yeah i just realised that dident make any sense
but basically RAM is only needed when a computer is on to cache files in use and is therefore "erased" when the computer is turned off.
there would be no need to store the files on the USB stick in use
But i would like to know the situation with standby mode as the ram is still "active" then. would the data be kept on the usb stick or stored on HDD?
although HDD does seem more logical in the situation