I would like to install and boot Windows from a microSD card using the Nifty MiniDrive, however, before I pay for the device and microSD card I would like to see the performance differences between different speeds of microSD cards to see if I would even want to do this. Is there any way to limit the I/O speed of windows and thus simulate running off an microSD card? Any thoughts on the performance of running off a microSD card. [Windows would only be used with VisualStudio, Visio, and some instances of 3D OpenGL graphics]
I would be installing the MicroSD card on a MacBook Pro that has a maximum speed of up to 480 Mbit/s, which is approximately 60MB/s. The MiniDrive has no restrictions on the format or speed of microSD card used within it. The limiting factor is the speed/compatibility of the SD card reader in the MacBook. MicroSD cards support read speeds of 30MB/s (16GB for $18 to 64GB for $60) and 95MB/s (8GB for $26, 16GB for $56). I would love to have the space and get the 64GB microSD card, however, wonder if it would be fast enough. Double speed or double space.