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Windows 7: Readyboost

02 Aug 2009   #1
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Readyboost

Hello all,

Have a question regarding Readyboost. I have a my book essential 1TB and a 186 gb MTD external HD. Both say divice cannot be used for Readyboost. But my 4gb scan disk camera card allows the use of Readyboost. Just wondering why it wont let me use the other harddrives.


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02 Aug 2009   #2
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Simple answer is the other harddrives are not ReadyBoost devices.

Windows ReadyBoost flash devices include USB 2.0 flash drives, Secure Digital (SD) cards, or CompactFlash cards.

Not all of them are ReadyBoost capable though.

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02 Aug 2009   #3
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I was able to use my 186 gb MTD external HD with windows vista x64 so i kinda figured it would still work on windows 7.
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02 Aug 2009   #4
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
I was able to use my 186 gb MTD external HD with windows vista x64 so i kinda figured it would still work on windows 7.
Hmmmm.... was a driver required?
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02 Aug 2009   #5
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

no driver needed, I was able to allocate 4gb of the drive space towards readyboost.
Here is a picture of someone using a mybook with readyboost. But it wont work for me.
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02 Aug 2009   #6
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
no driver needed, I was able to allocate 4gb of the drive space towards readyboost.
It maybe a problem with the version of Win7 you are running (7100) and is resolved in the RTM but technically it is not a flash device and may not be supported. As stated not all flash devices are ReadyBoost capable either.

The 1TB external HDD is not a ReadyBoost device.
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02 Aug 2009   #7
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
no driver needed, I was able to allocate 4gb of the drive space towards readyboost.
Here is a picture of someone using a mybook with readyboost. But it wont work for me.
Have you tried another ReadyBoost device with your configuration?
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02 Aug 2009   #8
Urbwolf

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Yes i actually hooked up camera/mp3 player that has a built in 20gb drive and it gave me the option to use some of the drive for it. I know there must be a way because it gave the option for the other person using windows 7 and his my book.
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02 Aug 2009   #9
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Urbwolf View Post
Hello all,

Have a question regarding Readyboost. I have a my book essential 1TB and a 186 gb MTD external HD. Both say divice cannot be used for Readyboost. But my 4gb scan disk camera card allows the use of Readyboost. Just wondering why it wont let me use the other harddrives.
Not to sound like a jerk but why would you even NEED readyboost with 6gb of ram?
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02 Aug 2009   #10
Muad Dib

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Not to sound like a jerk but why would you even NEED readyboost with 6gb of ram?
And the second question is why would one want to use ReadyBoost on an external HDD of any kind. Sort of defeats the purpose. But I am interested as to why it is even possible.
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