I can't find information about the size in GB for the bootable USB stick that Canonical is selling. Do they sell them in 2, 4, or 8 GB in size?

Has anyone already purchased it to confirm?

  • Why does it matter? It is just an install disk. It has just enough space for the install files! It may be a write-once disk (because of cheaper costs), really shouldn't consider it for every day use. – ipse lute Jun 17 '16 at 13:21
  • Canonical Store has since updated the product page and is no longer selling bootable USB/CDs. – clearkimura May 15 '18 at 12:35

I took the old fashioned approach of emailing the store via its contact form and the definitive answer is that the stick is 8GB. I quote the email below, with my own email address edited out:

Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 10:11:56 +0100
From: eStore Support <estoresupport@merchandisemania.co.uk>
To: 'AndrewStrong' <andrew.xxxxxx@xxx.com>
Subject: RE: [Canonical] Enquiry from Canonical Store
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook 14.0

Good Morning

The capacity of the stick is 8GB



-----Original Message-----
From: AndrewStrong [mailto:andrew.xxxxx@xxxx.com]
Sent: 17 June 2016 21:37
To: Merchandise Mania
Subject: [Canonical] Enquiry from Canonical Store

A new enquiry has been made on the Canonical Store.

Name: AndrewStrong
E-mail: andrew.xxxxx@xxxx.com
Enquiry Type: Sizes



The \'Bootable USB stick\' SKU code: UBN30056-M

Can you tell me what is the capacity of the stick?


Andrew Strong

Note by the way that the Canonical Store Support uses Microsoft Outlook 14.0 :)


Canonical Store has since added more information for Bootable USB stick, following the query made by @andrew.46. See the product page snapshots comparison in screenshot below.

Product page snapshot compared

The additional info section now writes:

Capacity: 8GB USB 2.0

SKU code: UBN30056-M

Prior to the update, the old snapshot dated June 6, 2016 is the only snapshot saved by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. I consider myself lucky for noticing and posting this answer.

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