How to Use Pen Drive As RAM ! [Guide]
How to Use Pen Drive As RAM
Nowadays, many programs take lots of memory during operation, which is a nightmare for low RAM systems. So to avoid this make your pen drive/USB of large size as RAM, which will allow your system to handle more operations and tasks. To know how to do this, follow the steps below.
Method 1 of 2: Using a USB Pen Drive as RAM in Windows XP
Step 1 Delete all the stuff on your pen drive.
- Insert it and let the PC read it (minimum 2 GB).
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Step 2 Right click on My Computer.
- Click on Properties from context menu.
Step 3 Click on the Advanced tab.
Step 4 Click on Settings under Performance.
Step 5 Click on the Advanced tab.
Step 8 Click on custom size radio button and give the values as follows;
- Initial Size:1020
- Maximum size:1020
- The size depends upon your free memory capacity of your pen drive. So you can change this limit according to your pen drive size.
Step 9 Click the Set button, then click on OK.
Step 10 Restart the computer with pen drive inserted.
- The speed of your computer will be increased.
Method 2 of 2: Using a USB Pen Drive as RAM in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and 8
Step 1 Insert your pen drive and format it.
Step 2 Right click on your pen drive and click on “Properties”.
Step 3 Click on ‘Ready boost’ tab and then on ‘Use this device’.
Step 4 Choose maximum space to reserve system speed
Step 5 Click on OK and Apply.
- You must be logged in as Administrator to do this task.
- If you are using Windows 7, start by doing steps 1 and 2, but then a different window will pop up. Click “Advanced system settings” on the sidebar and continue the steps.
- It may significantly shorten the life of the USB. Normal flash drives have limited numbers of writes. For normal usage, it takes a long time for the writes to run out. However, if used as RAM where millions of transfers are done every minute, the life of the drive may be significantly shortened.
- Do not remove the USB. It’ll crash your system. However, simply plugging the USB back in and rebooting will fix the crash.
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