Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 21:16 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The most visible part of Windows Vista is the Aero interface, and while we can't deny that it looks very swish we find it very hard to get excited by a shiny new GUI. Instead, we're looking forward to new Vista hardware, which includes a new use for the humble USB memory key and much, much more. So what will the ultimate Windows Vista notebook offer?"
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usb flash RW
by REM2000 on Wed 24th Jan 2007 10:34 UTC
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I either watched a program or have seen this question brought up when Readyboost was annouced. The Microsoft engineers have an Algorithm to reduce wear and tear on the USB key.

I think this was a really clever idea, the main target for this technology is notebook computers, which usually have a low amount of RAM and more importantly slower hard disks (Also usually a lot less in capacity, although that doesn't really matter). Offloading some of the virtual memory to a 17 2GB USB Key sounds like a great idea when you wish to squeeze a little more performance out of a laptop.

Desktop computer do not need apply, as these usually have large fast hard disks and plenty of RAM, if not plenty of RAM then a RAM upgrade is more cost effective than a couple of USB keys anyway.

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