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Windows 7: use hard drive for speed boost


01 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7, and my favrite: Windows 2K Pro :)
 
 
use hard drive for speed boost

hi, this has probably been asked alot, but im dualbooting with win 2k and win 7 (7600) Is it possible to use my win2k partition for speed boost? my wifi card ocupies my pcmcia port, so i cant plug my flashdrive in because i use a usb 2.0 card. this computer has on-board usb 1.1


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01 Aug 2009   #2

Windows7
 
 

Readyboost requires a flash drive.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Readyboost
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01 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7600 x64 Ultimate Activated & 100% Genuine
 
 

You can use some usb hdd with Readyboost.
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01 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7600 x64 Ultimate Activated & 100% Genuine
 
 

You can also use some SD cards for Readyboost.
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01 Aug 2009   #5

 

Your idea, while workable, is not valid. You will actually slow down your system. ReadyBoost takes advantage of the flash memory speed, which an HDD does not have in comparison. Also, ReadyBoost involves simultaneous read/writes over two subsystems. If you use an HDD, these actions will require additional wait states.

You could invest in a PCMCIA USB port card and a USB wifi device. You will then be able to do both, wifi and ReadyBoost.

Your machine would likely benefit from ReadyBoost.
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01 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Dont mean to thread hijack, but at what point does readyboost not help.....???
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01 Aug 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slagathor View Post
Dont mean to thread hijack, but at what point does readyboost not help.....???
Hey S

As ram goes up benifit goes down. on 32 bit Id guess >2gigs and the effect decreases.

Ken
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01 Aug 2009   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slagathor View Post
Dont mean to thread hijack, but at what point does readyboost not help.....???
Before addressing your query in detail, I will task you with a challenge.

Provide a thorough analysis of how ReadyBoost benefits your system.
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01 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Never really thought about doing that.....

Any bench apps that benefit from readyboost???? Or would it be loading times and what not???
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01 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

i have 8GB with 64bit and i still notice a difference. Everythings more snappier
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