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Windows 7: Windows 7: Readyboost

10 May 2009   #81
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 Charbroil57 View Post
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.
you are right although there have been made improvements....
but generally you want NTFS when you need reliability, secuirity and you see general performance if you are handling larger files (>4gb which fat cannot handle anyways)

if you are handling small files then it will cause overhead
the reason why Fat is faster?
because its simpler
if you really want to get the Max Performance and you are not handling files larger than 4gb then Fat32 is the best choice...
if its less than 256mb then regular old Fat (fat16) is better in terms of performance as you wont handling large files (such as iso's and videos to name a few) but small files (documents, notes, small pictures) which is where fat does perform well....


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12 May 2009   #82
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
maybe they figure it really does not make much difference?

I have been testing it with and without and so far have not really noticed any increase in speed.

maybe for those systems that have 512mb of ram might see something...

Using a 1GB external flash drive, I noticed it when playing Age of Conan with 2GB of RAM. Then I maxed out my notebook to 4GB of RAM and stopped noticing any difference with the flash drive. The extra RAM boost is by FAR more worth it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
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....
Disabling page file altogether is a terrible idea. Doesn't matter how much RAM you have, some applications specifically look for the page file, and if it isn't there, they will either not run or run and crash. Hell, if your machine for some random reason suddenly looks for the page file it could also BSOD. Besides, this USED to be an issue with say XP, but Vista/Windows 7 are much smarter with memory management. Leave it alone is the best bet.

Now moving your page file to a different/faster drive could be a good idea.
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17 May 2009   #83
warren dub

Vista ultimate 64
 
 
ready boost in windows 7 be aware

I Have installed windows 7 on my dell 2.0 Ghz 2 GB ram laptop and it works very well.Used my nearly new patriot XT boost 200 X 16 GB flash drive for ready boost and wow.This is what computers should be like.Really really fast.IE opens on google home page instantly (unlike vista)I used a full allocation of the drive for performance.After 24 hrs the drive died.It is recognised but not accessable after I rebooted. It is the same in Vista also .Dead dead dead. It had been working for the last month on vista (4GB limit) without problems.It came with a lifetime warranty but is only certified for 4GB like all other drives onthe market.Be very carefull with expensive high speed drives ,as if you use all available memory for cache ,32 GB or even bigger these drives are not meant for this kind of use and could end up like mine.
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17 May 2009   #84
Charbroil57

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install 8/05/2015)
 
 
8 GB RAM - No ReadyBoost

After research and testing, I have drawn the conclusion that with 8 GB of RAM installed, ReadyBoost was not that beneficial. I am using my 7.67 GB Cruzer for file storage off the hard drive.
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17 May 2009   #85
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Charbroil57 View Post
After research and testing, I have drawn the conclusion that with 8 GB of RAM installed, ReadyBoost was not that beneficial. I am using my 7.67 GB Cruzer for file storage off the hard drive.
I don't know what the current recommendation from MS is, but it used to be that to have a significant benefit from Readyboost, you use a flash device that is double the amount of your system RAM. MS called that the optimal arrangement. Could be different now.
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17 May 2009   #86
xJason

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7100
 
 

Hmm, What exactly does Readyboost do?
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17 May 2009   #87
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote:
I don't know what the current recommendation from MS is, but it used to be that to have a significant benefit from Readyboost, you use a flash device that is double the amount of your system RAM. MS called that the optimal arrangement. Could be different now.
M$ says it's good to have a 1:1 ratio in conjunction with your ram. And shouldn't exceed a 2.5 : 1 ratio, otherwise it will just crap out.
and is really only useful for pc's with less than 2 gigs of ram.

lets say you have 2 GB of ram, so 2 GB of ready boost is recommended, it can be more, ~4 gigs i suppose.

just think, a week ago i didn't even know what ready boost was
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17 May 2009   #88
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
M$ says it's good to have a 1:1 ratio in conjunction with your ram. And shouldn't exceed a 2.5 : 1 ratio, otherwise it will just crap out.
and is really only useful for pc's with less than 2 gigs of ram.

lets say you have 2 GB of ram, so 2 GB of ready boost is recommended, it can be more, ~4 gigs i suppose.

just think, a week ago i didn't even know what ready boost was
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wiki
Microsoft recommends the amount of flash memory for ReadyBoost acceleration be one to three times the amount of random access memory (RAM) in your computer.
I remember having an XP machine with 512MB RAM and using a 1.0GB flash device.
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18 May 2009   #89
Charbroil57

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I remember having an XP machine with 512MB RAM and using a 1.0GB flash device.
OK I just dedicated my 7.67 GB Cruzer to ReadyBoost again...
This is roughly a 1:1 ratio with RAM. I'll check it out for a while and see if the performance spikes somewhat!
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18 May 2009   #90
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I remember having an XP machine with 512MB RAM and using a 1.0GB flash device.
XP had readyboost?!? or was it some sort of mod type thing?
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