Flash Card Speed Comparison Article for Win7 Speed Boost
Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:43 AM
Reason: Many mobo's can only handle 4Gig RAM, but need more. Win7 Speed Boost, using cheap 4Gig Flash cards & a USB internal Flash Reader should relieve the RAM bottleneck. Since most internal flash readers use 2 USB ckts (1 double USB mobo header), we could conceivably use 2 different 4Gig flash cards, for a total of 8Gig of Speed Boost. 4Gig mobo RAM + 8Gig Speed Boost, Hmmmmmmmmmmmm?
The problem is that some Flash memory is S-L-O-W, while others are FAST. Is one format of flash memory inheriently faster than another format? When looking for FAST flash cards, how can we determine which is the fastest?
Has PCWorld ever done an article comparing computer speed, Non-Speed Boost vs. 4Gig (1 x 4Gig) Flash Speed Boost vs. 8Gig (2 x 4Gig) Flash Speed Boost?
How about also checking Speed Boost on a Laptop, using the laptops built in Flash reader? I'm sure the Laptop Guys would like to read about Speed Boosting a laptop!!!
Also I've read, but it's never been confirmed, that Speed Boost can ONLY use 4Gig per flash card for Speed Boost. I'd like PCWorld to test Speed Boost with 1 x 8Gig flash card. That will either confirm or refute the 4Gig per flash card limit.
I think this would be a Great article & help all of us who can't afford to run out & buy the Latest & Greatest mobo's every few months.
I hope PCWorld seriously considers the type of article.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:43 PM
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:48 AM
I should have made it clearer. I was referring to mobo's that are already Max'ed out @ 4Gig RAM.
I'd Love to have a new mobo with Lots of RAM, Quad-processor, Ultra Fast CPU, But NO manufacturer makes a modern mobo that I can use. I need 5-6 PCI (not PCI-e) slots to handle my Add-In cards. I use an Asus P5GC (6 x PCI slots) + E8600 + 4Gig RAM to do 64bit video editing, & an Asus K8V-X (5 x PCI slots) + 3Gig RAM + 2.4Gig CPU for 32bit video editing. Both mobo's are max'ed out on RAM. Ready Boost on the P5GC is the only way I know of to go over(?) 4Gig RAM. If I could use a 32Gig SSD as a Ready Boost device, I'd be on that like White-on-Rice!!!!
I don't need 2-3 or 4 Vid. cards. One, single slot, 1Gig vid. card is all I need. Modern mobo manufacturers seem more concerned with producing mobo's that handle multiple vid. cards, but have little to no expansion capability.