Windows 7: Readyboost

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  1. Posts : 1,160
    Windows 7 Ultimate x86
       #100

    no it is possible that under certain conditions you can actually see a performance gains by using readyboost..
    so even though it doesn't show it. it will help in some areas?
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  2. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #101

    redsoxm16 said:
    so even though it doesn't show it. it will help in some areas?
    yes of course..
    thats why the technology is there...
    gimp (i think, i know for sure photoshop has it...)
    has a cache folder (apart from the RAM)
    readyboost is a sense a cache file...
    where flash is better (in random reads and writes and in non sequential reads and writes...:)) superfetch uses the flash drive to give a better performance...
    (although it doesnt show until you use a demanding application (which is gimp is...)
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  3. Posts : 72
    Windows 7, RTM x64
       #102

    If im using a flash drive dedicated to ReadyBoost, whats the best file system to use, exFAT?

    And what allocation unit size? Will it not effect its speed so much that i should bother?
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    Posts : 4,167
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
       #103

    Espair said:
    If im using a flash drive dedicated to ReadyBoost, whats the best file system to use, exFAT?

    And what allocation unit size? Will it not effect its speed so much that i should bother?
    I think the best is Fat32 formated...i'm pretty sure i saw that, because of the amount of Gb inside the flash card and how it writes inside.

    512mb or less needs fat16

    1gb to 32gb could be fat32

    After it's up to you for protecting files through Ntfs Format or Fat32.

    exFat seems not working as i tried on a 160gb to format (by mistake)
    so return it to Ntfs..but for another need.

    Talking only about flash disk...card
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  5. Posts : 72
    Windows 7, RTM x64
       #104

    I thought exFAT was for flash drives mainly cause of what wiki said "exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) is a proprietary file system suited especially for flash drives, blah blah blah"

    So i figured, if its a file system for flash drives, wouldnt that make better use of readyboost? And as for the allocation unit size, i jsut used the default, 32 kilobytes. Seems to work fine.

    I dont think i would try running my main harddrive on it though..
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  6. Posts : 139
    Windows 7 RTM x64
       #105

    Using a 16GB class 6 SDHC for my readyboost, 2 gigs of it with build 7127 and exfat formatted memorycard it works very well on my HTC SHIFT with only 1 gig ram.
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  7. Posts : 66
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #106

    So, I've got 4GB RAM on my Shuttle running a Q9550. I won't get any performance boost with this layout?
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  8. Posts : 66
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #107

    That is, if I add a 4GB flash drive.
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  9. Posts : 3,028
    Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
       #108

    Captain Zero said:
    Correct me if I'm wrong but.. isn't this idea a little pointless? Ram sticks are cheaper and vastly more effective. Why bother with a slow USB when you can have actual RAM..?
    Exactly!! the idea is for systems with less than 1gb ram. All those saying they have 4gb + DON'T need readyboost. it's like putting your page file in it's own partition (preferably on a seperate drive) and setting it at a stagnant size of 2.5 x system ram (ie: 512mb of ram, set page file to 1024mb). then you see a little better performance but relying an a USB thumb drive will give very little noticeable performance increase unless ur low on RAM (eg: 1gb or less)
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  10. Posts : 529
    windows 8.1 Pro x64
       #109

    welll I just put in my new 2 gig flash usb, laptop has 1 gig ram and is struggling, however I had to enable superfetch and superfetch is now thrashing the hdd , or is it copying contents of swap to my usb flash?
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