have any ready boost software for windows xp

June 28, 2011 at 23:22:04
Specs: Windows xp, pentium 4
i want to know abt pen drive boosters softwares for windows xp

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#1
June 28, 2011 at 23:39:44
Using a flash drive as a page file will most likely DECREASE performance, unless you have an extremely fast flash drive that’s capable of fast sequential reads/writes (over 30 MB/s). Most flash drives are SLOWER than hard drives in sequential performance, but faster in small random reads/writes.

Vista’s Readyboost only uses the flash drive for random reads, because the latency of a flash drive is much lower than that of a hard drive, but a hard drive can easily outperform a flash drive in large sequential transfers. Readyboost does it the way it is supposed to be done, but in XP, I wouldn`t put entire swap file on a flash drive.

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#2
June 29, 2011 at 06:22:58
The closest you are going to get to ReadyBoost in XP is eBoostr:
http://www.eboostr.com/en/

This is commercial software and not free. I don't know of a free alternative.

I am not a fan of performance improvement software. They make great claims but rarely deliver on them.

ReadyBoost and Eboostr essentially use a flash drive as a disk cache. This works because they have very good seek times which is usually the most important factor in disk performance. How much this will improve performance depends on many factors. I wouldn't expect much. More RAM is usually a better alternative. If you have 2 GB or more RAM this product is likely to do little.

Many people have tried a flashdrive as a pagefile. But this will only be a significant benefit if pagefile performance is a bottleneck to performance. It usually isn't.

If you want better performance then add RAM. If this is not an option you need a faster computer. A flashdrive is likely to do little.


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#3
June 29, 2011 at 06:29:47
"If you want better performance then add RAM. If this is not an option you need a faster computer. A flashdrive is likely to do little"

That pretty much sums it up.


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