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Old 09-21-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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4GB USB drive not for readyboost?

I have a 2GB & a 4GB USB flash drives. The 2GB is working with readyboost but when I go to the readyboost tab for the 4GB, it says it doesn't have the performance characteristics.
How can a 4GB not have it when a 2GB does??
What is the 4GB missing??
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:43 PM   #2
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Well...

are they different brands?
is one of them a USB 1.0?

only other thought is that 4gigs might be slower than 2 gigs ...or you can try to format it with a different file system...like fat16/fat32/exfat and see it will work then..
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:47 PM   #3
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Well, readyboost seems to be for USB 2.0.
The 2GB is a Verbatim & the other is a Staples brand that I bought about a month ago and it's formated as fat32.
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Old 09-21-2009, 06:56 PM   #4
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Some drives are simply slower than others. Readyboost requires a certain level of speed or it just defeats the purpose.

Also, if you have any more than a GB or so of memory Readyboost isn't going to give you any performance increase.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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Yeah it's over-rated. Drives will have something like "ready boost certified" on them if not they won't work. Even if you get it working it's more trouble than it's worth, I found no performance increase and often the drive would stop working and need reformatting.
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Old 09-21-2009, 07:25 PM   #6
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I decided to use readyboost on my RAID0 SSD's a 4gig exFAT partition... I tried USB first and didnt see any difference...I can with the SSD's.
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