I've bought an SD card today for my phot frame, but when I inserted it into my notebook I saw I could use it for ReadyBoost.
I'm a .net developer, using VMs and developing web applications (and Sharepoint). I use an HP notebook machine with Core 2 Duo 2GHz + 4GB RAM + 320 7200 HD. I simultaneously run
- Visual Studio 2010 with some plugins
- SQL Server
- Firefox with at least 10 tabs
- Chrome with about 5 tabs
- VM with Server 2008 machine
and occasionally also Photoshop and some InDesign as well. So I don't let my machine have a break. :D
If I buy myself some really fast SDHC card (like SanDisk 16GB Extreme 30MB/s - is there anything faster) and use it with my Windows 7 ReadyBoost, will I see any performance gain? Is it going to work something similar to Seagate's HybridDrive Momentus with 4GB of solid state drive?
What could I actually expect if I do put this card into my machine? And what would be recommended size?
I guess redirecting page file to it would speed up the system. Some VM machines on it would probably run faster as well because they could run parallel to HD host system I guess. Am I right or wrong?