed, especially booting-times (xen & vm's) are 3-4 times longer. If > you open a temporary vm every minute, that is annoying, but for 'normal' > use no ssd is required to my best knowedge. Just a bit of patience :) > Bernhard
Second this - you can indeed use HDD and Qubes will work fine. For what you describe it will work well. You wont need to *make* a cup of coffee while opening a new qube, but perhaps *take a sip* . A while back I posted comparison times between SSD and HDD, RAM - you'll see that the HDD is slower but works Incidentally, working off USB is (relatively) fine. I have a few sticks including a live Qubes that runs in RAM and they all perform fine. For your use case dont exclude that. unman -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20200325122040.GA24642%40thirdeyesecurity.org.