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CyberN3rds

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#111548 7-Nov-2012 10:13
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I haven't had much experience with USB flash drives and a couple day ago it was my first time using Ready Boost on a 4gb USB Flash drive.  I had to remove the Flash drive because I had to temporarily use the slot for a boot-able disk.  I put the USB back in, I thought I could Format it and try Ready boost again, but it said that there was a program running in it and I couldn't Format it.  Does this mean my USB is still actively using Ready boost or my USB is messed up?  

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  #713391 7-Nov-2012 10:20
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You will have to right-click, Properties and stop using ReadyBoost on that USB key.




 

 

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  #713449 7-Nov-2012 11:51
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Thanks for your help,  I really appreciate it.  Laughing

 
 
 
 


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  #713473 7-Nov-2012 12:34
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Do you think I can have 2x USB running ready boost?Undecided

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  #713521 7-Nov-2012 13:48
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Do you find it actually makes any difference. When I used it, it didn't seem to do anything to performance at all.

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  #713524 7-Nov-2012 13:50
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You can only have one. And getting more memory is a lot more effective.




 

 

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  #713539 7-Nov-2012 14:38
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hmmm, I've heard about win7 to be able to have up to 8 devices. Just to9 verify, Is this true?

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  #713545 7-Nov-2012 15:01
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Correct, with Windows 7 you can have up to eight devices actually.




 

 

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  #713597 7-Nov-2012 16:33
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Ok.  Thank you.  

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  #714465 9-Nov-2012 04:04
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ReadyBoost was an interesting stop gap measure but consumer USB flash disks are actually pretty slow and get slower over time (it seems) then ram and SSD's got cheaper, so they are far far better options now.

Eg: You can get an Intel 330 SSD 120GB for ~$140 now.

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  #716597 13-Nov-2012 18:47
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consumer USB flash disks are actually pretty slow and get slower over time (it seems)

and it seems some USB sticks just aren't usable at all I have two 4GB sticks and 1 16GB stick which just refuse to run ready boost

here's a good article that get's a little more into it than MS does

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost

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  #717827 15-Nov-2012 17:22
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I wouldn't bother with Ready boost, it was really for when Vista first came out and most PCs had like 512mb or 1GB of RAM. RAM is so cheap now days, just buy some more

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