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Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive



 
 
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Old August 17th 08, 06:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Joel
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive

Hello,
I am using Vista 64 Home Premium with 8 gb ddr2 ram. I use an 8 gb flash
drive formatted NTSF. The Readyboost cash is limitted to 4090 bytes. Why?
Should I be able to use the full 8 gb?
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Old August 17th 08, 07:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
motarola2[_17_]
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive


yes, it is limited to 4GB.
read this 'ready boost' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost)
definition


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Old August 17th 08, 12:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rick Rogers
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive

Hi Joel,

Max capacity for Readyboost is 4GB. With that much ram, it's unlikely that
you will garner much benefit from it anyhow.

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"Joel" wrote in message
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Hello,
I am using Vista 64 Home Premium with 8 gb ddr2 ram. I use an 8 gb flash
drive formatted NTSF. The Readyboost cash is limitted to 4090 bytes.
Why?
Should I be able to use the full 8 gb?
--
Joel


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Old August 17th 08, 12:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Mike Hall - MVP[_3_]
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive

"Joel" wrote in message
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Hello,
I am using Vista 64 Home Premium with 8 gb ddr2 ram. I use an 8 gb flash
drive formatted NTSF. The Readyboost cash is limitted to 4090 bytes.
Why?
Should I be able to use the full 8 gb?
--
Joel



Readyboost is aimed at systems which have a 1gb or less RAM, so you are
wasting a flash drive using it to boost an 8gb system..


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Old August 17th 08, 01:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Rob[_18_]
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive

I have 8gb ram, and can confirm that using 4gb ready drive DOES give a small boost that is most
noticeable when file managing (icons are there quicker) and browsing net with history and other
such stuff. As far as anything major goes, loading games, video rendering etc, very little if
any difference.
"Mike Hall - MVP" wrote in message
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"Joel" wrote in message
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Hello,
I am using Vista 64 Home Premium with 8 gb ddr2 ram. I use an 8 gb flash
drive formatted NTSF. The Readyboost cash is limitted to 4090 bytes. Why?
Should I be able to use the full 8 gb?
--
Joel



Readyboost is aimed at systems which have a 1gb or less RAM, so you are wasting a flash drive
using it to boost an 8gb system..


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Old August 17th 08, 04:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Joel
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive

Hello,
Thanks motarola2, Rick and Mike,
I believe there is a slight improvement opening programs. I was hoping to
follow the guidelines of 1 to 1.5 times the ram amount in you pc. So,
regardless of 32 or 64 bit operating systems, the 4gb limit is the same. Too
bad there is not a way around this limit.
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Joel


"Rob" wrote:

I have 8gb ram, and can confirm that using 4gb ready drive DOES give a small boost that is most
noticeable when file managing (icons are there quicker) and browsing net with history and other
such stuff. As far as anything major goes, loading games, video rendering etc, very little if
any difference.
"Mike Hall - MVP" wrote in message
...
"Joel" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I am using Vista 64 Home Premium with 8 gb ddr2 ram. I use an 8 gb flash
drive formatted NTSF. The Readyboost cash is limitted to 4090 bytes. Why?
Should I be able to use the full 8 gb?
--
Joel



Readyboost is aimed at systems which have a 1gb or less RAM, so you are wasting a flash drive
using it to boost an 8gb system..


--
Mike Hall - MVP
How to construct a good post..
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4x 2GB 1066Mhz RAM 1:1
9800GX2 1GB OC'd 680core/1060mem
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350GB secondary HDD
2x 22" HP w2207h
TrackIR
G15 keyboard
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
MS ForceFeedBack 2 Joystick


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Old August 17th 08, 04:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Equation
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive


i thouight so there was a limit on readyboost, i tryed a 4GB flash drive
and would always disconnect like it didn't need it. Then i installed a
2GB and worked fine. unsure if it was the 4GB not working right but its
a PNY Attache Optima Pro 4GB


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Old August 31st 08, 04:51 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
husky86
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive

While I realize that the following question depends upon nothing more than
pure speculation, I thought I would ask anyway:

Any chance that future service packs for Windows Vista will include changes
to the 4 GB limitation on ReadyBoost? Possibly boosting its capacity to 8 GB
or perhaps even 12 GB?



"Mike Hall - MVP" wrote:

"Joel" wrote in message
...
Hello,
I am using Vista 64 Home Premium with 8 gb ddr2 ram. I use an 8 gb flash
drive formatted NTSF. The Readyboost cash is limitted to 4090 bytes.
Why?
Should I be able to use the full 8 gb?
--
Joel



Readyboost is aimed at systems which have a 1gb or less RAM, so you are
wasting a flash drive using it to boost an 8gb system..


--
Mike Hall - MVP
How to construct a good post..
http://dts-l.com/goodpost.htm
How to use the Microsoft Product Support Newsgroups..
http://support.microsoft.com/default...help&style=toc
Mike's Window - My Blog..
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/default.aspx





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Old August 31st 08, 05:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Paul Montgomery[_3_]
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive

On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 21:51:00 -0700, husky86
wrote:

While I realize that the following question depends upon nothing more than
pure speculation, I thought I would ask anyway:

Any chance that future service packs for Windows Vista will include changes
to the 4 GB limitation on ReadyBoost? Possibly boosting its capacity to 8 GB
or perhaps even 12 GB?


Why should they?

Most people don't think Readyboost even lives up to its current touted
potential.
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Old February 9th 09, 01:57 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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Default Ready Boost Flash Drive 4 gb from 8 gb Drive


So let me see if I'm reading this right. I have a 2 GB memory card. I
have a 4 GB usb drive. There really isn't any point to me using the 4 GB
usb drive as ReadyBoost?


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