Improving Performance of Windows® 7 With Windows Readyboost
Readyboost is a component of Microsoft Windows. This was first introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Ready boost helps in preloading the commonly used programs in order to reduce the loading time. The ready boost technology works by using a USB flash drive, CompactFlash, SD card, flash memory, external hard drive or any kind of portable flash mass storage system as a drive for disk cache. This is a technology to increase the speed of your system. The ReadyBoost technique facilitates your system for more super fetch data and program data to reside in it. In the root of flash drive, the Readyboost makes a disc cache file called ReadyBoost.sf cache. When your systems run very slow, then just plug in a USB flash driver or card. Then the Readyboost would borrow it. Low memory could make your system lethargic. This scarcity of memory can be prevented by the flash memory. Flash memory offers a speedier alternative. ReadyBoost should not attain a performance again when the primary disc is an SSD. In Windows 7, ReadyBoost will be disabled while reading from an SSD drive.
Given below are the details regarding the performance of your Windows 7 system with Windows Readyboost using SD card (memory card):
- Minimum requirements of the external storage
- Improved system memory
- Provides excellent performances
Minimum requirements of the external storage
The external storage should meet the minimum requirement capacity of at least 256MB with 64KB of free space as minimum. It could possess a speed of at least a 2.5 MB/sec throughout for 4KB random reads and at least a 1.75 MB/sec throughout for 1MB random writes. First of all, you have to check whether the specific flash driver meets the ReadyBoost requirements. Windows 7 automatically checks the flash memory when connected.
Improved system memory
The flash memory used acts as an additional cache. It takes little time for the computer to access the data stored in the hard drive. This lagging in the processing could be prevented by using the external memory devices. The computer can access much more quickly the data stored in a flash drive. Windows ReadyBoost depends on the intelligent memory management of Windows SuperFetch. This can significantly advance the system sensitivity.
The use of Windows ReadyBoost by SD card brings some improvement in the performance of your system. It increases the Windows startup, application startup, and other application performance. It takes about 2 minutes 57 seconds for booting Windows 7, but it takes only 2 minutes 50 seconds if ReadyBoost is enabled. With the Readyboost, the time taken for launching an application is reduced by half in some cases.
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