Using USB Flash drives as RAM.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Anakir, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Anakir

    Anakir Project: Melee

    Dec 20, 2006
    I did a bit of googling, and it exists. But, has anyone actually ever tried it? If it works pretty well, I'm going to do this for my Asus EeePC 1000H. Speeding it up a bit more wouldn't hurt it.

    Anyways, for a bit of information about it:

    Anyone tried it? How's it like? Do you feel any difference?
  2. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

    May 4, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    For a start flash memory is no near as fast as ddr-ram.
  3. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    it looks just like a repackaged ready boost
    I tried it in vista, didnt do anything, pointless imo
  4. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

    Oct 31, 2007
    United States
    If you want that extra preformance and have vista it is supposta have something built in that will treat SSD as ram. I have not followed this much as of right now I think Vista is "not my cup of tea" if you will.
    So if you want that extra "boost" I guess you could look into it but it in the end is not worth it except in the case of maybe a laptop.
  5. link459

    link459 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 17, 2006
    United States
    I acquired eboostr, stuck two 2GB flash drive in there, set them up, and it was beautiful. CS3 used to take around 30 seconds to load, but with eboostr, it loads up in 3 seconds.

    GREAT program.
  6. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Anti Switch Owners

    Former Staff
    Apr 18, 2008
    DS Scene
    Its not meant to be used as extra RAM but as pagefile, flash memory has much faster seek times as opposed to a mechanical HDD were your usual pagefiling takes place.
  7. UltraMagnus

    UltraMagnus hic sunt dracones

    Aug 2, 2007
    Linux has had this for years, its called making a paging partition on the SSD. to be honest, unless you buy a fast (and ergo, expensive) SSD, it won't make any difference, or, at least not any more difference than having your page partition/file on a separate hard drive. however it will definitely accomplish slowing down any other USB transfers and quickly destroying your flash drive by using up its precious read/write cycles.
  8. SirSweeps

    SirSweeps Advanced Member

    Dec 5, 2008
    United States
    Second ...
    If you want more ram then buy more ... There is no quick fix for speeding up a computer ... sometimes
    even overclocking can appear to slow one down
  9. Egonny

    Egonny GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 23, 2008
    Brussels, Belgium
    This works sometimes:
    If you have like only 1GB of ram and Vista installed, this could help alot. (That's why they added ReadyBoost to Vista i think.
    If you have 4GB of ram (like me) and Vista installed, it's pointless.