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Sanwa Supply Intros USB 3.0 Front-Panel Header Adapter for Ready Boost Internal Ports

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  1. btarunr

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    This tiny accessory from Japan's Sanwa Supply might come handy for boosting system responsiveness on the cheap, using the Ready Boost flash-drive caching feature available with select versions of Windows. The 800-TK021 from Sanwa is a small blue PCB, which fixes itself to the motherboard on one end, using a standard USB 3.0 front-panel header, and gives out two USB 3.0 type-A ports.

    The ports can then be used to stash away discrete USB 3.0 storage devices (such as flash-drives, DRM sticks, HDDs, USB 3.0 portable SSDs). One incentive is using a discrete flash drive to speed up system responsiveness using Ready Boost. On sale, the 800-TK021 is priced at 780 JPY (US $9), it could be distributed under different labels, in different markets.

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    I've been wandering for a while now how long it'll be before someone starts marketing something like that. Seems I have my answer.
     
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    I never noticed a difference with ready boost... but that was with usb 2.0
     
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    Who really uses readyboost if you're plugging the drive internally? Why not just install more RAM if you're going to open the case to use readyboost anyway?
     
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    Because thumb drives are still way way cheaper than ram. But I agree, this little header is not worth the effort. Plug the thumb drive into your front panel for free!
     

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