Final Names for Windows Vista Performance Features

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 SuperFetch™ is a memory management innovation in Windows Vista that helps make your PC consistently responsive by tracking what applications are used most on a given machine and intelligently preloading these applications into memory.

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

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