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Topic # 12126 28-Feb-2007 16:48
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I have a 2GB flash drive courtesy of http://www.flashcards.co.nz (a prize from Geekzone '06), and am considering retiring it to be used as readyboost in favour of a 4gb or 8gb flash drive.

I have just plugged it in, and readyboost is happy to use it (recommending 800MB).

I have noticed I cannot increase utilisation beyond 800MB. Any suggestions for a good use for permanently attach 1.2GB of flash memory?

Anyone else used readyboost for a while? Do you notice it making much of a difference?







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  Reply # 62305 28-Feb-2007 16:52
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Increase it to the maximum...

You will notice the difference. May run a bit slow after you first plug it in, give it a restart if it does that and all is good

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  Reply # 62306 28-Feb-2007 16:53
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Ah I see maximum is 800... Hmmmm

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Reply # 62324 28-Feb-2007 18:11
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Interesting... I have a 2GB Cruzer on my desktop and it's using the whole thing.

As for worthwhile - YES! My laptop runs on 2GB RAM, and sometimes I can notice the drive just thrashing away. I insert a 1GB SD card and gradually the disk activity is reduced. If you check the Resource Monitor you will notice at first lots of writes to the ReadyBoost file, but after a couple of minutes it will start doing as many reads. And the disc will just calm down. Really cool stuff.





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  Reply # 63631 13-Mar-2007 19:21
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Wow.

This intermediate caching deal really helps Windows doesnt it. - Can you get the same kinda effect in XP by placing the swap-file onto a USB flash drive?

Makes me wonder why people didnt think of this before. Maybe they did & I just slept through that Technet :P

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