How To: Use your USB as additional RAM

Jul 14, 2009

Yes you read that right, you can use your USB stick as an additional RAM and it really boosts up your PC performance. Before going into deep let start from some year back when Microsoft launches Microsoft ReadyBoost technology for Windows VISTA for upgrading the performance of your PC without upgrading its components.

If there is any way that you can speed up the performance of your system that it is through upgrading your memory.Adding more RAM speeds up Windows and applications, allowing the system to access the hard disk less often. But upgrading system components is costly and is not always possible. Buying and plugging a USB flash memory stick, on the other hand, is neither expensive nor complicated. That is why Microsoft developed a new technology called ReadyBoost. ReadyBoost uses flash memory plugged into a computer to enhance operating system responsiveness, decrease loading time, and improve computer performance.

Unfortunately, Microsoft ReadyBoost is only available in Windows Vista. Since the day Microsoft announced its ReadyBoost technology for Windows Vista, the company made it clear that no ReadyBoost upgrade will be released to support Windows XP and older operating systems.

Based on the same technology comes eBooster, which to works on technology using flash drives to increase responsiveness and performance of a Windows computer. eBooster improves performance of your PC without requiring any other component but only your flash drive.

No ReadyBoost Limitations
1. It does not support more than one USB or card.
2. It requires fast flash memory that can be more expensive than the typical flash drive.
3. Lastly, it is only good for those who has small amount of RAm like 256MB and 512MB, but do nothing for users having more memory like 2GB or more.

eBoostr is made to overcome all these limitations. While it works great with ReadyBoost Certified devices, eBoostr also supports slower, less expensive flash memory sticks and cards, allowing for a really inexpensive way to improve your computer performance. eBoostr is not limited to a single stick or card, and supports up to four flash units simultaneously. Finally, unlike ReadyBoost, eBoostr provides noticeable performance benefits even to PCs that are stuffed with RAM sticks to the max.


  • Vista’s ReadyBoost and SuperFetch benefits on your Windows XP PCs;
  • Smart caching of frequently used applications and files for maximum performance;
  • Supports both USB and non-USB removable media devices (CF, SD/SDHC, MMC, xD and other memory cards), as well as additional hard disks;
  • Allows up to 4 devices for simultaneous smart caching;
  • Cache file size of up to 4GB on each device (NTFS has no limit on the size);
  • Compatible with all “Enhanced for ReadyBoost” devices.
Download: Download eBoostr Trial Version



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