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steveparkhill
Flash Drive for page file?
on Mar 8, 2008 at 2:16:59 pm

The Good News ...

After a C: drive failure and resulting system rebuild, all is running wonderfully with my RT.X100 xtreme pro.

In doing my best to make good use of the videoguys xp tips, I wondered...

heat being such an issue inside the cabinet, instead of throwing in an old ide drive solely for page file, what about one of the new breed of usb flash drives for this purpose? I was looking at the "Patriot Xporter XT Boost 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - 150x Performance" (whatever 150x means in real read/write speed) as an option. It would stick out the back quite harmlessly and save me the heat and clutter of power cords and ribbon cables inside the box.

Thoughts/knowledge/experience?

Steve

P4C800 Deluxe mobo
P4 3.0
3gig ddr Dual Channel RAM
VisionTek Radeon 1950 running dual 17"
250gig SATA system drive
2 400gig raid 0 on onboard Promise SATA RAID Video drive
80gig ata whatever drive currently PF, but would like to use as export or music files
RT.X100 Xtreme Pro
PPro 2.0


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Evan Newsome
Re: Flash Drive for page file?
on Mar 8, 2008 at 5:41:52 pm

I don't think I would want a removable 'drive' as page file... plus I am not sure if the program would let you.

why not run with the panel off the side.... that will keep the heat down


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John Q
Re: Flash Drive for page file?
on Mar 8, 2008 at 11:35:51 pm

A flash drive has a limited number of write cycles, so they should not be used for something that is constantly written to.


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