Windows 8 Readyboost. Does it work?

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    Default Windows 8 Readyboost. Does it work?

    So the only reason I returned my ativ 500t is because it lacks ram, then yesterday, I thought about adding a microsd and use readyboost.
    Would it work? or at least make the device feel more faster? I could get a used ativ 500t for $350+...

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Readyboost. Does it work?

    ReadyBoost is only available on machines that have a traditional hard drive, as all it does is creates a cache of the PageFile on the Flash Drive, because SSDs are faster than external flash based drives ReadyBoost is not available. Sorry....
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    Default Re: Windows 8 Readyboost. Does it work?

    It won't make a difference. If you think about it, the 500t already uses a SSD and the point of readyboost is to use flash memory to get better I/O than a regular hard drive, not a SSD which is faster than pretty much any flash memory you could use for ready boost, add to that the fact that SD cards usually have not so good I/O performance except for the more expensive ones and you won't see a difference.

    If you're being hampered by the lack of RAM, then it means that an atom tablet might just not be for you.

    EDIT: didn't know readyboost wasn't available on a system with SSD.
    Last edited by tijo; 05-21-2013 at 10:54 AM.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Readyboost. Does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by tijo View Post
    It won't make a difference. If you think about it, the 500t already uses a SSD and the point of readyboost is to use flash memory to get better I/O than a regular hard drive, not a SSD which is faster than pretty much any flash memory you could use for ready boost, add to that the fact that SD cards usually have not so good I/O performance except for the more expensive ones and you won't see a difference.

    If you're being hampered by the lack of RAM, then it means that an atom tablet might just not be for you.

    EDIT: didn't know readyboost wasn't available on a system with SSD.
    I didn't know the Ativ is using a SSD.. lol
    Always something new to learn haha.

    Anyhow thanks! I guess I'll wait for the Bay Trail Atom/Wacom Tablet PC (if it's gonna happen)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClixT View Post
    I didn't know the Ativ is using a SSD.. lol
    Always something new to learn haha.
    It's kind of hard to fit a 2.5" HDD in something so small and miniature HDDs like those used in older iPods went the way of the dodo afaik.

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Readyboost. Does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by tijo View Post
    It's kind of hard to fit a 2.5" HDD in something so small and miniature HDDs like those used in older iPods went the way of the dodo afaik.
    yeah.. shame on me for not even noticing that haha,

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    Default Re: Windows 8 Readyboost. Does it work?

    Quote Originally Posted by ClixT View Post
    yeah.. shame on me for not even noticing that haha,
    Not necessarily, unless you keep up with tech, it's easy to miss some details.

 

 

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