Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. December 9, 2008
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Extreme Tip: Can You Optimize A Vista Ready Boost Flash Drive?
Format your USB flash drive to NTFS and plug it in. Once it is recognized by your system, find the drive with Windows Explorer, (for the best explorer replacement click on the link below..ed). Right click on the devices properties. You should see 8 tabs. The tabs your interested is ReadyBoost and Hardware. First, make sure ReadyBoost is turned on. Click on use this device. Apply the maximum amount allowed depending on your device storage capability. ReadyBoost seems to be capped at 4096 MB. (Not sure why but will find out later). If you got this far choose apply. Then go to the Hardware Tab. Under this tab you will see a list of devices. Find the USB Flash Drive which you want to optimize for ReadyBoost. Double Click. Now you will see a Policies Tab. Click it and choose (x) optimize for performance. Click Ok. Now you're done. You should see an increase in performance. However, it is always recommended that you use the safely remove hardware tab on the task bar before you remove the USB Flash drive with this method. Patriot Xporter XT Boost high-speed USB flash drives claim to deliver ultra fast data transfer rates making it one of the fastest USB flash drives in the market. So far this combination has really made an extreme differance in Vista 64 bit performance on my test machine Intel Dual Core Gateway with 2 MB Ram. Here's another tip. How would you like to evaluate the World's Best Explorer Replacement (it's really the kind of tool that should have shipped with Vista. Need a better Windows Explorer? Click Here