RE: Installing a Readyboost device. (PNY Attache 4GB)
The test does seem finicky. My Kingstom 1GB flash drive(which is supposedly
compatible) tested ok, then it tested not ok. then ok, then not ok. I read
another post somewhere where somebody noted that the format of the drive
might matter. Given that the boost in performance with a flash drive is
pretty much nothing, why anybody would bother is beyond me. I think this
whole Readyboost thing is just a big scam to sell more flash drives.
> Okay, after vista reported that my Memorex traveldrive (4GB) is
> incompatible, I just returned it to the store and bought a PNY 4(GB) attache
> Vista reported this as incompatible for ReadyBoost.
> But heres what I noted.....
> I went into windows explorer and right clicked on the USB PNY device and
> chose the readyboost tab, then test again, each time it failed the test, but
> what I noted was that the screen behind the properties screen (the windows
> explorer screen) was writing a .tmp file to the "H" hard drive, which is a
> physical hard drive on my system and the PNY device is listed at location
> So what was happening is that windows for some unknown reason seemed to be
> writing it's temp testing file to one of my physical hard drives instead of
> the actual usb flash device.
> The work around for myself was to make sure that I had highlighted the G:\
> (PNY USB flash device) AND then right click on it and choose properties then
> the readyboost tab then test again and sure enough it is compatible.
> This makes me think that *perhaps* the same thing was happening with the
> Memorex traveldrive as well that I returned to the store, but I can't be
> certain since I already returned it.
> Just an FYI for anyone else that has a problem with the PNY 4GB attache
> flash device.