Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Data Storage

Submission + - Use flash drive for swap space? 1

TSayles writes: "With 4 and 8 Gb flash drives getting cheaper every day, what have Slashdoters found to be the pros and cons of using these devices as a location for swap partitions/files? Are there any significant differences in using USB flash drives versus some flavor of card in a reader?"
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Use flash drive for swap space?

Comments Filter:
  • by EkriirkE (1075937)
    Flash is slow. Using a flash device for swap can quickly degrade the chip(s) as they do not take too kindly to excessive bit flipping.

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan

Working...