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Readyboost works with flash technology, how does this affect hdd performance? Thanks.
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Readyboost works with flash technology, how does this affect hdd performance? Thanks.
It's only useful if you have pathetic amounts of RAM
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There's a difference between a few LARGE files and a ton of small files when deleting (or really almost any operation).

Deleting a few large files is rather simple, as when windows deletes a file, it only changes a byte in the file table to show that this was deleted and can be overwritten.

However, when you have a ton of small files, it needs to scour through and find all those files in the file table, and mark each one as deleted. This can take much longer.
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It's only useful if you have pathetic amounts of RAM
Not even. I used it for 2 weeks on a 512MB RAM system. Dedicated a whole 1GB USB flash drive to readyboost. Didn't do diddly squat.
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Not even. I used it for 2 weeks on a 512MB RAM system. Dedicated a whole 1GB USB flash drive to readyboost. Didn't do diddly squat.
Lol well I didn't say it would be GOOD
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