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.