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Is it possible to use a flash memory thumbdrive as your pagefile, due to it's speed?
    
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also, to ask another question from above, would it be faster to use my regular hard drive or my usb flash drive as my pagefile...?
    
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I dunno if it's possible; regular HDD would be faster.
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The USB key would be way slower. I doubt its possible.
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post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
The USB key would be way slower. I doubt its possible.
I tried it so it's possible, but I can't tell much of a difference... Thanks for the input guys.
    
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Yes it is possible on Windows Vista. However, on older Windows like XP, system will not let you set a thumb drive as pagefile, has something to do with the way Windows see thumb drive, as removable drive instead of local disk.
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by shajbot View Post
Yes it is possible on Windows Vista. However, on older Windows like XP, system will not let you set a thumb drive as pagefile, has something to do with the way Windows see thumb drive, as removable drive instead of local disk.
it does it for me just fine, why is that? Its a pqi 2G thumb drive, known as F: drive. Even gives me the option to set it as such.
    
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try it and see
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1 View Post
it does it for me just fine, why is that? Its a pqi 2G thumb drive, known as F: drive. Even gives me the option to set it as such.
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Originally Posted by PaRaDoX View Post
try it and see
I'm not quite sure how much more I can clarify this statement, lol...
    
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