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11. Return to the Performance Monitor window. When ready to begin logging ReadyBoost activity, just click the green Play icon.

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12. After the test interval save the logged data to a file

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13. Click the Stop icon

14. Select Performance Monitor in the navigation pane.

15. Click the View Log Data icon

16. When the Performance Monitor Properties dialog box appears, click the Add button.

17. Locate and select your log file, as shown previously

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In our case, for a typical slice of time Ready Boost was largely useless as we expected. The configuration was a server that was intended to run SAITO and the Ready Boost drive had Windows, our anti-malware software and the SAITO executable. We prefer to load Windows are infrequently as possible, which means the anti-virus software gets loaded infrequently as well. Similarly, SAITO tends to be kept running, so there would be little get use in optimizing program loads.

Our database was on a hard disk.

That was going to change.

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