Benchmark of Ready Boost ready Memory

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  1. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Preemptive, to my upgrade... to vista I bought a 1 gig stick of vista
    ready boost memory corsair turbo flash. Just to see how it stacks up
    as people are wowing over the speed of these new sticks...useing
    hdtach...the difference is huge


    In contrast: My current 2GB OCZ rally (wich is fast):
    [​IMG]

    Turbo flash:
    [​IMG]

    look at the acess times! and trasfer rate!
    only draw back is it uses more cpu time...
    (of wich i have plenty)

    makes articals like this:
    Analysis: Vista's Ready Boost is no match for RAM | TG Daily
    saying things like "Although no USB 2.0 device offers the throughput of a
    fast hard drive (20-25 MB/s max for USB 2.0 Flash devices vs. 60-90 MB/s for hard drives)"


    look at thier test bed!!!
    [​IMG]

    now comes into question as not all flash ram is equal so results will varry....
    memory that already exist that just happens to "meet" the requirements of
    ready boost. Is quite different then memory thats been mfg and tweaked, and
    designed for it to primarily be used for the feature alone....

    My finding are very interesting indeed..... this could explain why some say how
    much it helps, others say it's slower. Other say they don't see a difference...
    makes all tests so far seem mute

    There is a big difference between "Compatible" and "designed for/ optumized for"

    Side note: there are even stupid people who have been using a "tweak" to force
    a device thats too slow to be allowed. The bechmarks built in for a reason.
    Becouse if it's not fast enough, it's pointless
     
  2. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    while i'll agree yes.... .the speeds and whatnot are great in comparison to thiers.... the 35MB/s and access times aren't going to compare to that of a decent single hardrive today. When a SATA2 320gb 16mb cache is capable of 80MB/s as it's average, i highly doubt a 35MB/s flash drive is going to do as good a job.

    Now if they can bump that up a fair bit higher, it'll be a completely different story.
     
  3. PangingJr

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    i like to try this particular brand and model in a 2 or 4GB one if i can get a hold of it.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    actually keep in mind a good like 75% only have drives capable of 30-40 mb/s
    or much less especailly oem systems wher they used 5400 rpm drives. Not everyone has
    such high end drives. Or systems! Heck my what was cutting edge 68 mb/s hitchi's
    still bottom out way down there twards the end of the disk.

    Not to mention, the hdd is then FREE to do larger files those long sequentail
    reads thier so good at. Not the small randoms, that will be off loaded to the flash
    drives... not to meantion they already said there wil be tweaks to the feature forth
    comeing.... for $20-$30 investment you can beat the "potential" os speedups

    even with out useing them on vista, it's step in the right direction for flash!
     
  5. Necrosis

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    I just thought of some thing that would be nice for laptops. A pcmcia device that added such features since it's a bad idea to have some thing sticking out. Never mind the cost of 2Gig of ram especially if you're using a budget machine.
     
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    It can be removed easily and with no impact to your laptop. Therefore, if you're using your laptop for games and readyboost, you just insert the flash when you need it.
     
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    When looking for a usb flash drive to use with readyboost Access Time is the single most important thing to look at. Transfer rates are not important for the way readyboost works. Neon seems to have found a great one and so is the Crucial Gizmo Overdrive with .5ms access
     
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    Thanks for posting this, Newegg has the same memory stick for $20 Ill be picking it up friday.
     
  9. PangingJr

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    here is the info that i used to read about the above Apacer flash drive (or might be another model?)...
    i tried a few of flash drives from A-DATA, Corsair and Kingston, and i somehow like to see for myself how this Apacer drive work, but can't seem to find it yet.
     
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    Just ordered Corsair turbo flash, Ill write back with my impressions
     
  11. Necrosis

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    I found some for $34.95 but they're not where you live. I went with the 1gig Corsair for my laptop.
     
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    i think it should also available at where i live as well, i don't want to get it from oversea since it's just a small thing.
    having told people and my usual stores to look for it atm.
     

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