In this post you learn how you can turn your usb into Ram or we can say turn a usb flash drive into extra virtual RAM.USB drive is one precious gift that mankind has received from technology. Universal Serial Bus or USB is famous with several different names such as Key Drive, USB Key Drive, USB Pen, Micro drive, Thumb Drive and Flash Drive.Regardless of the name, these USB drives are an excellent and exceptionally handy tool. They are exclusively for the people who use computers at several different locations and need to take data along with them.
There are many software available on the internet which allows you to do the same from one place without any settings like that.You might prefer them as these were the features which windows contains by default.for your clear understanding I provide all the importent point for you which are related to this article.
In today memory space play importent role because without memory nothing is possible .I assuming that you know about RAM here i am not intrersted to define what is random access memory so try google uncle for that.Genrally our laptops have 1 GB memory or 2 GB memory so many software not work because of this less memory storage. if you want to install vice city game you have find some error like less memory for installing vice city.here is the main problem is my RAM so dont worry here is trick about how to increase RAM .
Even it is possible to change RAM from 2GB TO 4GB but you have more money to buy RAM. so without wasting our money for this because we are all modern people.Before beggening the article i want to include some basics advantage an disadvantage of pendrive as a RAM.If you face troubling with your computer speed don't worry this guide is also helpful to increase windows pc speed.
Advantages of using pen-drive as RAM :
- 1.It is the cheapest.
- 2.Serves as extra virtual memory sometimes when you needed.
- 3.Helps in Increasing your System Speed and boosting up your Videos or Games.
Disadvantages of using pen-drive as RAM :
- 2.Access speeds through USB for a ReadyBoost USB drive are very slow compared to internal RAM. i.e. Extremely Slow about 5~6MB/s as compared to RAM Speed.
- 3.You`ll notice the improvement in the System Performance only if you are using a low physical memory ( Small size RAM ). Increase in Speed for Powerful Configuration Computer might not be identical.
- 4.Choose Do not use this device before removing pen-drive
- 1) virtual RAM concept method
- 2) readyboost method ( very easy method)
#Method 1st:- Virtual Ram Concept For Windows XP, 7 and 8,10lets boost your system memory with a usb flash memory stick,follow below steps.
Step:1) First of all Just plug the drive in the USB port of computer or laptops (make sure with 1GB at least in the USB port, better to prefer 4GB)
Step:2) Now Wait for 2-3 second for detecting your Pendrive by your computer or laptops.
Step:3) When your computer detect Pen-drive, there is a real and smart thing to do.
Step:4) Right click on "My Computer" and select "Properties" (see below given screenshot)
Step:5) Now when you click on Properties a new window will appear, now here you need to press the "Advanced system settings" button which is located at the left side.(see below picture for clear idea).
Step:6) Here in this window simply click on "Advanced" Tab after that click on "Settings" Button appear in "performance box".
Step:7) Again new window will appear then click on "Advanced" Tab.
In Advanced Tab there is an option of "Virtual Memory box", Then click on "Change" Button.(see screenshot below)
Step:8) After click Change Button "Virtual settings" will appear.
Step:9) Then select "Custom size" and Add Your Pen Drive current same in below format.(see picture for format).
Important Note:If Your Pen Drive is of Size 4Gb then always add 10Mb less from current available size. As i am using pen drive of size 4Gb and current space available is 3700 Mb then use 3690 minimum approx or remove more as you can because it better of device safety.Step:10) Now Add same "Value" in both boxes and click on "ok" button.
Step:11) Restart Your PC or Laptop and Now pen drive work as "Virtual Ram".
Method 2nd:- Steps of Ready Boost concept only for Windows 7, 8,10 very easy method to expend your RAM.If you face problem in above method then can also follow this method which is easy to perform and work on Window 7, 8,10,xp (tested)
Step:1) first of all you need to Insert your "Pen Drive" in to your PC or laptop then make Right click on your pen drive and select "properties"
Step:2) In Properties select "ReadyBoost" Tab.(see screenshot below)
Step:4) After that simply click on Apply button.
that's it .
How To Change Your Pendrive As Normal:In case if you want to change back your pen drive to normal then
follow above step 1&2 and switch to "Do not use this device" in readyBoost tab.
Important Recommendations about using of USB:
- Always Safely Eject Your Pen Drive. Direct remove removal may leads to device damage.
- In Virtual Memory method If you want to convert back your Pen into Normal Then Again open Virtual Settings And Remove custom memory value and choose Default settings by checking "Automatically Manage Paging Size".
- In ReadyBoost method don't forget to revert back to normal or otherwise open your pen drive and delete Readyboost file from your pen drive.
Over to you:--I Hope You enjoy both method Virtual Ram method and Readyboost method and find them helpful and knowledgeable. If you know any better method for Increasing ram must share your ideas in below comments.if you faced any type of problem in above two method please drop your comment feel free.
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