Is there a Ready Boost or similar feature ?


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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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    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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    ready boost


    Berton said:
    Great article. Perfect. Thamks.
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    ready boost


    LMiller7 said:
    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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    tommakawao said:
    Great article. Perfect. Thamks.
    You're welcome.
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