# Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Some of you out there are probably using the ReadyBoost function of Windows with a USB flash drive to accelerate your system cache performance, maybe you just use some old, quick random access capable drive you just have around like this.

DSC00545

Large, unsightly and since it's sticking out like a sore thumb, moving your notebook around with it connected would probably be inviting some sort of trouble.

So you go out and get a smaller thumb drive.

DSC00546

Yes, its much smaller so instead of a sore thumb, you have a sore pinky sticking out the side of your notebook.

This is the main reason why I don't use ReadyBoost on my Asus Tablet, it's kinda dangerous to have something juting out when you're likely to change the holding orientation of the device frequently. And since my SD card slot is used to bit locker my OneNote files.

If only there was a USB drive that just sat snugly into the port and got out of the way like what those wireless mice use now! If only…

DSC00548

Oh… why hello there! What's this lovely little thing? This is Verbatim's Store And Stay USB Drive and as you can see, it's exactly as advertised.

DSC00549

8GB of storage in a tiny compact form factor that doesn't get in the way of day to day operations. EXTREMELY delighted that this thing had sufficient performance to handle ReadyBoost duties! (Granted, every notebook's USB bus might be slightly different so while it works for my Asus it might not work for your notebook)

It's not much more expensive than your typical 8GB USB drive, if you do use ReadyBoost with a USB drive I'd STRONGLY recommend it (with the above caveat of course) Heck.. if you just need 8GB of storage for something and would like it to be there all the time… this looks like a great solution. Now I need to see if I can find a 16GB one.


Note that you can Post As GUEST as well.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Comments are closed.