ReadyBoost update for Windows® 7
ReadyBoost is a wonderful utility of Windows 7 that can take the performance of your operating system to a new level. This performance-enhancement utility was first introduced in Windows Vista before being added to Windows 7.
To use this utility, all you need is an inexpensive memory card. ReadyBoost uses solid-state memory devices (such as Memory Sticks or SD cards) to act like RAM buffers to speed up hard disk access. This utility is used to improve the disk access and performance in your CAD and database applications.
To use ReadyBoost, simply insert your USB or SD device into your system. Locate the device drive in File Explorer, right-click on it, and simply select the ‘Format’ option.
To make the best use of this utility in Windows 7 64-bit operating system, make sure to select the NTFS file system rather than the default FAT32 format while running the formatting operation. This will help you to get the full drive capacity. Secondly, you can use a 16 GB or 32 GB SD card or memory stick to get more capacity.
If you are using a SD drive for ReadyBoost, you should get an SDHC-format card. If you are using a USB memory stick, insert it in a USB 3.0 port to speed up the access. Here are the steps to monitor ReadyBoost in Windows 7.