Flash ram for VM files?
February 27, 2002 11:09AM
edited January 2014
Here is the idea: I use a PCICIA flash ram card for the VM files in X. The speed goes up, battery down and silenced hard disk. Anything wrong?
Reply 1 of 7
February 27, 2002 11:31AM
Seems like a really good idea (assuming it doesn't run out of space).
Reply 2 of 7
February 27, 2002 12:56PM
Wouldn't it be better just to turn off swaping? There must be a way to do that. I'm not into "tricking" computers into doing what you want them to do.
Reply 3 of 7
February 27, 2002 1:49PM
[quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:
<strong>Wouldn't it be better just to turn off swaping? There must be a way to do that. I'm not into "tricking" computers into doing what you want them to do.</strong><hr></blockquote>
That would be much better but I can´t find a way to do it. I considered making a ram disk and make that the "VM HD" but can´t do that either.
Reply 4 of 7
February 27, 2002 2:18PM
Tried that trick a while ago too... I don't think using a flash card works. I tried it and I believe that VM needs to have it's swap file on a SCSI or IDE drive. Now you might be able to get one of those SDRAM drives that plug into a Ultra SCSI connector.
Reply 5 of 7
February 28, 2002 10:39PM
Flash has no seek time, but the throughput is pretty low; I'm not sure if it would be a benefit or not to use it for swap. Flash also wears out over time.
It's probably cheaper to buy more RAM.
Reply 6 of 7
February 28, 2002 10:49PM
Swap space is used when real memory runs out. Why not buy more SDRAM instead?
Reply 7 of 7
March 2, 2002 12:15AM