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Old 11-04-2006, 01:17 PM   #11
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Well.... Lol man. Im not sure about that, if its a 5400rpm...

But you never know.

Seems to me using that drive for the VM would be about the same as using a regular drive for everything at 7200rpm..

I have my doubts about a performance boost, if anything at all.
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Yea, thats what I figured, but wasnt sure about it so thats why I wanted some opinions. What about a flash drive? Same Idea, but USB 2.0 flash drive 2GB?
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Old 11-04-2006, 01:38 PM   #13
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Well, I have 1GB of RAM and page file is off. It's not hogging up my RAM at all.
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Wait.. Are you talking about an actual thumb stick? Or one of those removeable usb hard drives?

I would give it a go on a thumb stick. However, not a removable hard drive. Those run typically at only 4200rpm. Thats what my 4gb on does..

But realistically I would give the 6gb hard drive a go. Cant hurt anything. Most new motherboard dont come with IDE though, do they? Im not sure.. But yeah, give the hard drive a go. I mean even if there is no performance boost, it still makes your main drive just that much faster right? And as a test I would try a thumb stick. Although if your talking about a mini harddrve, im going to give you a thumb's down..
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Yea, I know it normally doesnt with most apps, but I do alot of software/web programming and while doing so (web programming) I am allways running photoshop CS2 and doing graphics design while coding lol most of the apps require 256+ ram to run and I usually have 2-3 instances of each running, so when Im doing that I need the extra performance, which is also why im building a new system. The new one will be strictly for gaming, but the one I am currently running will be for the multitasking.


And yes, I was refering to a thumb drive.
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Thumb drives tend to warm up pretty good, im not sure how long they can sustain the heat.
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Wait.. Are you talking about an actual thumb stick? Or one of those removeable usb hard drives?

I would give it a go on a thumb stick. However, not a removable hard drive. Those run typically at only 4200rpm. Thats what my 4gb on does..

But realistically I would give the 6gb hard drive a go. Cant hurt anything. Most new motherboard dont come with IDE though, do they? Im not sure.. But yeah, give the hard drive a go. I mean even if there is no performance boost, it still makes your main drive just that much faster right? And as a test I would try a thumb stick. Although if your talking about a mini harddrve, im going to give you a thumb's down..
USB drive for a pagefile will be even slower.
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Let it burn!!! LOL I dont care if it gets hot, like I said, its a test, who knows if it will or will not work, besides, the thumb drive I will be using is a cheapo one and I got it for free compliments of microcenter!
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