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Memory Boost?

C
#1
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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Richard Urban

#2
Flash memory only. An external hard drive would detract from performance,
not add to it.

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You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"CJSM" <CJSM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> 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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C
#3
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."

>
>
>
 

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Jerry

#4
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."
 

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S

superlithium

#5
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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