Re: ReadyBoost, Why don't I have it?



Paul your reference only refers to USB flash/thumb drives of the type you referred to in your previous post and not to USB HDDs as suggested by mosdog.
"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:fdcob4h4ob0kdtitoeo2m5qvrgov72bcr3@xxxxxxxxxx
On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 10:39:23 -0700, "Curious" <<spammenot@xxxxxxxxxx>>
wrote:

But that would not make much sense since a USB hard drive would transfer at
the same rate as your system HDDs whereas a Ready Boost uses a fast flash
drive or flash card whose transfer rate is much master then a HDD which is
why you can get a performance benefit with it.

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2160

Page 1 briefly addresses that.


"moshdog" <moshdog.3f2h53@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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A usb hard drive can also be used for readyboost

John Barnett MVP;93830 Wrote:
Yes Curious, you are correct an SD card can be used for the same
purpose.

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"Curious>" <<spammenot@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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> You can also use an SD card for ReadyBoost instead of a a flash
drive.
> "John Barnett MVP" <freelance@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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>> Ready boost is there you just need a 'ready boost' compatible USB
stick
>> to use it. Just place the USB stick into a USB port, wait for it to
be
>> recognised by 'auto play' then from the auto play box click the
'speed up
>> my system' option. When the ready boost properties box opens choose
how
>> much of the available space on the USB drive you want to use for
ready
>> boost and then click OK. You will, of course, need to leave the USB
drive
>> in situ to benefit from ready boost. Ready boost is also most
effective
>> if your PC has less than 2GB of RAM. (512MB to 1GB) If you already
have
>> 2GB RAM on your machine then, personally, I haven' found any
increase in
>> performance.
>>
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>> "Tanelman" <guest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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>>>
>>> I purchased a new computer last year's christmas. It came with
Vista
>>> Home Premium, recently I heard of ReadyBoost and that it was
included in
>>> Vista Home Premium. The problem is that I don't have ReadyBoost or
I'm
>>> just too stupid to find it. Can anyone help me?
>>>
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