Windows Vista has several features that affect how disks are used. These include:
Windows ReadyBoost. Boosts system performance by using USB flash devices as additional sources for caching
Windows ReadyDrive. Boosts system performance on mobile computers equipped with hybrid drives
Windows SuperFetch. Boosts system performance using a modified memory management algorithm
Each of these features is discussed in the sections that follow.
A computer’s disk drives aren’t just used for reading and writing application data and user documents. The operating system makes extensive use of a computer’s disk drives for paging files and system cache. Because it’s significantly slower to read from ...