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okay so basically i have a laptop with a SD card slot so i was thinking about buying a 16GB SD Card and using it for Purely Ready boost.

Does anyone have any experience with it?




and is this graph genuine for just made up? does it really improve performance of that much?

and if 3GB's cuts time down 3 times i wonder what 16GB's of Readyboost will good

also sorry if i have posted this in the wrong area i wasn't sure where to post.

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okay so basically i have a laptop with a SD card slot so i was thinking about buying a 16GB SD Card and using it for Purely Ready boost.

Does anyone have any experience with it?




and is this graph genuine for just made up? does it really improve performance of that much?

and if 3GB's cuts time down 3 times i wonder what 16GB's of Readyboost will good

also sorry if i have posted this in the wrong area i wasn't sure where to post.

Cheers for the help

Ollie
I think the 1gb, 2gb and 3gb is just normal RAM, readyboost does make a difference, but not very much past 1gbish due to memory bandwidth etc. And consider like RAM if your laptop is using 32bit it'll only be able to use 3.5gb of memory.

A RAM upgrade would be much more beneficial than a 16gb card
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I think the 1gb, 2gb and 3gb is just normal RAM, readyboost does make a difference, but not very much past 1gbish due to memory bandwidth etc. And consider like RAM if your laptop is using 32bit it'll only be able to use 3.5gb of memory.

A RAM upgrade would be much more beneficial than a 16gb card
ready boost has nothing to do with ram?
it is Cache for my Hard drive so you can access it quicker, am i right?

and my laptop is 64Bit

Readyboost does not work like RAM!
    
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it is Cache for my Hard drive so you can access it quicker, am i right?
And RAM is what?

You are not reading the graph correctly. The only cases where they use ReadyBoost is when it says "+ ReadyBoost". The large gains at the top of the graph are a result of replacing the 512MB of RAM with 1GB, 2GB, and 3GB instead of using ReadyBoost.
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If you have a flashdrive lying around, meh.. why not use it?

but it isn't worth buying a drive just for readyboost.
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And RAM is what?

You are not reading the graph correctly. The only cases where they use ReadyBoost is when it says "+ ReadyBoost". The large gains at the top of the graph are a result of replacing the 512MB of RAM with 1GB, 2GB, and 3GB instead of using ReadyBoost.
I was gonna say, graphs says LOWER IS BETTER, which pretty much means this graph outright says readyboost is almost useless.
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It is only worthwhile for systems with less than 1 GB of main memory. That is what the graph is showing.

Readyboost places a copy of the page file onto flash memory.
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And RAM is what?

You are not reading the graph correctly. The only cases where they use ReadyBoost is when it says "+ ReadyBoost". The large gains at the top of the graph are a result of replacing the 512MB of RAM with 1GB, 2GB, and 3GB instead of using ReadyBoost.
this.

The card is going to be connected to the laptop via a USB bus, so it is by nature going to be slow.

The money spent on the card is far better used on a ram upgrade.
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And RAM is what?

You are not reading the graph correctly. The only cases where they use ReadyBoost is when it says "+ ReadyBoost". The large gains at the top of the graph are a result of replacing the 512MB of RAM with 1GB, 2GB, and 3GB instead of using ReadyBoost.
i got you now

it shows 512MB of ram with readyboost? am i right?

and my laptop has 8GB of DDR3 1333 Ram

seriously if it shaves a couple of seconds of things surly it is worth buying a £15, 16GB SD card
    
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i got you now

it shows 512MB of ram with readyboost? am i right?

and my laptop has 8GB of DDR3 1333 Ram

seriously if it shaves a couple of seconds of things surly it is worth buying a £15, 16GB SD card
I doubt it'll even resort to using ReadyBoost as it'll (almost) never be short on actual RAM.
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