Windows Vista users could easily boost their computer performance with ReadyBoost technology which uses flash memory, USB 2.0 drive, SD card, CompactFlash or any kind of portable massive flash storage as a drive for disk cache. By using flash memory for caching, it allows Windows Vista to service random disk reads with performance that is typically 80-100 times faster than random reads from traditional hard drives. Windows XP users can enjoy the benefit of this ReadyBoost Technology if they purchase a Vista upgrade. However, if cost is a concern or users do not intend to do upgrading to Vista, users could enjoy the same benefit from the same technology using eBoostr, a powerful booster which was designed to allow users to speed up the booting of their operating system and applications startup.
eBoostr use an additional drive (flash memory or hard disk) as another layer of performance-boosting cache to speed up users’ PC and improve application responsiveness. Besides, it also features a SuperFetch-like solution and makes use of the otherwise wasted free RAM to store frequently accessed files and data. This has resulted is faster loading every time users launch their favorite application because of the preloaded data in RAM. Users are not required to upgrade or purchase any additional hardware. Users just need to plug in one or a maximum of four flash memory drives with eBoostr. Users could thence enjoy the superb performance.
eBoostr has just released its 2.0.1 update. This latest release has tackled issues related to the compatibility and overall stability of previous versions. The update includes fixes that impact the following areas: upgrade installation, automatic rebuild process and compatibility with other software packages. eBoostr is free to try. It costs $24 for desktop edition, $29 for laptop edition and $39 for Pro Version.
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• Windows XP, Windows 2000*, Windows 2003 (both 32 and 64 bit systems supported)
• USB 2.0 port version or memory card reader
• Flash drive or memory card with at least 2.5 MB/sec random read speed
* Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and Update Rollup 1 for SP4 are required