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Microsoft Windows Vista & ReadyBoost: Does it Make a Difference?

Microsoft Windows Vista & ReadyBoost: Does it Make a Difference? - PCSTATS
Abstract: To take advantage of the ReadyBoost feature built into Microsoft Windows Vista, the computer first and foremost has to have USB 2.0 slots.
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External Mfg. Website: microsoft Oct 15 2007   Colin Sun  
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ReadyBoost Benchmarks: WinRAR, Windows Boot Up

WinRAR Internal Benchmark Source: RARLabs

This command generates random data, which contain specially introduced redundancy increasing load to processor and memory. Then data are passed through RAR compression and decompression algorithms and output of decompression algorithm is compared with source data. If any difference found, WinRAR reports "Errors found - Yes" in the command window. Also WinRAR displays a size of processed data and compression speed, current and resulting, in kilobytes per second. You may use the resulting speed value to compare RAR performance in different conditions.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportWinRAR Internal Benchmark
Internal Benchmark KB/s Ranking
512MB System Memory 710
512MB System Memory 512MB ReadyBoost 780
512MB System Memory 1GB ReadyBoost 847
512MB System Memory 2GB ReadyBoost 898
512MB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 862
1GB System Memory 1013
1GB System Memory 1GB ReadyBoost 1115
1GB System Memory 2GB ReadyBoost 1107
1GB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 1112
2GB System Memory 1163
2GB System Memory 2GB ReadyBoost 1175
2GB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 1168
4GB System Memory 1173
4GB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 1184

WIth 512MB of system memory we finally see a good change from ReadyBoost! The baseline is 710 KB/s and with a 2GB ReadyBoost cache, throughput rises to 898 KB/s. Pretty good. With 1GB of memory we see some performance gains as well. As for the rest of the tests, the result is pretty nonexistent.

Windows Vista Boot Up Time Source: Microsoft

This test is designed to see how long it takes for Microsoft Windows Vista to boot to desktop. Timing was done with a stop watch so it's not super precise, it will be good enough to test the effects of ReadyBoost.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportWindows Vista Boot Up Time
Seconds Seconds Ranking
512MB System Memory 47
512MB System Memory 512MB ReadyBoost 44
512MB System Memory 1GB ReadyBoost 42
512MB System Memory 2GB ReadyBoost 40
512MB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 40
1GB System Memory 26
1GB System Memory 1GB ReadyBoost 26
1GB System Memory 2GB ReadyBoost 25
1GB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 25
2GB System Memory 25
2GB System Memory 2GB ReadyBoost 25
2GB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 25
4GB System Memory 25
4GB System Memory 4GB ReadyBoost 25

The last test of the day shows what if any impact ReadyBoost has on the boot time of a Vista computer. With a 2GB ReadyBoost drive installed in conjunction with 512MB of memory, boot up time was cut down by seven seconds. That in itself is significant and application load times within Windows was also noticeably faster too, that's something the other benchmarks don't really test. Reading between the lines, it is clear that Microsoft Vista works best with a minimum of 1GB RAM.

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Contents of Article: microsoft ReadyBoost
 Pg 1.  Microsoft Windows Vista & ReadyBoost: Does it Make a Difference?
 Pg 2.  Testing ReadyBoost in Vista
 Pg 3.  ReadyBoost Benchmarks: Office Productivity, PCMark05
 Pg 4.  ReadyBoost Benchmarks: Doom 3, FEAR
 Pg 5.  — ReadyBoost Benchmarks: WinRAR, Windows Boot Up
 Pg 6.  ReadyBoost: Not There Yet

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