Windows 7: Readyboost

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  1. Posts : 4,927
    Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
       #70

    I believe it does, particularly with opening some applications.
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  2. Posts : 167
    Windows XP
       #71

    Before in XP, virtual RAM was placed on a hard disk. Using flash drives (ReadyBooot), is only somewhat faster.
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  3. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #72

    it depends on how much memory you have...
    if you have enough then you should by all means disable the page file...
    this will not only force the system to put all of its files on memory(and make it faster to access windows) but also free up a bunch of space...
    like i said at this point if you have enough ram and you are using readyboost (if you disabled the page file of course) the bottleneck will now be at the usb interface and will slow you down....
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  4. Posts : 341
    XP
       #73

    Irritating, that when you plug any USB flash drive in, Readycrap checks to see if its compatible, even when the same USB drive is set to 'do not use this device'.

    I'd like some way to turn the thing off (completely) in future :)
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  5. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #74

    I picked up a 2gig flash drive today for like $8 (probably just from reading this thread)

    I have 1gig of system memory, since i started using readyboost, i can tell there is an increase in speed. it's no extenze, but it works (for me)

    btw, is it better to use fat or fat32? or does it even matter?
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  6. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #75

    this should explain it..
    FAT16 vs. FAT32
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  7. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #76

    so fat32 is better for readyboost?
    I'm not really sure how readyboost handles information as far as using it for vRam (im guessing) I'm not to familiar with this tool. I only used vista for like a week (and hated it) so i dont really have any experiance these newer OS's
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  8. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #77

    holo88 said:
    so fat32 is better for readyboost?
    I'm not really sure how readyboost handles information as far as using it for vRam (im guessing) I'm not to familiar with this tool. I only used vista for like a week (and hated it) so i dont really have any experiance these newer OS's
    the main point i was trying to make...
    Fat16 Advantage said:
    It is efficient, both in speed and storage, on volumes smaller than 256 MB.
    so by your account your 2gb will have better performance from fat32
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  9. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
       #78

    oaky-doaky. i was just a little confused, when i first pluged it in and deleted the crap 'software' off it, i formatted it and by default it used Fat. so i figured that's what i was supposed to be. all clear now thanks for the info. :)
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  10. Posts : 93
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (clean install 8/05/2015)
       #79

    Fat32?


    holo88 said:
    so fat32 is better for readyboost?
    I'm not really sure how readyboost handles information as far as using it for vRam (im guessing) I'm not to familiar with this tool. I only used vista for like a week (and hated it) so i dont really have any experiance these newer OS's
    Maybe it is I, who is misinformed...I reformatted my 8GB Cruzer thumb drive to NTFS and dedicated all free memory (7.47GB) to ReadyBoost. Of the three file systems (FAT, FAT32, and NTFS), I thought NTFS would be the more efficient since it is the native file system.
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