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.
Launch the Control Panel from the start menu
Click All Control Panel Items
Click Performance Information and Tools
Click Advanced Tools
Click Open Performance Monitor
Click Performance Monitor
Click the Green PLUS sign
The Add Counters dialog appears
Select ReadyBoost Cache
Now “ReadyBoost Cache” will appear on the right.
And now Performance Monitor shows ReadyBoost data
You can always search for “Performance Monitor” directly …
Or if you’ve enabled Administrative Tools from the Start Menu …