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Windows 7: Windows 7: Readyboost

09 May 2009   #71
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I believe it does, particularly with opening some applications.


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09 May 2009   #72
TechOutsider

Windows XP
 
 

Before in XP, virtual RAM was placed on a hard disk. Using flash drives (ReadyBooot), is only somewhat faster.
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09 May 2009   #73
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

it depends on how much memory you have...
if you have enough then you should by all means disable the page file...
this will not only force the system to put all of its files on memory(and make it faster to access windows) but also free up a bunch of space...
like i said at this point if you have enough ram and you are using readyboost (if you disabled the page file of course) the bottleneck will now be at the usb interface and will slow you down....
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09 May 2009   #74
scaramonga

 
 

Irritating, that when you plug any USB flash drive in, Readycrap checks to see if its compatible, even when the same USB drive is set to 'do not use this device'.

I'd like some way to turn the thing off (completely) in future
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09 May 2009   #75
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I picked up a 2gig flash drive today for like $8 (probably just from reading this thread)

I have 1gig of system memory, since i started using readyboost, i can tell there is an increase in speed. it's no extenze, but it works (for me)

btw, is it better to use fat or fat32? or does it even matter?
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10 May 2009   #76
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

this should explain it..
FAT16 vs. FAT32
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10 May 2009   #77
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

so fat32 is better for readyboost?
I'm not really sure how readyboost handles information as far as using it for vRam (im guessing) I'm not to familiar with this tool. I only used vista for like a week (and hated it) so i dont really have any experiance these newer OS's
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10 May 2009   #78
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
so fat32 is better for readyboost?
I'm not really sure how readyboost handles information as far as using it for vRam (im guessing) I'm not to familiar with this tool. I only used vista for like a week (and hated it) so i dont really have any experiance these newer OS's
the main point i was trying to make...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fat16 Advantage
It is efficient, both in speed and storage, on volumes smaller than 256 MB.
so by your account your 2gb will have better performance from fat32
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10 May 2009   #79
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

oaky-doaky. i was just a little confused, when i first pluged it in and deleted the crap 'software' off it, i formatted it and by default it used Fat. so i figured that's what i was supposed to be. all clear now thanks for the info.
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10 May 2009   #80
Charbroil57

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install 8/05/2015)
 
 
Fat32?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
so fat32 is better for readyboost?
I'm not really sure how readyboost handles information as far as using it for vRam (im guessing) I'm not to familiar with this tool. I only used vista for like a week (and hated it) so i dont really have any experiance these newer OS's
Maybe it is I, who is misinformed...I reformatted my 8GB Cruzer thumb drive to NTFS and dedicated all free memory (7.47GB) to ReadyBoost. Of the three file systems (FAT, FAT32, and NTFS), I thought NTFS would be the more efficient since it is the native file system.
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