Vista ReadyBoost: A look at the numbers

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    Lord Zimbu

    Would be interesting with 16 gigs rather than just 2.

    A system that's idling at 800-1.2 gigs of RAM could show how ReadyBoost might be useful, but a system running media and application simultaneously demands much more than just 2 gigs.

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    Lord Zimbu

    Would be interesting with 16 gigs rather than just 2.

    A system that's idling at 800-1.2 gigs of RAM could show how ReadyBoost might be useful, but a system running media and application simultaneously demands much more than just 2 gigs.

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    TinaIsHot

    Putting your laptop to sleep should have nothing to do with the HDD, and likewise, neither should bringing it out of sleep.  I think the only reason you hear the HDD click a little is loading a few small things to reactivate devices, and I doubt that Readyboost would help that much.  IMHO, if Microsoft did their job correctly, any files that are needed to resume the computer should be loaded into RAM *before* putting it to sleep.

    As for hibernate, that should just be reading one large sequential file off the HDD (again, if Microsoft did their job), a procedure in which the HDD will blow the flash drive out of the water as far as speed is concerned.

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    TinaIsHot

    Putting your laptop to sleep should have nothing to do with the HDD, and likewise, neither should bringing it out of sleep.  I think the only reason you hear the HDD click a little is loading a few small things to reactivate devices, and I doubt that Readyboost would help that much.  IMHO, if Microsoft did their job correctly, any files that are needed to resume the computer should be loaded into RAM *before* putting it to sleep.

    As for hibernate, that should just be reading one large sequential file off the HDD (again, if Microsoft did their job), a procedure in which the HDD will blow the flash drive out of the water as far as speed is concerned.

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    TinaIsHot

    Hmm, I meant to reply to the main article...

    BTW, the damn +Add post to submit the comment is still not visible.  Vista, IE7.  I have to drop into fullscreen to see the button to submit the comment.

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    TinaIsHot

    Hmm, I meant to reply to the main article...

    BTW, the damn +Add post to submit the comment is still not visible.  Vista, IE7.  I have to drop into fullscreen to see the button to submit the comment.

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    TinaIsHot

    Of course, I new I was missing one important fact.  My resolution is 1024x768.

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    TinaIsHot

    Of course, I new I was missing one important fact.  My resolution is 1024x768.

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