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Anyone use ReadyBoost feature in Vista?

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I tried to use it with my 2GB thumbdrive but it says that it's not fast enough. ReadyBoost is essentially using a USB drive as a "Swap file drive", so less stress on your primary HDD.

I really wanted to use it, and have formatted the drive using NTFS, FAT32 and FAT, with every allocation unit size under the sun.

For those who've tried it, does it work well?

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Unless your Pen drive is awesome and gets rates faster than a HDD (very rare) then it's not worth it. Run HDTach on your Pendrive to see what read\\write rates you get
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I enabled it on my 256MB pen drive since I have a 1GB drive for mobile storage. It doesn't seem to hurt performance any, but I'll try hdtach to see what it gets.
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Well... Both of my thumb drives sustain roughly 12MB/s. The line is pretty much straight across the graph. The advantage they have is in random access time. The thumb drives' random access time is 2ms, while the RAID drive's random access time is around 14ms.

I tested my RAID drive, and was thoroughly impressed. Starts at 40MB/s, climbs up to about 105MB/s, and slowly levels down to around 60Mb/s. These are two old 40Gb PATA drives using PATA to SATA converters.
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that raid isnt actuarly that fast but i guess its ok. My 300gb ide disk is just under teh ultradma 6 mark
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Originally Posted by Squeeky
that raid isnt actuarly that fast but i guess its ok. My 300gb ide disk is just under teh ultradma 6 mark
Note the old IDE drives are on PATA-to-SATA converters. They're obviously not going to keep up with two Raptors...

Back on topic:

If a fast random access drive is more beneficial, I could see why thumb drives would work well. However, if the pagefile needs a faster constant data stream, than a hdd would definately be better. Would the pagefile benefit more from high speed sequential read/write access or low latency random access?
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