I knew it was coming!

nodle

Cheesemonger
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So i am sure if you have been keeping up with Vista you have heard about their "Readyboost" feature. Which basically allows you to use a standard USB drive (over 256mb) and it will use the "Readyboost" feature. It does make a big difference on startup. What video here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHd53do0A3A

Well i thought to myself why not build a proprietary chip on the mainboard to take advantage of this? Well it looks like i was beaten to the punch...

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Davidc

Caulk Sucker
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I put vister on the least powerful of me 6 mocheens. I think i'll now get a flash stick and try the readyboost.
 

WayneKerr

Mad scientist
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I spent a fair amount of time today "researching" what might be a better candidate for this readyboost. Vista stuff has been a common topic of discussion for daveC and I lately. 

I have yet to find "the" flash drive for this, so post here if you find the clear winner. 
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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I spent a fair amount of time today "researching" what might be a better candidate for this readyboost. Vista stuff has been a common topic of discussion for daveC and I lately. 

I have yet to find "the" flash drive for this, so post here if you find the clear winner. 
I believe Kingston is doing "vista" sticks now, they actually have the name vista stamped on the side. You basically just need a high speed chip usb drive.
 

WayneKerr

Mad scientist
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This site http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost/ approximately 574 Readyboost Compatible drives. 

The only USB drive I have now is my Ipod.  Reading on a forum, I found Crystal Disk Mark.

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Tested using CrystalDiskMark 1.0  [http://crystalmark.info/]

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Sequential Read :          14.960 MB/s

Sequential Write :          12.162 MB/s

Random Read 512KB :  11.581 MB/s

Random Write 512KB :    4.849 MB/s

Random Read 4KB :        0.439 MB/s

Random Write 4KB :        0.825 MB/s

              Date : 2007/04/26 9:48:52

I found a site yesterday that looked like it had a good list of specifications for Readyboost.  I'll try to find that before work (I'll edit this post)
 

nodle

Cheesemonger
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Ive tried readyboost here at work on Vista, i didn't notice any difference. I heard it can actually hinder performance on new SATA drives. It's basically made for older system like IDE drives.
 

Davidc

Caulk Sucker
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Ive tried readyboost here at work on Vista, i didn't notice any difference. I heard it can actually hinder performance on new SATA drives. It's basically made for older system like IDE drives.
My old mocheen has IDE so I may yet be trying this.
 

WayneKerr

Mad scientist
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Looks like the Apacer HT203 Handy Steno 200x came out on top.
Looks like it.  Don't seem readily available though...I saw a few on amazon and a few on ebay...none on newegg or frys or amazon.  The sellers on ebay were Canadian. 

Can't find any damn reviews...

For some reason, I just want the 4GB version. 
 
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