Flash drives are useful to improve computer performance by ReadyBoost. ReadyBoost uses free space of your flash drives and improve your computer performance. For your computer, flash drive or memory card having at least 1GB free space is needed for effective performance. If in your flash drives or memory card have no enough space then you will see the alert message “This device cannot be used for ReadyBoost“, the device does not have required space for speeding up your computer. So you need minimum 1 GB free space in your flash drive to speed up your computer for effective performance.
Several USB (universal serial bus) storage devices contain fast and slow flash memory. Only fast flash memory can perform effectively for your computer.
→ For SSD (Solid-state drive) hard disk ReadyBoost option do not show, because SSD drives are very fast. ReadyBoost is not effective for SSD drives.
→ For slow usb flash drives ReadyBoost do not performe well.
How To Improve Computer Performance With ReadyBoost Option
- First plug your flash drive or memory card in your computer, then right click on flash drive or memory card and go to properties. In properties you will see ReadyBoost option, click on ReadyBoost.
- Now mark on the “Use this device” and apply to get extra memory for optimal performance for your computer.
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→ Do not mark on Dedicate this device to ReadyBoost, this may harm your system.