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Topic # 22471 29-May-2008 10:57
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I just want to check that my understanding of Ready Boost is correct.  From what I understand you plug in your flash drive and Ready Boost enables the storage capacity on the flash drive to be used as RAM, right?  So I've done a bit of research this morning and found that it has a 1:1 ratio, which means what?? If my laptop only has 1GB ram, I can only plug in a 1GB flash drive for a total of what is essentially 2GB ram? So this means if I was to get a 2GB flash drive, it would be pretty much useless?


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  Reply # 134105 29-May-2008 11:21
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You assign a certain amount of space on the drive for readyboost use, the remainder is available as disk storage as per normal.

Not sure on max amount that can be given over to Ready Boost.




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  Reply # 134110 29-May-2008 11:31
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It is not used as RAM, in fact it is a "buffer" between the RAM and the paging file on the HDD.

Everything that is moved out of RAM to the HDD during normal operation is also moved to the external USB memory. If needed it will be read back from this faster memory instead of the HDD.

Here's the ReadyBoost FAQ.




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