- The USB Key must be at least USB 2.0.
- The device must be able to do 3.5 MB/s for 4 KB random reads uniformly across the entire device and 2.5 MB/s for 512 KB random writes uniformly across the device.
- The USB Key has to have at least 64mb of free space.
If so, plug in the USB Key, and cancel Autoplay if it pops up. Click on Start button, and select “Computer.” After Windows Explorer opens, in the right window pane find the USB Key you want to use. Right click and select Properties, then select Continue Reading
For those who use a laptop as their primary computer, the eBoostr software could really increase performance since laptop hard drives are much slower than mini-tower PCs (to increase battery life) and thus take longer to launch applications and boot up the system. With eBoostr you have all the benefits of Vista Readyboost with the ability to use both USB and non-USB flash memory.Â The eBoostr software allows you to assign up to 4 individual devices to enhance performance and each device can cache up to 4GBs worth of application data – or 16GBs total. You can try eBoostr for free with no expiration, but the software only works for 4 hours after boot-up.Â To purchase the full version would be $29. Continue Reading
Brando is distributing the A-Data turbo speed USB flash drive, the PD7. This is a Windows Vista Readyboost dream with 133x (20MB) per second write speeds.
Not sure what’s up with brushed aluminum case, as this is the second release in one day, but it appears to be the trend – what can you say, good looking and durable.
Caution about the Vista Readyboost claim as today Microsoft got slapped with a lawsuit for false Vista compliance ads with regards to compatibility of “signature” features working in peripheral products.Continue Reading
Sorry – Video off Youtube but the point was the benefit isn’t all that great using Readyboost to speed boot processResults: Without Readyboost – 43 seconds to boot. With Readyboost – 14 seconds. Continue Reading