Vista ReadyBoost and a $29 USB Flash Drive

I’m trying out one of Microsoft Vista’s new performance features, ReadyBoost, courtesy of a SanDisk 2GB USB flash drive purchased for $29 at Best Buy.

ReadyBoost was designed by Microsoft as a way to add additional memory cache to the system in order to inexpensively speed up performance. Currently, my Windows Vista Ultimate install does feel slightly faster and there is seems to be improvement when playing a game like Battlefield 2142, but I haven’t run any benchmark tests to prove it’s anything other than merely a perceived increase.

That said, for $29 it’s a cheap enough experiment with the new operating system that I’m not regretting having done it.

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