[ILUG-BOM] USB disk as RAM

jtd jtd at mtnl.net.in
Thu Aug 7 19:32:29 IST 2008

On Thursday 07 Aug 2008 20:00, Devranjan Das wrote:
> Dear List
> My friend has a very low end computer with 128 MB RAM with Fedora 3
> running on it. Can he use a USB stick as RAM. I know that wont help
> much. But people at different forums have suggested to use USB
> flash drive as a SWAP partition to improve performance. Will that
> help to some extent?

Writing to flash is slooooo. So whenever you need to flush RAM things 
will slow to a crawl. Besides the cost of a 256 or 512MB RAM is lower 
than a usb stick. If it's an old low end comp it will have USB1.0 
which is even slower.

> Is there anything called USB RAM?

No afaik


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