Windows Vista SuperFetch and ReadyBoost performance analyzed

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 06 2007 @ 02:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Tom's Hardware Guide has analyzed the new ReadyBoost and SuperFetch features in Windows Vista. Here's a short snippet:
ReadyBoost is meant to support the new SuperFetch feature by adding more memory to the system. Microsoft's intended storage device is a USB 2.0 Flash memory stick, mainly because these products are incredibly affordable and reasonably fast. Knowing that USB 2.0 memory sticks deliver between 5 MB/s and 30 MB/s you might wonder how this makes sense.

Most USB 2.0 Flash memory devices on the market offer a capacity of 512 MB to 4 GB. There are smaller and even larger products available; the mainstream is at around 1 GB. These storage devices are very popular, as they are durable and small, and they can be used as a key fob. Many users use USB Flash memory sticks today as they used to jockey floppy disks.
Check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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