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Can an external flash or hard drive be used to boost performance, similar to Windows' ReadyBoost?

I have a number of spare external hard disk drives lying about the place and I was wondering if there is any practical way of using an external hard drive or USB flash memory drive to boost ...
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Get flash drive to cache disk reads to primary partition

Basically I'm looking for a way to mimic Windows' ReadyBoost. I asked this question on Unix.SE to get an idea of whether this was even possible and it seems like it is. Appparently there is a cachefs ...
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How can I change the cache mode of an USB drive?

I've installed ubuntu on a USB stick, which took about 2 hours. After booting from USB, the system was extreme slow, during write operations. The problem seems to be the cache mode [sda] Assuming ...