Ready Boost

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  1. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    So I picked up a 2GB Kingston DataTraveler 100 for .95 from spoofee.com. Anyways the package claims it is not readyboost compatabile. However Vista doesn't complain and creates the cache file no problem. So how can I really tell if it is working the way it should? I can't seem to notice a difference but who knows. I currently have 2gb ram

    Cliffs: Non readyboost usb seems to work, how to tell if it actually does?
     
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    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Also I have a 36GB raptor. Do you think it would be beneficial to use the USB drive as my virtual memory over the HD?

    I am just looking for something to use this flash drive for maybe speed up the system a bit :cool:
     
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    In order to really speed anything up it's gotta have a good transfer rate.
     
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    I used my Sandisk 4GB Cruzer w/ readyboost on my sister's vista laptop w/ 1GB ram and a core duo @ 2.0ghz. she said (after some brief use) she didn't notice anything either, so i think it might just be a marketing scheme? i hope someone can say otherwise, cuz it sucks if it really is
     
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    Readyboost performance is shit. SP1 is suppose to fix the issue.
     
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    I have been using it now for about 2 hours and I can't seem to notice any difference. Hopefully SP1 will fix this. I suppose if you had the minimum ram and used readyboost it would probably be more noticable.
     
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    FLASH memory that runs faster than a hard drive is still expensive as hell. You're not going to get good performance from ReadyBoost unless you shell out for one of the really good $100/GB FLASH drives.

    You're better off buying more RAM. ReadyBoost is for people who can't handle opening their cases.
     
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    I'm running 2 gigs of RAM on Vista w/ a 2 gig flash drive on readyboost and don't see any difference. I only hooked it up to see how it worked; my machine is plenty fast without it.

    I'd be interested to see what SP1 does with it.
     
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    SP1 can't overcome the hardware limitations. The only thing ReadyBoost via USB would be good for is serving a ton of tiny files, because in that circumstance the impact from bandwidth is miniscule and the impact from seek time is huge. Loading Photoshop, on the other hand, is better left to the hard drive because it can deliver data much faster, once it finds it.
     
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    Damn, guess I will have to come up with something else to use my drive for then.
     
  11. deusexaethera

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    Backup your porn stash. Hard disk failure can strike at any time.
     
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    There is more than just hardware limitations with vista as far as transferring files. It's terrible in fact as far as that goes.
     
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    He speaks the truth:naughty:
     
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    Already have it backed up:wiggle: Guess I could have a backup of the backup:naughty:
     
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    Maybe make a travel copy, for those long boring business trips?
     

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