I purchased the SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB from a local supermarket and am planning on installing the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop (not live, but the actual version), onto the nano thumb drive and use the computer's hard drive for the main storage of the home directories, media files etc.
- Reduce the lifespan of the flash drive?
- Cause unrecoverable damage if the flash drive was accidentally removed?
- Dramatically decrease the system's overall performance?
The reason for me doing this is the desire to switch from Mint to Ubuntu. But I don't want to reformat the hard drive until I am satisfied Ubuntu is what I really want to use. So, the plan is to use the USB setup for a few weeks until I've made a final decision as to which operating system I prefer.