|The links that I included were meant to provide further explanation. I'll include them again for your perusal. "Portable virtual RAM" is a misnomer; the ReadyBoost drive is used as a memory cache - so it's more of a technology for speeding up access to items that would normally be stored on the hard drive. Application load times are reportedly the most significant performance increase. |
I've not seen that Microsoft ever refers to ReadyBoost technology as "portable virtual RAM" - it's more of a stop-gap until flash-based or hybrid flash/platter drives become ubiquitous.
well, it doesn't quite work that way - the speed of the media being
used does not actually match the speed of actual RAM. I wouldn't
trust an audio application with ReadyBoost. It is a very cool idea,
but no one should be misled in to thinking that it is the equivalent
of adding more real RAM. And for systems with >1GB RAM there appears
to be no significant performance increase whatsoever, AFAIK
Now, I readily admit that I may have been misinformed although the person I talked to was an engineer as I have ZERO idea about this sort of thing, but could I ask you to please back up what you are saying with some idea as to why this would not increase memory performance? Just so I/we could understand it a little better. It seems odd to me that what is being labeled "portable virtual RAM memory" would in no way contribute to 1 gig of onboard RAM.???????