Is ReadyBoost effective?

By Habylab
May 19, 2009
  1. Particularly in Windows 7, with 2gb all ready. I was thinking of getting an 8gb sandisk, to use for readyboosting, considering they are only £10. At the moment I have 2gb being used on my 4g memory stick.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    It is very effective if you have less than 2GB (XP) or 4GB (Vista) of RAM.

    Also, the performance increase is very substantial on laptops, since most of them typically use 4200RPM and 5400RPM hard drives instead of the much faster 7200RPM desktop drives, and because laptop RAM is more expensive than its desktop counterpart.

    And please be patient instead of multiple-posting; you are getting voluntary help here. This is not a paid-for tech support forum.
  3. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    I know, I know. So would you say it is worth paying the £10 to get an 8gb one, and use 4gb for readyboosting? I allready use 2gb on my 4gb one.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Actually, the data is typically compressed in a 2:1 ratio. so you would actually be using somewhere near 1GB off the drive. You can try it with a larger drive, but IMO it will not make much difference if it's a desktop.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    yes. It works. Please don't bump threads. If people wish to reply, they will.
  6. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Ok, thank you. I may buy a 8gb USB and use my 4gb all the time then. Thanks!
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