Increase Virtual Memory with ReadyBoost

Published: 01st September 2010
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Currently rare and can be told almost no laptops, PCs atapun netwbook using memory 128 Mbyte or 512 Mbyte. Typically mounted on top of 1 GByte memory. But sometimes the memory slot capacity available for laptops or netbooks seminary classes generally have a maximum of 2 GByte and will increase if the memory is not possible anymore because the mainboard used was not possible anymore to be installed or upgraded the capacity of memory.

Therefore if you are going to buy a laptop or computer should be checked for how if one day memoriya will be improved. However, for those who already have a laptop or computer and with a maximum of 1 GByte memory, then the solution to laptop, netbook or your computer can work with a maximum of mengingkatkan Virtual Memory by utilizing the facility called ReadyBoost.

Memory is no problem

As explained in the beginning of this article, for a laptop or computer generation in 2007 or 2008 are still using the mainboard which supports only a maximum of 1 GByte, need not report enough USB Flash exploit to increase your computer's virtual memory.

Actually ReadyBoost facility has been introduced since some time ago, but not all users of Windows Vista or Windows 7 already know and use this technology to improve the speed of their computer. This feature is very powerful and good enough when used optimally, both in Windows Vista or Windows 7. Therefore, by utilizing the advanced features of this previously little slow computer will be saved and the speed will increase compared sebeumnya.

Yag What is ReadyBoost? ReadyBoost is the advanced features provided by Microsoft to improve the performance of the computer by using USB Flash disk, SD Card or Memory Card. For example, to increase the Virtual Memory, you will use your USB stick for example Kingstone 4 GB. By using the flash, the speed of your computer will increase.

With ReadyBoost technology, the computer will be able to provide a cache memory as an extension of RAM (Random Access Memory) the computer to enhance the performance of Windows Vista 7, Windows 2008 or Windows 7. As we know that, especially the family of the operating system Microsoft Windows has a fast track to access the resources of memory than through other media such as hard disks. Therefore, increasing virtual memory will be very helpful in this regard.

Stride how?

To use the ReadyBoost feature you prepared flash. Previously you tried to enter the flash is whether or not to support ReadyBoost. If supported, it will look like the picture and there looks Autopay option Speed up my system (Using Windows ReadyBoost).

By looking at compatibility, it can be assured your flash supports ReadyBoost facility. To further make the formatting process, when that format pahatikan you must use select NTFS (New Technology File System), FAT16 (File alocation Table) and FAT32 only. After formatting is completed you can immediately take advantage of these facilities. For that means you have to do is as follows:
1. Insert the USB Flash disk or memory card with a minimum capacity of 1GB, supports USB 2.0 standard and be compatible with ReadyBoost.
2. Then, the system will give you a choice whether to USB Flash disk will be used for storage or for ReadyBoost. Here you select for ReadyBoost.
3. Choose the menu 'Use this device' and determine the capacity of memory, if you will not use the default memory that has been determined automatically by Windows Vista or Windows 7.

In addition to the above, you can also use the ReadyBoost facility in a manner that is more commonly used, namely: Right-click your muuse right on your USB stick, select it and click Properties, then click ReadyBoost. After that click on this Dedicated to the ReadyBoost device or can also select Use this device, then you specify how much memory is akandigunakan. When finished click Apply or OK.

After making the process as described above, for the results you can simply click on flash, should look at the red Faslhdisk as full of data. Then you click on the USB and you will see a new file called ReadyBoost. If you click again on the ReadyBoost file, it will not be able to open the file, because it is not a data file.

Why use flash memory that supports the ReadyBoost feature for caching and allow Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7 to perform a random disk reads with performance that is typically 80 to 100 times faster than traditional hard drives? Here the function of caching can be applied to all disk content, such as etc, sys, and others.

Flash memory devices are generally slower when used to process I / O sequentially (sequential I / O), so as to maximize performance, ReadyBoost offers a logic to recognize the demand for large sequentially reading, for it then allows these requests are served by hard disk, so that the maximum speed will be obtained.

ReadyBoost Requirements

To run the ReadyBoost feature does require special requirements? Actually, no specific requirements. However, not all hardware can be used and support facilities provided by Microsoft ReadyBoost to improve the ability of Virtual Memory. As an illustration the following are some minimum requirements to run and take advantage of the ReadyBoost feature.
Capacity is needed at least 256 MiB (250 MiB or after formatting).
The device is larger than 4 GB will have only 4 GB which can be used for ReadyBoost feature.
The device must have an access time of 1 ms or even less than one millisecond.
The device must be capable of 2.5 MB per second. Meanwhile, for reading randomly in blocks of 4 KiB in the entire device. Besides the hardware used must also be able to do the writing of at least 1.75 MB / sec for random writing within 512 KiB blocks in the entire device.
The device must have a minimum space of 235 MiB.
In addition, these devices must also be formatted using NTFS, FAT16, or FAT32. ExFAT file system is not supported by ReadyBoost feature. For safety you should forat NTFS only.
ReadyBoost feature in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 or Windows 7 only supports one device can be used for this feature. So if you're going to use two flash once, then this could not have done, because only one device is supported at the system worked.

Please note that the total capacity of flash memory that can be used for the recommended Windows ReadyBoost acceleration is one to three times the amount of memory installed in Laprop, netbook or your computer. With in-depth look at this feature is also likely that many who are interested to take advantage of Windows ReadyBoost to improve your performance.

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