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Old 09-06-2006, 10:26 PM   #16
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The theory behind using a separate partition is so that windows doesn't have to go back and forth on the HD, which would allow for faster access to the data. That was under WinXP however. Vista is supposed to defragment the drive in the background, so it's hard to say what the effect will be.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:52 PM   #17
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Right it is good to have no fragmentation in VM. Some argue that this can be accomplished, in general, by setting VM to a fixed size, say, 1 X actual RAM if one has plenty of RAM (greater multiple the less the RAM). I didn't know that Vista is supposed to keep drives defragmented in the background. Also, Superfetching and Ready Boost work on the "better" to be not fragmented/don't access the hard-drive principles. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2006, 05:50 AM   #18
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Here is a late but BIG to Znod!
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Old 09-07-2006, 09:34 AM   #19
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Thanks much Josh.
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Old 09-07-2006, 10:42 AM   #21
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Old 09-07-2006, 01:36 PM   #22
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Thanks to you too felix.
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SD Card

I tried using an SD card in my built-in card reader. When I tried to use it with ReadyBoost I get the following message: The device is plugged into an unsupported interface. Any ideas?
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Old 10-12-2006, 10:33 AM   #24
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Can you use the card reader in other contexts? I assume you can. The interface ought to be supported; mine is--as at least one of my SD cards works with Ready Boost. I guess I have told you what you know. No other thoughts for now.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:15 AM   #25
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It may be that the card reader is not of a high enough spec to support readyboost.

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Old 10-12-2006, 10:04 PM   #26
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It may be that the card reader is not of a high enough spec to support readyboost.

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are you talking about the card reader, or the card itself? The card is a 2GB, 45X speed. The weird thing though, I can use it in the PCs built in reader (not as ready boot though), but it won't work at all in my printer's card reader. When I insert it in my printer, the green light comes on mementarily and then goes out.
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I was talking about the reader... but it could as easily be the card Only way to tell is use a different (and I would suggest SMALLER) card!

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Old 10-13-2006, 08:02 AM   #28
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I was talking about the reader... but it could as easily be the card Only way to tell is use a different (and I would suggest SMALLER) card!

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The one I tried is a 4 GB, and it worked.
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The reason I suggested smaller is because some older card readers and printers have issues with large cards. Couple that with the fact that 2GB for readyboost is complete overkill and you can see it may be useful to try something like a 256MB or 512MB card?

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Old 10-13-2006, 08:13 AM   #30
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Good point. And, yes, overkill. I have been using a 1 GB flash drive. No matter what I use I think that Ready Boost is not work much. Of course, I have 2 GB of Ram--which helps a bunch.
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