Tech_Greek wrote:I don't think the point of ReadyBoost was for Futuremark Bench Marks...I believe it was meant for everyday use and in such grabbing files that are used a lot, etc and sticking them on the Flash RAM.
I've personally noticed a difference on my Alienware with it's 512MB DDR and my Desktop machine running 4GB of ram, Photoshop DEFINTLEY opens MUCH faster (CS3).
ReadyBoost, on the other hand, puts seeks to help out the slow hard drive by caching some data into USB 2.0 flash. By using a ReadyBoost-capable memory stick, you can take advantage of the near-instantaneous seek times on flash drives to get you your data quicker.
Dragon_Cooler wrote:it certainly does what it is intended to do.
Legit Bottom Line: With ReadyBoost not performing up to par and with fixes coming from Microsoft in SP1 it makes it impossible to suggest ReadyBoost to any of our readers regaurdless of the brand name. Stick to tried and true memory modules for improving system performance
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