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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Are you ready for Ready Boost?

I was looking today some information about Flash Cards when I found this article about Ready Boost. As you can see, even one of those freebies that you get in some events probably could work with Ready Boost.

To be used as a ReadyBoost device, your flash drive has to pass several tests, including available free space, write performance, and random read performance. When you connect a supported flash device to your system and choose the Speed Up My System option, Windows Vista runs a quick performance test to see if the device meets minimum standards required for ReadyBoost. Those standards are:

  • 2.5 MB/sec throughout for 4 KB random reads
  • 1.75 MB/sec throughout for 512 KB random writes

These results must be consistent across the entire device. In addition, the device must be at least 235 MB in size (although you can designate less than the full space on the drive for the ReadyBoost cache).

If any of these tests fail, the drive is rejected.

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