Vista Speed Booster with flash drives.

By ATL tech
May 1, 2007
  1. Does ther make a huge difference here im using a 2GB flash drive dedicated to it i beleive i see a difference with it but cant be sure is there any proof on this ... also quick question while im thinkin of it is it better to have more or less virtual memory.
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    This article is fairly informative.
    So, for virtual memory, a flash drive will be faster, but more expensive, than a hard drive.

    Virtual memory includes hard drive and flash drive space used as RAM; I'm not sure whether or not virtual memory includes the physical RAM. So you should probably have as much virtual memory as you need; this explains it nicely.

    Regards :)
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  3. Tedster

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

  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    I have a certified usb drive that gives memory to vista, only saw a 5% increase in performance really
  5. Tedster

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

    that 5% may make up in performance loss from XP....
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    i might, depending on what you're doing. Not gonna do vista until service pk 1
  7. Coth

    Coth TS Rookie Posts: 56

    4GB FD for myself

    I saw a major decrease in time to load resources, close to 30% if not more. I had enabled Readyboost on a 4GB flash drive that utilizes 90% of the flash drive for Readyboost. I have 4GB RAM in my machine and I'm using Vista 64 Ultimate.

    Will have an update soon after I use it for some time.

  8. Maladjusted

    Maladjusted TS Rookie

    I saw a decrease in boot time, probably not as dramatic as Coth but still an improvement. My system has 2 Gb of Ram and I was using a 2 GB flash drive with Readyboost. It was noticable though.
  9. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    How many gigs does readyboost support?
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