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Does The Exelerator Take Off or Stay Grounded?

Super Talent has recently launched the Exelerator family of ReadyBoost drives that use an internal 9-pin USB header on the motherboard to help improve system performance for those that have already made the leap to Windows Vista. These innovative new Flash drives plug into a standard 9-pin USB header inside the chassis, on the motherboard, to function as a dedicated ReadyBoost drive. This is unique as other ReadyBoost drives are used on the external 4-pin plugs. The internal design is nice as nothing is sticking outside the case and after all what is out of sight is out of mind.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/543/1/
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thats pretty kewl super talent is a very creative company
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Ive never seen any benchmarks for this readyboost thing. I would like to know how much of a performance there actually is or if its more of a gimmick.
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i remember seeing a few a while ago, the biggest difference was when using a 1/2gb stick with 512mb of ram, and it was a big one (although not on this article).

when using over 1gb of ram and a 1gb stick the differences were negligible though, so it'd be a better idea to just buy a stick of ram.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/window...ew-2069-5.html

might be useful...

Edit: you have to remember that this benchmark takes superfetch into account also, so might be innacurate
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i dont really like the idea of it sticking right off the motherboard? anyone else with me on that?

id rather have like a 18 inch cable that i can mount it and put it somewhere to make it more "sleek" ?
    
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Cool. I hope somebody would create an internal bluetooth adapter that your replace my external one.
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Ive read that HP wont be using this idea in thier laptops because under thier testing, the boostermem offers NOTHING in performance over ANY USB memstick and your BETTER OFF just putting more memory in!
If i remember, once you use the readyboost thingy, you cant use a USB stick to do the same!
If I find the article I will linky it!

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http://news.com.com/HP+says+no+to+In...l?tag=nefd.top
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i remember seeing a few a while ago, the biggest difference was when using a 1/2gb stick with 512mb of ram, and it was a big one (although not on this article).

when using over 1gb of ram and a 1gb stick the differences were negligible though, so it'd be a better idea to just buy a stick of ram.

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/window...ew-2069-5.html

might be useful...

Edit: you have to remember that this benchmark takes superfetch into account also, so might be innacurate
Sweet, Nice find. Ill take more of a look in a bit.
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thats pretty kewl super talent is a very creative company
These have been out for a few years already. They are just repackaging it. They are usually called Disk on Module (DOM).
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I went ahead and bought a Newegg 2 Gig Flash Drive for this reason. I have XP on my rig right now (AutoCAD 2007 isn't Vista Friendly), so I can't benchmark it.

I've heard that the real benefit of Ready Boost will be evident with the addition of Hybrid Hard Drives that integrate flash memory directly in the Disk Drive.
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