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Please can you help me. I bought your ScanDisk USB 8ghz device today and intend to use it solely with Windows ReadyBoost to improve performance. When I plug it in, I'm taken to your website to be offered game downloads and a chance to give you my email, which I did. Please can you tell me how to use it with Windows ReadyBoost, before I return it on Monday from where I bought it. Thankyou.

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Pen drive is slow


Slow Transfer on a USB Flash Drive b> Using a USB flash drive is a convenient way of transferring data and files from one device to another. However, sometimes you may find that your USB drive is slow to transfer files onto your laptop or PC. This lag may also cause your desktop or laptop to slow down while you use other programs. You do not need to replace your flash drive and buy a new one. You can fix a slow file transfer problem in just a few steps.

b>Plug your USB flash drive into your computer. Click the "Start" button and select "My Computer." Right-click the USB icon from the My Computer window and click "Properties" from the menu that comes up. Go to the "Hardware" tab and select your flash drive once you find it in the list of items. Then click the "Properties" option in this menu. Choose "Policies" tab within the Properties menu. Turn on the performance optimization option and click "OK." Click "OK" again to exit out of the Properties dialog box. Go back to the My Computer window and right-click on the USB icon. Select the "Format" option from the list of choices. Select the "NTFS" file system and choose "Quick Format." Press "OK" to confirm the choices and to initiate the formatting. Wait for the drive to finish formatting before ejecting it and removing it from the computer.
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b> USB flash drives are used to transport data between computer systems. Because it is essentially just a small hard drive, the USB device can become damaged and slow down in performance due to viruses or damaged files. To correct these problems and fix the USB flash drive, you must reformat the drive. This removes all data from the drive, returning it to its factory settings.

Plug the USB flash drive into a USB port on the computer system. Close any AutoPlay window that may load onto the screen. Click "Start" then "(My) Computer." Right-click the removable device icon that appears on the screen. Select "Format" from the pull-down menu. This loads a format options screen. Click "Yes" and the computer formats the USB flash drive, removing the damaged content and returning it to the factory settings.
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b>The ReadyBoost feature in Windows has the ability to increase the speed of low-RAM computers by caching program data on a flash memory device. However, the device must meet minimum performance characteristics in order for Windows to enable ReadyBoost, because ReadyBoost may not meet expectations when used on a slower device. If you still want to use ReadyBoost with your flash drive or memory card, you can make a change in the system registry to force Windows to use the device.

Insert the flash device that you would like to use for ReadyBoost. Open the Start menu, and click "Computer" to see the icon for the device. Right-click the icon for the flash device, and then click "Properties." Click the "ReadyBoost" tab at the top of the window. Clear the check from the "Stop retesting this device when I plug it in" box, and then click "OK." Remove the flash device. Open the Start menu again. Type "regedit" in the "Search programs and files" box at the bottom, and then press "Enter" to run the Registry Editor. Double-click the folders "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE," "SOFTWARE," "Microsoft," "Windows NT," "CurrentVersion." and "EMDMgmt." Locate and click the folder for your flash memory device under "EMDMgmt." In most cases, you can determine the correct folder because it contains the name of the device's manufacturer. Double-click the registry entry "DeviceStatus" on the right side of the window. Change the number under "Value Data" to "2" and click "OK." Double-click "ReadSpeedKBs" on the right side of the window. Change the value to "10000000" and click "OK." Repeat this process with the "WriteSpeedKBs" registry entry and close the Registry Editor. Reinsert the flash memory device, and return to the "Computer" window. Right-click the icon for the flash memory device, and then click "Properties." Click the "ReadyBoost" tab. Windows now displays an option to enable ReadyBoost on the device. You might install a usb 3 card the speeds are much faster cheap and easy to install. Hope this helps.

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A great feature that isn't commonly known is ReadyBoost. It was introduced in Vista and is available in Windows 7 as well. Basically it increases the amount of memory you have by using your memory stick. You can use more then one usb/thumb drive and the bigger they are the better.

Step 1: Just insert your USB drive into a usb port.

Step 2: Click Start > Computer

Step 3: Right click the USB memory stick you plugged in and choose Properties. Click the ReadyBoost tab then choose Use this device. Choose how much space you would like to allocate and that's it!


Enjoy the boost!
-LeeTheDeuce

on Jan 22, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How to speed up Windows Vista or 7 responsiveness with your USB / Thumb Drive in...


A great feature that isn't commonly known is ReadyBoost. It was introduced in Vista and is available in Windows 7 as well. Basically it increases the amount of memory you have by using your memory stick. You can use more then one usb/thumb drive and the bigger they are the better.

Step 1: Just insert your USB drive into a usb port.

Step 2: Click Start > Computer

Step 3: Right click the USB memory stick you plugged in and choose Properties. Click the ReadyBoost tab then choose Use this device. Choose how much space you would like to allocate and that's it!


Enjoy the boost!
-LeeTheDeuce

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Hi,
The answer is yes! Even on a sized 512MB RAM you would still run smoothly[Windows 7 Ultimate M3 v6801-0-080913-2030]

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I got my PNY Attache 4g memory stick for backups and now its full. can I delete or what do i delete to make room? for newer ones? it has ready boost with 3,745,792 kb being used taking up most of the space...


If you want to use that flash drive for backing things up then I would suggest not using it for ReadyBoost. If you disable ReadyBoost on that flash drive you should have plenty of space on your flash drive for backups. Disabling it should not hurt your computer's performance at all. Here is how to disable ReadyBoost: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Turn-ReadyBoost-on-or-off-for-a-storage-device.

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To enable ReadyBoost:

1. Put your USB thumb drive into a USB port on your computer.

2. When the AutoPlay menu appears, click Speed up my System with Windows ReadyBoost.

3. Select your device and specify how much of the drive you want to use for ReadyBoost. I recommend using a full USB drive. (TIP: match the size of your drive to the amount of RAM you have in your computer. i.e., With 4GB RAM, use a 4GB thumb drive

4. Click OK. Don’t expect miracles—but stick with it and your computer will begin to perform more efficiently.

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What is ReadyBoost


Windows Vista has introduced a clever new caching system that can take advantage of your existing high-speed storage devices (such as USB Drives and Memory Cards). This should boost performance when performing disk intensive tasks. Some flash memory devices are up to 100x faster than a standard hard disk, so it makes sense to use these to cache common files.

ReadyBoost works with SuperFetch to store information that can be accessed quickly from the cache on startup, rather than relying on slower reading from the hard disk.

There are several requirements that your flash memory device must meet to be used as a ReadyBoost device:
  • At least 256 MB in size
  • Access time of < 1ms
  • Capable of 2.5 MB/s read speeds for 4 KB random reads spread uniformly across the entire device and 1.75 MB/s write speeds for 512 KB random writes spread uniformly across the device
  • At least 235 MB of free space.
It is recommended that you have between 1-3 times the amount of ReadyBoost cache as physical RAM. However, ReadyBoost devices are limited to 4GB max.

Assuming you meed the minimum requirements, plug your device in to a USB 2.0 port and wait for a Windows Autoplay dialog box to pop up. Select the Speed up my PC option from this menu.

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You can then set the amount of space on the device that you wish to allocate to ReadyBoost (you may as well use the maximum possible, up to the 3x RAM recommendation). If your device is not compatible or is too slow, you will be informed of the reasons at this point.

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Users with low amounts of system RAM (512MB - 1GB) will notice the biggest performance increase, and those with 2GB or more may only notice marginal gains.

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turn off ready boost and see if this improves it either

first
Click on the Start button.
Click on the Control Panel menu option.
Click on Performance Information and Tools
Click on Advanced Tools in the left hand navigation bar.
Click on Configure my Windows Ready Boost device
select option donot use ready boost for this device
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Control panel ... Administrative tools ... Services ....
Find the ReadyBoost service and right click and disable it.

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it will not work with xp or any other version of windows except vista, and it has to be a readyboot compatible flash drive to work.

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