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    Default Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    A patent for Microsoft's ReadyBoost technology, which surfaced first in Windows Vista was recently resubmitted by Microsoft for approval by the USPTO.
    The document indicates that Microsoft filed the patent application initially on October 21, 2004 and followed up on February 5, 2009 and May 6, 2010. The most recent continuation was submitted by Microsoft in July of this year in what appears to be an ongoing process to get the invention approved.

    Described as "using external memory devices to improve system performance", the document relates to a feature that was heavily marketed during the launch of Windows Vista and is still available, but is largely forgotten by mainstream users today. According to the patent application, the invention covers external memory storage devices that integrate volatile or non-volatile solid-state memory. The idea is to use such a drive "to cache sectors from the hard disk (i.e., disk sectors) and/or slower memory components to improve system performance.

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    According to the data published, Microsoft found that data read times could be accelerated by more than 60 percent in some circumstances with this technology.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Im using readyboost. and it helps!
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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Ei feature use e kono rokom risk ba problem ase ... like pendrive getting dead after few days or unplugging it anytime.??

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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Is there any safe ways to use this ReadyBoost software

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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Quote Originally Posted by ABDmaster View Post
    Ei feature use e kono rokom risk ba problem ase ... like pendrive getting dead after few days or unplugging it anytime.??
    obviously flash drives has a limited read/write cycle. but one flash drive should go over 5 years or so...

    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    Is there any safe ways to use this ReadyBoost software
    what safe way? Plugin usb drive in the back of your pc. go to drive's properties, enable readyboost and forget about that pendrive.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    what safe way? Plugin usb drive in the back of your pc. go to drive's properties, enable readyboost and forget about that pendrive.
    You obviously had an unlikeable scenario for this, you're telling me to forget 600TK worth of device and yeah i sound cheap but um poor in budget these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    You obviously had an unlikeable scenario for this, you're telling me to forget 600TK worth of device and yeah i sound cheap but um poor in budget these days
    1GB usb drives are like ~150tk now. If you want to use readyboost but can't afford a usb drive, you are in an odd situation; not us.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    1GB usb drives are like ~150tk now. If you want to use readyboost but can't afford a usb drive, you are in an odd situation; not us.
    So what happens with 4GB pendrives?

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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Quote Originally Posted by Trave160 View Post
    So what happens with 4GB pendrives?
    No sense in using 4GB of those as readyboost.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    does readyboost matter anymore ???? Pplz have enough RAM these days, even on laptops.

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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Dota 2 can eat up to 2.5GB at times...with all my development apps, 2/3 browser window with multiple tabs, I certainly got some boost with it.

    I only have 3GB but I'm sure it will do well with 4GB too. if I had 8GB ram, that'd be a different story.
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    Default Re: Microsoft Still Trying to Patent Windows Vista's ReadyBoost

    Quote Originally Posted by CvP View Post
    Dota 2 can eat up to 2.5GB at times...with all my development apps, 2/3 browser window with multiple tabs, I certainly got some boost with it.

    I only have 3GB but I'm sure it will do well with 4GB too. if I had 8GB ram, that'd be a different story.
    Yeah thanks

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