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Clay
04-26-07, 05:48 PM
Anyone tried this yet?

http://preview.tinyurl.com/244n4f

$n][pErMan
04-26-07, 07:18 PM
On a side note.... I can't even get ready boost to work... every thumb drive I put in it says its not fast enough or some BS... lol. :(

Sazar
04-26-07, 07:37 PM
Sniper, buy a sandisk cruzer, the U3E version is probably the best coz of the VOIP app it comes with. I went through 3 before I finally did some research and discovered that the cruzer titanium's seem to work universally.

I bought a 4 GB version so I can use the additional 2 gig's for file storage. Plus the flashing activity light helps me see when it is active.

And whats the point in a hack for a feature that is only useful above certain read/write speeds? :)

Clay
04-26-07, 08:06 PM
You're right in that there isn't much point. Could even slow things down. ReadyBoost doesn't involve read/write as with a hard disk though. It's more a "scratch pad" for the pagefile as I understand it. I guess the only real point in this is just for the sake of doing it. Shove that round peg into the square hole syndrome. :)

I tried a few mentioned from this site (http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost/) but it's not accurate from my experience. I might try the cruzer at some point, heard the same thing about the titanium's too.

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 08:34 PM
don't use that "hack"

those requirements are set to the minimum to see any improvements, lowering those req will not help anything

Sazar
04-26-07, 08:57 PM
You're right in that there isn't much point. Could even slow things down. ReadyBoost doesn't involve read/write as with a hard disk though. It's more a "scratch pad" for the pagefile as I understand it. I guess the only real point in this is just for the sake of doing it. Shove that round peg into the square hole syndrome. :)

I tried a few mentioned from this site (http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost/) but it's not accurate from my experience. I might try the cruzer at some point, heard the same thing about the titanium's too.

That's the only one I am using that works.

Cruzer Titanium FTW !!!

nekrosoft13
04-26-07, 09:52 PM
Crucial Gizmo Overwrite is allot better than cruzer

DRen72
04-27-07, 03:08 PM
I use a 2GB Corsair Voyager GT. However, I see little improvement.

john19055
05-03-07, 07:09 PM
I have the OCZ Rally2 2gig and it supports ready boost,but I have not even tried my Vista Ultimate yet still waiting for all the drivers to get better.