how much space needed for seagate discwizaed bootable thumb drive?

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I am using seagate discwizard V22 to create a bootable thumb drive.
I thought it used to need up to 32 GB.
I tried it and it says in only needs 184 MB.
Is there something new in how this is being done now?
I just want to know if the 184 MB makes sense.

I'm using this because HP just told me I only had 90 days to make the HP factory version of a thumb drive bootable back up. Too bad they don't tell you that before the 90 days is up. Now they say I have to pay to get a bootable backup even though the laptop is still in warranty.
 

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Thanks for your reply.
I followed the steps that are shown in the user guide. The reason I asked the question is that for prior versions, like V18 that I had before, the thumb drive had to have at least 32GB.
I thought it was unusual that the space needed was only 184MB. I stopped at that point to check if that is accurate.
Thats what discwizard said.
So, I don't think the user guide answers that question.
Can you check on that for me.
I also used the email link the on the seagate site a few days ago, but I didn't get a reply yet.
 

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This is what I get when I try to create the bootable thumb drive .

The 184 MB seems too small.

Is that whats its supposed to be.

I'm on a HP i5 win64 home

I used the "simple" option in discwizard.
 


I will look that up for you. In the mean time, you may also contact support here.
 

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I'll wait for your reply.

I don't have any immediate problem.

I'm just trying to make a bootable thumb drive for recovery. I would then use discwizard to restore from my seagate backup drive if I ever need it.

If that is all the space I need I'll use a 16GB thumb drive.

It just doesn't sound right.
 


We created a bootable drive with a thumb drive and it took 461.1 MB. Not sure what the discrepancy of size is all about.
 

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OK, I'll go ahead and create the bootable thumb drive.
Do you have any insight into how seagate got it to use so little space. 32GB down to a few hundred MB is nice.
I'm just curious about how they did it.
 

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