Does anyone have experienced with this?
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I'd stay away from that...
No experience but a USB 3.0 is 40 to 50 times slower than an SSD drive. The ratio stays about the same the older the technology. I'm not sure how an operating system running off a USB is going to be faster than an operating system on an SSD/HDD unless the operating system on the SSD/HDD is completely hosed and not....well not operating. The better choice would be to fix your operating system.
I suppose in the case where you HDD is completely hosed this may be an option but it certainly isn't going to be faster than it was running on the HDD.
If its too good to be true .....
If you believe in those, I have lots of stuff I can sell you.
At least you kinda know me
Intel Rapid Storage
It is all about caching.
Hard drive is slow and cheap.
Memory is fast and expensive.
Fastest computer will have 1TB of DDR5 and no drive.
We can't afford that so we need something in between.
Readyboost is introduced when SSD are expensive.
Use a USB drive to cache hard drive data for faster access.
Optane and Rapid Storage use a small SSD instead of USB for even faster cache.
Nowaday, SSD on SATA 6Gbps get around 500MBps read and write.
Optane or SSD on NVMe or PCIe bus get pass 5GBps.
My desktop at home is 3rd gen i7.
It has SATA 3G and a MSATA.
I have a extra 256GB MSATA SSD from laptop.
So I put it in the desktop and use it as cache.
In Windows 8, I setup Rapid Storage and Readyboost.
Also put Temp folders and swap files in it.
Boot up was minutes and improved to less then a minute.
Some reason Windows 10 think Readyboost not going to improve anything and didn't allow it.
If you want to test, find the fastest USB and set it up as Readyboost.
A USB Readboost will not help boot up because Windows see it as insecurity and remove all cache and rebuild it on start up.
Internal drive Readyboost does retain cache after shut down and helps boot up time.
Then there is Windows "Fast Startup" which hibernate instead of complete shut down the computer.
Now you have a headache yet?
I have a 8th gen i7 with a single SATA3 (6Gbps) SSD drive.
I am looking to boost the assembly loading/rebuilding times I was thinking of using 16GB or 32GB Intel Optane but I'm not sure how effective it is, any thoughts?
Not sure how much gain you'll get.
SATA3 SSD are usually around 500MB/s R/W.
How fast is the Optane you can use?
Do you have NVMe, M.2 or PCIe for SSD? They can get up to 6GB/s R/W
My motherboard supports NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 bu but My drive is a SATA3 SSD.
According to InteI the Optane 32GB has 1200 MB/s read and 290 MB/s write. that is around twice the read speed my 860 EVO SSD has.
Replacing the SSD to a NVMe PCIe is not possible at this time.
Looks like Optane is slower in write.
I don't think it'll help SW with file R/W since you can't control what get put and stay in cache.
Now if you can get it for cheap, it'll help in other area.
Download and try Samsung Magician.
It use unused memory to cache SSD.
Another program I recommend is Condusive Diskeeper.
Probably loaded with malware/ransomware anyway
.. a linux distro...
Just download more RAM
I have 32GB,the max RAM I am using is around 20GB.
Is there RAM in the form of software to download?
I have a feeling Dan Eldred was kidding....
I can write an addin to give SW more RAM.
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