Using ReadyDrive and ReadyBoost

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gigabot, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    When I noticed perris's topic about ReadyBoost I started researching some stuff that I didn't know about ReadyBoost. I came across another term "ReadyDrive". I didn't know that ReadyDrive was but now I do!

    Here's a quote describing what Windows ReadyDrive is:
    I don't have any H-HDD (Hybrid Hard Drive) so I can't really test this out, but I found an interesting article on WikiHow that explains how to set this up and it also has some great tips. If anyone with an H-HDD is interested in trying this out then follow the article at eHow:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2056409_use-readydrive-windows-vista.html

    Be sure to report your results back here and tell us about your experience!
     
  2. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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  3. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    Readyboost makes sense to people who have under 1gb, but surely no one is running vista with only 512mb anymore....

    once you hit the 1gb memory threshold, readyboost becomes mostly obsolete by comparison.
     
  4. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    Think it sucks though. ReadyDrive has been in Vista since it's release. hardware manufacturer's new about it since long before Vista was released. Yet as it stands now i don't think i've seen a single hard drive that also has some flash-based storage to go along with it.... be it a laptop drive or desktop drive.
     
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  5. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    yeah, somehow hybrid drives got lost in the way

    they should've been a middle step between regular drives and SSDs
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    yea.... but that's probably why Hybrid-HDD's got lost in the dust. SSD's are expensive enough.... let alone a HDD WITH a small built-in SSD.