what brand of usb flash disc is best for REadyboost..i tried sandisk and imation but it says that the device is cannot be used for readyboost.. im using win7,1gb ram
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  1. # The device must have an access time of 1 ms or less.
    # The device must be capable of 2.5 MB/s read speeds for 4 KB random reads spread uniformly across the entire device, and 1.75 MB/s write speeds for 512 KB random writes spread uniformly across the device.
  2. Memory is cheap - if it can handle it you'll get a much, much better performance payback by adding more memory to your system than by using ReadyBoost.
  3. You guys are absolutely right about performance. However, a benefit of readyboost should theoretically be less wear and tear on the hard drive. I have been studying SQL server configurations and a common mistake is failure to plan for a separate drive for tempDB. So, admins sometimes burn out the drive that stores the important long term data by sharing it with transient data. Currently I use an 8gb USB for Readyboost and TEMP files (for personal computing NOT SQL Server of course! LOL). Although with SSD prices coming down, I may go that direction soon.
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