Windows 7: Readyboost

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  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 7
       #50

    nice info...hope it works with more than 4GB cache...i'll try this:)
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  2. Posts : 35
    Win 7
       #51

    MrUbiquitous said:
    I see in this forum coversations on ReadyBoost for Win 7. I have Win 7 version 7, and I cannot seem to find the program as I could in vista. Is it available now on my computer and I am too much of a dolt to figure out the hows and wheres? Or do I have to wait for the 'official' version to hit the 'back alleys' of the internet. Also, does anyone know any other ReadyBoost type programs for Windows 7 as well as a Fax program you would reccommend? Thanks!

    Go to Computer, right click on the stick you want to use and select properties and then select ReadyBoost for it's options. Works for multiple sticks.
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  3. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Build 7077 32 Bit
       #52

    I got a 32 GB iPod Touch so I thought it would be cool to try ReadyBoost out but when I connect it to the computer it recognizes it as an unknown apple device, consequently, ReadyBoost is not available for use with it. Anyone knows how I can make the computer to recognize my iPod so it will be ready for use with ReadyBoost ?

    Edit: Here's a picture:
    Last edited by partouch; 02 May 2009 at 09:10.
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  4. Posts : 195
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #53

    It is unlikely your iPod Touch has the necessary read/write performance to act as a ReadyBoost device. That's just an educated guess, of course.

    Bye.

    partouch said:
    I got a 32 GB iPod Touch so I thought it would be cool to try ReadyBoost out but when I connect it to the computer it recognizes it as an unknown apple device, consequently, ReadyBoost is not available for use with it.
    [......]
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  5. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Build 7077 32 Bit
       #54

    Crunchy Doodle said:
    It is unlikely your iPod Touch has the necessary read/write performance to act as a ReadyBoost device. That's just an educated guess, of course.

    Bye.
    I recall hooking it up to a system with XP which identified it as storage device and presented it's icon as an iPod Touch..so that is why I believe it can be used by the ReadyBoost function.

    that is why I want my computer to actually recognize it tough I'm lacking the knowledge to do so.

    Still waiting for a respond..
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  6. Posts : 195
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #55

    Yes, of course the iPod Touch is USB attached storage. That is not in question. What I was doubting was that it has the writing speed needed for ReadyBoost. When you plug a storage device into a Windows 7 machine for the first time, it will give the device a quick test to see if it's fast enough to be used for ReadyBoost. If it is, the AutoRun dialog will suggest using it for ReadyBoost. If not, it won't show ReadBoost as a possibility. It certainly would be worth a try, though it seems like an impractical choice.

    Bye.

    partouch said:
    I recall hooking it up to a system with XP which identified it as storage device and presented it's icon as an iPod Touch..so that is why I believe it can be used by the ReadyBoost function.

    that is why I want my computer to actually recognize it tough I'm lacking the knowledge to do so.

    Still waiting for a respond..
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  7. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #56

    not only that you have to install itunes
    (you do not know how many loops i had to go throught just to install the driver itself for the iphone and nothing else [i hate apple software on everything other than the apple OS]...:))
    also your Ipod is acting alike a external HDD so it does not the same performance as these smaller but faster flashdrives...
    remember 4k writes is what readyboost is testing and actually doing...
    it moves 4k random reads/writes to the flash drive storage...
    which in theory the current Flash tech wins over the HDD
    but sequential reads and writes are where the current flash tech fails compared HDD tech...
    only a hybrid solution (or one of the many experimental Flash technologies being worked on) would actually be the solution to both bottlenecks......
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  8. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Build 7077 32 Bit
       #57

    Thanks a lot for every one's responds. I found out that readyboost has almost no effect on the system (by hooking 2gb flash drive and reading comparisons in sites). ReadyBoost.turned out to be a big dissapointment.
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  9. Posts : 1,487
    Windows 7 x64 / Same
       #58

    I've not found Readyboost to be much of a boost at all.
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  10. Posts : 2,036
    Windows 7 Professional x64
       #59

    I would recommend it for those below the minimum system specs. I have it running on an old P4 system with 512MB of RAM and the 2 or 4 GB flash drive really helps. I have not purchased new RAM because it seems to run fine with 512MB of RAM and readyboost. FYI
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