Originally Posted by fateswarm
Well, a lot of laptops can allow to just stick an SD card on the side and adding a second drive might be pain (they often need specialized converters and docks not included with the purchase).
Then again, if that sluggishness with multiple files remains it's pointless beyond basic storage or large files.
Though it's interesting that Windows considers them good enough for ReadyBoost sometimes.
Ok, I can see what you're thinking there with the easy laptop capacity upgrade.
Thing is, almost any laptop with a microSD slot also has a full size SD slot. Full size SD is faster, larger capacity, cheaper, and possibly more reliable too.
If limited to just micro, the largest capacity is pretty small anyway.
As for the readyboost bit. Readyboost is really just a pagefile-esque cache. It doesn't really help anything unless you are out of physical memory to begin with. At that point, it doesn't matter how fast your virtual memory is, you're taking a huge performance hit using it. Whether it's your pagefile on a hard drive, a dedicated SSD, or even just readboost via SD or flash drive.Edited by Zero4549 - 8/2/13 at 2:12am