Flash Drive Ready Boost Enabled.. Which one?

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  1. spiderman999

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    Dear All,

    Which one to go for. Is the SanDisk 4GB Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive / Ready Boost Enabled any good?

    Thanks
     
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    Ready boost isnt very good, I have tried a few memory sticks and they all made little or no difference. I have read that if your computer is really slow and will just about run vista then you might see some performance gains but if you have over 1gb of memory and a decent processor then you will probably notice little or no difference at all, there is a few people/websites that have carried out benchmark tests on on readyboost and they have put the results on the internet and none of them came out very well that I read. If your computer can take more memory then your money would be better spent on buying more system memory if not then try any usb flash drive in your computer and see if you can notice any difference (I didnt and I tried a few).
     
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    Same here.. not worth it !!
     
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    Readyboost will make a noticable difference if you have 1gb of RAM or less. The sandisk cruzer is a good drive, I have it myself and have noticed a big difference when using redayboost and starting up programs.

    You can find a list of other readyboost compatible USB drives here: http://www.readyboostmemory.com/
     
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    For 10-20 quid it's well worth adding a 4GB readyboost cache, if you read about how it actually works then you'll realise that it isn't going to revolutionise your machine, but if you have a nice fast hard drive or four already for your pagefile and are running 32 bit with 3 GB of RAM it still shaves a few seconds off application launch times, helps with certain operations, just isn't quite the same as running windows off an SSD, but it costs a hell of a lot less! The Cruzer Micro is fine and nice and compact, but if you have a compatible internal card reader get an SD card instead, like I have for my lappy!
     
  6. spiderman999

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    How do you use the SD card and which would you recommend?

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    Try this instead:


    eBoostr.com
     
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    SD cards are not fast enough to be worth the hassle.

    For USB drives, the fastest (as far as I can remember) is the Corsair Voyage GT. I personally have the 4GB Sandisk Micro Cruzer, and found the speed to be good. ReadyBoost doesn't do much on my desktop but does help on my laptop.

    If you have a VERY fast specialised card reader (not just any card reader), you can also use the latest generation of 266x UDMA Compact Flash cards too.
     

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