Readyboast?

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i was listening to a podcast and i heard about this thing called readyboast and i was wondering if anyone can shed some light on what this actuallly is. BTW im runnning vista RC1 so i want 2 try it once i get a memory stick for this.
 


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Windows Vista ReadyBoost lets you use a high speed USB thumb drive or even a MicroSD memory card as virtual system memory or RAM. You plug it into your USB port or use a card reader to get it to work.
 


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ReadyBoost Compatibility - USB and other flash memory devices

Windows Vista ReadyBoost lets you use a high speed USB thumb drive or even a MicroSD memory card as virtual system memory or RAM. You plug it into your USB port or use a card reader to get it to work.
Not all are working apparently...


ReadyBoost Compatibility Chart

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Really only usefull for systems that are low on true RAM. I have 3GB of ram in my system and added a 1GB atache usb flash drive and there is little if any noticible performance boost. But that sort of stands to reason since I have 3GB of ram in this machine.

If I only had 512MB and added a 4GB flash drive then I would imagine that performance would be greatly improved.
 


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