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Carrier Pigeons are faster than my flash drive.

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April 27, 2007 3:09:41 PM

How does Vista ReadyBoost possibly make any use of this to speed up your computer? Sending messages via carrier pigeon is faster than this.



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April 27, 2007 3:42:53 PM

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How does Vista ReadyBoost possibly make any use of this to speed up your computer? Sending messages via carrier pigeon is faster than this.


I wish i had some kind of answer for you, but i saw your post title and couldn't help but to laugh
April 27, 2007 3:43:54 PM

I'm sure you probably already know this, but just in case are you running USB 2.0 on ur system
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April 27, 2007 3:50:24 PM

It better be USB 2.0, it's an Asus Striker Extreme mainboard.

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April 27, 2007 3:51:02 PM

sorry, i meant on the software side
April 27, 2007 3:54:45 PM

I didn't know there was software USB, I thought that was a hardware specification. I'm new at this computer hobby. How do I check for that?

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April 27, 2007 4:00:49 PM

To be honest you have vista, so i'm not sure how it's done through that OS, but through XP you can check it in the device manager, it's under the


Univsersal Serial Bus Controllers TAB
April 27, 2007 4:33:22 PM

Isn't it also possible that the USB device itself is only USB compatible (not USB 2.0)?

The whole idea of using flash memory in place of RAM always seemed hokey to me. I'm just hoping Linux is a more viable desktop solution by the time MS has forced everyone on to Vista.
April 27, 2007 5:18:46 PM

The USB key is USB 2.0 compliant. All this gear is less than 3 months old. It's not a big deal, but I thought the test results were comical and I thought I'd throw it out there for everyone to chime in on :) 

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