ReadyBoost whose code name is "Extended Cache" is the name of a disk caching technology included in Windows Vista and Windows 7 from Microsoft.

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Why is ReadyBoost only using 4GB when I have dedicated 32GB?

I don't know if I am reading this correctly, but why is ReadyBoost only using 4GB when I have dedicated 32GB?
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How can I make Windows 7 ReadyBoost persistent?

Is there a way to make Windows 7 to keep the ReadyBoost cache across a reboot (and not encrypt it or keep the encryption key across the reboot) - so that ReadyBoost could actually boost the boot up ...
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Can I remove the drive letter on the SD card I'm using for Readyboost?

I'm using a 4GB SD Card in my Windows 7 laptop with Rreadyboost turned on for that particular card. In My computer the SD card shows its own drive letter. Since I'm only using the SD card for ...
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Optimum use of Windows7 32bit PAE Ramdisk (3GB + 1GB PAE)

Besides switching to Windows 64bit (or Linux 64bit) what is the best strategy to make the most of my 1GB PAE ramdisk (on a Laptop with a slow harddrive)? Here ...
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Do I need Readyboost and page file if I have lots of free RAM?

I have 12 GB RAM installed in my laptop. I have currently both page file and ready boost disabled. Most of the time my RAM usage are under 6 GB. So, I still have 6 GB RAM all the time. Considering ...
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Does Windows ReadyBoost have a meaningful impact on performance?

Does Windows ReadyBoost technology, available in Windows since Vista, have a meaningful impact on performance? Are there well-known benchmarks that compare systems with, and without? Does the speed ...
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Optimal cluster size for random I/O

I'm specifically interested in the answer for NAND storage (SD cards, memory sticks). I have a Windows 7 laptop where I run 2 VM's inside VMWare, as well as multiple programs in the host OS. VM disk ...
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Windows Readyboost purpose

I am getting mixed answers on google. This is what my idea of readyboost is: Windows logs your most used files/apps. They make a mirror of these files on the flash drive Whenever you are opening the ...
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If I enable my device(s) for ReadyBoost on one Windows 7, will it be used for ReadyBoost too on another Windows?

I plan to use ReadyBoost to boost my poor Windows 7 x86 a little bit. Before I actually do this, I wanna make sure if it will be "safe" for me. My concerns include, if I enable my device(s) for ...
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Does ReadyBoost help for Visual Studio?

Is there any way that you can monitor if ReadyBoost actually has an impact on performance? I don't really experience much improvement. Also can it be useful for Visual Studio anyway or would that ...
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readyboost for REFS possible with a partition of an internal SSD?

I intend to setup a new computer with Windows 8.1/x64 using the following disks: 2 2TB rotating disk drives 1 or 2 SSDs (1x240GB or 2x120GB) I need your help to decide whether to buy 1 or 2 SSDs, ...
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HP Pavillion HPE

My computer has 16GB ram. It is very slow when rendering 3D models. The CPU meter shows 100%. I have been informed from HP that no upgrade to the memory is possible as the mother board will not allow ...
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What's the maximum size Windows 7 allows for ReadyBoost?

I read somewhere the Windows 7 had removed the limit on ReadyBoost from 4GB and now allows an unlimited number of GBs. I would like to reconfirm this as a fact. At present, my Windows 7 RC 7100 ...
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Why doesn't Windows utilize readyboost devices?

I have a 4 GB Verbatim USB 2.0 Flash drive plugged into one of the rear USB ports on my computer. Windows detects this as a device that can be used for ReadyBoost, and I have selected that the ...
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How can I reduce Windows 7 boot times?

I have a Sony VAIO laptop that has an i7 processor, 6 GB of RAM and a 7200 RPM 500 GB 2.5 inch drive. I work in .NET, so I have SQL Server Developer, Visual Studio and a lot of other tools like that. ...
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How to stop ReadyBoost from rebuilding cache after every restart on SD cards and flash drives?

On my computers (running windows 7 and vista and using SD cards and flash drives) ReadyBoost rebuilds cache after every reboot. Because of this and 5400RPM HDD, it takes several minutes for computer ...
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how to enable intel windows readydrive on win7

How do I enable windows readydrive on win7(64 bit)? Yesterday when I start my computer, the readydrive was enabled. But today after I installed a update for Visual Studio (and reboot), the ...
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Readyboost on Windows 7 x64

I'm thinking of bying 1 or more flash drives or an SD card to use with the readyboost function on by 64bit Windows 7 machine. I have a few questions regarding it before i put my hand in my pocket and ...
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What is better, installing Win8 on an SSD directly or using the SSD for ReadyBoost?

For a medium SSD and a large HD, which scenario has a better performance-to-annoyance ratio? Install Windows on my HD and use ReadyBoost to cache the hottest 32GB of files from my HD. Install some ...
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Make ReadyBoost cache more aggressively

I have always had a 32GB high-speed Transcend SD card in my laptop for ReadyBoost, but it isn't very helpful because Windows isn't making heavy use of it: the cache size is usually 2 GB or less and ...
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Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB?

Would it be better to use a USB or a SD card as use for ReadyBoost? I run windows 7 on a acer aspire laptop.
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Cannot turn off ReadyBoost from USB, disk appears to be read-only

I recently started using ReadyBoody on my Sandisk Cruzer Edge 16GB USB, and when I needed to copy files into the USB, I could simply go right click USB > Properties > ReadyBoost > turn off ReadyBoost. ...
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Is Windows Readyboost with an SSD remotely as fast as a dedicated SSD disk?

I have at home a 1TB disk and a 40GB SSD. I have tried using Windows on the 40GB SSD, but it's just not doable, even when I install everything on the 1TB disk I run out of space. I am wondering if I ...
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Random Freezing Windows 7…Readyboost?

After I leave my computer idle for about 15 minutes and come back, everything just doesn't respond. It takes 1 minute to close the browser and when loading a webpage it responds with "page does not ...
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Hard drive degredation from large memory usage and paging files?

I've had a question(s) regarding computer degradation going through my head for a while and haven't found many good resources for researching it. 1) First off, when is the virtual RAM/paging file ...
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Will Texas Instruments' flash memory reader fully support an SDHC flash card?

I bought my laptop in 2006, and I have Windows XP Home on it. On my Texas Instruments multimedia reader says that it supports SD, but it does not say anything about SDHC. I heard some say to buy an ...
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Netgear ReadyNAS Duo V1: corrupt root - any chance to mount or recover using Mac OS X?

My ReadyNas by Netgear is giving me "root corrupt". It won't boot anymore. I'm wondering what my options to recover my data are. I suppose everything is still on the disk(s) but how can I mount the ...
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Does ReadyBoost slow down systems with more RAM?

I have 4 GB of RAM and would like to make use of ReadyBoost to speed up hard drive access, by taking advantage of its hard drive cache method. However, as I understand the technology, ReadyBoost ...
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Does ReadyBoost really improve performance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Windows ReadyBoost have a meaningful impact on performance? Does using an SD card with ReadyBoost help? Would I notice any difference on a 32-bit netbook with ...
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Windows 7 ReadyBoost - What File System To Use With Flash Card/Drive?

NTFS, exFAT or FAT32? I know that FAT32 has a limit of 4GB transfer per file, but is it faster and better than NTFS or exFAT? Since Windows 7 by itself uses NTFS, it remains logical to format flash ...
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what appropriate “Allocation Unit Size” for an exFAT SD card with ReadyBoost

I've brought an 4GB SD card and I'm dedicating it for use by ReadyBoost (on Windows7) Im looking to get the most profit on performance, so i've formatted it with exFAT (as recommended by Microsoft) ...
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How to place SuperFetch cache on an SSD?

I'm thinking of adding a solid state drive (SSD) to my existing Windows 7 installation. I know I can (and should) move my paging file to the SSD: Should the pagefile be placed on SSDs? ...
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Advantage of 64 bit over 32 bit, apart from RAM support [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems Suppose a processor supports up to a maximum of only 2 GB RAM (eg: Intel Atom N2600), what are the advantages of installing a 64 bit operating ...
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Make ReadyBoost use SATA instead of USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable ReadyBoost on a second internal HDD? As far as I know, ReadyBoost only works on USB flash media. I have a 4GB SATA SSD, and I thought it would be interesting to ...
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Will readyboost speed up a secondary partion or harddrive?

I'm building a new computer and plan on using a few spare USB sticks with readyboost to cache disk writes. I'll be running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 I have a single 2 TB disk, and plan to make a ...
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What should I use the extra space on my SDCard for in addition to ReadyDrive?

I use ReadyBoost to increase the performance of my Windows 7 x64 with 2GB of RAM with noticeable results. I have a high speed SD card capable of 100Mb/s with a 16Gb capacity. Ready drive seems to ...
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Enabling ReadyBoost on an arbitrary drive

Is there any hack to enable ReadyBoost on an storage device at will? It seems to be only available on USB, flash based devices, but at work we have plenty of motherboards with an small ide-like ...
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Do SSD hybrid drives perform better than HDD + ReadyBoost flash?

Seagate has released a product called the Momentus XT Solid State Hybrid Drive. This looks exactly like what Windows ReadyBoost attempts to do with software at the OS level: Pairing the benefits of a ...
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Slow performance when watching YouTube videos – related to ReadyBoost?

I got 2GB of RAM and a ReadyBoost SD card that's a 16bg SDHC card. Maximum ReadyBoost is 4GB, and I never remove it. My virtual memory is now 4GB and it's staying at that – is that good? When I'm on ...
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How can I use my SSD as a ReadyBoost cache disk?

I'd like to use SSD as ReadyBoost cache disk. However, ReadyBoost can work with pluggable USB drives only (AFAIK). Is there any way to avoid this limitation?
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ReadyBoost or RSTv10.5 to boost my HDD read time using an SSD? [closed]

I am trying to figure out which of the two following scenarios would perform faster. The system has a 500Gb disk, 8Gb Ddr3 Ram and i7 2600, Win7 x64: Scenario - ReadyBoost SSD drive in sata3 with ...
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Resume from Hibernate on Windows 7 takes a long time (suspect ReadyBoost)

Resuming from Hibernate on my Windows 7 desktop takes an awefully long time, I'd guess 5 minutes. It is an Intel DP35DP with 64 bit Intel Core2 Duo E6750, 2GB and 2x320GB RAID0. Sony Lin's blog post ...
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win7 laptop with SSD, 2 gig RAM: Should I use Pagefile or ReadyBoost?

Hi I just purchased an Asus 1215B laptop. It is dual core, and has stock 2 gigs of ram. Before the first boot ever, I imaged the drive, and restored onto a Corsair Force GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB ...
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What has more impact on performance: Readyboost or paging file on a system with 2GB RAM?

I have my paging file turned off in Vista as i have heard that it is not needed and in some cases may slow down a system that has >=2GB RAM. (no sure how true this is, but i notice that having it ...
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Can I create a RAM disk using GPU Memory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use GPU memory as more main memory? I would like to create a RAM disk/drive using the GPU's RAM/memory. Then use ReadyBoost on Windows to use the disk ...
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Will I see any performance if I disable pagefile and use Readyboost instead?

My laptop is an IBM ThinkPad T500 using Windows 7, x64 with 8 GB RAM. I have the OS manage the pagefile which is currently 8GB in size. I don't use sleep and hibernation. Will I see any ...
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Windows 7 disables ReadyBoost after reboot

I have a USB flash drive that I dedicated to ReadyBoost on my Windows 7 PC. Whenever I reboot my machine, it "forgets" that the USB drive is configured for ReadyBoost. What could be the reason for ...
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Get statistics on how ReadyBoost is being used by Windows

I have experimentally started using a flash drive for ReadyBoost. There's no blinking light on it so I don't even know if it's being accessed at all. Is there some way to get statistics on how often ...
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Weird ReadyBoost behavior [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop ReadyBoost from rebuilding cache after every restart on SD cards and flash drives? I have a small SSD and setup it to work with ReadyBoost (just to try :) ...
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Enable ReadyBoost on a second internal HDD?

I have two SATA HDDs in my desktop PC (one for daily activity, one for storage and backup). I can finely use ReadyBoost with pendrives, but I wonder, Is there a way I could use my underutilized second ...