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03 Jul 2009   #111
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

there's something here i don't quite understand - maybe someone could enlighten me...

so, readyboost works because it uses a fast usb drive rather than slow hard drive for prefetch data.

does that mean usb drives are faster than hard drives?

if so, why aren't we all installing software and even operating systems onto usb drives?

would i really notice a benefit by permanently sticking in a usb drive, and installing big games onto it - will they load faster than from my hard drive?

or is this a really dumb idea, and i missed something obvious?


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03 Jul 2009   #112
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

my usb burned after 3 weeks not unplugging it =/ ... now all my usb ports are useless lol...
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03 Jul 2009   #113
jw12345

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by megabyte View Post
there's something here i don't quite understand - maybe someone could enlighten me...

so, readyboost works because it uses a fast usb drive rather than slow hard drive for prefetch data.

does that mean usb drives are faster than hard drives?

if so, why aren't we all installing software and even operating systems onto usb drives?

would i really notice a benefit by permanently sticking in a usb drive, and installing big games onto it - will they load faster than from my hard drive?

or is this a really dumb idea, and i missed something obvious?
USB drives have poor sequential speeds, but better random access in certain conditions. So in general, except for very tiny files, HDDs are much faster.

From what I've read though, ReadyBoost doesn't help unless you have anemic levels of RAM.
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03 Jul 2009   #114
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

yes your just simply redirecting the stress of your harddrive to your usb... less pain for hd more for usb drive lol
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03 Jul 2009   #115
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok thanks - i knew there had to be a catch somewhere...

just installed win7 onto 1 gig ram old laptop, and i thought i would do some research on readyboost, which led me here...then i got thinking about relative drive speeds...

anyway, real ram is real cheap, so i guess i will go and buy some and forget about readyboost altogether!
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06 Nov 2009   #116
lrgarner

Windows 7
 
 

Readyboost is in the same place,,Put in your usb drive and right click on it . go to properties and sellect readyboost..Windows Vista 64 made some differance but Windows 7 64 i haven't really noticed much difference. Windows 7 boots fast anyway. 2GB usb drive .I think i will find a larger usb drive for 7.
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06 Nov 2009   #117
Monga

Windozer 7 - 7068
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lrgarner View Post
Readyboost is in the same place,,Put in your usb drive and right click on it . go to properties and sellect readyboost..Windows Vista 64 made some differance but Windows 7 64 i haven't really noticed much difference. Windows 7 boots fast anyway. 2GB usb drive .I think i will find a larger usb drive for 7.
This is a very old thread.
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17 Nov 2009   #118
ceroberts75

windows 7 home premium
 
 

it may be old thread, but valid.

i have just installed windows 7 home premium on my laptop that came with starter version.

ready boost will not work!

i have tried reformatting the memory to the exfat, etc.

i can select the memory for readyboost, but it does not work. the system is not recognizing the memory to use it.


can anyone help with this please?
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17 Nov 2009   #119
kpo6969

 
 

Try fat 32 re-format.
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17 Nov 2009   #120
ceroberts75

windows 7 home premium
 
 

per your suggestion, i have just tried to reformat and readyboost again on fat32.


no go. i can go to properties/readyboost/ then issue the memeory, but the system is not recognizing it! :/

frustrating.


any other ideas?
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