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#1 Plumber

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:14 AM

Hi all,I would like to know how effective ready boost is in Windows7.Is it worth it or just a waste of time.

Thank-you,Tony.



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:27 AM

ReadyBoost can be effective if a system lacks RAM or has a slow hard drive. It works by caching commonly required files, so if the USB drive is significantly slower than the hard drive, the caching is not very beneficial. A fast USB3 flash drive could help if the system is stalling while the hard drive performs seeks. The only way to know for sure is to try it out.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:32 AM

Thank-you for the response.Tried it but doesn't seem to make much difference.I have 2gigs of memory and computer is fairly quick.My one concern was unrarring large files and burning dvd's with AVS converter.Seems to slow to a crawl.I know the resources are up to about 90% when I use those functions.
Just thought ready boost might help.Thank-you so much for your help,Tony.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:37 AM

You're welcome. I wouldn't expect those tasks to be accelerated.

 

Edit: if it's really bogging down, and any of the drives are not SATA or for some reason the drive interface is not set to AHCI mode in the BIOS, it could be worth checking in Device Manager to make sure it hasn't fallen back to PIO Mode.


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

My one concern was unrarring large files and burning dvd's with AVS converter.Seems to slow to a crawl.I know the resources are up to about 90% when I use those functions.

That's fairly normal especially with burning video.

On average it takes about half of video running time.


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