Will Memtest run faster on a SSD compared to a CD?

tom2u

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Memtest takes so many hours to finish. I was wondering if it would help things any to run it off a SSD drive instead of booting off a CD. Or maybe a USB 3.0 thumb drive?
 

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memtest doesn't run from the drive. It is loaded into a very small area of memory entirely. What you are experiencing is the time it takes to test the memory. Memtest should be loaded at boot via CD or flash stick, and run on individual sticks alone so you can determine which stick is bad... if any. So no, it would make no difference.
 

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memtest doesn't run from the drive. It is loaded into a very small area of memory entirely. What you are experiencing is the time it takes to test the memory. Memtest should be loaded at boot via CD or flash stick, and run on individual sticks alone so you can determine which stick is bad... if any. So no, it would make no difference.
 

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So the faster the memory the sooner memtest should take to check it? That is if I'm comparing 2 sticks of memory of identical size.
 
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