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Windows 7: What can I do here. Ram drive, Large USB 3 Hard drive, need help help!

19 Feb 2013   #1
xxsicknessxx

windows7 64bit
 
 
What can I do here. Ram drive, Large USB 3 Hard drive, need help help!

Alright I keep it simple and sweet. well not simple. and not sweet but if you could help me with my problems that would be so nice. I had a bad week im worn out from work. I just want my setup to be clean and kick ass please. thanks

So I bought a thumb drive to transfer movies from my computer to my WDTV live hub. I figured I would be able to plug it in then from my computer over wifi transfer the movies to my Usb hard drive witch plugs into the WDTV live already. It is 300 gigs. the thumb drive is 64 gigs. As bonus I got a 1gig drive I don't use for anyhting as of yet.

So I ended up never be able use the portable drive. So It sat. One day I plugged it in to look at it and ended up using it for windows to use as a readyboost drive.
Here are questions.

Does ready boost work? Does it help for anything?
I made a parttion using bufflo software with my normal labtop hard drive. I made a ramdisk. 1 gig out of my 6gigs of ram is dedicated drive . The software didn't do anything with that space so I run my chrome browser off of it. I dunno why I just have lots spare time and like to use things.

Am I wasting my time? Is ramdisk pointless.? I mean bufflo assumed I would use it on the 300gig drive but I don't see the point. Its only usefull if you use it on your ram right? even then I can't think of anything good to use it for. I was wondering would another readyboost speed things up? Or what can I do at this point.

I I have the 300gig bufflow hd usb hoooked up to WDTV live but sucks to transfer anything to it. Wifi is slow. The usb is 3.0 but my labtop is 2.0 so its slow too. I have 100 gigs in movies, tv shows crap and I can transfer via wifi but i never knew how slow it was. So to move anything to it sucks. This all started because all wanted do was share my movies from my labtop to my WFTV LIVE. But it didn't work that way. Now I wonder am I using things right. Should I maybe hook the 300 gigs up to my labtop. Then figure out some way to stream to my tv? or run a cord or something. Or is there a better way to do this. What should I do in the mean time.. is this ready boost a waste time? Can you explain it at all. what about ram disk is that worth it at all? or do I need the ram more. Also if the ram disk is worth it what do I use it for.

I want a new computer because mines slow labtops are just slower. What can I do here people? Also if you can help me set up my WDTV live a bit better I be happy. I dunno man I hate not having my movies on my labtop and after deleting the moviess from labtop I got 100gigs spare room I got nothing to do with it... I dunno wish there something run in backfround that used that space. beside
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19 Feb 2013   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Well xxsicknessxx I don't think I can help you but this will help other help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs


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20 Feb 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

As Layback Bear says sickness some specs would go a long way mate and as for the Readyboost it doesn't work like RAM does mate - put simply it is only a form of caching stuff temporarily and I am guessing in your machine if you have 4GB and some it is pretty pointless.
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20 Feb 2013   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

From what I have read, if you have 4 gigs or more of RAM, Readyboost is rather pointless. I don't think you'd get any benefit from adding another one. Also keep in mind that Readyboost is a good way to prematurely wear out your flash drive. It's my understanding that USB thumb drives don't mind lots of reads, but frequent writes are not good for them.
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20 Feb 2013   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
From what I have read, if you have 4 gigs or more of RAM, Readyboost is rather pointless. I don't think you'd get any benefit from adding another one. Also keep in mind that Readyboost is a good way to prematurely wear out your flash drive. It's my understanding that USB thumb drives don't mind lots of reads, but frequent writes are not good for them.
Yep I forgot to add that too alpha re wearing the thing out. I used it many years ago and to be honest it was a dumb idea then and one now especially so as RAM is quite affordable.

Just as matter of interest sickness how much RAM have you got in now?
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20 Feb 2013   #6
indianacarnie

 

1. As suggested , some system spec.'s would go a long way in our being able to offer advice.

2. I agree with the consensus here about readyboost.

3. As far as the RAMDisk goes ........ just what are you hoping to accomplish? From what I can find out about it (admittedly a quick read) its like a virtual drive? Again some spec.'s would be helpful. If your HDD is a slower spinner I guess it COULD maybe speed things up a little, but at a huge trade off in memory.

4. Which exactly of the Buffalo HD's are you using? The portable or the desktop? (as an aside, thanks for telling me about those drives... want to check them out myself now that I've seen a little about them. How does it work for you?)
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