Not all flash drives are readyboost capable. I will say however, that in the long run, you would be far far better off just investing in another 1-2GB of RAM if your system supports that much. Readyboost is a temporary stopgap type feature at most. Even with USB 2.0, it's still several hundred times slower than actual RAM, and is probably only marginally faster than using swap space on a hard drive. On a laptop it might have some minor battery saving functions as well, if it reduces hard drive use. Still, RAM will do that too, and it won't wear out anywhere near as fast as a flash drive will.
I just bought a new 4GB PNY Attache flash drive so i could use the readyboost feature. Well the drive doesnt work with readyboost.
The properties window says "this drive doesn't have the required performance charicteristics for use in speeding up your system."
I am running Windows Vista Business, on a Sony Viao laptop, Intel Pentium 4, 2.80GHZ, 1GB Ram, 32-bit operating system. The USB ports are 2.0.
Do i need a driver to get this going? Or did i buy a bad flash drive?
any help would be appreciated.