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I just bought a 48GB SSD express card for my laptop and I am trying to decide how best to use it.

I will be running some sort of virtualization (prob VirtualBox) to test / learn Windows Server administration.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
I have 4GB of RAM and a 7200 RPM SATA hard disk.
The express card will read at 115MB/s and write at 65MB/s.

So how best to use this new disk? Readyboost, relocate pagefile, store VM disks, mix / match?

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If you could make it your boot drive, I'd say clone your OS onto it and use the internal drive for everything else. :-)

Otherwise, put a pagefile on it if Win 7 will let you, and VM disks would also go well there. I don't think ReadyBoost would provide a significant benefit on that system.

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Well, my current c: drive is larger than my SSD :-( ... I might just do some testing to see what works best, but I like your suggestion. Thanks! – jckdnk111 May 7 '10 at 21:32

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