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anybody played with readyboost or ramdisk
how good performance are they??
can you load programs with them then use hdd as storage?
any info helps thx
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I use a ramdisk (virtual one). Its amazing, Im currently developing an app to back up steam games, and being able to back up 500mb files in about 2 seconds is great
    
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Readyboost is only effective on systems with 1gig of ram or less, and then only marginally. With more ram than 1gig all it does is wear out your flash drive faster. It's basically nothing more than a swap file or cache file on a flash drive. Not worth the trouble.

Ram disks can be useful, but you need to have a LOT of ram to be able to utilize one. Plus you anything on it is lost when the system is shut down so you have to reload it all every time you reboot. Basically a good SSD would be cheaper and more effective.
Edited by PapaSmurf - 3/30/11 at 10:24pm
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