Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by niknik197 » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 04:24:35


I wondered is there a list on the net for supported flash drives to be used
for ReadyBoost?

Any info would be gratefully appreciated.

NIK

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Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by Daniel Co » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 04:28:08

I believe there is a read/write limit, not sure how much, but something like
2.75MB/s.
I think that's the only thing.

 
 
 

Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by Richard Ur » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 04:59:54

http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ,1697,2017849,00.asp

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Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by TWUgSmFyaG » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 05:46:02

I don't know of any list, but I tried a Memores TravelDrive 1G & a Connect 1G
Stick, and neither one was fast enough.
 
 
 

Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by Alexander » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 06:25:56

> -----Original Message-----

From several flash drives I have including 2GB Kingston DataTraveler,
the only one that was good enough for ReadyBoost was... my MP3 player
(Qumo Evo).
LOL
 
 
 

Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by Yosh » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 06:59:30

Get this... I formatted my Apple iPod to NTFS. I was hoping it would be
ReadyBoost supported but it was toooooooo slow. I had to do a registry hack
to get it working so I could see how it worked.
 
 
 

Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by danbrow » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 07:15:05


I use a memorex 1 gig but my 4 gig matsunichi also shows its compatable
 
 
 

Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by TWUgSmFyaG » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 07:23:03

1) What was the Registry hack you used ?
2) Was your iPod Flash or HD Based ?
3) What were your results ?
 
 
 

Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by Robert Moi » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 07:59:35


The problem with USB 2 memory sticks not working is far more likely to be
tied to the speed of the USB bus (driver issue?) than the stick being used.
In my tests, if one of my memory sticks worked on a particular machine then
all of them did (that's a verbatim 256mb, Crucial 1gb, Disgo/Kingston 1gb,
512mb & 256mb models...) and conversely if the first one I put in didn't
work then none of them did. As the speed of all my drives doesn't magically
change depending on what corner of the test lab I'm standing in, the problem
is with the USB bus on the computers I think.

Hence the hack being touted elsewhere in the thread to turn on ReadyBoost
regardless of speed might be interesting in terms of letting people see what
the dialogue boxes look like, but its unlikely to actually improve the
running state of the computer that much. Same goes for a list of "supported"
usb drives; almost any good USB 2 drive should work fine and if not the
problem probably isn't with the stick itself.

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Supported flash drives for ReadyBoost

Post by Yosh » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 10:07:10

1) http://www.yqcomputer.com/
2) it's an iPod Nano and it uses flash.
3) results are inconclusive. i really can't tell either way. i know it's
working though.

Hope this helps.