USB Stick as Windows RAM – ReadyBoost
Windows starting with Vista (an OS I skipped to go to the much better Win7) can use a USB memory stick as RAM.
Get a Fast USB stick/drive
If you do that then find a fast one:
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The following articles will clarify more about what performance improvements to expect:
- http://lifehacker.com/255130/use-any-usb-flash-drive-with-readyboost – the comments are even better than the article. Read em!
- http://www.anandtech.com/show/2163/6 is a great article on the topic. A bit dated but we know its probably gotten even better since then.
- http://www.technorms.com/28046/readyboost-performance-windows shows anyone with less than a GIG of RAM should use it for sure.
Hope this helps you eek more performance and run large programs.
I run Windows on my MacBook Pro Retina so its an easy way to give my Windows 7/10 more RAM.