Saturday, December 29, 2007

Get Windows Vista's ReadyBoost technology on Windows XP

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What is ReadyBoost?

From Wikipedia:
ReadyBoost is a disk caching technology first included with Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. It aims to make computers running Windows Vista more responsive by using flash memory on a USB 2.0 drive, SD card, CompactFlash, or other form of flash memory, in order to boost system performance.

In other words, you can plugin your USB thumb drive into your PC and allow it to be used as additional RAM, thereby increasing the memory of your system and it's performance. ReadyBoost is a technology exclusive to Windows Vista. Not any more, thanks to a software called eBoostr.

eBoostr allows you to use an additional drive (flash memory or hard disk) as another layer of performance-boosting cache for your Windows XP. There is no need to purchase a Vista upgrade to get the benefits of the Vista’s ReadyBoost technology. With the newly developed eBoostr, the booting of your OS and applications startup get much faster thanks to the smart caching mechanism. eBoostr costs $29 but there is a trial version.

The eBoostr trial version has no time expiration and you can evaluate it for as long as you wish. However the product demo is fully functional only for 4 hours after each system boot. This will allow you to evaluate the product and estimate how it performs on your configuration. So you can actually use the trial version for eternity; you just have to keep restarting your system every 4 hours.

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