While working on Windows you must have come across this situation many a times that the system suddenly goes slow due to lot of applications running on it. At that instance it either hangs or just goes numb. It is the most pathetic situation when you are in the middle of some important work. For this reason I always keep a pendrive to give a boost to the system.
In the last two versions of Windows a feature has been introduced by the name “ReadyBoost”. This feature basically provides a virtual RAM to the system which is faster then the paging file in the hard disk. It provides with higher speed memory to the system. Whenever you are running a large number of files on the system it goes slow and hence lowering the performance of the system. This feature uses a USB flash drive or pendrive or any other type of USB storage device to provide a faster memory as compared to the hard disk. This gives a push to the performance of the system by providing a faster alternative.
The requirements of the USB device that can be used are:
1.Minimum memory space: 64 MB
2.Should be USB 2.0
3.Should be able to read @ 3.5MB/sec and write @ 2.5 MB/sec
To use this feature of ReadyBoost follow these steps:
1.Connect the USB device to the USB port of your system.
2. Go to My Computer->Right Click on your USB device->Select Properties->Click on the ReadyBoost tab.
3.After that check on “Use this device” and select the memory space you want to use for ReadyBoost.
NOTE: If you do not find the ReadyBoost tab in the properties then your device does not fulfills the desired requirements.