ReadyBoost is one of the best features of the Windows operating systems and works with – Windows Vista, 7 , 8, 8.1 and 10 as well. It allows you to use a flash storage device to increase the responsiveness of your computer.
By creating a frequently accessed data cache, Windows can improve the speed of the computer to perform certain tasks by eliminating the need to retrieve data from the slow hard drive.
How To Setup – Select ‘Use This Device For ReadyBoast’
It is easy to install compared to the installation of additional memory modules like extra gigs of RAM, where you have to have basic knowledge of manoeuvring with motherboard connections.
When you insert a USB flash drive or memory card that meets the minimum requirements of speed, Windows will automatically display a message asking ” if you want to use the device for ReadyBoost “, you must have noticed it sometime or the other.
Click the appropriate option, and drag a slider to indicate the amount of space that Windows can devote to ReadyBoost storage. If you choose to disable ReadyBoost then click the icon of the storage device and select “Properties”. Click the “ReadyBoost” tab in the new window to disable ReadyBoost or to change settings.
Why ReadyBoast Is Still Effective For Windows Users:
#1 Low Cost – $0 Setup
Inspite of the size or cost, flash memory has similar performance characteristics as RAM, priced at much less. Using it with a small flash drive is an inexpensive way to give your computer a performance boost.
And if you already have a spare flash drive or pen drive or USB stick (whatever you call it), then you don’t have to spend even a single dollar to speed up your PC.
#2 Highly Encrypted Service
Because USB memories and memory cards are very small, they are vulnerable to theft. it uses 128-bit encryption for your data, and only the operating system that activated it can access it.
Even if you dig deep into the Windows Explorer it shows only the only ” ReadyBoost.sfcache ” file that can not be opened or extracted.
#3 Performance – Three Fold Improvement
It caches program data on a flash storage device to increase the responsiveness of the system. This is particularly evident when opening and closing applications.
Our Tech Team measured the time required to open and close Adobe Photoshop file with 14 images on a computer with 2GB of RAM with and without activating ReadyBoast.
Without Ready-Boost, we have identified that the Windows 10 PC we were using needs three folds more time than when a 4GB of flash drive was used with ReadyBoast activated. These improvements are often less evident in computers with high RAM.
What were your experiences with ReadyBoast? Did it improve the speed of your slow PC? For any other queries or suggestions write to us in the comments section below.