Use Flash Drive to speed up Windows XP

usb Windows Vista has a very cool feature called Readyboost which allowed you to use your Flash/Pen drives to boost your system performance. It allowed the use of Pen Drives as RAM in order to increase system performance. However, no such feature is available for Windows XP users.

eBoostr is an application that gives you the Readyboost feature in Windows XP. Using this application, you can use your Flash drives or hard drives as another layer of performance boosting cache for XP. You just need to plug in your Flash drives, select the amount of space to be used to speed up system performance. It gives the best results for frequently used applications such as office programs etc. It will be very useful for Laptop owners as RAM upgrade is quite costly for them. Some of its features are


  • Smart caches frequently used applications and files for maximum performance speed up
  • Supports both USB and non-USB removable media devices, 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

The free trial version gives you around four hours of functionality each time you boot up and full version is available for around $29.

via Sizlopedia


  1. Shisir says:

    Why not use some space from the harddisk instead? Why prefer pendrive over a harddrive?

  2. @Shisir
    Pen drives are faster than hard disk drives.

  3. Neflem says:

    Also, a flash drive is a physically separate drive.
    So there is no contention. You can read/write to both (hard drive and flash drive) at the same time.

  4. Anupam Dutta says:

    This is a cool feature….it work for xp…really i was looking for something like this for long ….thx

  5. blitz24 says:

    is it really working.?

    if it is,is it harmful for the flash drive?and for the computer.?


    please reply here


  6. It really works and won’t harm the pen drive

  7. sandra says:

    hey.. i tried doin it.. after that, a particular file got saved on my pendrive n now its not gettin deleted.. its called ready boost… tried formatin also.. bt its not goin.. wat to do?

  8. Kenny says:

    Awesome!! I haven’t heard of this before and it is a whole lot cheaper than buying ram.. Would it work alright if I used all 4 gigs from my flashdrive?