USB Ready Boost RRS feed

  • Question

  • I used a 4 GB USB stick for Ready Boost.

    But I don't detect any performance change and the available RAM is the same as before.

    Does ready Boost really work as virtual RAM?

    • Moved by Just Karl Monday, August 11, 2014 10:44 PM Off-Topic
    Thursday, May 16, 2013 7:29 PM


  • No, it doesn't. It is used as cache. Read.

    -- pa

    • Edited by Pavel A Friday, May 17, 2013 12:28 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, August 11, 2014 10:43 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, August 15, 2014 2:01 PM
    Friday, May 17, 2013 12:25 AM

All replies

  • but if it acts as cache the performance should be better right?
    Friday, May 17, 2013 1:28 AM
  • Thanks, I think maybe it is due to the fact that the current USB Data transfer speed is a factor for that reason.
    Friday, May 17, 2013 1:49 PM
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