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Cant enable disk write caching on usb flash drive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DarkRider, May 30, 2016.

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  1. DarkRider

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    Hi guys,

    I want to use ready boost with my win 7 laptop using my 16gb usb flash drive.
    But i thought i should enable write-caching first. When i went to policies tab under properties i found two checkboxes i clicked both and then ok .
    I got an error "windows could not change the write-caching setting for this device. Your device might not support this feature or changing the setting. " plz guys tell me how to enable it. I have only 2gb ram and an i3 processor with ati radeon 6700m graphics card

    Waiting for quick Responses,
    Thanka in advance
     
  2. Triple6

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    Adding more RAM will be the best way to improve your computer, 2GB is simply not enough for a modern system and Ready Boost won't give you near the same results.

    From what I recall, the write-caching option isn't required by Ready Boost and ignored. So it being off should make no difference.
     
  3. plodr

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    Also be aware that flash drives using Ready Boost die quicker than flash drives not using that feature because of all the writing to the flash drive.
     
  4. DarkRider

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    Thanks for replys but can anybody tell me how to use ready boost on a formatted flash drive. I am just a 12 year child i dont have sufficient funds for a ram and my parents will refuse. Actually i have read that the more you increase the slider of ready boost the more ram will be added
    And i dont need my flash drive always so i have increased it to 4094mb (max). 4gb space is occupied but i dont know what to do after it.
     
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    If you formatted the flash drive, then you probably removed readyboost that was installed by the manufacturer.

    When I plug in a new USB stick, I do see readyboost.
     
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