Posts tagged: ReadyBoost

Readyboost in Windows 7 supports up to 8GB

By , March 29, 2009 4:51 pm

Readyboost now is able to support USB thumbdrive up to 8GB. To do so, simply

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to Computer.
  2. Right click on the removable drive to be used for Readyboost and select Format.
  3. In the format window, select NTFS for File system and Default allocation size for Allocation unit size.
  4. Click on Start
  5. When done, right click on the removable drive again and select Properties.
  6. Select Readyboost tab followed by Dedicate this device to Readyboost.
  7. Click on OK.


Hybrid Hard Disk Drives and Embedded NAND might not live up to expectations

By , January 24, 2007 9:58 am

An IDS report that was published recently suggests that the first generation of Hybrid-HDD might not perform as expected by many.

Both technologies aimed to improve the load time of windows as well as applications. The technologies also aims to improve power consumptions especially for mobile devices.

The technological difficulty of improving the performance of traditional HDD might proved to be more difficult than it seems. According to the report, “neither the H-HDD nor embedded NAND technology convincingly realizes the potential of NAND caching”.

Hybrid HDD and embedded NAND are some of the key hardware that supports caching solutions such as ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive.

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