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Can an SD Card serve as the primary hard drive?

by Rbryson / August 8, 2009 2:22 AM PDT

Have older IBM Thinkpad with insufficient memory. Using Win XP, with
Excel and Word (have eliminated all data files), and Norton 360. Constantly getting virtual memory notices, and insufficient drive space to perform updates. HD data indicates drive is full. I don't want to spend the several hundred dollars for a complete new, larger hard drive, and don't have the provision for copying all the executable programs from the old to the new anyway. I thought about getting a 1G SD card with USB adaptor and moving all the programs to it-in essence using the SD drive as my permanent drive. A local computer repair center said this wasn't possible, but I would like a second opinion.
I am using this PC with a wireless card to primarialy check e-mail, but don't want to delete the Excel/Word/Norton stuff to free up space.

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Just how big is that hard disk?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2009 2:29 AM PDT

I ran such on 4GB so with XP it is possible. But you didn't tell much.

Try this. Turn off and back on System Restore. Go get and use CCLEANER.

As to the SD Card, sure. But let's hope it's not your only copy of the files.
Bob

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Size of disc
by Rbryson / August 10, 2009 2:38 AM PDT

I followed your advice. In addition, I eliminated a large HP media file.In the process of doing this, Norton 360 (which said updates exceeded my capacity) basically deleted and re-installed. I also found a program (Lenovo Hard Drive Quick Test) which now shows the following results: Drive capacity 18.63 GB- Buffer 1.70 GB- volume capacity- 14.39 GB, used capacity 13.44 GB. Since the above actions, I haven't been on that PC much to see if the problems have been eliminated, but if the above figures are accurate, I now should have adequate memory for my purposes. RAM memory- per BELARC analysis shows 64 kilobyte primary memory-primary and 512 kilobyte secondary. Would replacing the 64 kilobyte be advisable?

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How could that be done?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2009 5:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Size of disc

That memory space sounds like what a CPU has for cache so let's just say no.

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Hard drives are cheap . . .
by Coryphaeus / August 10, 2009 10:02 PM PDT
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