Can I use the ReadyBoost feature if I have Windows 8 installed on an SSD drive?

Can I use the ReadyBoost feature if I have Windows 8 installed on an SSD drive?
+1
asked Jun 7, 2013 in Installation by Chackli2 (2,911 points)

1 Answer

0
If you installed Windows 8 on a solid state drive, the ReadyBoost feature will be disabled. The reason for this is that the ReadyBoost feature was created to improve the access times and caching of system files by using a storage medium that uses flash memory to store the previously mentioned files; since flash storage is faster than a mechanical hard drive, the ReadyBoost feature improves performance only when used with a mechanical hard drive. Solid state drives already use flash memory, therefor ReadyBoost cannot provide any performance boost.
answered Jun 7, 2013 by Randolf (5,481 points)
...