Windows PC Accelerators is the new term that encompasses Windows Vista's new performance-enhancing technologies. The Windows PC Accelerators are:
- Windows® SuperFetch
- Windows® ReadyBoost (formerly code-named "EMD")
- Windows® ReadyDrive (formerly code-named "Piton")
Windows ReadyBoost (formerly code-named "EMD") makes PCs running genuine Windows Vista more responsive by using flash memory on a USB drive, SD Card, Compact Flash, or other memory form factor to boost system performance.
Example: Windows ReadyBoost is an easy way to make my computer feel faster. I just put in a USB key and follow the instructions on the screen.
Windows ReadyDrive (formerly code-named "Piton") enables Windows Vista PCs equipped with a hybrid hard drive to boot up faster, resume from hibernate in less time, and preserve battery power. Hybrid hard drives are a new type of hard disk that integrates non-volatile flash memory with a traditional hard drive.
News source: MS Hive