Saturday, March 31, 2007

ReadyBoost to the Extreme

The biggest hit I have been seeing here at Security Garden the past few days was when I updated Window Vista Bookmarks to include additional links on ReadyBoost. I had already made note to add the InformationWeek article, ReadyBoost: Better Windows Vista Performance In A Flash, from a couple of days ago. However, after receiving a question at one of the forums I frequent about RAM for Windows Vista, I decided to see what other reputable resources are available for Windows Vista users. I discovered sufficient reference material for ReadyBoost for it to justify a page all to itself. The dozen additions were added to the original collection.

Of particular interest for anyone considering ReadyBoost is the bookmarked Microsoft Windows Help and How-To topic which indicates that the recommended amount of memory to use for ReadyBoost acceleration is one to three times the amount of RAM installed. The example provided there is with a computer having 512 megabytes (MB) of RAM, plugging in a 4 gigabyte (GB) USB flash drive and setting aside from 512 MB to 1.5 GB of that drive will offer the best performance boost.

Click to find the bookmarks for Windows ReadyBoost.

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