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Windows 7: Don't Format ReadyBoost NTFS

09 Jul 2011   #1

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Don't Format ReadyBoost NTFS

I have a Sandisk Extreme 4GB SD card, which I bought specifically to use for ReadyBoost on my laptop.

Although SD cards are usually formatted FAT32, I read somewhere on the net. that ReadyBoost would be faster formated NTFS. So that I did.

Since doing that, I had problems with hibernation. When hibernated, it would not wake up again, and I had to shut it down and reboot.

I found the answer somewhere else on the net last night. That readyboost drives formatted NTFS can cause hibernation problems. The author of that post recommended formatting them Exfat, although I assume FAT32 would work as well. (Would Exfat be faster?)

I removed that SD card, and no more problems with hibernation. I intend to reformat it as FAT32 or Exfat.

Just thought I would let others know--if you have a Readyboost drive, and ever use hibernation (there may be problems with sleep and hybrid sleep as well-not sure), do not format your ReadyBoost drive NTFS.

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