Installing a Readyboost device. (PNY Attache 4GB)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Lakesidezx, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Lakesidezx

    Lakesidezx Guest

    Okay, after vista reported that my Memorex traveldrive (4GB) is
    incompatible, I just returned it to the store and bought a PNY 4(GB) attache
    device.

    Vista reported this as incompatible for ReadyBoost.
    But heres what I noted.....

    I went into windows explorer and right clicked on the USB PNY device and
    chose the readyboost tab, then test again, each time it failed the test, but
    what I noted was that the screen behind the properties screen (the windows
    explorer screen) was writing a .tmp file to the "H" hard drive, which is a
    physical hard drive on my system and the PNY device is listed at location
    G:\

    So what was happening is that windows for some unknown reason seemed to be
    writing it's temp testing file to one of my physical hard drives instead of
    the actual usb flash device.

    The work around for myself was to make sure that I had highlighted the G:\
    (PNY USB flash device) AND then right click on it and choose properties then
    the readyboost tab then test again and sure enough it is compatible.

    This makes me think that *perhaps* the same thing was happening with the
    Memorex traveldrive as well that I returned to the store, but I can't be
    certain since I already returned it.

    Just an FYI for anyone else that has a problem with the PNY 4GB attache
    flash device.
     
    Lakesidezx, Feb 5, 2007
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  2. Dustin Harper, Feb 5, 2007
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  3. Lakesidezx

    Bret Butcher Guest

    I'll have to give this a try. Vista reported my Pny 2gb as incompatible.
     
    Bret Butcher, Feb 5, 2007
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    Dreamsayer Guest

    The test does seem finicky. My Kingstom 1GB flash drive(which is supposedly
    compatible) tested ok, then it tested not ok. then ok, then not ok. I read
    another post somewhere where somebody noted that the format of the drive
    might matter. Given that the boost in performance with a flash drive is
    pretty much nothing, why anybody would bother is beyond me. I think this
    whole Readyboost thing is just a big scam to sell more flash drives.
     
    Dreamsayer, Feb 5, 2007
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