Hello everyone over the next few weeks I will be posting a couple of screencasts a week starting with this one on Windows Vista ReadyBoost. ReadyBoost is a simply fantastic new feature that makes improving the speed of your system very easy without all the hassle and cost of adding system memory.
ReadyBoost allows the use of non-volatile flash memory, such as that on a universal serial bus (USB) flash drive, to improve performance. Basically the flash device serves as additional cache and the ReadyBoost technology is built on the intelligent memory management of Windows SuperFetch which helps to improve system responsiveness.
With a ReadyBoost-capable flash memory devices for caching allows Windows Vista to service random disk reads with performance that is typically 8-10 times faster than random reads from traditional hard drives.
What is a ReadyBoost capable device?
The following are requirements for USB flash devices enhanced for ReadyBoost:
Watch the Screencast here:
Screencast: Improved responsiveness - ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive
Enjoy and please comment if you have any questions and let me know what you think!