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    Vista ReadyBoost

    Has anyone used this yet? Can you recommend a 2GB Flash Drive?

    I found this one so far http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134426
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    More on Ready Boost here.
    Related subject: Super Fetch

    I've started with just a 512 Flash drive in a card reader, but Vista asked when the card was plugged in and recognized if I wanted to use it for Ready Boost. You can allocate all or part of the drive for the purpose.

    It's important you have a drive that is high speed. Help picking drives is here.

    The best drives I can find are these: http://www.patriotmem.com/products/g...Drives&catid=8
    Last edited by UncleBob; 03-01-2007 at 03:51 PM.
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    Last edited by UncleBob; 03-01-2007 at 04:13 PM.
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    Went shopping. I just so happens I was in the market as well. Here is a great deal:
    OCZ RALLY 2 4GB High Performance Dual Channel Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable)

    About $54 after rebate. It has the right speed required for redyboost: Speed Up to 28MB/s (read), 15MB/s (write)

    Certified here: http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost/?make=OCZ as well as on the New Egg site.
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    The Corsair Voyager usb flash drives are quick too, I have an 8gb and it's as fast as a seagate external firewire drive, very quick reads and writes.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

    Looks like they also have readyboost specific models as well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
    Last edited by highoctane; 03-01-2007 at 04:30 PM.
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    Yup. From what I've read, however, 4GB is going to be a sweetspot.
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleBob View Post
    Went shopping. I just so happens I was in the market as well. Here is a great deal:
    OCZ RALLY 2 4GB High Performance Dual Channel Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable)

    About $54 after rebate. It has the right speed required for redyboost: Speed Up to 28MB/s (read), 15MB/s (write)

    Certified here: http://www.grantgibson.co.uk/misc/readyboost/?make=OCZ as well as on the New Egg site.
    Let us know how it works out
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    Quote Originally Posted by highoctane View Post
    The Corsair Voyager usb flash drives are quick too, I have an 8gb and it's as fast as a seagate external firewire drive, very quick reads and writes.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

    Looks like they also have readyboost specific models as well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

    Only 1G max for the Corsair? Strange

    According to Microsoft you want at least a 1:1 ratio with your PCs RAM
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    That's what I see too. I'm running 4GB in my rig, I noticed very little change with adding a 512 card! 4GB should be a significant change. Man, the prices sure have come down as of late, huh?

    Not long ago a 4 GB stick (if you could even find one) would cost you more than the PC!
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    So can you tell a difference or not with ready boost?

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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    You would think Corsair -who I think has a big market share of Gamers - would be quick to release ReadyBoost drives with at least 2 and 4G capacity (if not more)

    Most Gamers today have at least 2G, or am I wrong?
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    I guess it is limited to 1:1 for ready boost, max I could use was 4090mb with 4gb of ram. Personally I'm not sure if its made a difference or not, at least nothing so dramatic that I have been able to notice.

    The prices on flash drives has definitely dropped and speed has drastically improved overall.
    Last edited by highoctane; 03-02-2007 at 04:42 PM.
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    Well since the talk was on fast enough usb flash drives for ready boost, it looks like Corsair has a Voyager GT 4gb usb flash drive, 34MB/s read 25.5MB/s write.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233053

    Starting to feel a little bit like a corsair pimp or something but what can I say, I'm very pleased with the performance of the latest flash drive I got from them.
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    Re: Vista ReadyBoost

    Mine should be here MOnday....I'll try to post times with & without.
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