Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Why not customise your E2B - be inspired by Laura's (German) E2B themes!

Laura recently contacted me to submit a few E2B Menu screenshots to the E2B Gallery page.

Her web site is in German (although she is Spanish) and can be found at www.1910.eu. It contains loads of lovely example E2B menus (including custom CSM menus) and she has offered her help and will answer any questions you may have!

Since E2B can be set up to have different backgrounds for each menu and you can customise the CSM menus too (using the custom folder in MakePartImage), you can do something like this too!

Laura uses a nice (fast) SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.0 flash drive with two NTFS partitions. The 'Pro' is approximately twice as fast as the SanDisk Extreme Cruzer on writes (but has similar read performance).

Note: 2.5" SSD drives are getting cheaper (Sandisk 120GB for £35+£3p&p with 520\180MB/s rd\wr speeds, the 240GB is twice as fast on writes and £59) - so why not consider buying a cheap SSD drive and a USB 3.0 drive caddy instead of an expensive fast USB Flash drive. You will get comparable performance for a cheaper price and can also use the caddy again if you upgrade\swap the drive. SSDs are more robust than spinning disks, so it is only the size of the caddy and the USB cable that is a disadvantage.

P.S. You can download the some old and new Aurora backgrounds from the E2B Alternate Download area (direct link here).