11-15-2010 11:08 AM
I am currently using Act! 2008 and will be upgrading to Act! 2011 shortly after the new year. The program resides on a Dell Latitude D600 laptop running XP Pro. Processor is a 1.4g Pentium with 1g installed RAM. Hard drive is 160g 5400 rpm with approximately 57g free. ACT! activity has always been sluggish on this machine and while I understand performance would increase with a faster hard drive, replacing the drive is not an option right now. I'm thinking that performance might improve by moving the database to a flash drive instead of leaving it on the hard drive. Is there any reason NOT to do this for both 2008 and 2011?
11-15-2010 11:51 AM
Memory sticks (USB flash drives) do not have nearly the response time of a physical hard drive. This is not recomended. More physical memory (RAM) might speed things up a bit.