I purchased a Kingston DataTraveller 400 (4GB) to try out ReadyBoost on my Dev workstation. My initial impression is that it has visibly improved application launch time (Visual Studio 2008 was definitely faster – but YMMV). Out of curiosity I had to see how Windows 7 could monitor ReadyBoost performance.

Below are the step-by-step instructions for monitoring it via Performance Monitor using the Windows 7 Beta build.

 

STEPS

Launch the Control Panel from the start menu

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Click All Control Panel Items

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Click Performance Information and Tools

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Click Advanced Tools

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Click Open Performance Monitor

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Click Performance Monitor

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Click the Green PLUS sign

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The Add Counters dialog appears

Select ReadyBoost Cache

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Click Add

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Now “ReadyBoost Cache” will appear on the right.

Click OK

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And now Performance Monitor shows ReadyBoost data

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FASTER WAYS OF LAUNCHING PERFORMANCE MONITOR

You can always search for “Performance Monitor” directly …

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Or if you’ve enabled Administrative Tools from the Start Menu …

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