How to speed up windows 7 with ReadyBoost Feature ?
When your computer runs low on memory, it needs to stash data, so it turns to Hard disk drive to stash data, but hard disk being slower, Flash memory is preferred as it offers a speedier alternatives. This technology is basically designed to help when your PCs memory is low. Readyboost works with most flash storage devices. Windows 7 can handle more flash memory and even multiple devices, up to a staggering 256 GB of additional memory as ReadyBoost.
- Click on your “My computer” icon on your desktop, in the My computer window locate your flash drive and right click on the flash drive(as shown below).
4. In this properties window click on the tab “ReadyBoost” as shown above with red colored border
What to look for in a Flash memory device:
- The minimum amount of available space recommended for ReadyBoost to effectively speed up your computer is 1GB.That’s the minimum required ,you can use as much space as your drive can offer, the more the better.
- For best results the available space in your flash drive should be double the amount of memory(RAM) installed in your system, preferably four times as much memory. For example if you have 1GB of physical RAM in your system a 4GB flash drive would give the best performance gain from ReadyBoost.
- You can reserve more than 4GB of space for ReadyBoost on most flash drives and flash memory cards. You can use a maximum of 32GB of available space on any single removable storage device and up to 256GB total per computer (by using up to eight USB flash drives or flash memory cards in the same computer.
- A USB flash drive must support USB 2.0 or higher to work with ReadyBoost feature. Your computer must have at least one or two free USB port where you can plug in the flash drive. ReadyBoost works best when you plug it directly on to your PCs USB port and not through a USB hub.
- When you buy a USB flash drive, look for a note from the manufacturer that the drive is “Enhanced for ReadyBoost” Not all manufacturer lists this information on their packaging. However most of the USB flash drive work with ReadyBoost.
- Memory cards like CompactFlash, Secure Digital (SD) and most others work with ReadyBoost. Some SD card do not work well with ReadyBoost due to issues with the SD card interface, in such cases Windows will display a warning message if you attempt to use one of these cards.ReadyBoost Feature of Windows 7 can really speed up you Windows 7. Try it and feel the difference.Was this tip helpful ? share with us, subscribe for FEEDS and free E-mail subscription.
Posted By: Ben Jamir