It’s obvious that computing technology has changed a lot over recent years. The internet has been transformed from a sluggishly slow text based interface to a multimedia super power. Likewise, today’s computing systems have taken leaps and bounds to support higher quality, highly efficient data processing as compared to their ancestors. Microsoft realized the importance of having the ability to utilize and integrate their operating systems with the use of state of the art technology. For this very reason they are considered the de-facto standard for operating systems worldwide. Starting with Windows Vista and Extending to Windows 7, and soon Windows 8, Microsoft has employed a host of performance boosting technologies that work at both the hardware and software level to increase performance of Windows based computing systems.
Several of the performance boosting technologies that Microsoft has introduced all share one thing in common, they all work together to improve system performance with the use of solid state technology.
Windows PC Accelerators: Super Fetch, Ready Boost, Ready Drive, and Ready Boot.
Is an innovative memory manager that analyzes data usage patterns over time in order to cache data for faster access. Super fetch works by caching frequently used programs and data, and then preloading this data from the cache into RAM. It uses a sophisticated tracking algorithm in order to determine what data is most likely to be called upon for use based upon recent usage patterns, and It keeps a comprehensive history of operating system and user actions over time in order to do this. It can easily distinguish between system and user initiated tasks, and gives priority to user initiated tasks, making the system more responsive to the individual user. Super Fetch is a part of the sysmain feature in Windows Vista, and 7. If you disable the sysmain feature, you effectively disable Super Fetch, as well as Ready Boost, Ready Drive, and Ready Boot.
Several of the factors that Super Fetch analyzes in order to determine what content should be stored in the cache, and should be preloaded into RAM are:
By Highest Priority:
Most frequently used programs and data from users.
Most frequently used system, boot, and startup files.
Pages of data that are commonly used when resuming from sleep or hibernation.