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Memory Boost?

  1. #1


    CJSM Guest

    Memory Boost?

    Can I use a Maxtor 300 external Hard drive for Memory Boost?

    "Windows Vista introduces a new concept in adding memory to a system.
    Windows ReadyBoost lets users use a removable flash memory device, such as a
    USB thumb drive, to improve system performance without opening the box."

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  2. #2


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Memory Boost?

    Flash memory only. An external hard drive would detract from performance,
    not add to it.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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    "CJSM" <CJSM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:692D7CEF-38D9-4F7D-AFE8-C05B60EDC386@microsoft.com...
    > Can I use a Maxtor 300 external Hard drive for Memory Boost?
    >
    > "Windows Vista introduces a new concept in adding memory to a system.
    > Windows ReadyBoost lets users use a removable flash memory device, such as
    > a
    > USB thumb drive, to improve system performance without opening the box."




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    CJSM Guest

    Re: Memory Boost?

    Thanks!

    "Richard Urban" wrote:

    > Flash memory only. An external hard drive would detract from performance,
    > not add to it.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    > Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    > (For email, remove the obvious from my address)
    >
    > Quote from George Ankner:
    > If you knew as much as you think you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    > "CJSM" <CJSM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:692D7CEF-38D9-4F7D-AFE8-C05B60EDC386@microsoft.com...
    > > Can I use a Maxtor 300 external Hard drive for Memory Boost?
    > >
    > > "Windows Vista introduces a new concept in adding memory to a system.
    > > Windows ReadyBoost lets users use a removable flash memory device, such as
    > > a
    > > USB thumb drive, to improve system performance without opening the box."

    >
    >
    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Jerry Guest

    RE: Memory Boost?

    No, the only device supported currently in Windows Vista for Memory BOOST is
    USB 2.0 "Flash Drives". It is posted on the Vista website somewhere, but they
    also say they might include other "flash" media later on. Which would be
    great if I could use my 2gb SD cards. Hope this helps.

    "CJSM" wrote:

    > Can I use a Maxtor 300 external Hard drive for Memory Boost?
    >
    > "Windows Vista introduces a new concept in adding memory to a system.
    > Windows ReadyBoost lets users use a removable flash memory device, such as a
    > USB thumb drive, to improve system performance without opening the box."


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    superlithium Guest

    RE: Memory Boost?

    well it looks like its no any type of usb 2.0 flash drive ,i connect my 512mb
    sandisk usb 2.0, and even that the system prompt to use it as a sytem
    performace boost,when you accept,it says that this type of flash does not
    qualify.....maybe in the future they are going to realese some type of new
    flash drive that supports that vista feature

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