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05 Nov 2011   #11
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

may have had trouble "removing" the flash drive, (I would think it would try for a bit longer than a minute, but...) and therefore flagged the flash as dirty? and you saw the scandisk utility, which was so fast and hard to read because the drive is fast and small

(BTW do you know the file system format of the flash drive, they normally come FAT/or a variant so their mac compatable, I reformat NTFS and seem to get the same speed, but the added file verification, and so forth)

mike


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06 Nov 2011   #12
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Big Tom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Windows 7 will use as many USB drives simultaneously for ReadyBoost as you're physically able to connect to your PC. That includes regular USB sticks, SD cards, anything you can throw at it.
this is correct
Well, technically this is not correct. The limit is indeed 8 flash devices (USB, CF, etc), with a max of 32GB of ReadyBoost space per device (that's a max of 256GB per machine). It's a lot, but it's not unlimited.
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06 Nov 2011   #13
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I stand corrected.
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06 Nov 2011   #14
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
I stand corrected.

No harm, no foul Corazon,

I'm sure my friendly local best buy staffers will gladly refund my five thousand eight hundred and sixty four dollars & seven cents once I piece all the plastic scraps of the retail blister packs from the 43 powered USB hubs and 128 64Gig Flash drives back together with duct tape and bubble gum.

but how self-centered of me to not recognize how insignificant my problem is, when it is a true man's most difficult moment to admit his own error!


good times,
mike
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06 Nov 2011   #15
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Lol - bad day to be a BB employee
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07 Nov 2011   #16
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Rotfl
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07 Nov 2011   #17
Darcy Peal

Win 7 Ulitimate x64 - Signature Edition
 
 

To check my 12GB of ReadyBoost I just timed how long it takes to open a complex program, such as PhotShop CS5.
It went from 1:30 to 30 seconds on my system.
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12 Nov 2011   #18
m256997683119

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you all for the wonderful contributions here. I am now using 2 8gb usb sticks with ReadyBoost and I also noticed an improvement with Photoshop and Fireworks(opens a bit faster than before but I noticed an improvement when I edit images and open multiple instances of both at the same time.
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12 Nov 2011   #19
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

that's about the best/only place your going to really notice any improvement m25#######, Like for me my only improvement that I commonly grab some fast one's for is my ridiculous tendency to CONSTANTLY get side tracked on the internet without wanting to lose my original place, and so it is not very uncommon for me to have 30-50 browser windows open (plus storing the history trails in particular ones! (you may ask why not just use your fav's bar/folder/etc , and I'd answer, because although I am unaware of one, particular to this specialized folder, I am quite certain that there is a limit on the count (or at least the size) of the shortcut/file contents of this folder and I am not exactly "looking forward to" making the determination as to what the limit is, or what will happen to the OS as the limit exceeds this value in real-time!

Mike the
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29 Aug 2014   #20
Troy Chaney

Linux Mint 64 (boot), Windows 7 Professional 64 (Vm)
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by m256997683119 View Post
Hi all,

Thanks for the responses here! I really appreciate it. Okay I will try to use 2 usb sticks at eh same time. Am suing one 4gb usb stick for ReadyBoost now and saw some differences. Seem to see that the the Shutdown/Log-off was a bit longer(it's set at 4sec prior ReadyBoost now it's a +/- 1minute). Any ideas?

Also, the 4gb usb stick when I leave it and reboot, the system shows a pop-up about scanning or something or continue without scanning something..sorry I wasn't able to get a screenshot. What's it about?

How can I monitor the cache performance of the ReadyBoost stick?

Thanks again guys
using perfmon to monitor Readyboost Cache - Sysinternals Forums
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