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Hello guys.
So a friend of my dad bought me a USB stick for helping him out with some pc problems he had. ( I showed him how to system restore )
So he got me this Sony 8GB USB stick that does 32-33MB/s and 0.8ms in HDtune.

Now, I looked around and that seems to be a class 10 usb stick right? so that means its pretty fast. I also read that formating it with ExFat makes it faster for Ready boost so I formated that way and set it to use the whole mem stick. (I used 1MB allocation size)

What I don't really understand is how does this Ready Boost thing work ... it stores my frequently used programs on the stick drive so when I run them they start really fast or what?

Can someone enlighten me on this matter?
Does anyone have any experience with this feature?
Edited by Cryptedvick - 5/2/11 at 12:52pm
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MintyWhite/Windows Guides had a decent article up last fall on ReadyBoost, complete with a few tests:

http://mintywhite.com/vista/windows-...oost-speed-pc/

There you go. That should provide a good look with some comparisons of ReadyBoost to adding system RAM.

Hope it helps,

Wesker.
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Hell no ready boost not a good idea unless you have some ram problems. But I notice in your sig you got 4gb so you don't need it. Use it to make a utility boot disk or storage or something rather than ready boost. Bandwidth differs aswell with Usb so your never guaranteed that speed.
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readyboost sucks, don´t use it unless you are on 1gb ram,
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Originally Posted by Wesker View Post
MintyWhite/Windows Guides had a decent article up last fall on ReadyBoost, complete with a few tests:

http://mintywhite.com/vista/windows-...oost-speed-pc/

There you go. That should provide a good look with some comparisons of ReadyBoost to adding system RAM.

Hope it helps,

Wesker.
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Hell no ready boost not a good idea unless you have some ram problems. But I notice in your sig you got 4gb so you don't need it. Use it to make a utility boot disk or storage or something rather than ready boost. Bandwidth differs aswell with Usb so your never guaranteed that speed.
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readyboost sucks, don´t use it unless you are on 1gb ram,
I see ...
It does seem pointless (since I have 4GB of rams) but to tell you the truth, my PC does seem a little bit faster. Thats how I feel it at least but even if its the placebo effect, its still good since I feel it faster so thats an improvement over nothing.
I guess in the end its just a "Meh" thing but I'll leave it on ... don't really have any other use for the flash drive anyway

Thx for the replies +1
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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
I see ...
It does seem pointless (since I have 4GB of rams) but to tell you the truth, my PC does seem a little bit faster. Thats how I feel it at least but even if its the placebo effect, its still good since I feel it faster so thats an improvement over nothing.
I guess in the end its just a "Meh" thing but I'll leave it on ... don't really have any other use for the flash drive anyway

Thx for the replies +1
do a full system cleanup. Clear the prefectch folders. Disk maintenance if you got a mechanical ->chkdks ->defrag ->boot defrag
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