Re: Ready Boost
Here's how to disable it, if you weren't already aware.
Because Microsoft rolled readyboost and superfetch all into one service now, it's a little trickier than just disabling the service. You want to keep superfetch on, however at the same time get rid of readyboost. Unless you do a registry edit to remove the readyboost software, which if you request I can post for you, I would recommend disabling it individually for each device you plug in. I know it sounds like a pain (especially if you have like 40 HDDs similar to me), however it's the simplest and most effective way to disable it quickly.
With the device connected, go to My Computer. Right-click and select Properties. From there navigate to the ReadyBoost tab and select the option to Do Not Use with this Device.
Hopefully this helps =)