I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with 4GB of RAM installed (maxed out).
I just replaced it's hard disk with a 480 GB Intel SSD. The SSD works fast and great!
However, with only a few applications open, I'll get a "Close Programs" warning from Windows due to being low on memory, and if I ignore it, the programs listed in the dialog will close. This is of course a result of trying to optimize the SSD's life by disabling virtual memory on the SSD drive -- and thereby reducing excess writes to the SSD as per all the guides out there.
The laptop has an SD Card Slot, and I picked up a "PNY Elite Performance 32GB Class 10 90MB/s SDHC SD Card" on sale, (which I'll call "SD Card" to avoid confusion with the SSD drive).
Of course, I don't care about flash wear on the SD Card (cheap), but I do on the SSD (pricy).
My intent was to leave it tucked away in the laptop's built-in slot, and either:
enable either Windows ReadyBoost on the card, OR
enable Virtual Memory (Page File) on JUST the SD Card ( disabled on the SSD )Turns out ReadyBoost says I don't need ReadyBoost at all on my PC because with the speed of the SSD it won't help anyway. Fine, I trust it.
However, when go to the Windows 7 System Properties > Advanced tab > Performance > Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory > Change... dialog, the SSD Drive is the only location listed (with virtual memory disabled) and the SD Card doesn't even appear in the list as an option!
The Question: How do I make the laptop see the SD card as something available for use as virtual memory?