I've been looking into Readyboost on W7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReadyBoost
It is a component of W7 and Vista that allows you to use a flash drive, SD card etc as an extra memory 'cache'.
It seems to work well to speed up my system generally - I was wondering if it has any particular benefits for AM? Clearly a generally speeded-up system seems beneficial, but I'm not too sure what the extra 'memory cache' that Readyboost provides actually is. Is it similar to increased RAM? Is it used in processing, or does it mean more sample could be loaded?
It made me realise that I'd always assumed that processing in AM was handled by the CPU and samples, vst's etc were loaded into RAM - but I have no idea if this is the case. (I'm no computer expert, as you can tell.)
I'd love to know a little more about how AM works in this regard, if anyone can enlighten me? And also, in what areas Readyboost might boost AM performance? MS site says that Readyboost can add up to 256Gb of additional memory (!) Does this mean near-unlimited plugings and samples? (!!)