• ReadyBoost

    From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to All on Wed Jul 22 08:56:00 2020
    I've been playing with ReadyBoost on my system - Windows 10/64, 8 GB
    RAM, Core 2 Quad 3 ghz. I'm running a SATA RAID 1 array, which isn't
    the fastest thing on the block.

    I remember reading about ReadyBoost and tried with a USB 2 reader and
    a 4GB MicroSD card I had laying around. I noticed a bit of a boost,
    but it interfered with reading cards with the reader - I think the
    reader doesn't like having more than one card drawing current.

    I was poking around on Amazon and found a 32GB SSD for $12. Ok, I can experiment for that little $$$, and I've got a use for it if it
    doesn't help.

    Put it into my system (luckily I have 6 SATA ports), fired up Windows, formatted the SSD, told ReadyBoost to use it, and I'm noticing a nice
    little speed boost with my system. I haven't measured anything
    with/without it, but definitely feel like apps are opening quicker.

    Maybe I'll put a page file on it, see what that does...



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  • From Richard Miles@1:3634/24 to Kurt Weiske on Wed Jul 22 16:41:16 2020
    On 22 Jul 2020, Kurt Weiske said the following...

    Put it into my system (luckily I have 6 SATA ports), fired up Windows, formatted the SSD, told ReadyBoost to use it, and I'm noticing a nice little speed boost with my system. I haven't measured anything with/without it, but definitely feel like apps are opening quicker.

    I may have to take a look at it again. Haven't really messed around with readyboost as I have a pretty robust system but even a little performance
    boost is nice, particularly in regards to gaming.

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Kurt Weiske on Wed Jul 22 21:38:02 2020
    On 22 Jul 20 08:56:00, Kurt Weiske said the following to All:

    I remember reading about ReadyBoost and tried with a USB 2 reader and
    a 4GB MicroSD card I had laying around. I noticed a bit of a boost,
    but it interfered with reading cards with the reader - I think the
    reader doesn't like having more than one card drawing current.

    Meh don't bother wasting time with that, Readyboost was yet another convoluted solution to a problem nobody really cared to have solved.

    Nick

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Richard Miles on Thu Jul 23 07:54:00 2020
    Richard Miles wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    I may have to take a look at it again. Haven't really messed around
    with readyboost as I have a pretty robust system but even a little performance boost is nice, particularly in regards to gaming.

    This is the last system I'll have with spinning drives, and my
    laptops (work and personal) both have SSDs. I wouldn't have bothered
    if I had spinning drives everywhere, but the speed difference is
    noticeable when you go back and forth between SATA and SSD.

    And, hey - for the price it was worth a try. I still had some
    Father's day Amazon funds sitting in my account.




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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Nick Andre on Thu Jul 23 07:56:00 2020
    Nick Andre wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    Meh don't bother wasting time with that, Readyboost was yet another convoluted solution to a problem nobody really cared to have solved.

    Sounds like it was a solution for a specific issue - low memory Vista
    and 7 machines back in the day.

    Hybrid SATA drives filled the same niche - but nowadays throwing more
    memory at a 64 bit system with an SSD is a much cleaner solution.

    I do see a bit more zippiness in my 12+ year old system with it in
    place, and when this system dies I can use the SSD elsewhere.



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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Kurt Weiske on Thu Jul 23 13:05:27 2020
    On 23 Jul 20 07:56:00, Kurt Weiske said the following to Nick Andre:

    Meh don't bother wasting time with that, Readyboost was yet another convoluted solution to a problem nobody really cared to have solved.

    Sounds like it was a solution for a specific issue - low memory Vista
    and 7 machines back in the day.

    Exactly this. Todays computers I believe have SSD's and at least 4gb as a bare-minimum RAM configuration, 8gb being pretty much commonplace.

    On my somewhat older EXSI servers they still use SAS drives but have 64gb RAM each and happily zip along very nicely. An SSD upgrade will likely only benefit the one that runs Exchange and Fidonet here as those two are the most disk-intensive systems,

    Nick

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Nick Andre on Wed Aug 19 02:33:20 2020
    Re: Re: ReadyBoost
    By: Nick Andre to Kurt Weiske on Wed Jul 22 2020 09:38 pm

    On 22 Jul 20 08:56:00, Kurt Weiske said the following to All:

    I remember reading about ReadyBoost and tried with a USB 2 reader and
    a 4GB MicroSD card I had laying around. I noticed a bit of a boost,
    but it interfered with reading cards with the reader - I think the reader doesn't like having more than one card drawing current.

    Meh don't bother wasting time with that, Readyboost was yet another convoluted solution to a problem nobody really cared to have solved.

    I remember using Readyboost... for a bit. it did make booting up quicker. Or something. Now with SSDs and NVMe, there's no point.

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  • From Benny Pedersen@2:230/0 to Rob Swindell on Wed Aug 26 12:27:26 2020
    Hello Rob!

    19 Aug 2020 02:33, Rob Swindell wrote to Nick Andre:

    I remember using Readyboost... for a bit. it did make booting up
    quicker. Or something. Now with SSDs and NVMe, there's no point.

    its enabled by default with ssd/nvme, old harddisk could use another ssd to boot faster, how it did is beyoung me :)


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Benny Pedersen on Wed Aug 26 06:55:00 2020
    Benny Pedersen wrote to Rob Swindell <=-

    19 Aug 2020 02:33, Rob Swindell wrote to Nick Andre:

    I remember using Readyboost... for a bit. it did make booting up
    quicker. Or something. Now with SSDs and NVMe, there's no point.

    its enabled by default with ssd/nvme, old harddisk could use another
    ssd to boot faster, how it did is beyoung me :)

    I'm running on SATA drives in a RAID, and saw a bit of a difference with
    ReadyBoost enabled. I used a 8 GB USB 3.0 stick in my PCI-X USB card,
    and it felt zippier. I'm close to ditching RAID and have an SSD in my
    system already, just waiting to pull the trigger and switch.



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