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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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ReadyBoost - Dedicated 128Gb microSD with adapter - Cache configuration loops forever

ReadyBoost cache configuration keeps going forever What I am trying to do: Dedicate to ReadyBoost a 128Gb microSD loaded in its SD adapter. MicroSD is TOP speed and unformatted I only defined a ...
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If I suspect corruption of BITS and/or ReadyBoost in Windows 8.1, what specific files can I scan with sfc to try and rectify the issue?

I have had numerous BSOD restarts over the last month, usually when I am transferring files from a USB device to another USB device. Corresponding errors in event viewer seem to indicate a problem ...
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To ReadyBoost or not to ReadyBoost?

I have a new laptop with an AMD A6-9210 CPU, 4 Gb RAM, 1 Tb HDD, and Windows 10. This is what I could afford in the large-enough-screen 2-in-1 format that I needed. I want to speed it up, as it's ...
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Lots of RAM listed as free rather than standby

I have been poking around on the Resource Monitor on Windows, and have noticed that there is often a large amount of memory that is listed as Free, rather than as standby. I understand that superfetch ...
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Aggressivly Ram Caching with RAMdisk and readyboost

I am thinking about using a RAMdisk and Readyboost on Windows 10 to attempt to boost my read/write speed. I understand that windows will automatically cache recently used data in ram, but whenever I ...
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Is partitioning an SSD and HDD worth it? [closed]

Purchased a 250GB SSD to boost up my lower-end PC build to go along with my 1TB HDD and considering my clogged up Windows 7 from upgrades and bad decicions I've been planning on reformating everything ...
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Using Turbo Memory in Windows 10

as some of you already know Turbo memory is no longer supported for Windows 10. I tried today installing Intel's driver to my OS, 1.10.1.1002. It seems to work and I rebooted the system but the ...
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How to disable Low disk space for ReadyBoost dedicated drives on Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I've enabled a disk partition of around 8 GB to be dedicated for ReadyBoost. Windows keep warning me about that disk running out of space (Low Disk Space). How do I turn off that warning for THAT ...
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Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile [duplicate]

Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile? After activating Readyboost can we disable page file? Does the OS still use a Pagefile after activating Readyboost?
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SD card supports ReadyBoost in USB adaptor but not in SD card reader. How to fix?

When I insert an SD card into the SD reader, I am not offered the ReadyBoost tab in the drive properties section. When I put the card into a USB adaptor and plug it into the USB slot, ReadyBoost is ...
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ReadyBoost memory leaks on Windows 10

I seem to have a very bad memory leak and I have no idea why. It gets real bad even with only a few programs running with 12GB of RAM. Here's what poolmen.exe gave me, as you can see, there is a ...
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Force ReadyBoost option for a disk (Windows 7)

I have a RAM disk (Romex) that is reported to the system as a SCSI fixed disk. I want to use it for ReadyBoost. I am pretty sure it is fast enough for ReadyBoost. However, ReadyBoost tab does not ...
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Should the caching be enabled or disabled for ReadyBoost?

e.g. ...Device Manager -> Disk drives -> USB device -> Properties -> Policies.Options Should the caching be enabled or disabled for ReadyBoost?
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Largest Bytes Cached by ReadyBoost in Practice by Windows 7?

What's the largest bytes cached by ReadyBoost that someone can expect with a Windows 7 laptop with 8GB of RAM? I adding a Class 10, 16GB SD Card, primarily for ReadyBoost, and I haven't seen the ...
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How can I solve Readyboost error: “Unable to create cache. Access is denied”

When I try to configure ReadyBoost for a new flash SD Disk, I get the following error: "Unable to create cache. Access is denied". How can I solve it in order to enable ReadyBoost for that disk? I've ...
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What else limits readyboost space?

I’m trying to use about 5GB a 64GB usb flash drive—already formatted as exFAT—for ReadyBoost on a 64bit Windows 7 machine, but the slider for space to reserve ends at 4094MB. After 2 hours of ...
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how to best cannibalize a laptop? [closed]

My old vista laptop is on it's last legs and I was wondering what the most efficient way of repurposing it would be. i have no need for a server and was mainly looking to see if i can jury rig Ready ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which is best for ReadyBoost? SD card or USB? Which would have better performance? [closed]

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. It has a built in SD-card reader, and usb 2.0 ports.
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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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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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Cannot turn off ReadyBoost from USB, disk appears to be read-only [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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 use it ...
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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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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 http://windows7themes.net/how-to-use-...
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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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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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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 as ...
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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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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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Windows 7 Virtual Memory Optimization - ReadyBoost vs. Flash Swap vs. RAM Disk?

At first i thought ReadyBoost means having swap file allocated to flash drive which is wrong because ReadyBoost serves as additional storage for swap file or should i say it mirrors swap file on hard ...
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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 happens when you stick a USB drive in for readyboost, and then suddenly take it out?

And what happens to the virtual memory in the RAM stick? nothing seems to happen on the computer
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ReadyBoost on Machines With Large Memory and Traditional HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does ReadyBoost slow down systems with more RAM? We have several Mac Pros (running Windows 7) with memory ranging from 8 to 16 GB, and 7200 or 10K HDDs. I'm considering ...
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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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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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ReadyBoost card “forgotten” on system resume

I have an SD card permanently lodged in the laptop slot to serve as ReadyBoost cache. Every now and then after resuming from hibernate/sleep i notice Windows has forgotten it was even using it before. ...
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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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Should I use flash card Or USB pen drive with eBoostr (ReadyBoost)

I have 1GiB of RAM and would like to know what kind of memory device will be best for use with eBoostr (something like ReadyBoost). I have heard that flash cards are faster than USB flash drives. ...