Working Ready Boost MS Duo List

Talk about the hardware components of the micro PC.
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Postby golden » Tue Mar 31, 2009 05:32

guys I'm curious if MicroSD cards work with readyboost if they are placed in a Memory Stick Pro Duo adapter such as the one in the other thread here like this:

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16489

That would be a big help to know because that would mean I can use cheap microSD cards too which is always great. Thanks.

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Postby smnc » Wed Apr 15, 2009 22:47

I can confirm that the
Sony Memory Stick PRO Duo 4GB MSX-M4GS
and the
SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo (Blue) 1GB
do NOT work, but my SanDisk UltraII 2GB runs like a champ.

Also, there seens to be some misconceptions about ReadyBoost actually does.
ReadyBoost works by cacheing frequently accessed hard drive data on fast flash memory.
As we know, the main area where hard drives are slow is in seek times. That is to say it takes tha hard drive a while to find and access information, but once it starts reading a nice long piece of data, the speeds are usually quite impressive.
However, when you hard drive has to grab lots of small bits of Data from all over your hard drive, things slow to a crawl.
Flash drives are the opposite. They take almost no time to find and start reading data, but the actualy transfer speeds are much slower, so long chunks of data take a while to read.
Windows analyzes your usage, and then copies many of those often used little bits of data onto the ReadyBoost drive, making it much quicker for your system to access those bits of data.
Since SSD`s are already basically really big, really fast flash drives, there is no benefit to using ready boost if you have an SSD.
However, there is a bit of a performance bump over a standard hard drive, especially slower drives with high seek times.
Don`t expect a big system performance boost, but it should help lessen the hard drive slowdowns we all experience sometimes.

BTW, Hard drive manufacterers are starting to produce something called hybrid drives, whcich do basically the same thing discussed above by combining a standard hard drive and SSD into one package, but nothing for 1.8 inch drives... yet

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Postby binjinx » Mon Sep 14, 2009 16:09

Anyone tried the Mark2 series or the new HX or was it HG series?

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Postby housefull » Thu Feb 04, 2010 02:53

Hey hey great idea! That way people can name their tanks for visitors to see! Once again great idea!

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Postby mansive » Fri Feb 05, 2010 00:56

I am new to the micro pc world and to modifying computers in general. Could someone briefly explain what pc boost is? Also there are some 32gb pro duo cards available.

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Postby smnc » Thu Feb 11, 2010 06:56

mansive wrote:I am new to the micro pc world and to modifying computers in general. Could someone briefly explain what pc boost is? Also there are some 32gb pro duo cards available.

If by "pc boost" you mean Vista/W7 "ReadyBoost", check my post at the top of the page.
Refurbished Laptops & BlackBerries
Tall Trees Technology

UX90S - Stock - Windows XP - en route to RunCore China for testing and a new SSD.

UX380CN - Kingspec 64GB SSD Mod testbed:D


P530CH - Just arrived! - Atom Z520, 60GB, 2GB - Windows 7 Ultimate Signature

Toshiba Tecra M9 - Core2Duo T7100, Intel 5350ABGN/WiMax, 160GB SATA, 3GB DDR2 - Windows 7 Professional

Toshiba Portege 3505 - Convertible Pen Tablet, Pentium III-M 1.33Ghz, 60GB, 1GB


Looking for a new pen tablet...

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Postby metamet » Tue Apr 06, 2010 20:32

guys, i have UX180P(with dead lcd) and UX380N , on UX180P, i tried 4 gb sony ms on Win7 Ultimate, but it says this device cannot be used as readyboost. its made in Japan ( but i didnt see :) ). then i confused if my ms is a cheap Chinese copy ! but 380N is accepted the same ms as readyboost. i have no idea about this happened ! Devices booting time, performance and apps opening times are same as without readyboost.
i ll try micro sdhc with adapter and mark 2 series ms soon. i ll notice the result.

Sorry for my english !

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Postby smnc » Wed Apr 07, 2010 07:29

Are both UX's stock? Any modifications or upgrades?
Are the 380 and 180 both using Windows 7?
Refurbished Laptops & BlackBerries
Tall Trees Technology

UX90S - Stock - Windows XP - en route to RunCore China for testing and a new SSD.

UX380CN - Kingspec 64GB SSD Mod testbed:D


P530CH - Just arrived! - Atom Z520, 60GB, 2GB - Windows 7 Ultimate Signature

Toshiba Tecra M9 - Core2Duo T7100, Intel 5350ABGN/WiMax, 160GB SATA, 3GB DDR2 - Windows 7 Professional

Toshiba Portege 3505 - Convertible Pen Tablet, Pentium III-M 1.33Ghz, 60GB, 1GB


Looking for a new pen tablet...

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Postby metamet » Fri Apr 09, 2010 08:05

ux180p is stock, but ux380n is upgraded to 120 gb hdd and both devices have Win7 Ultimate.


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