Not sure where this thread should go, thought storage would be somewhat appropriate...
I just learned of this new/old feature called Readyboost that I could use to speed up my slow netbook! I thought I would try it out when I have the time, but I would to ask for some comments/opinions on the whole idea at the same time.
So this is going to happen on my 1 year old Gateway LT21 netbook (I heard it doesn't help on high end PCs anyway):
Specs: Intel Atom N450 1.66Ghz (Single Core w/ Hyper Threading) Kingston 1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 SODIMM RAM Western Digital Scorpio Blue 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
Now, I just found an old MicroSD card w/ Adapter... the specifications lead me to believe this is a 2GB Class 4 SD card. I am wondering if this is sufficient for ReadyBoost to present a noticeable increase in performance, or should I try looking for something more?
Should I be getting a card with larger capacity? There must be a limit to the performance increase... Is Class 10 significantly better? Is a MicroSD worse than a regular SD?
Also, what type of performance increase should I be expecting? A faster windows boot/shutdown? Faster application loading time? More responsive/snappier system? All of the above? None of the above?