Is there a way to make a usb drive non-removable??

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  1. cleankutazn

    cleankutazn New Member

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    I want to use it for virtual memory.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    what do you mean "virtual memory"? Like a swap file? Don't.
     
  4. cleankutazn

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    Yeah that's it....My corsair is already bootable, but I can't find a way to make it non removable like a local disk. Vista won't allow removable flash drives to be used as virtual memory.
     
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    You don't want to use it for virtual memory. The lag would be horrible. USB memory drives are nowhere near as fast as hard drives, even when you account for the seek time that hard drives have to deal with.

    Just buy more RAM. You never need more virtual memory, you need more real memory.
     
  7. tayz

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    Yea, just get more RAM.
     
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    get more ram. After monitoring my ram utilization, i took off page filing totally in vista so that the comp is forced to use the ram.
     
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    That's what I did too with 3gb of ram....it still says low memory when im watching a movie and playing games :dunno:
     
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    How often to you shut down your computer? And what is the exact message?
     
  11. CodeX

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    I am tired of everyone misusing the term virtual memory...

    Virtual memory is the virtualization of the address of the memory. Doing this allows a virtual address to be mapped to a dynamic physical address. It is an abstraction layer between the application using the memory and the operating systems memory management. It is NOT the same thing as using a swap file to page data to the hard drive. You cannot disable virtual memory...

    Thank you for your time.
     
  12. cleankutazn

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    that's what it says on vista:dunno:
     
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    you may want to talk to Microsoft then because in XP, Virtual Memory = paging file. Right-click on My Computer, click properties, go to Advanced tab, click Settings button under Performance, go to Advanced tab and look at Virtual memory. Click the change button and at the top it says Virtual Memory, yet all it is talking about is paging files.

    in the strictest sense, you are correct in your definition of virtual memory, but the main outcome that everyone (other than programmers) is looking for is the ability to map a virtual address space over both physical memory and disk which allows your system to act like you have more physical memory than you really do.

    so, while your distinction is correct, no one cares.
     
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    I shut it down once a day...I don't remember the exact message but it says low memory and you should shut some programs down. I'm using vista x64 btw.
     
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    I know what it means. I also know Xerox and Kleenex are brands of things, not things themselves. Unfortunately, when you're talking to the 95% of humanity that either doesn't know or doesn't care, you're kinda stuck -- you can be right, or you can communicate effectively.
     
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    windows is designed to use a page file... so don't turn it off.
     
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    If I don't play games while watching a movie it never says low on memory.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    Maybe you need a better video card. What kind do you have?
     
  19. CodeX

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    Agreed.

    It is not only used when you have low memory, it can actually improve performance regardless of how much free memory you have.

    What you can and should do though is manually set the max and min size to be the same so that it doesn't resize itself because that takes a lot of time and causes fragmentation. I use 1024mb
     
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    You know what. I did two installs of Vista. The first time it never worked right.

    I reinstalled and I got everything straight. I just checked and I thought I disabled it. I've had it on this whole time. Then, I recalled that when I used multi monitors b4 and I had a lot of programs, my video card driver failed to respond a couple of times. I bet it was b/c the paging file system was turned off.
     
  21. cleankutazn

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    I have a 8800gt
     
  22. deusexaethera

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    Ah. Nevermind then.
     
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    who the fuck watches a movie AND plays a game at the same time?
     
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    :wavey:....actually my daughter watches a movie while i'm playing games, advantages of a dual screen :p
     
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    i do.
     

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