From the October 2008 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
Windows Users:
ReadyBoost and Virtual Memory Paging
 
Posted 2/4/2008 on 2/4/2008
Windows Q&A Flashcard:

KB100847

Question: What is the relationship between ReadyBoost and virtual paging?

Answer:

All files cached to ReadyBoost are still backed up on disk in virtual memory. This is why you can disconnect a ReadyBoost device anytime you wish. ReadyBoost increases overall speed because random I/Os are faster with flash RAM than with disk. It's interesting to note that some hard drives are much faster at sequential I/O than flash RAM so ReadyBoost focuses on caching virtual memory which is random I/O intensive. Many industry experts expect flash RAM to outperform disks in the near future especially now that Microsoft has created a market for super fast flash RAM devices.


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