1.    05 Aug 2016 #1
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    Is there a Ready Boost or similar feature ?


    From Vista up through Windows 7, there has been a program called Ready Boost which let you boost the RAM memory function using a flash drive or SD card. Is there anything similar in Windows 10 ?

    Thanks in advance, Tom
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  2.    05 Aug 2016 #2
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  3.    05 Aug 2016 #3
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    While it may be called memory, a flash drive is just a disk drive, and not a particularly fast one either. ReadyBoost does not boost RAM memory. It is essentially a disk cache. It is most useful on systems with limited RAM, (less than 4 GB) and slow hard drives. With more memory and a fast disk drive it will do little to nothing. On a system with an SSD it would likely impair performance.
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  4.    06 Aug 2016 #4
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    ready boost


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Great article. Perfect. Thamks.
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  5.    06 Aug 2016 #5
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    ready boost


    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    While it may be called memory, a flash drive is just a disk drive, and not a particularly fast one either. ReadyBoost does not boost RAM memory. It is essentially a disk cache. It is most useful on systems with limited RAM, (less than 4 GB) and slow hard drives. With more memory and a fast disk drive it will do little to nothing. On a system with an SSD it would likely impair performance.
    Thanks for the inffo. Tom
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  6.    06 Aug 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommakawao View Post
    Great article. Perfect. Thamks.
    You're welcome.
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