Turning a flash drive into RAM?

April 9, 2007 at 14:21:53
Specs: XP Home SP 2, 2.2/2 gigs

Hey guys, I believe I heard this somewhere before, and my little brother who is stuck with a older pc really wants me to do this for him. I heard you can turn a flash drive into RAM for your comp, and it sounded like a pretty good idea. He's got a gig flash drive, and his comp is pretty old, so do you think you guys could give me some advice on doing this, if possible? I understand theres only so much RAM a comp will allow itself, but the more the merrier. I surfed around a bit but I didn't find any information on this, so does anyone know how to do this? Or know of a place that's got the information? Anything? Please and thanks to all replies.

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April 9, 2007 at 14:25:52

I heard you can turn a flash drive into RAM for your comp,..

In Vista you can. In XP I dunno.


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April 9, 2007 at 16:22:41

Perhaps this will clarify the reality


Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Suggest they internet search and they learn a skill for a lifetime.

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April 9, 2007 at 16:32:52

Hi Wanderer

I believe Ask Leo ought to update the page now that Windows Vista has introduced ...

Windows ReadyBoost.

It's a feature that manipulates flash drives to act as RAM drive.


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April 9, 2007 at 16:51:36


I think he already did ;-)

"ReadyBoost does not actually add to the available system RAM, but rather adds the memory to Vista's new "SuperFetch" feature. You can read more about ReadyBoost here: http://ask-leo.com/d-readyboost and SuperFetch here http://ask-leo.com/d-superfetch



Give it up for MC Rove

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April 9, 2007 at 17:04:05

Hey saber -

The http://ask-leo.com/d-readyboost link you gave above is redirected to the same link I gave in Response No. 3, as did http://ask-leo.com/d-superfetch that brings you to M$ page.


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April 14, 2007 at 22:59:00

Thanks to all who replied, I didn't think it was possible, but like I said, I thought I had heard about it somewhere, so I just wanted to verify.

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