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nekrosoft13
11-18-06, 07:59 PM
I'm looking for a good flashcard (SD and CF), 2gb, something quick and ReadyBoost compatible

also looking for USB Flast Drive with same specifications.

Finding a fast flash card and flash drive is not hard, but how do you know if it compatible with ReadyBoost (vista)?

einstein_314
11-18-06, 08:20 PM
I think any will work...I would say any flash drive you buy these days will work

EDIT: I just tried it with an old 64mb USB drive I had laying around (about 2.5 yrs old) and it tells me it has to be at least 256mb for it to use it for readyboost. Other than that, I think it would work.

nekrosoft13
11-18-06, 08:40 PM
i just bought a 1gb flash drive, and it doesn't work

einstein_314
11-19-06, 03:22 AM
i just bought a 1gb flash drive, and it doesn't work
Really? What does it say? It just says it's not compatible?

I found this page http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost/. It has a list of flash drives that people have confirmed that work with readyboost.

Apparently the key thing is that the flash drive has a very fast seek time. Otherwise it will end up slowing down your system. And apparently not all flash drives have fast seek times.

Also here's some more stuff I found:
-A Q&A on readyboost - http://www.hwspirit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=398

AthlonXP1800
11-19-06, 05:13 AM
Also here's some more stuff I found:
-A Q&A on readyboost - http://www.hwspirit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=398

Here what I found:

Q: Why don't you support SD on my USB2.0 external card reader?
A: We unfortunately don't support external card readers - there were some technical hurdles that we didn't have time to address. In general, if a card reader shows a drive without media in it (like a floppy drive or CD ROM does), we can't use it for ReadyBoost.

ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I cant believed they stopped supported USB2.0 in my USB2.0 external card reader in RC2 and RTM, it worked perfect in RC1. :(

When USB2.0 not worked then it will not recognised the memory card, I thought it was a hardware driver bug and submitted build 5728, 5748 and 5840 bug reports to Microsoft and they didnt had the arse to fixed the damn thing. :fu: (throwpc)

How can I get the USB2.0 flash memory card work with external USB2.0 memory reader?

nekrosoft13
11-19-06, 10:17 AM
Really? What does it say? It just says it's not compatible?

I found this page http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost/. It has a list of flash drives that people have confirmed that work with readyboost.

Apparently the key thing is that the flash drive has a very fast seek time. Otherwise it will end up slowing down your system. And apparently not all flash drives have fast seek times.

Also here's some more stuff I found:
-A Q&A on readyboost - http://www.hwspirit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=398

thanks

it basically says that this drive doesn't meet required performance

jAkUp
11-19-06, 11:13 AM
Yea, in order for readyboost to work the driver must be a certain speed. Believe it or not, my OCZ Rally was not readyboost ready!

nekrosoft13
11-19-06, 12:53 PM
also needs fast seek time

CaptNKILL
11-19-06, 02:07 PM
So I'm guessing this is just for people who are low on memory but out of ram slots?

It doesn't seem cost-effective to go for slow flash memory to act as virtual memory when you could just add more system memory.

nekrosoft13
11-19-06, 02:10 PM
it uses for cache. instead of fetching from HDD all the time

einstein_314
11-19-06, 02:27 PM
So I'm guessing this is just for people who are low on memory but out of ram slots?

It doesn't seem cost-effective to go for slow flash memory to act as virtual memory when you could just add more system memory.
Yeah, it says it's for people with low amounts of ram. If you have 2GB+ of RAM it's useless to you. I read that basically it puts the pagefile on it. Because of the really fast seek times of flash memory vs a hard drive, it is way faster for random I/O.