How To Use Pen Drive As RAM?

RAM or Random Access Memory is a computer storage that temporarily stores data and machine code that are currently active. It allows data to be read or written at the same time. RAM is significant in running several programs together. But sometimes if you are trying to run several programs on your computer, you may find your RAM memory insufficient. In that scenario, you need to look for ways to increase your RAM to run those programs. One quick way to handle this situation is to use your Pen Drive or USB drive as RAM. Surprised? Don’t be. Here is a quick way to use your Pen Drive as RAM.

Format your USB Drive

First you need to format your USB drive. Insert your pen drive to your computer port. Then open the Window Explorer of your computer to see your USB Drive. Right-click on the USB drive which will bring up a drop-down menu. From the menu, locate the Format option and click on it. You need to save your data of USB drive before formatting  as doing format will wipe at all data from the USB drive.

Open Properties

Now again right-click on the USB drive icon to launch the drop-down menu. From the menu, click on Properties tab which must be located at the bottom of the menu.

Click on “Use this device”

In the Properties section, go to ReadyBoost tab and click on it. In this tab, there would be three options. Choose the option saying, “Use this device”. Now use the scale to choose maximum space to reserve the system speed.

Click OK

After selecting the value, click on OK and then press Apply option. Now you can use your pen drive as RAM. Reboot your computer with USB drive inserted, you will notice that speed of your computer would be significantly increased.

In this manner, you would be able to use your pen drive as RAM and easily increase the speed of your computer.

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