Re: Readyboost performance
You're welcome. Glad I could help.
Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]
"Bill Leary" <Bill_Leary@msn.com> wrote
> "Rock" <Rock@nospam.net> wrote
>> "Bill Leary" <Bill_Leary@msn.com> wrote
>>> Where should I be looking to examine performance or operational
>>> statistics for Readyboost on my system?
>>> I put the USB drive it, got the usual alert, and it claimed to have put
>>> the drive into operation, but I haven't been able to either verify that
>>> it's actually being used or to examine anything about how it's doing
>>> it's job.
>> To see if it's reading/writing from the cache open the Reliability and
>> Performance Monitor. From the start orb type the first few letters of
>> Reliability. Click on the entry that pops up at the top left. Once
>> opened expand the Disk section and order by Write. Look for file labeled
>> <Drive Letter>:\ReadyBoost.sfcache.
> Thanks. Exactly what I needed.
> As I suspected, it had stopped working, for Readyboost purposes.
> The optimization settings for the drive had gotten changed to optimized
> for quick removal. Set that way, the performance is too low to enable it
> for Readyboost. I probably changed it accidentally while trying to make
> adjustments to one of my other USB drives.
> For Mike Hall and Carey Frisch, yes, I've read the article and I
> understand what Readyboost does. I had it working originally, then
> noticed the hard disk activity had returned to what it was before I
> installed the USB Flash drive. I wanted to see if it had become disabled,
> which it turned out it had.