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Windows Vista ReadyBoost works with SD cards

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 18-Oct-2006 19:49

Since installing Microsoft Windows Vista RC2 my desktop has been very smooth. Almost everything have been working beautifully here - exceptions are of course the couple of software that I couldn't get an update from the developers.

Anyway, talking to Craig Pringle today during my weekly geek coffee meeting at Astoria, he asked if I was interested on a 2GB SD card for use with ReadyBoost. I was surprised, because I thought this new Windows Vista feature only worked with USB memory key devices. But nope, from RC1 ReadyBoost is also available for some SD cards providing you have an internal memory card reader (sorry, no external card reader option).

ReadyBoost options on SD card

Seeing that it just happens that my desktop does have an internal card reader I decided to go for it, and order a 2GB SD card.

Of course I had to try it as soon as possible, even before the new SD card arrived. So I just got home after the meetings and inserted a 1GB SD card (133x) into the drive - and it automatically detected the card and offered the option to turn on ReadyBoost. Nice!

I will be using this 1GB SD card until the other big one arrives.

You can read all about this feature in the ReadyBoost FAQ.



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