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August 26, 2009 1:57:44 PM

Hey I was curious if any of you use readyboost and if so how much? Also has anyone like toms hardware done any benchmarking to see if readyboost helps with gaming or workstation apps. I'd like to see how much it really helps.

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August 26, 2009 11:38:40 PM

It seems to make windoze a bit 'snappier' but it's no night and day difference.
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August 27, 2009 12:25:40 AM

I was never impressed by it. If you need a big boost get a SSD.
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August 27, 2009 12:42:09 AM

works only on VISTA. NOT xp or 7. you have to check box Turn on or it is off by default. its in flash unit in disk management under properties if miss it upon first boot. you can have as many as you want, some will work together ,some partitions will work one, not another.


signed:p HYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D. :o 
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August 27, 2009 12:45:50 AM

thomasxstewart said:
works only on VISTA. NOT xp or 7. you have to check box Turn on or it is off by default. its in flash unit in disk management under properties if miss it upon first boot. you can have as many as you want, some will work together ,some partitions will work one, not another.


signed:p HYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D. :o 

Wrong. It's Vista and Win 7 only, no XP.
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August 27, 2009 11:16:49 AM

I have seen, as I'm running win7 RTM.
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August 27, 2009 2:20:47 PM

Heres Facts, JACK.

Put my 1GB Micro Cruzer in USB stick and went to use ReadyBoost and I notice that it is not there. I do NOT need to have ReadyBoost, but well beta testing, I thought I'd try to do "everything" that I did before. I actually had the 1GB in to help as I was doing some other processor work and wanted to know if i..... regardless, I was using ReadyBoost or Ready Boost, but I just wonder if it is being tested, removed on purpose, etc.

Strange, when I DID unplug it and plug it in, it showed that ReadyBoost was an option. Just odd that when I had the USB in, it never "saw" it, sorta. The OS saw the USB drive, but strangely it didn't see the ReadyBoost until I unplugged it and plugged it back in.

How much does it accelerate the data transfer especially the write? I just tried to set it up on two of my memory sticks: a Lexar 4GB and Kingston 4GB. Lexar failed: this device does not have required characteristics to run ReadyBoost. What are the required characteristics?

ReadyBoost is also used to facilitate SuperFetch, an updated version of Windows XP's prefetcher

Using ReadyBoost-capable flash memory (NAND memory devices) for caching allows Windows Vista to service random disk reads with performance that is typically 80-100 times faster than random reads from traditional hard drives. This caching applies to all disk content, not just the page file or system DLLs. Flash devices typically are slower than a hard disk for sequential I/O so, to maximize performance, ReadyBoost includes logic that recognizes large, sequential read requests and has the hard disk service these requests.[2]

When a compatible device is plugged in, the Windows AutoPlay dialog offers an additional option to use the flash drive to speed up the system; an additional "ReadyBoost" tab is added to the drive's properties dialog where the amount of space to be used can be configured.[3] 250
OK Coke eyes, heres Deal, You can use encryption , however, NOT Ready Boost. However, sometimes Ready Boost, due to core still being vista or xp, NOT Complete 7 install within total enviorment, might recognize ready boost, good to get start up straight, if you wereiey weriery lucky. Howevr, as your system takes on more characteristics of 7, more boosts with up & quite. depends on brand size & other partitons it works on. Hybrid Ready boost, speeding up 7 boot with VISTA Instructions.

above quotes are from priciey MICROSOFT"Heres Facts, JACK". tech Net/ Dev forums, which are also free.

Signed:p HYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.
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August 27, 2009 2:39:20 PM

thomasxstewart said:
Heres Facts, JACK.

Put my 1GB Micro Cruzer in USB stick and went to use ReadyBoost and I notice that it is not there. I do NOT need to have ReadyBoost, but well beta testing, I thought I'd try to do "everything" that I did before. I actually had the 1GB in to help as I was doing some other processor work and wanted to know if i..... regardless, I was using ReadyBoost or Ready Boost, but I just wonder if it is being tested, removed on purpose, etc.

Strange, when I DID unplug it and plug it in, it showed that ReadyBoost was an option. Just odd that when I had the USB in, it never "saw" it, sorta. The OS saw the USB drive, but strangely it didn't see the ReadyBoost until I unplugged it and plugged it back in.

How much does it accelerate the data transfer especially the write? I just tried to set it up on two of my memory sticks: a Lexar 4GB and Kingston 4GB. Lexar failed: this device does not have required characteristics to run ReadyBoost. What are the required characteristics?

ReadyBoost is also used to facilitate SuperFetch, an updated version of Windows XP's prefetcher

Using ReadyBoost-capable flash memory (NAND memory devices) for caching allows Windows Vista to service random disk reads with performance that is typically 80-100 times faster than random reads from traditional hard drives. This caching applies to all disk content, not just the page file or system DLLs. Flash devices typically are slower than a hard disk for sequential I/O so, to maximize performance, ReadyBoost includes logic that recognizes large, sequential read requests and has the hard disk service these requests.[2]

When a compatible device is plugged in, the Windows AutoPlay dialog offers an additional option to use the flash drive to speed up the system; an additional "ReadyBoost" tab is added to the drive's properties dialog where the amount of space to be used can be configured.[3] 250
OK Coke eyes, heres Deal, You can use encryption , however, NOT Ready Boost. However, sometimes Ready Boost, due to core still being vista or xp, NOT Complete 7 install within total enviorment, might recognize ready boost, good to get start up straight, if you wereiey weriery lucky. Howevr, as your system takes on more characteristics of 7, more boosts with up & quite. depends on brand size & other partitons it works on. Hybrid Ready boost, speeding up 7 boot with VISTA Instructions.

above quotes are from priciey MICROSOFT"Heres Facts, JACK". tech Net/ Dev forums, which are also free.

Signed:p HYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.

You're right it is not there as this screenshot clearly shows. :pfff: 
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August 27, 2009 2:45:19 PM

Vista SP2 does not support ReadyBoost for exFAT file system

If the system drive is a Solid State Disk (SSD), Readyboost is disabled since it would have little or no effect

ReadyBoost is not available on Windows Server 2008

The core idea of ReadyBoost is that a flash drive has a much faster seek time (less than 1 millisecond), allowing it to satisfy requests faster than a hard disk when booting or reading certain system files. It also leverages the inherent advantage of two parallel sources from which to read data. Unfortunately, USB 2.0 flash drives are slower for sequential reads and writes, compared to modern desktop hard drives. Desktop hard drives can sustain anywhere from 2 to 10 times the transfer speed of USB 2.0 flash drives but are equal to or slower than USB 3.0 and Firewire (IEEE 1394) for sequential data. So, all USB 2.0 and newer flash drives hold an advantage in random access times: typically around 1ms, compared to 12ms and upwards for desktop hard drives. In addition, USB 3.0 and Firewire may also hold a slight advantage on sequential data too.

On laptop computers the performance shifts more in favor of flash memory, laptop memory being priced higher than that for desktop systems, and with many laptops using relatively slow 4200 RPM and 5400 RPM hard drives. Additionally, on a laptop, ReadyBoost caching can reduce hard drive access, allowing the hard drive to spin down for increased battery life.[9] Also, because of the nature of the power management typically enabled during mobile use of a laptop it is a more power efficient way of increasing equipment productivity.

Prior to Vista Service Pack One (SP1), ReadyBoost was quite ineffective when the computer/laptop was put to sleep. ReadyBoost failed to recognize the data in the cache and restarted the caching process when returned from sleep mode. Vista SP1 addresses this problem.[10]


[edit] Note
Since flash drives wear out after a finite (though very large) number of writes, ReadyBoost could eventually wear out the drive it uses—though this may take a long time, depending on various factors. According to Microsoft

So with lots of luck on xp computer with vista partiton or vista or 7 with vista on partition or ready boost from vista enviorment, except as noted, you might get 1 or more to work, temporaily. Heck, maybe work get till system wears out, or maybe wear bring it in. basic problem is file pre fetch is ready boost in 7, yet as stated above, more pre fetche mounts, better perch should respond.

Signed: vondrashek MD
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August 27, 2009 3:00:06 PM

thomasxstewart said:
works only on VISTA. NOT xp or 7.


thomasxstewart said:
Vista SP2 does not support ReadyBoost for exFAT file system

What's the MD stand for?, Mostly Dim?
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August 27, 2009 3:09:00 PM

See your doing well, once got thru activation put in as many 7 partitions as you can,~200 Gb Each. if its one year shot about 13 should hold you. if its good for life of HDD,

DON'T ADD anymore HDD nor SSD NOW or you will lose ACTIVATION PERMANENTLY & FOREVER, if you make mistake, take out add on drives IMMEDIATELY OR WHOLE SYSTEM WILL BE LOST, certainly you'll never install another partiton from that disc activation number again. with outpaying telco thieves monitoring your every moment being paid off, substantially. get used to, keep reciepts & return stuff in truck loads is about only solution. don't even talk to tech support.

once you got say 4 partitons per sata & maybe 4,5,6 or more bootable sata HDD inputed before activation of first(do automatic thing to stop TOS attack) of 7 partiton all over with 1 TB or bettter 2 tb sata of identical mfg, Seagate being only option, 7200.12 being only model, get Max Blast 6.0(from seagate website), make clone or two of best, in case of losing in attack & slowly deveploe 20, 30 or 40 partitons , each say 10 gb smaller or larger to help identifiy each, of your GREAT software. then it may take Devil half decade to DOS Your total system, use encryption key, get school notebook & fill in everything by hand for activation numbers & other facts, remember fix computer option on install 7 disc if partiton goes blank or boot up corrupts, if its one lost partition sometimes come back in day, with so many, use best ones till jerk like juniper or telco, hack it down, then leave it for software fixes still in works & use next best or start again. CLONING IS ANSWER TO ATTTACKS,once cloned, turn puter off & unplug clone sata until its needed. Its like instrument in orchestra, few if any have all skills of entire needs of system, install SEAMONKEY in case of IE8 attack, always keep IE your default browser. endless list, till next o/s starts another groupings of success & failure. in some cases or as your software developes, maybe you be duba ready boost, yet SECURITY IS NUMBER ONE.

Signed:p HYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.
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August 27, 2009 3:10:13 PM

In case of: thomas stewart von drashek MEDICAL DOCTOR.
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August 27, 2009 3:15:29 PM

thomasxstewart said:
See your doing well, once got thru activation put in as many 7 partitions as you can,~200 Gb Each. if its one year shot about 13 should hold you. if its good for life of HDD,

DON'T ADD anymore HDD nor SSD NOW or you will lose ACTIVATION PERMANENTLY & FOREVER, if you make mistake, take out add on drives IMMEDIATELY OR WHOLE SYSTEM WILL BE LOST, certainly you'll never install another partiton from that disc activation number again. with outpaying telco thieves monitoring your every moment being paid off, substantially. get used to, keep reciepts & return stuff in truck loads is about only solution. don't even talk to tech support.

once you got say 4 partitons per sata & maybe 4,5,6 or more bootable sata HDD inputed before activation of first(do automatic thing to stop TOS attack) of 7 partiton all over with 1 TB or bettter 2 tb sata of identical mfg, Seagate being only option, 7200.12 being only model, get Max Blast 6.0(from seagate website), make clone or two of best, in case of losing in attack & slowly deveploe 20, 30 or 40 partitons , each say 10 gb smaller or larger to help identifiy each, of your GREAT software. then it may take Devil half decade to DOS Your total system, use encryption key, get school notebook & fill in everything by hand for activation numbers & other facts, remember fix computer option on install 7 disc if partiton goes blank or boot up corrupts, if its one lost partition sometimes come back in day, with so many, use best ones till jerk like juniper or telco, hack it down, then leave it for software fixes still in works & use next best or start again. CLONING IS ANSWER TO ATTTACKS,once cloned, turn puter off & unplug clone sata until its needed. Its like instrument in orchestra, few if any have all skills of entire needs of system, install SEAMONKEY in case of IE8 attack, always keep IE your default browser. endless list, till next o/s starts another groupings of success & failure. in some cases or as your software developes, maybe you be duba ready boost, yet SECURITY IS NUMBER ONE.

Signed:p HYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.

Put down the crack pipe and step away from the keyboard, drugs are bad just say no :non:  .
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August 27, 2009 3:47:52 PM

Might be Flamer, Liveing with eye sight Is NOT problem.

vondrasher
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August 27, 2009 3:52:50 PM

thomasxstewart said:
Might be Flamer, Liveing with eye sight Is NOT problem.

vondrasher

WTF are you on about, stop talking gibberish.
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September 3, 2009 12:24:34 AM

WTF just happened? Anyways I was just wondering if anyone had actually run benchmarks to see if readyboost helped with gaming at all.
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September 3, 2009 12:34:35 AM

prelude2250 said:
WTF just happened? Anyways I was just wondering if anyone had actually run benchmarks to see if readyboost helped with gaming at all.

Can't say that I've noticed any improvements in loading times or framerates.
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September 3, 2009 9:03:02 PM

Ready Boost works on 7 64 enterprise.

drashek
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September 3, 2009 9:20:50 PM

prelude2250 said:
WTF just happened? Anyways I was just wondering if anyone had actually run benchmarks to see if readyboost helped with gaming at all.



TOMS DID SOME TESTING A WHILE AGO


The short story is that Readyboost provides a means by which systems which are low on resource may use a USB stick as additional Cache*. As such, you may/will find that it makes little difference when you have a machine with already adequate/superior hardware. I haven't seen it tested with a Netbook, but the above testing shows Readyboost may help users/owners of cheap machines.


Oh Yeah: Windows 7 most assuredly does support ReadyBoost. It's not quite the same as Vista's implementation, though. It's more polite/transparent in it's operation, has been improved to support multiple memory devices, can work with USB memory keys, Secure Digital (SD) memory cards, and other internal flash devices. And it also now supports over 4 GB of storage.



*(Superfetch manages what goes into/out of said cache, and when)
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September 15, 2009 6:02:39 AM

when it first came out, I heard rumors about readyboost reducing start-up time by 50-80%, speeding up apps dramatically, and releasing loads of ozone-depleting unicorn giggles into the atmosphere.

So of course I bought a bunch of speedy usb drives to put in our PC's.

and, of course, they had absolutely no perceivable effect on start-up times, app loading,... We did leave them plugged in for the unicorn giggles though.

our PCs here already have a minimum of 4gb ram, a fast 64bit cpu, 64bit os, etc. so while i have no doubt that if you were somehow to install vista on a 486 with 16mb of ram, that adding a 4gb readyboost usb might result in an 80% improvement in start-up times (meaning it might take vista 2 hours to boot instead of 10hours); unless you are running vista at the bare min requirements (in which case WHY are you running vista not xp or linux?) you are far better off upping your ram to 4gb instead of buying a readyboost.

if you are going to run a readyboost usb anyway, rumor has it that you will get more unicorn giggles per minute when formatting the usb drive first with exFAT.
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