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# 16261 2-Oct-2007 04:18
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I have a Toshiba SD card(SD MO2G).But when I try to use it to speed up the sytem( Vista readyboost),it says that the device is not compatible.Can anyone tell me why?

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  # 89022 2-Oct-2007 08:18
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It may be that the card does not meet the minimum performance specs (by design, or lack of, or is faulty in some way).

For a device to be compatible and useful it must conform to the following requirements:

  • The capacity of the removable media must be at least 256 MB (250 after formatting)
  • Devices larger than 4 GB will have only 4 GB used for ReadyBoost
  • The device should have an access time of 1ms or less
  • The device must be capable of 2.5 MB/s read speeds for 4 KB random reads spread uniformly across the entire device and 1.75 MB/s write speeds for 512 KB random writes spread uniformly across the device
  • The device must have at least 235 MB of free space
  • NTFS and FAT32 are supported
  • The initial release of ReadyBoost supports one device
  • The recommended amount of memory to use for Windows ReadyBoost acceleration is one to three times the amount of random access memory (RAM) installed in your computer

Q: What perf do you need on your device?

A: 2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads and 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes

Q: My device says 12MB/sec (or 133x or something else) on the package but windows says that it isn't fast enough to use as a ReadyBoost device... why?
A: Two possible reasons:
  1. The numbers measure sequential performance and we measure random. We've seen devices that have great sequential perf, but horrible random
  2. The performance isn't consistantly fast across the entire device. Some devices have 128M of lightning fast flash and the rest of the device is really slow. This is fine for some applications but not ReadyBoost.

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  # 89065 2-Oct-2007 11:56
Send private message your knowledge,what brands of sd-card that are compatible?Any suggestion?


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  # 89087 2-Oct-2007 13:26
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I Have also used Kingston, Kingston Mini (with Adapter) and Micro (with adapter).
All work a treat, and really help to improve general performance - I set it to use 850MB of the 1 Gig - I think that's about optimum ratios.

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  # 91505 18-Oct-2007 13:14
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Does it give you any better performance?  Also does it increase your windows vista scorecard at all?

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