ReadyBoost


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ReadyBoost

A function that was introduced in Windows Vista that allows USB drives to be used as auxiliary memory. It is used in conjunction with the SuperFetch technology that preloads files in anticipation of the user's requirements. See ReadyDrive.
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The MosKeyto uses Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connections and is Windows ReadyBoost compatible.
I did notice one change on my computer though, when I checked why my flash-drive readyboost was no longer working, I got the following error message:
The Kingston DataTraveler 300 features a sleek cap-less design that will protect the USB connector when it is not in use and is enhanced for Windows Readyboost. The Kingston DataTraveler 300 is available only in 256GB and is backed by a five-year warranty and 24/7 Tech Support.
When used with PCs running Windows Vista, the flash drives support Vista's ReadyBoost, a function that can speed up system performance.
eBoostr makes Windows run smoother and big applications load faster without requiring costly hardware or software upgrades by implementing an alternative solution to ReadyBoost and SuperFetch technologies introduced in Vista.
In 16 lessons, they cover upgrading to Vista (after considering if your present PC is Vista- compatible); using its new features (e.g., ReadyBoost for flash drive use); security and gaming enhancements; and inevitably, troubleshooting.
Microsoft has also confirmed the operating system's performance-enhancing ReadyBoost function will be tweaked following complaints from users of sluggish performance after resuming PCs from sleep and hibernation states.
Supporting Microsoft's Windows and ReadyBoost, it delivers a write speed of 18 MB/sec and includes U3 technology for running applications directly from the drive, without those applications having to be installed on the computer.
ReadyBoost: Allows Vista to use your Flash Devices as a Pagefile.