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Re: Laptops -dedicated to music only?

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.



On Jul 5, 2007, at 5:22 AM, BreachinThePeace@aol.com wrote:

In a message dated 7/5/2007 12:59:45 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, craig@craigmccollough.com writes:
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.???????   

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