Readyboost for vista

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  1. cleankutazn

    cleankutazn New Member

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    Would it make any difference if i have 3 gigs of ram?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I had a 4GB readyboost on my Core 2 Duo system with 2GB of DD2-800 memory and I don't think it make a difference.
     
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Yes, it makes a difference, because FLASH is much faster to access than even the best hard drive in the world, and Vista uses ReadyBoost to store programs and other files that it knows it will probably need to use every time you turn the machine on.

    EDIT: It might not make a difference through a USB port, though. Using the new built-in turbocache slot that a lot of new laptops have, it makes a definite difference.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I just spotted a review of 4gb thumb drives, and they were all too slow to be practical for readyboost.

    The reviewer noted that it's going to take some work to get that effective.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I bet you could plug a CompactFlash card into an IDE converter, and use that as ReadyBoost. That would fly.
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm thinking there's no difference.

    I'm only going off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure the mb/s
    is pretty much in the same range with both formats.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    There are some USB FLASH drives that approach the speed of compactflash, but compactflash has been the favorite of pro photographers for years, meaning that it's been pushed to go faster than any other FLASH medium.
     
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    i thought readyboost was only for USB flash drives?
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    It might be, I don't know. Then again, maybe it isn't. I know that special FLASH memory that you can buy for new laptops doesn't use a USB port.
     
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    Using it with my laptop now through the memory card reader. I see no difference. So it works with regular memory cards, doesn't have to be USB.

    I was just screwing around since I got a 8gb microsd card for my phone for 21.50 shipped. My 4gb just sits here so I said, "why not try it?" I have 3 gb of ram so it makes no difference.
     
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  13. 1999TL

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    He changed his post in another thread in Jan or Feb of this yr though. Maybe he fell victim to the hype.
     
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    I'm running a similar setup and I agree...
     
  15. deusexaethera

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    What can I say? It seemed like a good idea at the time.
     

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