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I have Windows 2008 Server set up as a workstation, and found that Readyboost made a noticeable improvement in my old Vista box, so I have been wondering if there is a way that ReadyBoost can be used with Windows 2008 Server?

Edit Lets pretend I have plenty of RAM , but I also have a large pagefile.sys which I presume means the OS perf still is bound to HD performance

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In all honesty, now that you can get 8 GB of memory for $100 or $150, the attraction of ReadyBoost -- using slow USB flash drives as de-facto system pagefile memory cache -- is pretty limited.

Just buy lots of memory! Seriously! :)

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So what's up w/ the pagefile.sys? Lets pretend I have plenty of RAM , but I also have a large pagefile.sys which I presume means the OS perf still is bound to HD performance.... –  torial May 6 '09 at 0:32
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@torial: Precache? I'm sure Windows Server 2008 can handle the swappiness correctly. Relevant link: codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000422.html –  Nick Devereaux May 6 '09 at 1:34
    
@alphabeat - I turned off the pagefile. –  torial May 18 '09 at 16:55
    
But ... I can add a usb drive to my work laptop much easier than I can add ram –  Jim T Jul 3 '09 at 7:54
    
If you're going to run server software, spec out a server capable piece of equipment to do it. There's a reason that desktop OS kludges are not included in server OS packages. –  Fiasco Labs Apr 1 '12 at 14:48

There's a solution here, unfortuantly it doesn't appear to be fully built into the OS as this uses 3rd party software.

Edit: Urg, you need to register on the forum unfortuantly. Haven't used this myself and can no way guarantee it works.

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