Increase Storage on Your Tablet or Laptop Cheaply with ReadyBoost

 Tips, Tutorial, Windows 10

Ready Boost is a Windows feature to increase random read access speed to the hard drive that can speed up your computer. It has been introduced in Windows Vista and was significantly improved in Windows 10. For instance, in Windows 10 it is possible to use all the flash drives that are connected to your computer for ReadyBoost at once.

Ready Boost in Windows 10 allows you to use your flash memory devices to speed up your computer. You can adjust how much space on your flash memory device may be dedicated to Ready Boost and store your data in unused space. The data that is contained on a flash drive should not be deleted or corrupted when you start using the device for Ready Boost.

Software requirements:

To use Ready Boost in Windows 10 make sure that SuperFetch is enabled. Ready Boost won’t work if the SuperFetch service is stopped or disabled.

Hardware requirements:

To use Ready Boost you need a USB flash drive or flash memory card with the following capabilities:

  • 1-32 GB of free space.
  • Data transfer rate of at least 3.5 Mbit/s.
  • USB 2.0 support (or higher).

To enable Ready Boost:

1. Connect a flash memory device to your computer.

2. Open the This PC folder, right-click on the flash drive and in the appeared context menu select Properties.

3. In the drive properties window switch to the Ready Boost tab.

4. Click Use this device and move the slider to adjust how much space on the device you are ready to give Ready Boost.



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