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I have 1GB of RAM and would like to know what kind of memory device will be best for use with eBoostr (something like ReadyBoost).

I have heard that flash cards are faster than USB flash drives. What i want to know is if flash cards have wear leveling feature and support ReadyBoost. Wear leveling feature is important to prolong the life of flash memory. Also what is no less important is high-speed random read and write of small chunks of data. One person's benchmarking experience showed that SLC flash memory performs better than MLC.

What would be better?

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Don't bother using ReadyBoost. It's almost never a good idea. Not only does it wear out extremely quickly, flash drives have nowhere near both the raw bandwidth and latency as internal RAM for several reasons including the limitations of both flash memory and the USB protocol.

tl;dr: If you want more RAM, buy more RAM.

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Where's the +2 button when you need it? –  afrazier Apr 26 '11 at 0:05
    
But i multitask a lot and use same applications frequently. ReadyBoost will help me here. –  Boris_yo Apr 26 '11 at 21:33
    
@Boris: I think you might be mixing up ReadyBoost and Superfetch. –  Hello71 Apr 26 '11 at 21:35
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@Boris: Registry cleaners are fish oil. –  Hello71 Apr 30 '11 at 14:33
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What Registry cleaners have to do with this? –  Boris_yo May 3 '11 at 21:42
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