|Operating System||Windows 7 / 8 / 10|
Rufus is a software that can be used to format and create a bootable USB flash drive in which there is an operating system (Windows, Linux, UEFI, etc.) that can run when the computer is booting.
However, this software is usually more often used to create USB installation media from ISO files when users want to install a computer operating system.
Actually, there are many other alternative software that can be used to create a bootable USB. Still, Rufus is a popular one because it has several advantages when compared to other similar software, especially in terms of speed. Apart from being superior in terms of speed, Rufus also has several other benefits:
Features and Highlights
1. Small in size: Most of the creators of bootable USB flash drives are as small as a few MBs, but when compared to other similar software, Rufus is relatively smaller. For the current version, Rufus is only about 1 MB in size.
2. Supports various ISO files: Although Rufus can only be run on the Windows operating system, this software can also create a bootable USB flash drive for ISO files for various operating systems, including Windows, Linux, UEFI, and another operating system.
3. Providing a portable version: Rufus is available in two versions, namely a portable version and a version installed first before running. With the portable version, you can immediately use Rufus without having to install it first.
4. Light and fast: Based on the testing done by the developer, Rufus excels in the process of making a bootable USB flash drive when compared to WiNToBootic, RMPrepUSB, UNetbootin, Universal USB Installer, and Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool.
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Even the developers have tested the speed with other applications, including Windows 7 USB / DVD Download Tool, Universal USB Installer, UNetbootin, RMPrepUSB, and WiNToBootic.
As a result, Rufus managed to become the fastest in making a Windows 7 x64 bootable flash drive. Rufus managed to complete it in 3 minutes 25 seconds. It was followed by WiNToBootic, which managed to complete it in 3 minutes 35 seconds.