Need list of ReadyBoost "certified" USB Flash drives

Need list of ReadyBoost "certified" USB Flash drives

Post by Puppy Brea » Sun, 04 Mar 2007 10:43:29


Check out some of these pages:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

You might want to search this NG for other links. People are starting to
compile lists of those.
 
 
 

Need list of ReadyBoost "certified" USB Flash drives

Post by Fred Morri » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 00:20:38

Having just been burned by buying a 4GB USB Flash drive that says "Windows Vista Compatible" on the
package that turned out to be too slow for the random read/write speeds that ReadyBoost requires,
I'm now looking for a list of Windows Vista ReadyBoost-certified USB flash drives, specifically one
with a 4GB capacity.

Apparently, many manufacturers are dumping their old product onto the market with just the words
"USB 2.0 Hi-Speed" or "Windows Vista Compatible" on the package. They don't use the words Windows
Vista "exploitive" or "works with ReadyBoost", hoping guys like me won't be the wiser. I've also
learned that while many USB flash drives appear to have the minimum required read/write speed in
their specs, they don't tell you that is for sequential read/writes. ReadyBoost, however, is
almost entirely random in its read/write operations.

 
 
 

Need list of ReadyBoost "certified" USB Flash drives

Post by Andyisti » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 03:07:53

Try the Patriot XT or the Corsair TurboFlash

-- Andy
 
 
 

Need list of ReadyBoost "certified" USB Flash drives

Post by Bob » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 03:31:51

I'm using an APacer HT-203 which is really fast. On my system read speed is
8124 and write is 12483. Comes with a nice little docking station which
allowed me to put it on my desktop without having it stick out of my
computers USB port. Best price I found was here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
They also have the 4GB model.
Bob
 
 
 

Need list of ReadyBoost "certified" USB Flash drives

Post by Jason M. B » Mon, 05 Mar 2007 03:58:26

Grant Gibson has put together a very nice list of compatible flash drives.
He also has a few blogs about problems with Readyboost. Check out his site
here:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

-
Jason Beaudette