USB Stick or SD for system database?

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USB Stick or SD for system database?

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What you prefer speed-wise as a storage device for system database on a RT2600ac - USB stick or SD card
is there any penalty using any of the above devices compared to one another especially for threat prevention?

what you people use?

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I would recommend SD card. I have found a USB stick more than once that has stopped working and crashed (this happened when I was using IPS on the router).
 

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I would recommend a USB (3.0) HARDDISK. They have better performance than a USB stick, but also have a longer life-time than an SD card.

I'm telling this from experience. I had SD cards (the fast ones that you can put in a 4K camera) in both my RT2600's (running Threat Prevention) and both of them are no-longer usable after some time...
 

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I would agree with @Shadow, its also about milage. I'm sure its best to invest in a proper storage space if that's a long term scenario of usage.
 

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I moved from USB3 micro drive that died to USB3 hard drive (1TB WD Elements pocket drive) and it's been running for much longer and hasn't corrupted. It's also used for the Threat Prevention database too, actually it's used for everything that has a storage destination: I don't use the router (and ergo the hard disk) for user file/media services. Powered by the router and sits underneath between the router's legs.

My Internet connection isn't the fastest (100Mbps) inbound so I can't say if the storage type limits higher bandwidth connections.
 

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