A tool to convert Windows Vista / 7 Setup DVD to your A-DATA USB Storage in order to leave those unreliable discs behind once and for all
This particular piece of software also allows you to transfer the contents of your Windows setup DVD to other portable storage devices such HDDs (hard disk drive) and even SSDs (solid state drive) that connect to your PC through an USB connection.
The necessity of installing the Windows OS or any other operating systems for that matter, came when the first computer without an optical drive first hit the market, although the technology to do it was presented way before that due to numerous pleas from the community.
Even Microsoft released a specialized tool for the very same reason - the Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool. As users started to shift their focus from unreliable discs that always had to be in tip-top shape in order to assure a safe and proper installation of the operating system with no errors whatsoever, they realized the another advantage that came bundled with the whole idea of booting the installation process from a USB drive rather than a disc.
It was the speed of the process, the difference in time consuming. While Windows XP is a burden to install from any given source, starting with Vista, Microsoft have improved the deployment operation and the overall period of time it took for Windows to install was decreasing.
Optical drives present far more longer access times and, because it is spinning, it cannot always do that at full-fledge speed. This way, the average data rate sits around 10 to 15 MB/s with peaks at 20 and even 30 MB/s. This is totally subjective to the state of the disc, the state of the optical drive and the platform of the computer.
USB drives waste less time for accessing data and also provide higher data rates in many cases, even when the drive is USB 2.0 compliant. When using an USB 3.0 drive connected to the proper port, the differences are even higher and that is the way to go with your Windows OS deployment nowadays.
The bottom line is that OStoGO can and will help you cut down the time you would normally need to install your Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating system by booting from your USB drive instead of your optical drive, thus going for a less-than-ten-minutes installation process.
Reviewed by Alexandru Pintilie, last updated on November 19th, 2013
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Application descriptionOStoGO is a handy application that was designed in order to help you create an USB installation for your Windows Vista...