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Old 10-25-2006, 04:51 PM   #46
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In general, if a card reader shows a drive without media in it within 'My Computer' (like a floppy drive or CD ROM does), you can't use it for ReadyBoost.

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Is this how your card reader shows drives? Apparantly Znods works so if his is the same then I haven't a clue whats up

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Old 10-25-2006, 08:01 PM   #47
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I am confused. Right now I am using an SD card. Before I was using a flash drive. Either way, my "My Computer" shows the device "normally." If I open it, I see an Icon (clock, etc.) labeled Ready Boost.
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:34 AM   #48
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When there is no media in your flash drive/sd slot does My computer show an empty drive? I don't have any of this stuff so I am just speculating from information I have received elsewhere.

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Old 10-26-2006, 12:33 PM   #49
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Hi crab:

No empty drive or drive letter is shown. With an SD card inserted, the card icon shows up, but with no drive letter. I am working on getting the mobo model number.
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:44 PM   #50
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Yeah... you see... Znods shows no empty drives and so works... Felix's shows empty drives so doesnt work... I don't know why that makes a difference but apparently it does

Sorry for the bad news felix

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Old 10-26-2006, 03:00 PM   #51
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I've got a 4gig Flash Drive sitting on a 2.0 USB 4port Card.

Any attempt to use Ready Boost fails.

See attached: Question? Just what specs are required for using Ready Boost, or do I need a special High Speed SD Card?
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:29 PM   #52
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Supposely, ReadyBoost does not support external card readers, but my PC has an internal card reader and still does not work.
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Old 10-26-2006, 04:16 PM   #53
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The slot requires 2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads and 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes. There are lots of reasons why it might not work, if it does then quids in, but if it doesnt I can't see anyway of making it

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Old 10-26-2006, 04:35 PM   #54
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Yeah... you see... Znods shows no empty drives and so works... Felix's shows empty drives so doesnt work... I don't know why that makes a difference but apparently it does

Sorry for the bad news felix

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You guys may have covered this ground, but felix's card reader is acting like a USB card reader. When the latter is plugged in, your see drive letters, etc. I am not sure what distinguishes a built-in card reader that is Ready-Boost Ready from one that is not--i.e., one that acts like a USB card reader. Is there a Bios setting that would affect how the built-in reader behaves?
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:05 PM   #55
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You guys may have covered this ground, but felix's card reader is acting like a USB card reader. When the latter is plugged in, your see drive letters, etc. I am not sure what distinguishes a built-in card reader that is Ready-Boost Ready from one that is not--i.e., one that acts like a USB card reader. Is there a Bios setting that would affect how the built-in reader behaves?
Znod, you brought up a good point...BIOS setup. I'll try that later and let you all know the results.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:13 PM   #56
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Znod, you brought up a good point...BIOS setup. I'll try that later and let you all know the results.
Yes, let me know. And, do you know anything about the motherboard I referenced on the "Shout Out" thread? I was hoping that Crabby would notice the reference before going to bed , but it looks like he didn't. I need to get my order placed unless the mobo is a real dud--which I doubt.
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Old 10-26-2006, 05:21 PM   #57
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ROFL... I made it Znod It's only 22:20 here... I am afraid I can't think of anyway the bios will help you felix... the only thing that I could think of is a third party driver. But there is NO WAY you are roping me into making one! It takes bally ages!!!

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Old 10-26-2006, 05:33 PM   #58
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I tried the BIOS, nothing there. It's nothing to loose sleep on, not a big deal. The only thing I wanted to do really was to see what it did.
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:00 PM   #59
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I think we can safely say, that it would have done 'not much'

I have only made 1 driver in my life and it was a chore to say the least... I would NEVER recommend it!

They may add functionality later on or it may actually be a limitation of the hardware.

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:33 AM   #60
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Supposedly, Super Talent has made USB Drives designed to take advantage of ReadyBoost. I wonder if they’ll be any faster than a regular USB drive…?

http://www.legitreviews.com/news/2838/
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