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What percentage free space is required for readyboost?

By Elliah
May 10, 2008
  1. my flashdrive which used to be readyboost compatible suddenly did not meet the requirements for readyboost. it's an imation nano 1gb flash drive, that has about 575mb free space left...any help?
     
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/VistaRequirements.html#ReadyBoost
     
  3. Elliah

    Elliah TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 84

    so is it the space issue that my flash drive cant run or what?
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Eighteen percent bare minimum. But it is the speed that matters, and there are huge differences in speed and storage of flash drives.
    As to yours, the technology differs a lot. If you buy a new one that says ReadyBoost capable, or do a Gurgle Search for ReadyBoost capable... or shop for those that show up in ReadyBoost search. There are a lot of them, and they are now very low cost... though they will not get much lower. The industry has finally figgered out how to find the bottom in the price drop.
     
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Have you check the site I left? There is more information there.
     
  6. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Here is what I get when I try your recommended site:


    Sorry, the page you were looking for could not be found.
    Suggested Actions

    * Check the URL that you have typed and retry.
     
  7. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

  8. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Ok. Thanks. That worked fine.
     
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