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Vista ReadyBoost with high speed(266x) Compact Flash card?

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  1. P4-630

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    Instead of buying a high speed usb drive I would like to use a compact flash card,
    I can get a Transcend TS2GCF266 2GB for just $22 usd

    Ultra-fast 266X performance with dual-channel support
    - Conforms to CF Type I standards
    - Data transfer rate: 40MB/sec(Max)*
    - Supports Ultra DMA mode 0-4**
    - CompactFlash 4.0 compliant
    - Built-in hardware ECC technology for detecting and correcting errors
    - ATA interface
    - Low power consumption
    - Multi-platform compatibility
    - RoHS compliant
    - Lifetime Warranty

    With a data transfer rate at 40MB/sec this Transcend CF is much faster and cheaper then any usb flash drive.

    Did anyone try this?
    Or does anyone own a transcend 266X CF card?

    For comparison:
    A Kingston 2GB 266X CF card costs $52 usd (lifetime warranty)
    A Transcend high speed JetFlash usb flash drive 2GB costs about $23 usd here.
    (Read up to 16 MByte/sec, Write up to 12 MByte/sec)

    A Transcend TS2GCF266 2GB for just $22 usd!! (lifetime warranty)
    (transfer rate at 40MB/sec)
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
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    Readyboost would be a complete waste of time and money for the system in your specs. It only really helps on systems close to the minimum specs of vista.

    I only have the Readyboost service enabled cus it speeds up boot time. If it wasnt for that, I Would have it turned off.
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    Yes I have that too, but since this Transcend CF 266x is so dirt cheap!!
    There is no usb flash drive so fast as this CF card!
    Transfer rate at 40MB/sec.
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    USB 2.0 cant do 40MB/s sustained. afaik readyboost only works on USB devices, so you'd be losing the speed in order to make it work.

    just get it and put the page file on it :p screw readyboost
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    But it would not be fast enough to store a pagefile on it!?
    Also I would need an 8GB CF then.
    My pagefile is 6200MB

    Found some info:
    Maximum sustained transfer rate
    FireWire 800: 40-50MB/s
    FireWire 400: 30-40MB/s
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0: 30MB/s

    Interface data transfer rate
    FireWire 800: up to 800Mbits/s (100MB/s);
    FireWire 400: up to 400Mbits/s (50MB/s);
    Hi-Speed USB 2.0: up to 480Mbits/s (60MB/s)
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    Either you mess around with really large pictures, or else your pagefile is set to the wrong size, when you have 4 gigs of ram. With 4 gigs of ram, you should only have a pagefile thats around 1, maybe 2 gig :) else your just wasting space.
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    Yes I work with large files sometimes.

    I have 2 drives, 80GB with vista the other drive is 320 and the second partition on this drive is for the pagefile.
    Reason: the seagate 320GB 7200.11 is faster then the 80GB 7200.10.

    I also tried Vista on the 320GB drive but somehow it is faster when I use vista on the 80GB drive with the pagefile and installed software on the faster 320GB drive.

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