Increasing the paging file size can help prevent low memory problems, it can also make your programs run more slowly. Because your computer reads information from RAM much faster than from a hard disk (where the paging file is), making too much virtual memory .
Ready boost is also a good option, but we need to make sure that the SSD card is compatible with Ready boost. The core idea of Ready Boost is that a flash drive has a much faster seek time (less than 1 ms), allowing it to satisfy requests faster than a hard disk when booting or reading certain system files. It also leverages the inherent advantage of two parallel sources from which to read data.
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all SSD drives that I know of (including Generation1 SSDs) have a 1ms or less access time, sequential read speed (similarly) is extremely fast (let's say an average speed of 225mb/s seq read). If we assume an averageready-boost capable USB drive comparatively has ~8.5mb writes and ~31.5mb reads, then SSDs should be faster in every case - and thus be disabled when using a ssd? (please let me know if there is an error to this logic)
As I understand it, readyboost is useful in speeding up systems with amounts of RAM near the stated Win7 minimum by using USB Flash memory as a type of cache for frequently accessed files with the understanding that access times and sequential reads are faster from USB flash than from traditional spinning hard drives (albiet slower than from RAM). To be forthright, I really don't understand the difference in Windows caches (superfetch, readyboost, pagefile).
So the questions(s) I am curious in getting answered is: in a Win7 x64 system with 12gb ram and main/OS drive=256gb gen2 SSD, and a data drive=traditional 7200rpm sata2,
i know that ReadyBoost was not designed to take advantage of an installed SSD drive.
ReadyBoost is designed to store frequently needed data on a flash-based USB device. The cache in encrypted with a key that changes with each boot of Windows. Because the cache is encrypted with a session-based key: the cached data cannot be used between reboots; nor can it be used to speed up booting, or aid SuperFetch as the user is logging on. (The cache is encrypted because USB sticks can be easily removed, while internal hard drives cannot be easily removed).
i know i can manually place a paging file on the SSD drive. i know i could manually page Photoshop's scratch files on the SSD drive. But Windows knows what data i frequently access (SuperFetch, ReadyBoot), and can place that cache on a Solid State Drive.
Does Windows 7 have any capabilities to take advantage of an SSD drive (an internal drive, without the concern of being easily or commonly removed) so that the user can have a better experience from boot to usable session?
Does Windows 7 have the ability to use use the benefits of SuperFetch, ReadyBoost, and ReadyBoost to take advantage of an SSD drive as a cache location, using it similar to ReadyDrive - but as a separate device?
tl;dr: Will ReadyBoost not encrypt itself on an internal drive?
tl;dr: How can i make SuperFetch use SSD for additional cache?
I think that people are missing the point. He's asking the question, "How best to use my 2nd drive, which is a 16GB SSD."
While its true that you don't need ReadyBoost if your OS/Applications drive is an SSD, ReadyBoost CAN be useful to speed up your slow OS/Applications HDD (spinning drive).
In fact, I just started a job, where my work PC has fast CPU, 8GB memory, but a fairly slow HD. Upgrading the HD is not really an option at this point.
To speed it up, I bought a 120GB Samsung 830 SSD, and hooked it up using eSATA to my work PC. When I plugged it in, it prompted me if I wanted to use ReadyBoost on my external eSATA SSD. I said yes, and allocated 32GB initially, which I've dropped to 20GB.
ReadyBoost on the eSATA SSD has helped the slow main HDD a lot. Visual Studio 2010 now launches in 1 second, versus 4 or 5 seconds before.
I'm exploring whether I should move my pagefile.sys to the SSD also. Haven't done it yet. But, bottom line, don't be afraid to hook up an extra SSD to your system as a 2nd drive, and enable ReadyBoost.
Have you updated the ssd firmare? the latest provides a boost
There are other ssd's that provide significantly better performance in large file read/writes
Are you actually seeing any real world performance increase when working with data, or is this simply a lab test exercise?
16gb readyboost is not going to make one iota of difference