Does anyone know if ReadyBoost is going to be useful in a HP Pavlion laptop running 64 bit Win7? I've maxed out the dv7's RAM at 8GB and have a Kingston 128GB SSDNow V Series SSD where the OS and most of the programs reside. I now have a 32 GB USB 3.0 Adata flash drive and wonder if the drive can be used with ReadyBoost to any great advantage. From what I read the drive would need to be formatted as exFAT or NTFS to create a large enough file, 12-16 GB. To quote Wikipedia, "If the system drive is a solid state disk (SSD), ReadyBoost is disabled since it would have little or no effect; this restriction has been removed in Windows 7."
Thanks for the responses. The pavilion dv7 has a max of 8 GB of RAM. I was reading the article about SSD caching with the Intel Z68 chipset which is what gave me this idea.
On the other end of the spectrum, I've read others advocating setting the pagefile to zero if you have a SSD but most seem to indicate the number of read/write cycles to the SSD is trivial at best and not to worry about it. We'll all be using a "Bridge to Nowhere" processor (Nowhere = "the Cloud") by the time the SSD dies. All apologies to the Talking Heads. No apologies to Intel.