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Windows 7: SD card readyboost?

01 Dec 2010   #1
paul3200

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
SD card readyboost?

i have a 4gb sd card and it should work for readyboost shouldnt it??
but anyway it says
Quote:
this device cannot be used for readyboost

The device does not have the required peformance characteristics for use in speeding up your system
can it readyboost my laptop or not?


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01 Dec 2010   #2
paul3200

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Hey just fixed it put it in the other hole (lol)
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01 Dec 2010   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Glad it worked, this is amazing and could be helpful?
Patriot Xporter PEF8GUSB XT Boost USB Flash Drive - 8GB at TigerDirect
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01 Dec 2010   #4
paul3200

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I have windows 7 ultimate X86 running on the laptop if i get that one (from the UK site) will it be able to use the whole 8GB?
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01 Dec 2010   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yes all or any portion you decide to allot. Also you don't see many RB ready usb drives,
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01 Dec 2010   #6
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Yes all or any portion you decide to allot. Also you don't see many RB ready usb drives,
You are right, we don't see many USB Drives advertised for use with Ready Boost, but actuality its just a specifications requirement and any USB flash drive that meets them may be used...

The device must have an access time of 1 ms or less.

The device must be capable of 2.5 MB/s read speeds for 4 KB random reads spread uniformly across the entire device, and 1.75 MB/s write speeds for 512 KB random writes spread uniformly across the device.

Windows 7 allows up to eight devices for a maximum of 256 GB of additional memory.

~Maxx~
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01 Dec 2010   #7
paul3200

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

that includes the 32bit versions that is awesome
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01 Dec 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Worth noting that the addition of a SSD drive has removed the need or ability to use Readyboost in my system. Not really much of a loss but before adding the sata III SSD I did enjoy some increase with a quick 4gb sd card even though my system has 8gb of ram. The sd would light up on many tasks !
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01 Dec 2010   #9
Chiumiento

 

I have a scan disk 8GB It is a 2.0 high speed USB drive. It works with my ready boost. I was wondering. It says that I can use a maximum of 4GB. But I read some where that you can use it all by checking the dedicate this device to ready boost. Is that true. Also if I do dedicate it to ready boost. Will it work around the files i do have saved on my USB already. It is not very much at all it is 80 Kb's of files that is it.
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01 Dec 2010   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The answer is yes to both.
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