Re: Swap file on USB flash drive?
Certainly the more memory a system has the less it may need to use its swap
Ready Boost gives a real performance gain on my 2 1GB Vista systems.
My Vista laptop has a built in flash card slot which is where my Ready Boost
chip is and since the chip does not stick out I have no worries. My desktop
has USB ports on the back and that is where my USB ready boost flash drive
"sebbelcher" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I have read a few articles about ReadyBoost not giving much of a
> gain on systems with large amounts of RAM, I'm not sure of the internal
> workings of ReadyBoost but my 2GB system still frequently uses the
> So, would it create a greater performance increase to install the USB
> device as a drive and then force windows to use this device and this
> alone for swap-file data?
> Obviously the main concern here would be stability if the drive was
> mid-session, which would obviously be disastrous, but I have a USB2.0 PCI
> card which has an internal (as in on the card but inside the case) USB
> using this I could be as sure of the USB stick staying connected as I
> of my graphics card not falling out.
> Any thoughts on this before I give it a go?
> On this tack, how long is it going to be before motherboard manufacturers
> start either including flash-memory chips on their boards, or provide a
> dedicated on-board USB port for flash drives?