Re: Using a Flash USB thumb drive to speed up performance?
I wound up having to remove my ReadyBoost drive. My computer started
hanging on the BIOS screen
I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Vista issue. I have a Asus P5W motherboard, and
a lot of owners reported hanging when they activated legacy USB and left USB
drives plugged in.
With 2GB memory, I don't think it was a serious boost anyway.
"Ron Miller" <millerDOT90@osu.edu> wrote in message
> Dustin Harper wrote:
>> What ReadyBoost does is that it puts your pagefile onto the flashdrive as
>> it is faster than your HD. It does work pretty good, depending on how
>> much RAM you have. If your PC hits the HD a lot for paging (usually for
>> 1GB of system RAM or less) then you will notice a difference. If you have
>> 2GB or more then you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference.
>> It does work great, though!
>> Dustin Harper
>> boe wrote:
>>> I've seen a few items about people using flash drives to speed up
>>> performance in Vista. Anyone have any experience with that? Was
>>> there a noticeable difference? What happens if you remove the drive.
>>> Any good articles on configurations like this?
>>> Thank you
> I hope Dustin won't mind my add-on. I think ReadyBoost is most helpful
> for laptops. In this scenario, by preventing some disk thrashing as data
> is read from and written to the pagefile, ReadyBoost can prolong battery
> Performance enhancement always occurs with ReadyBoost, but in my
> experience, it's too subtle to be easily discernible by the average user
> (which I am).